Phoenix is one of my favorite places in the world, a must for vacationing in the West
So much to see and do from the Desert Botanical Garden to the Heard Museum and, for the more strenuous, a hike/scramble up Camelback Mountain.
Love the dry heat. You can either spend the day by the pool or hike the local mountains. Lots of tourist things to do as well.
Phoenix has several suburbs and can take a good hour or better in the worst traffic to get from the airport to the farthest edges like Surprise, Peoria or Sun City. Scottsdale & Mesa are a bit closer. Great Restaurants & shopping. And scenic views. Drive North an hour to Sedona for great boutique shopping & cultural flavor. Fantastic views from patio bars & hotel rooms at reasonable prices off season. Bring your walking shoes. It is handicapped accessible most everywhere, but lots of inclines & ramped access. A few restaurants were not ideal for scooters or wheelchairs, but could accommodate with effort. There are also many scenic lookout stops for photos on the drive to & from Sedona. Don’t miss them! The Grand Canyon is just a short drive away too or book a helicopter tour over or train ride down into the canyon!