Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks. America's sixth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Direct Flights to Phoenix, USA

Direct Flights to Phoenix, USA
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the largest city in America’s South West. Covering an incredible distance of 2000 square miles, Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the USA encompassing many neighbourhoods including Tempe and Mesa.

With over 300 days of sunshine per annum and temperatures exceeding 40 degrees celsius in the summer, many visitors choose to visit during the balmier winter months.

Phoenix has a plethora of attractions and things to do with a great selection of museums, a thriving sports scene and a great variety of shops and restaurants. Phoenix’s main attraction is its location close to vast desert and the stunning scenery of Red Rock County which has been the setting for many ‘Wild West’ films. It is also a popular destination for visitors en route to the famous Grand Canyon.

There are a good choice of airlines flying into Phoenix including Lufthansa, Air France and KLM. If you prefer to save time and travel on direct flights, British Airways flies a direct scheduled service from the UK.

Cheap flights to Phoenix, USA

Phoenix boasts a number of interesting museums including the Natural History museum complete with animated dinosaurs and a prehistoric exhibit of a Hohokam village, a Museum of History featuring the city’s first jail and exhibits on the Pima Indians and The Heard Museum Downtown which is regarded as one of the best Native American museums in the USA.

Head into the arid desert to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens, home to a huge variety of plants including a great selection of cactus and some colourful bird life. Approximately a 4 hour drive from Phoenix is the Grand Canyon, as well as travelling under your own steam, there are many day trips longer tours which depart from Phoenix.

Stretching almost 10 miles across and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the great natural wonders of the world. 
It was created by the Colorado River which has gradually carved out the canyon over several million years exposing rocks which are approximately two billion years old.

Incredibly the two rims of the Canyon (North and South) and over 200 miles apart by road, The South Rim tends to be more popular as it its more easily accessible and boasts some stunning panoramic views. 
For those with a head for heights, the recently opened Grand Canyon Skywalk offers a glass bottomed semi circular walking platform suspended 4000 feet over the canyon!

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Phoenix Climate

Phoenix Climate
Phoenix has a subtropical arid climate, typical of the Sonoran Desert in which it lies. Phoenix has extremely hot summers and warm winters. The average summer high temperatures are some of the hottest of any major city in the United States, and approach those of cities such as Riyadh and Baghdad.

The temperature reaches or exceeds 100°F (38°C) on an average of 110 days during the year, including most days from late May through early September, and highs top 110 °F (43 °C) an average of 18 days during the year.