Ahwatukee is an urban village in the city of Phoenix that bills itself "The Nice Side of the Hill," a reference to the scenic South Mountain Park that forms its western border. The park, in addition to the vast expanses of the Gila River Indian Community to the south, gives Ahwatukee an atmosphere of seclusion amid a stunning desert wilderness. Stay in one of the Ahwatukee hotels to experience this peaceful sense of remoteness along with outdoor recreation, and be just minutes from the tourist attractions and many fine shops and restaurants of the greater Phoenix area.
Fly into Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and you'll land just 10 miles from Ahwatukee. You can travel to hotels near Ahwatukee by grabbing a taxi outside any terminal or taking public transportation via Valley Metro rail or bus services. When you reach Ahwatukee, enjoy a day or more at the adjacent South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States. It offers 58 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails through a scenic desert habitat. The park also hosts the interesting landmark, Mystery Castle—a three-story, 18-room house built from mostly found and improvised building materials in the 1930s. Notable flora and fauna here include elephant trees with sculpture-like trunks and a large population of chuckwalla lizards. The local Beverly Canyon and Pima Canyon also feature many fine trails, so hiking enthusiasts looking for cheap hotels in Phoenix should certainly consider visiting Ahwatukee. If a round of golf is more appealing to you, there are three golf clubs in Ahwatukee to choose from. The Ahwatukee rental cars offered by Travelocity give you easy access to the neighboring Gila River Indian Community, where tourist attractions include an equestrian center, two golf courses, luxury spas, a tribal museum, and a race car driving school.
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