Other areas to stay in Phoenix
Scottsdale’s international reputation has been based upon its quality resorts and spas, excellent restaurants and outdoor activities offering a whole year around experience due to its great climate. With a nickname as ‘’the most livable city’’ it is a great area to stay for a break of any length.
By day, you can golf, go hiking or kayaking, or visit its excellent galleries and museums. By night, enjoy the food and wine at one of the fine restaurants for which Scottsdale has become famous. Just 12 miles from Phoenix you can drive between the two in just 20 minutes with ease.
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Just a 15-minute drive to the east, Tempe is an inner suburb of Phoenix, getting its name from the Vale of Tempe in Greece. One of the best places to stay for visitors to Arizona, Tempe is home to Arizona State University and the Tempe Center with its dance and comedy shows and live concerts is one of its main attractions.
The Town Lake offers everything from kayaks to paddleboats, open air events are hosted at the Beach Park and the Wells Fargo Arena with a capacity of 14,000 holds concerts as well as sporting events. If you are interested in history, head for the hills, Hayden Butte with its centuries’ old rock art.
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For a relaxing and luxurious stay in Phoenix, head to Paradise Valley. Located in a cradle of mountains, this neighborhood is the area to say for those looking for a bit of paradise. Paradise Valley is the home to numerous luxury golf and spa resorts. For a more active holiday, hit the scenic trails of the neighboring mountains for a bit of hiking.
At the end of the day, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of the many refined restaurants populating the area. Paradise Valley is a quick 20 minute drive from both downtown and Phoenix Airport Center.
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Camelback East is preferred by outdoorsy types as the best area to stay in Phoenix. Also known as East Phoenix, this area is a great base for hiking Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain.
It is also accessible to the Desert Botanical Garden, where visitors learn about local flora and fauna. Arizona Biltmore Hotel and the Wrigley Mansion are grand examples of Phoenix’s history and historical architecture.
Camelback East it's also the place to stay if you want to be close to the airport.
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Another popular hiking area is North Mountain Park, lying just North of Downtown Phoenix. This area is the best place to stay if you’d like easy access to panoramic city views from the summit of North Mountain’s landmark peak.
This is also a lovely area to picnic as large ramadas are available both to reserve or on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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