Destination guide

Enjoy an Arizona adventure

Located around 30 miles from the heart of downtown Phoenix, Buckeye is both an ideal base from which to explore the sprawling Arizona capital, and a beguiling destination in its own right. The locals proudly celebrate their Old West heritage with vibrant events like the Buckeye Days festival, the centerpiece of which is a spectacular rodeo. But Buckeye also boasts all the mod cons you'd expect of a 21st century city, with chic fashion stores, cozy cafes, and elegant gourmet restaurants. There's an abundance of appealing Buckeye vacation rentals on offer, so you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting your home-away-from-home.

Things to do

Aquatic adventures in Buckeye

An eclectic array of attractions are within easy reach of your Buckeye vacation rental. Stave off the searing desert heat with a trip to Buckeye Aquatic Center. This fun-packed family attraction boasts an expansive outdoor pool, a beach front area replete with water features, and a hair-raising flume. If you've youngsters in tow, the Little Buckeye Children's Museum is another must-visit. Here kids can explore at their own pace a host of thrillingly immersive exhibits designed to spark the imagination. For a vivid nostalgia trip, swing by the Buckeye Valley Museum, where you can learn all about local history through an enthralling collection of beautifully preserved artifacts and stunning photos.

Activities

Desert hikes and decadent spa days

Buckeye is a golfer's dream, offering easy access to several lush championship courses, each of which is surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. Skyline Regional Park offers a similarly spectacular setting for hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders. If you're looking to up the pace, you could alternatively explore the wilderness on an adrenalin-pumping ATV or Off-Road tour. Hardcore thrill-seekers could go one step further and indulge in a spot of desert skydiving – a bucket list experience if ever there was one. Or if all of that sounds too much like hard work, you could kick back in a day spa and treat yourself to a heavenly full body massage.

Weather

Sizzling summers and mild winters in Buckeye

Buckeye's subtropical desert climate ensures long, sunny and often extremely hot summers. Widespread air conditioning makes it easy enough to cope, but you'd be wise to avoid the searing midday sun if you're visiting between May and September, and you may find your appetite for active outdoor pursuits waning at this time of year. Temperatures begin to fall in October, but intense heat remains a possibility. Winter sees an onset of pleasantly mild weather, but conditions tend to remain dry and sunny all year round. Unlike many desert locations, temperatures don't fluctuate drastically between day and night, although it can get a little chilly in winter once the sun's gone down.

Natural features

Buckeye's dazzling desert landscape

You'll find a world of rugged natural spectacle virtually on the doorstep of your Buckeye vacation rental. Just 20 minutes by car from the center of town, sprawling Skyline Regional Park is home to all manner of distinctive flora and fauna. Local plants like the strawberry hedgehog cactus bring a touch of vivid color to the arid vistas, and on your travels you may catch a glimpse of a graceful mule deer or a stately Sonoran desert tortoise.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Buckeye

The nearest airport is in Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley), located 36 mi (58 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), which is 36.1 mi (58.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Buckeye?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,037 vacation rentals near Buckeye. From 795 Houses to 145 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Buckeye for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Buckeye?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Buckeye:

  • Verrado: 22 vacation rentals
  • Sundance: 15 vacation rentals
  • Pebblecreek: 49 vacation rentals
  • Palm Valley: 330 vacation rentals
  • Deer Valley: 912 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Buckeye?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Buckeye. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Camelback Ranch: 1,034 vacation rentals
  • Wickenburg Golf Course: 29 vacation rentals
  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park: 971 vacation rentals
  • Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium: 1,378 vacation rentals
  • University of Phoenix Stadium: 1,927 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Buckeye listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Buckeye?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 795 Houses in Buckeye. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Buckeye include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 145 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 38 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Buckeye?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 782 vacation rentals with pool available in Buckeye. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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