Phoenix in the News
Phoenix is constantly highlighted in newspaper, magazine, and blog articles, as well as some of the people who help make our city so great. Check out some articles below that highlight Phoenix as a destination, and some of our must-see experiences and attractions.
Meetings Today | Sept. 22, 2022
With more than 69,000 guest rooms at over 500 hotels and resorts in the Greater Phoenix area—and new developments pushing those numbers up—it’s not surprising that this destination is increasing in popularity for meetings. Pair the room to meet with the reliably sunny weather and unique, mountainous desert landscapes and you won’t have a hard time convincing attendees to come to the next event held here.
Wanderlust | Sept. 1, 2022
Whether you’re after a wilderness adventure, cosmopolitan city break, restorative spa stay, or an indulgent foodie foray, Arizona’s incredible landscapes, diverse urban centres and luxury resorts will deliver. From the foodie delights of Phoenix and Tucson, to the ethereal beauty of the Sonoran Desert, we’ve rounded up the best of the Grand Canyon State.
TourScanner | Aug. 5, 2022
A shining light of nightlife, shopping, adventure and museums nestled smack-bang in the heart of the southwest beautiful Phoenix delivers something for every kind of traveler. Cruise down Canyon Lake on the iconic Dolly Steamboat or stare into the depths of the foreboding Grand Canyon — choose from these diverse fun things to do in Phoenix.
TripSavvy | June 28, 2022
An upscale suburb of Phoenix, Scottsdale is a mecca of outdoor activities, from hiking iconic Camelback Mountain to hitting the greens at the more than 200 golf courses in the area. Within Old Town Scottsdale, the heart of the city, you’ll find 15 resorts and hotels, more than 100 restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and 45 permanent public art installations.
BizBash | June 23, 2022
Here's a closer look at Phoenix/Scottsdale's newest eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces available for events this summer. The new and renovated Phoenix/Scottsdale venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fundraisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, team-building activities, conferences, meetings, and more.
10Best / USA Today | May 19, 2022
Set your sights on Phoenix and all the ways you can learn about and experience the Native American culture in Phoenix through museums, events and so much more.
Daily Hive | May 16, 2022
Food Network’s Top Chef competitor, Chef Angelo Sosa is executive chef at Tía Carmen, opened May 6 inside the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offering a thoughtfully curated menu featuring some of the most renowned Arizona growers and a celebrates the desert landscape and community of the Southwest reflecting a mix of tradition and modernity.
Forbes | May 11, 2022
With the rising popularity of vegan options for diners, the vegan restaurant scene is booming while mainstays are making the shift to offer plant-based options on their menus more regularly.
InsideHook | May 3, 2022
The preservation and protection of these magnificent wild horses is top of mind for the Indigenous communities that they call home. InsideHook shares the history of these communities and how you as a traveler can take the opportunity to see them for yourselves.
Fordor's Travel | April 14, 2022
When someone mentions a trip to Arizona, no doubt the first image that comes to mind is the number one attraction: the Grand Canyon. The state offers so much more than this gigantic wonder, including 300 days of sunshine each year, the incomparable Sonoran Desert landscape (the most complex and hottest desert in North America), rich history and culture, and best-in-class modern-day amenities, including resorts and spas, golf courses, wineries, and museums. Here’s a sampling of some of Arizona’s top experiences.
Eater | March 31, 2022
Nothing tops outdoor dining in Phoenix surrounded by desert scenery, sunny blue skies, and awe-inspiring mountain views. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual glass of wine on comfortable patio, a night out and appetizers with friends playing lawn games or a high-end meal with dazzling desert sights, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of al fresco dining destinations.
Fatherly | March 25, 2022
Whether you’re craving an adventurous family getaway at a far-off locale or some rest and relaxation stateside, here are six spring break 2022 trips to consider.
U.S. News & World Report | Feb. 22, 2022
Arizona may best be known for its desert landscapes, golf courses, year-round activities, cities like Phoenix and Tucson – and, of course, the Grand Canyon – but there are also five major rivers and 128 lakes to explore. There are only two natural lakes in the state, so the rest of these Arizona bodies of water are artificial, or reservoirs, created by dams built on rivers or streams.
Forbes | Feb. 14, 2022
Phoenix is the perfect place to escape for rest and relaxation and is known for being an oasis for people seeking the healing properties of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix has exceptional health and wellness resorts so you can recharge while soothing your soul, pampering your body, refreshing your mind, and maintaining optimal health.
Eat This, Not That! | Feb. 7, 2022
Farm-to-table dining has picked up steam over the past few years as people have become more conscious about where their food comes from and want the same at restaurants. These restaurants work with local farms and purveyors, and sometimes even have a farm onsite, to bring the freshest produce, cheeses, meats, and specialty items into the kitchen and onto your table.
Forbes | Feb. 1, 2022
Winter in Phoenix is the best time to be outside and wander through the Sonoran Desert under a shining sun. It’s one of the most unique deserts in the world and stunning vast landscapes are around every scenic twist and turn.
Lonely Planet | Jan. 28, 2022
Scattered across the Valley of the Sun, there are dozens of museums, trails, markets, and historic sites to visit at low cost. Here's how to see the best of Phoenix and the surrounding area on a budget.
The Daily Beast | Jan. 18, 2022
While the sun and affordability have been bringing droves of people to Phoenix for decades, there’s a lot of incredible stuff keeping them around. That’s why greater Phoenix is the latest selection for our series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World.
Lonely Planet | Jan. 14, 2022
Phoenix offers exciting diversity, urban sophistication and natural serenity, too. It’s these unexpected mashups that make the Greater Phoenix metropolis of 1.7 million so compelling, no matter the season. Here are 10 of our favorite things to do in the Valley of the Sun.
Fodor's Travel | January 17, 2022
Americans have always taken their coffee culture very seriously, but caffeine no longer serves solely as a way of waking up in the morning. Craft coffee shops are brewing in urban areas across the country, spurring creativity from within and offering community gathering spaces to meet, work, or just enjoy a well-made caffeinated beverage to-go.