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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2016
PHX Car Rental transfers, eating and shopping.  (4 Answers)

i am flying out of Phoenix which is an airport I've not been through previously. Can anyone advise ease of transfer from dropping off (Alamo) car hire and navigating through to Departures Terminal 3? I think it may involve a shuttle - if so how regularly do they run (6:30 - 7:30 am. Travelling alone so no one to share luggage humping with. Potentially I could check in car the night previous and use an airport hotel (would need transfer for that though?) but hoping that traffic will be reasonable at that hour in the morning on a Wednesday even if I had to navigate short stretch of I10 over Salt River? Also too early for breakfast at hotel so any suggestions in Terminal? Guessing that the shopping will be the usual gift oriented and duty free goodies - or should I save back some dollars - wishful thinking that I'll have any!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2016
Single Professional Coming to Phoenix  (2 Answers)

Hi, I'm travelling to Phoenix for the first time. I'm a 36 year old professional woman wanting to meet people. Where would be the best place to stay or hang out in the area?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2016
Phoenix nightlife  (20 Answers)

Hi everyone, I'm looking for somewhere that has a really good nightlife that isn't mainstream e.g. (Las Vegas, Miami etc). Does Phoenix have a good nightlife?
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2016
Best area to Stay??  (6 Answers)

We are planning a trip to Phoenix, Az. While there, we want to make a couple of day trips to Apache Junction and the Sonoran Desert. Which area of Phoenix would be the most convenient to stay, as far as easier access to these venues. We will only be there about 3 days before heading to another part of the state to see other points of interest. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2015
3 days in Phoenix area  (3 Answers)

Will be 3 days in Phoenix. Interested in archeological sites, history of area, interesting sites, and good food. Will have a car. Maybe a one day guided tour. Any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2015
What to see and do in 4 days  (6 Answers)

We (healthy active couple in their 50s) are planning our first visit to Phoenix Feb. 15-19.

What could we see and do to cover the most of the sights and sounds?  We have a wide range of interests (golf, pickleball, art, shopping, moderate to easy hiking, walking, crafts, markets, etc). We will have a rental car.  We are staying at the Holiday Inn in Old Town Scottsdale.  Checkout is on the 19th but our flight leaves at 8 pm so any ideas on what we could easily do that particular day before the car rental return @ 6 pm is appreciated too.  We are not into the social scene or fine dining.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2014
Pro Bowl Newbies  (7 Answers)

We will be coming to Phoenix for the Pro Bowl from Texas.
Yes, we know it is in Glendale, however, having NEVER BEEN to any part of Arizona to vacation, I am needing to know:

What is the best area of Phoenix to stay in… Downtown Phoenix, or Midtown area or …
We are looking to book hotels and would like to be able to do a bit of walking to dinner and such too!..
2 couples, "young at heart"….

Thanks a bunch,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2014
Where to stay with no car  (3 Answers)

Hi, we're looking at resorts in Scottsdale in August for family of 2 seniors, 2 adults, 2 kids (11 & 8). We are visiting from the UK and not driving. We need nice pools/ something for the kids, with dining options nearby and shopping a quick cab ride away. We plan to take tours to Tombstone, Apache Trail, Grand Canyon. Is this possible or am I expecting too much ? We have previously done Orlando and Anaheim/LA without a car. Thank you in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2014
Areas in Phoenix for Young Single Professionals to live  (5 Answers)

My daughter is moving to Phoenix for a sales job - turf Phoenix and points North.
Would appreciate any information on where best to live/rent/house share. She loves exercise and walkible areas.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2014
Visiting on 1-25-14 what to wear?  (6 Answers)

I checked on the temp there in Phoenix and it says around 75 during the day while we're there. I'm from Georgia and we're in the 30's. Was wondering if jeans, t-shirt, light jacket would work just during the day or is it too warm there. Would casual clothes (jeans) work for going out for a nice dinner? Also, hiking the Piestewa Peak at 10:00am. Does it get pretty hot or windy on that hike? Just wondering if shorts would be best or hiking pants.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2013
Weather in Phoenix  (3 Answers)

What is the weather like February 8 to 22. What typle of clothing do I need. Will I be able to sit by the pool

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2013
flip flops  (12 Answers)

should i wear flip flops in july in Phoenix?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2013
visiting Phoenix  (15 Answers)

Hello all,

We will stay 3 days in Phoenix. Is Phoenix a city worth visiting. What can we do over there and what do we need to say. What is the best area to stay?

