Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Downtown Phoenix

Come and experience Downtown Phoenix and its live music, theater scene and art galleries. This city's sporting events, restaurants and museums draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Chase Field and Phoenix Convention Center. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Phoenix

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Downtown Phoenix a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Phoenix Zoo (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Arizona Biltmore Country Club (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Rolling Hills Golf Course (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Sea Life Aquarium (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Phoenix

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Phoenix is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Camelback Mountain (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Ro He En Japanese Friendship Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Encanto Park (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Sunnyslope Mountain (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Papago Park (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Hole in the Rock (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)

Transportation to and around Downtown Phoenix

The nearest airport is in Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away.

You can get around Downtown Phoenix by catching a ride on the metro at 12th Street - Jefferson Station, 12th Street - Washington Station or 3rd Street - Jefferson Station.

Where to stay around Downtown Phoenix?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 484 vacation rentals near Downtown Phoenix. From 156 Houses to 12 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown Phoenix for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown Phoenix?

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 Downtown Phoenix:

  • Scottsdale North: 31 vacation rentals
  • Ahwatukee Foothills: 24 vacation rentals
  • Troon North: 433 vacation rentals
  • Desert Ridge: 690 vacation rentals
  • Kierland: 706 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 Downtown Phoenix?

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

  • Encanto Park: 6,106 vacation rentals
  • Phoenix: 6,325 vacation rentals
  • Biltmore Fashion Park: 6,382 vacation rentals
  • Piestewa Peak: 6,457 vacation rentals
  • Phoenix Art Museum: 6,119 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown Phoenix 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 Downtown Phoenix?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 156 Houses in Downtown Phoenix. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown Phoenix include:

  • Bungalows: 12 rentals available
  • Cabins: 12 rentals available
  • Cottages: 12 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown Phoenix?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 246 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown Phoenix. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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