Book Phoenix car hire, with air conditioning, and tour the city sights in comfort...
Investing in cheap car hire in Phoenix is probably the most sensible way to commute as the city has the hottest climate of any major city in the United States. Having car rental in Phoenix will allow you to travel in comfort with the benefit of air conditioning to help you battle against the desert conditions that this city sometimes throws up.
As the capital city of the western state of Arizona, the landscape of Phoenix is generally flat, allowing the city's main streets to run on a precise grid with wide, open spaced roadways for you to drive your hire car with ease. However, allowing your car rental to take you out of the compounds of the city will enable you to see spectacular mountain ranges well worth exploring.
Due to the warm climate in winter, Phoenix benefits greatly from seasonal tourism and in particular, the golf industry. Pack the clubs in the hire car and enjoy a round on one of the city's 18-hole courses. If culture is more your thing, Phoenix has an interesting range of museums and offers a good variety of performing arts events throughout the year.
Children will love the Castles 'n' Coasters amusement park and Phoenix Zoo and while driving around Phoenix you will come across many water parks scattered about the valley providing residents and visitors much needed respite from the harsh desert heat during the summer months.
Phoenix is served by Sky Harbor International Airport, which is centrally located in the metro area near several major freeways. Cheap car rental can be sought from here, as well as from downtown locations in Phoenix, but to ensure that you get the best deal, book your car hire in advance at TravelSupermarket.
When you book car hire, Phoenix becomes a great base for further exploration of this western state...
You are deep in the heart of the Old Wild West during holidays in Arizona and the chance to delve into the history, heritage and landscapes of this corner of the US should not be missed. When you arrange car rental, Phoenix can be a base for day trips that explore the surrounding areas or as a starting point for road trips in the south-western US.
The chance to get closer to nature is there when you head out of Phoenix in any direction. There are more than 20 national parks in the state and some within just two hours of the city centre. Tonto National Monument is an essential stop – the incredible cliff dwellings of the Sonoran Desert are hundreds of years old and offer an authentic look at life in the past. It’s an easy day trip from Phoenix.
The cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle National Monument are even closer, with a journey by road from central Phoenix claiming just 90 minutes of your day. There’s a pueblo ruin nearby at Tuzigoot National Monument, so you could see both during one trip.
Arizona has one of the most diverse American Indian populations of any state in the US. Visitors are welcome at most reservations. The famed Navajo and Hopi tribes reside in the north of the state, some four to five hours from Phoenix. The Gila River Indian Reservation is a 30-minute drive south of the city and home to the Pima and Maricopa tribes. Visit the casinos, horse-riding centre, golf courses, arts and crafts centre, or one of the museums, among many other tourist attractions.
While it’s a bit of a stretch to make a day of it, having Phoenix car rental enables you to pack up the car and visit one of North America’s most incredible sights: the Grand Canyon. It’s a four-hour drive, so consider booking a hotel at the Grand Canyon or elsewhere in Arizona to break up the trip. You’ll find the best prices on hotels, car hire, flights – and anything else you’ll need for the perfect trip – when you use the search tool on TravelSupermarket.