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The cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona rise out of the Sonoran Desert. Home to high-end resorts, luxury spas, championship golf courses, and renowned dining; Phoenix and Scottsdale are the quintessential winter playground for those seeking relief from the cold.

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Overview

Known as the Valley of the Sun, the city of Phoenix and the community of Scottsdale offer a warm embrace to guests seeking refuge from the cold. Averaging just 36 days of rain per year to the region, it's no surprise that Phoenix is a top winter season getaway. Adding to the appeal is the collection of high-end resorts and spas, numerous golf courses, award-winning restaurants, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

For baseball fans, Phoenix is an ideal retreat during February and March. Each year the Cactus League welcomes 15 professional MLB teams and their supporters to the region to compete during Spring Training.

The outdoor enthusiast will delight in the 50+ miles of hiking trails on the South Mountain Park and Preserve, the largest park in the region. For an extended day adventure, consider exploring Apache Junction, Sedona, Tortilla Flats, or the Grand Canyon all within 3.5 hours of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: U.S. citizens must travel with a valid government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license). Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, visit the website for the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current passport and other identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming. For requirements and information regarding marriages performed in a foreign country, please visit the consulate of the particular country.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require you to present a marriage certificate or license in order for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.com/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/travel or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers’ tips, public announcements, travel advisories and more, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Climate:
Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
May through September: 94° to 104°
October through April: 67° to 85°

Water Safety: Bottled water is recommended.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time. Arizona does not observe daylight saving time and therefore falls under the same time zone as Pacific Standard Time from March to November.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.

Top Experiences

  • Camelback Mountain : Traverse the Cholla Trail or the Echo Canyon Trail 1,420 feet to the summit of this popular hiking destination for 360-degree views of the city.

  • Desert Botanical Garden : This desert garden covers 55 cultivated acres featuring a wide variety of arid plants and showcasing the diverse and beautiful flora of the region.

  • Heard Museum : Learn the tradition, history, and culture of the American Indian tribes from this region of the United States. The museum's ongoing exhibits tell the stories of the native people of the American Southwest.

  • Phoenix Zoo : For more than 50 years, the zoo has brought guests face-to-face with animals from all over the world.

  • Musical Instrument Museum : This interactive museum allows guests to see, hear, and play instruments from around the world.

  • Taliesin West : Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and studio immerse visitors in the architect's living and working spaces, gardens and more, all while learning about the man behind this signature style.

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Rental Cars

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
1805 E Sky Harbor Cir S Phoenix, AZ, 85034
Telephone: 844-370-9817
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Arizona state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license in own name (required by law). Foreign renters must have a valid license from their home country. An international license alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard)
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers 21 to 24 years of age are subject to the underage driver’s fee.

Safety

  • Arizona state law requires that a child under 8 years of age (or less than 4'9") must use a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Alamo's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Alamo at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
1805 E Sky Harbor Cir S, Phoenix, AZ , 85034
Telephone: 602-261-5950
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Arizona state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's license in own name (required by law). Foreign renters must have a valid license from their home country. An international license alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diner's Club)
  • Budget vehicles may not be used for off-road use; camping is prohibited.
  • A cash deposit is acceptable in lieu of a major credit card, provided customer cash qualified within certain restrictions.
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 25 years of age
  • For additional drivers beyond the one complimentary, a daily fee will apply and will be charged at the Budget rental location.

Safety

  • Arizona state law requires that a child under 8 years of age (or less than 4'9") must use a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Budget's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Budget at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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