Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and also its largest city. Phoenix is classified as an arid climate, so temperatures during the summer months (May through August) are very often above 38° C, so pack accordingly. During your stay, take a trip to Camelback Mountain. With beautiful red stone cliffs and great hiking trails, this is definitely a destination that you don't want to miss. Those who hike all the way to the summit are rewarded with a particularly breathtaking view of the city below. In the city, visit the Arizona Science Centre or wander through the Heard Museum for insight into the lives of Native Americans in this region. Phoenix and the surrounding areas are especially known for having excellent spas and golf courses, so spend some time indulging in these leisurely activities.
While in Phoenix, take a road trip to Petrified Forest National Park, located about 400 kilometres from Phoenix. For those who want to spend the night outdoors, there are nearby campgrounds that are perfect for enjoying the pristine, starlit skies. Located in the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest boasts a large collection of trees that have turned to stone over the millennia. These stone statues are most captivating because of their exquisite preservation in the desert climate. The park also contains a number of fossil remains and ancient structures built from petrified wood. Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale are often considered one metropolitan area, so take your time exploring all three.
For nearby destinations outside of Phoenix, drive to Tucson or Flagstaff, which are both in Arizona. Out of state, Phoenix is five hours from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, or around five and a half to San Diego.
Our car hire suppliers in Phoenix include Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Additionally, we have depots at over 30 locations near the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Phoenix depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
Street parking- with or without meters- and car parks should be available throughout the city of Phoenix and surrounding areas.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the U.S. can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
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