So you have a layover or are visitng the Phoenix area for a while. You could stay in the airport, eat something and relax with their free wi-fi, or you can head out into the surrounding area and see what Phoenix has to offer.
I won’t lie. I am originally from Los Angeles and never thought much of the Arizona desert. Like most, I believed it to be just hot, and I was totally right on the temperature in the summer, but it has so much more to offer.
Well the weather can be very hot and extreme during a few months of the year. Be prepared for days in the triple digits from June to September. We have some of the most dramatic sunsets because of our storms, being dry in climate, and from small particles in the air. So have your camera ready.
Watch out for dust storms called “haboobs”. They can cause the airport to shut down, as well as other things. In addition, they make great photo opportunities. Just be careful of your lens, there will be dust coming your way.
My wife and myself have lived in the Phoenix area for many years. We are lucky to have so many food options and activities that can be done at such a close proximity. The weather is great most of the year with sunny day, which are great for exploring. Since we travel so much, we understand when you have a layover somewhere and want to get out to try what they have to offer.
Lucky for you, the Phoenix airport is in a perfect location with many options for amazing food and activities close by. Try to get out and see some of the Sonoran Desert if you have the time.
Want to know more about Papago Park? Then check out our guide to Papago Park, located in the heart of the city.
Have you visited Papago Park? Did you enjoy the park and would you go again? Have any other parks that we should try? Let us know in the comments section. Thanks for visiting our site and check back for other destinations.
The information on this website has come from research and by experiencing it ourselves. Opening hours, trail closures, prices, etc. are always subject to change. We try to keep up to date on any new information, or tips to help make your adventure more enjoyable.