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Fun Things to Do in Phoenix for Your Next Vacation
Is a fun vacation to the Valley of the Sun in your future? With an Avis car rental in Phoenix, it’s easy to go watch one of Phoenix's many sports teams or drive into the desert to see the giant saguaro cacti.
Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a nature lover, or both, this guide from Avis will help you plan a great trip full of fun and incredible things to do in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix Sports and Recreation
With year-round sun, there is always a game being played. Phoenix has a sports team in all four major professional sports leagues: NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, NBA’s Phoenix Suns, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. No matter what time of year you’re in town, Phoenix has a team for you to enjoy.
If golf is something you enjoy, you’ve picked the right city to visit. With dozens of golf courses in a variety of styles ranging from desert oasis to opulent resort, you can practice your swing every day of the year.
Annual Major Sporting Events
Annually, Phoenix hosts a collection of major sporting events, including:
College football’s Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl
The PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open
NASCAR’s spring and fall events
MLB’s Cactus League Spring Training
Phoenix Day Trip Ideas
There are enough amazing day trip options in Phoenix to last a lifetime. Exploring the ancient land outside the city is an adventure everyone should experience at least once.
A universal symbol of the American West, the majestic giant saguaro cactus stands as proud as it is tall in the middle of the magnificent desert. Seeing these native plants silhouetted by the setting sun is a site to see for sure.
This 7.5-mile stretch of road is the perfect place to cruise your Avis rental car. You’ll pass through the Coconino National Forest straight into Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks Country. Your destination: Sedona—one of the most stunning and spiritual places on earth. Standing at the base of the towering rock formations and viewing the Chapel of the Holy Cross might just take your breath away.
Luxury Car Rental
Whether you’re looking forward to driving your group to the premier sporting event of the season in a Cadillac or letting the desert breeze blow through your hair in a Jeep with the top off, a luxury car rental will make your trip unforgettable.
A PHX car rental makes it easy and fast to fly to Sky Harbor Airport and drive straight to your destination. If another location in Phoenix is on your itinerary, Avis Rent a Car has you covered there, too. Avis even offers a variety of fuel plans so you have less to worry about and more time to relax on your vacation.