Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is three miles (4.8km) from downtown Phoenix, and is the biggest and busiest airport in Arizona. It’s a hub for both US Airways and Southwest Airlines, which offer flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor International from a large number of airports across the US and Mexico.
Phoenix itself is a sprawling metropolitan area in the Sonoran Desert, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. It has a number of sports attractions, museums, golf courses and even an aquarium.
If you’re heading into town, consider hiring a car – although the Metro line is fairly user-friendly, the city is very car-centered and you’ll probably find it easier to have your own wheels.