Destination

Phoenix & Scottsdale Holidays

Valley of the sun

With over 300 days of sun every year, Phoenix & Scottsdale are often referred to as the 'Valley of the Sun'.

The Greater Phoenix area which includes the city of Scottsdale is an expansive city sprawling through the Sonoran Desert across what used to be spiny cactus and creosote bushes. Now filled with lush, emerald golf courses, fascinating museums, an abundance of restaurants and fabulous shopping; this modern city offers a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. We love seeing how much the desert blooms at Desert Botanical Gardens, where you can wander desert trails and see over 21,000 plants. Take a day trip to Sedona and explore ancient Native American civilizations, or minutes from the city is Apache Trail in the Sonoran Desert, where you can see ancient ruins of the Tonto National Monument and the fingerprints of the Salado Indians who inhabited the area over 700 years ago.

Combine your stay in Phoenix & Scottsdale with a trip to Las Vegas which is under a 5 hour drive or the Grand Canyon under 4 hours’ drive away. Explore Southern California and visit Palm Springs for hiking, golf and upscale shopping or San Diego  for beautiful beach towns, the Pacific Ocean and a Mexican vibe.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore Tonto National Forest
  • Learn about Native American civilizations in Sedona
  • Take a day trip to the Grand Canyon
  • Tour the wilderness of the Apache Trail
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -7 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Phoenix & Scottsdale