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Popular amenities for Phoenix vacation rentals

Stay near Phoenix's top sights

Scottsdale Fashion Square761 locals recommend
Chase Field413 locals recommend
Phoenix Zoo864 locals recommend
Arizona Mills140 locals recommend
Westgate Entertainment District410 locals recommend
Tempe Beach Park151 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Phoenix

  • Total rentals

    16K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    9.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    10K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    5.5K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    10K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    496K reviews

Your guide to Phoenix

All About Phoenix

Sun-bathed Phoenix, Arizona’s capital and largest city, rules the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan region that also includes such bustling regions as college town Tempe and swanky Scottsdale. A former agricultural hub, Phoenix is now the state's economic and cultural lynchpin. The city is home to world-class museums, nearly 200 golf courses, and — thanks to a population that is more than 40 percent Hispanic or Latinx — some of the best Mexican food to be had north of the border. The city also attracts adventurers who want to hike through storybook desert landscapes dotted with cactus and dramatic rock formations, which can be found just outside the city.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Phoenix

This is the desert, and it’s hot. From June through August, it’s not unusual to experience temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, dipping to 90 and 80 degrees in September and October. November through March bring temperatures in the 60s and 70s with dips into the 40s, and in April and May, things soar back up to 80 and 90 degrees. Overall, the city sees 300 days of sun and very little rain. Pack for hot weather, and don’t forget sunscreen. During winter, bring layers for cooler mornings and evenings.

Top things to do in Phoenix

Camelback Mountain

This mountain earned its name from a pair of peaks that resemble the hump of a camel’s back, and its reputation as a tough but rewarding hike thanks to panoramic views of the Valley of the Sun. There are two trails to take to the 1,420-foot summit, the Cholla Trail and the slightly harder Echo Canyon Trail. Both are challenging, featuring rocky terrain, steep ascents, and some climbing. As you hike, you’ll be surrounded by the colorful pink, orange, and red hues of the sandstone terrain from which saguaro and prickly pear cactus grow. Camelback Mountain is located just twenty minutes’ drive from downtown Phoenix, so you won’t have to wait long after finishing to reward yourself with a snack and a cool drink.

Desert Botanical Garden

Looking for something less taxing than a sweaty mountain hike? Explore more than 50,000 plant displays in this gorgeously landscaped 140-acre botanical garden devoted to desert flora. Thousands of agave and cacti grow here, alongside 485 rare and endangered species. Five themed trails cut through the gardens, which grow against the backdrop of the Papago Buttes, a cluster of striking red rock formations. The garden also hosts musical performances and art installations. Grab a quick bite at the cafe, or enjoy a sit-down meal of farm-to-table fare at the garden restaurant.

Musical Instrument Museum

Strum a Peruvian harp or try your luck at coaxing sci-fi-style wails out of a Theremin at this utterly unique museum showcasing more than 8,000 musical instruments from more than 200 countries. No, you can’t touch everything here, but a highlight for many visitors (especially kids) is the Experience Gallery, where you can bang gongs and thump on massive communal drums. A STEM gallery explores the science of soundwaves and frequency, while the Mechanical Music Gallery showcases player pianos, automatons, and music boxes that play themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Phoenix?

    Phoenix is known for its hot desert climate. Summers can reach over 100°F (37°C) while winters are mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 60-70°F (15-21°C). Rainfall is infrequent, but most likely to occur in the monsoon season between July and September.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Phoenix?

    In Phoenix, you can explore the Desert Botanical Garden, visit the Heard Museum for Native American art and history, enjoy a relaxing day at Papago Park, or walk around the Phoenix Zoo. The city is also home to the Musical Instrument Museum, which has instruments from around the world.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Phoenix?

    The most popular time to visit Phoenix is during the winter and spring months, from November to April, when the climate is comfortably warm. During this period, you can enjoy local events like the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March and the Arizona Renaissance Festival from February to April.

  • What are the best places to stay in Phoenix?

    Popular areas to stay in Phoenix include Downtown for its vibrant nightlife, Scottsdale for its upscale shopping and golf courses, and Tempe for its youthful energy and proximity to Arizona State University. For a quieter experience, Ahwatukee Foothills is also a great choice.

  • What are the best places to visit in Phoenix?

    Popular places to visit in Phoenix include the Desert Botanical Garden, the Heard Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum. The Arizona Capitol Museum, showcasing the state's history, and South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the U.S., are also often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Phoenix?

    Phoenix hosts numerous hiking trails. You can explore the Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain, traverse Piestewa Peak on the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, or enjoy the beauty of the Superstition Wilderness on the Peralta Trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Phoenix?

    Phoenix has plenty of family-friendly activities. You can explore interactive exhibits at the Arizona Science Center, enjoy a day at the Phoenix Zoo, or have an educational experience at the Children's Museum of Phoenix. A visit to OdySea Aquarium is also frequently suggested.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Phoenix?

    Day trips from Phoenix include a visit to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, exploring the historic mining town of Jerome, or experiencing the natural beauty of Sedona. Alternatively, you can discover the Native American ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Phoenix?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Phoenix. From over 1,980 condo rentals, over 2,270 apartment rentals to over 9,140 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Phoenix's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Phoenix's top attractions. We offer over 11,960 vacation rentals near Desert Botanical Garden station, and over 11,980 vacation rentals near Papago Park, and so much more! Experience the best of Phoenix right on your doorstep.

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