When it comes to what to do at the Grand Canyon South Rim, read on: there are driving routes and walking trails that offer spectacular viewpoints for stunning sunrises and sunsets; hikes that take you down into the canyon; and historic sites where you can experience the spirit of this land and the generations of native Americans and adventurers who have called it home.
When I think of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and everything I’ve read or written about him, the adjectives ‘relaxed’, ‘easy-going’ or ‘fun-loving’ definitely do not come to mind. Yet after visiting Taliesin West, his architecture studio and home just outside Phoenix, Arizona, I came to understand that this property was probably the one place where Wright was at his most chill. Relatively speaking, of course.
Henk and I never seem to tire of visiting the southwestern United States; we’ve been there several times, and on each trip we discover something new and amazing. But although we have visited Arizona and toured much of the state, we hadn’t really spent much time in Phoenix. So we were thrilled when Visit Phoenix invited us down for a visit, as this gave us a chance to really explore the city, and put together a ‘grownup’ guide of things to do around Phoenix.
Travelling like a grownup means living it up a little – or a lot – when it comes to accommodation. While sometimes the unique experience of sleeping in a spherical treehouse makes up for the lack of certain amenities, there are other occasions when you really want to indulge yourself. A trip to the southwest U.S. is always a good excuse to spoil yourself, and if you are looking for where to stay in Phoenix, Arizona specifically, here are 3 outstanding luxury hotels in Phoenix where you can really luxe it up.