Kind Regards,
Ron Ploeg
The Netherlands

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2013
Looking for bed & breakfast with antiques or local culture  (3 Answers)

We enjoy antiques and staying in a b&b that isn't a cookie cutter style motel. Any suggestions for places in Phoenix, Glendale, Springerville or near Grand Canyon? We are newly retired, non smokers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2012
morning airport layover  (6 Answers)

I have a layover this coming Friday (12th) from 9am ~ noon. Since I'll already have my bags checked, already have a boarding pass, and can cut to the front of the security lines due to mileage status, I was wondering if there is anything near the airport worthy of a short visit. It was a long time ago since I was in Phoenix so I'm going to say it all new to me. Any suggestions for ~2hrs?

If not, any VT'ers in the area interested in getting a breakfast? I know I will be arriving hungry and in the prime breakfast hour.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2012
Looking for a Decent Hotel Near Sky Harbor Airport  (2 Answers)

We are looking for a decent hotel to spend a Friday night that is near Sky Harbor Airport, with free shuttle service. We flew in to Phoenix last year and were dismayed by the area surrounding the airport, so much so, that we drove right past the hotel we booked online...very shady area...
So we are looking for recommendations for something clean, safe, convenient to the airport with free shuttle service, for around the100 price range.
Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2011
Hotel Recommendations  (3 Answers)

Hey gang!

With Tucson sorted, I'm now looking for hotel recommendations in downtown Phoenix. Would like to keep it under US$100; happy for a B&B or hotel. No transport so I'm reliant on public transport. Will be arriving by Arizona Shuttle to Sky Harbor and taking public transport in from there.

Look forward to hearing your recommendations.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2011
need help!!!!!  (3 Answers)

young athletic married couple visiting phoenix the weekend of 13 august. we like to dance, have fun, and bar hop. spending weekend in phoenix. need help finding places to hit up.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2011

Visiting late Feb early March for a week from the UK.
Does anyone know of an observatory near and best places to see cactii?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2010
Where to park a car for two weeks?  (5 Answers)


I'm flying from the Phoenix airport next week and need to leave my car there for almost two weeks. Are there any long term parking areas that I can take a shuttle from to get to the airport?

Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2010
Transport from Grand Canyon to Phoenix  (3 Answers)

We will be staying in Grand Canyon and then have 1 day to get down to Phoenix from Tusayan before our flight home. However, we will have no car and I can't seen to find any bus routes that do this journey. Help! Does anyone know of any bus trips (or trains or planes for that matter) to get us to Phoenix. Obviously we are looking for a cheap option if at all possible! Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2010
Another first time visitor  (9 Answers)

Planning on taking my wife and teen daughter down to Phoenix area in mid March. Never been there and do not know the area. Just getting away from winter for a few days and did not want to deal with the spring break crowd so we picked Phoenix area. Any ideas on where to stay? We are looking for relaxation and of course shopping for the two women. Would like a nice place with a pool and easy access to everthing else (shopping, food..) near by. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2010
visiting for first time phoenix  (3 Answers)

Hi, Im´m planning to go to phoenix in march with my nephew, i was looking for the america´s best value inn downtown wich is in w. van buren and 5th, i would like to know if this street, hotel and area is safe for walk from the downtown to this hotel and to the central station because i will not be able to ren´t a car, also can you help me with a aprox. fare in a cab from this hotel to the university of phoenix stadium, or if you c an tell me wich buses do i have to take to go there, if you consider not a good and safe hotel (the america´s best value inn downtown) can you recommend one for a women and a kid nearest to a light train or bus stoop. i will apreciatte all your comments. Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2009
Western Bars  (4 Answers)

We are looking for a place to go where there is dancing like the two step and traveling swing or the gitter bug, is there a place any where around like this. thank you Julie

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2009
Restaurants in phoenix

how are the following places:

Barrio Cantina and Grill
Blue Sage @ JW Marriott
Blue Fin Seafood Bistro
Frank and Alberts

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2009
restaurants in phoenix  (8 Answers)

would someone please recommend some great food places in phoenix????? we are not into fine anything except for that!!!! my husband and i love to eat!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2009
cabs in phoenix  (4 Answers)

generally are the cabs expensive to take in phoenix? are they safe i will be traveling with a 10 month old...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2009
Driving Phoenix to LA  (8 Answers)

we will be driving from phoenix to LA...does anyone know how far the drive is and is there anything to stop and see on the way???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2009
Visiting with no car  (6 Answers)

What are your suggestions for places to visit for someone who has no car and relies on public transport? Are there many places of attraction that are easy to get to? Also, I would like any recommendations of anyone's favourite places to visit, acommodation and eating, as I am a student so need to keep costs to a minimum.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2009
Question on Valenteer work?  (2 Answers)


I was there a year ago, and asked about valenteer work and the person I talked to said I could do valinteer work . So I just wanted to make sure you were still taking valinteers.

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