Arizona boasts a diverse terrain of green valleys, rocky mesas, tall mountains, and of course, the Grand Canyon. Our growing number of Phoenix vacation rentals are an excellent choice for a visit to the beautiful arid desert.
Phoenix, Arizona's largest city, is located in the south-central area of the state and the northeastern corner of the Sonoran Desert. It occupies a valley surrounded by mountains on all sides. 13 miles from central Phoenix, you'll find a burgeoning late-night scene in Scottsdale while the next closest metropolis is Tucson 121 miles south.
The Renaissance District is brimming with a wide array of delicious cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and tasty microbrews. Try the soft pretzel bites with provolone fondue at Culinary Dropout while you play Ping-Pong in the massive indoor/outdoor setting. Indulge in the Pasta al Pomodoro at Mora Italian, then head to The Womack, a retro, French-influenced cocktail lounge for their Amaretto Sour and live funk and R&B that will surely get you out of your seat.
Melrose District, featuring specialty shops, galleries, and even more eateries, is known for its LGBTQ-friendly vibe. Snap a photo of the neighborhood's iconic "Melrose Arch," browse vintage furniture stores, check out Charlie's country-themed nightclub, and enjoy the drag queen cabaret at The Rock.
For some outdoor fun, hike Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout for a breathtaking view of the city. Then pay a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden and wander its bountiful trails of native plant life and educational exhibits. If you stay close to town, take a walk or bike ride along the canal system, stopping along the way to savor homemade paella, sip craft beers, and view beautiful waterfalls and public art.
Make your visit to Arizona memorable and book one of our convenient Phoenix vacation homes.
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