If you're flying into town, you will probably arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is 25 miles from Deer Valley. Public transportation from Sky Harbor to Deer Valley is possible, but it takes a bit longer, as you have to first take the light rail, then transfer to a bus. A taxi or rental car is a convenient option from the airport, and private shuttles are available. Once in town, look for Deer Valley rental cars at a local agency, as having your own car comes in handy for exploring the outdoor sites.
After getting settled at one of the nice hotels in Deer Valley, head to Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix (located right in Deer Valley), where you can float down the lazy river, go on slides, and just lounge. That should rejuvenate you after a flight. Then make your way to nearby Thunderbird Conservation Park—the spot to hike, ride horses, scan the scenery, and picnic. Watch folks fly private jets at Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport, or simply chill at Deer Valley Park. If you're up for it, venture to Deem Hills Recreation Area, and wander through the wilderness.
It's time to plan your vacation. Travelocity can help you book whatever you need, from Deer Valley resorts to flights to Phoenix. To save up to $537 on your Deer Valley vacation, combine your hotel and flight as a bundle on Travelocity. That will leave you plenty of dough to extend your trip. That means you can book one of those nice downtown hotels in Phoenix, and see everything the big city has to offer.