Destination guide

Explore the desert setting in Phoenix

Come and experience Phoenix and its art galleries, live music and theater scene. This cosmopolitan city allures visitors with its sporting events and mountain views. Local cultural sights include Phoenix Theatre and Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Phoenix

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Phoenix a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Phoenix Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Arizona Biltmore Country Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Rolling Hills Golf Course (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Phoenix

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Phoenix is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Camelback Mountain (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Ro He En Japanese Friendship Garden (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Encanto Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sunnyslope Mountain (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • South Mountain Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Papago Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)

Transportation options to and around Phoenix

Fly into Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), which is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away.

It's easy to get around Phoenix by catching a ride on the metro at Jefferson Street - 1st Ave Station, Washington - Central Station or Van Buren - 1st Ave Station.

Where to stay around Phoenix?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,601 holiday lettings near Phoenix. From 3,142 Houses to 2,339 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Phoenix is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Phoenix?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Phoenix:

  • Camelback East: 3,414 holiday homes
  • Deer Valley: 909 holiday homes
  • Paradise Valley Village: 3,706 holiday homes
  • North Mountain: 1,463 holiday homes
  • Ahwatukee Foothills: 152 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Phoenix? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Phoenix. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Comerica Theatre: 6,749 holiday lettings
  • Burton Barr Central Library: 6,776 holiday lettings
  • South Mountain Park: 4,816 holiday lettings
  • Roosevelt Row: 6,772 holiday lettings
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital: 6,309 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Phoenix listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Phoenix?

Yes, of course. offers 3,142 Houses in Phoenix. Our other popular types of Phoenix holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,339 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 182 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 407 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Phoenix?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,446 holiday homes with pool available in Phoenix. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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