Modern Holiday Inn Close to Phoenix and Scottsdale
Location is key at Holiday Inn North Phoenix: it’s situated 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and just off I-17, within sight of North Mountain and Shaw Butte. The hotel is also a short drive from the surrounding cities—Scottsdale, Peoria, Mesa, and Tempe. Its location makes Holiday Inn North Phoenix a fine home base for countless activities, such as golfing on the many nearby courses, shopping at Scottsdale’s upscale stores, or attending a Diamondbacks game at Chase Field.
For lunch or dinner, head to the onsite restaurant, Tandoori Times 3, a casual spot with a patio and lounge bar where you can dine on spiced Northern Indian cuisine. As is standard at every Holiday Inn, kids 13 or younger eat free in the hotel restaurant when grownups order an entree and promise the chef they will finish all of their broccoli.
Each of the rooms included in this deal—two-bed executive, two-queen deluxe, king executive, and standard—features a microwave and a refrigerator, where you can store midnight snacks from the hotel’s little 24/7 market. During the day, feel free to park on a lounge chair along the edge of the outdoor pool.
Phoenix: Bustling Metropolis and Native American Culture Surrounded by Desert
Phoenix enjoys about 300 days of sunshine a year, which has helped it to balloon into the sixth-largest city by population in the United States. It's also 1 of only 12 US cities with at least four major sports teams: the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL).
Though the topography of the Phoenix area is all desert, it's by no means desolate. Camelback Mountain is a designated city park area with scenic trails that wind past boulders and red-sandstone formations; climb to the very top for a view of the entire city. Or hit the themed trails at the Desert Botanical Garden filled with southwestern flora such as huge sonoran cacti and other moisture-hoarding succulents. Either way, plan hikes in the early morning or twilight hours to catch the most stunning sunlit views and stay cool.
For an in-depth look at the cultures of Arizona’s indigenous population, browse the 12 exhibition galleries and sculpture garden at the Heard Museum.The collection’s nearly 40,000 pieces of art range from 500 Hopi katsina dolls to a full-size Pueblo oven. In nearby Scottsdale, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West was the renowned prairie-style architect’s winter home as well as a campus for his architecture school.
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