Dry desert air wraps you in a hug as you stare out at vast expanses of unfettered terrain. A tumbleweed blows in the distance, while you feel a sudden calling to hike Camelback Mountain. You answer by putting on your tennis shoes and heading out with water bottle in hand, ready to have an epiphany at the peak while the clouds dance just overhead. Feeling parched, you head back down to the city and visit a local watering hole for good company and a cold beer. You’re in Phoenix, Arizona.
Like a bird rising from the ashes, PHX appears seemingly out of nowhere. One minute you’re driving through miles upon miles of empty desert real estate, and the next a vision of skyscrapers starts to take shape in the distance. Before long, you’re smack dab in the middle of a thriving metropolis, where top-notch shopping venues meet fine cuisine and family-friendly water parks. Book downtown Phoenix hotels, like the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, and you’re never far from the best of the Valley of the Sun.
Why should I visit CityScape in downtown Phoenix?
You’ve sweat out your stress on a mountain trail, and now you’re ready to treat yourself; to feed the part of your soul that longs to indulge. CityScape, located near many hotels in downtown Phoenix, is a multiuse complex that speaks to your desires. Grab a creative cocktail at happy hour, slurping down perfected recipes and feeling your shoulders relax. Before you know it, you are outfitting yourself in the latest fashion from CityScape store fronts. As the evening draws to a close, live music at entertainment venues here encourage you to tap your feet and hum along when the mood strikes.
Where do I go about experiencing the Wild West in Phoenix?
Saddle up, partner. These days, Phoenix may have every modern advance at its disposal, but you can still play Wild West within its borders. Head to Rawhide Western Town (free to visit) and wander past real blacksmiths and shooting galleries on your way to Wild West shows. When you get a hankering for dinner, a stagecoach ride to the steakhouse will put you right. Over at Cave Creek, an old gold mining camp, you can ride horses into the sunset. Oh, to trot toward a tangerine sky. This is the life.
Just east of the city, your journey into the west of yore continues. At the Mining Camp Restaurant & Trading Post, sink your teeth into a family-style meal. As the barbecue sauce eases its way down your fingers, you will appreciate the goodness that comes from comfort food.
Whether you want to embrace the skyline of urban PHX or seek the solitude of quiet desert trails, booking cheap hotels in downtown Phoenix is the right start to your vacation. With plump pillows waiting at accommodations like Palomar Phoenix CityScape, a Kimpton Hotel, you can explore knowing sweet rest awaits.