Private Jet to Phoenix
Arizona’s capital is a vibrant multicity metropolitan area with energetic nightclubs, Jack-Nicklaus designed golf courses, and plenty of high-end resorts to enjoy. The temperatures are warm year-round, with abundant sunshine and rare, rich natural beauty spread across the desert backdrop. Nicknamed the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix averages high temperatures of 60 and 70 degrees through the winter and rarely drops below freezing. The summer months are hot, but it’s a dry heat, and people still get out to enjoy the landscapes in the early morning and evenings. Late fall and spring see temperatures ranging up to 80 degrees, with perfect days for outdoor fun and comfortable evenings for al fresco dining. Experience Phoenix by starting your trip off in a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation.
What to Do in Phoenix
When searching for activities and things to do in Phoenix, it can seem more like the question should be “what isn’t there to do here?!”, as the weather and year-round festivities make Phoenix and surrounding Sonoran Desert a truly unique vacation spot.
Luxury camping is available in many campground regions around Phoenix, ensuring you and your traveling party will enjoy every moment of sleeping out under the stars. Further north, private tours of the Grand Canyon are available by helicopter or Jeep, or you can schedule a private hot air balloon sunrise excursion. Thrilling whitewater rafting awaits you on the Salt River or choose to spend a more relaxing day on the Salt River tubing with your group. For a special after-dark activity, explore the desert at night to view wildlife and delight in the brilliant starry night sky.
Seeking adrenaline-driven activities? Then schedule an afternoon of exotic car racing in Chandler (featuring Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches), or drive a Nascar or Indy car in Avondale! Live the dream of being a fighter pilot by flying in “air combat missions” with exhilarating tandem flying experiences through the skies over Phoenix. Or let someone else do the flying and plan a private sunset helicopter tour of the breathtaking skyline and desert landscapes.
Hiking opportunities abound in Phoenix; remember to get out early and bring plenty of water along. Camelback Mountain boasts two tricky trails, but with a 1,200-foot elevation rise, the effort is well worth the views from the top. Camelback has become one of the most popular urban hiking spots in Phoenix, so weekday adventures are a good choice. South Mountain Park and Preserve offers 50 miles of trails just minutes from the city. Another favorite, Papago Park, is minutes from downtown and home to the Phoenix Zoo, numerous parks, fishing lagoons, and hiking trails.
If pushing G-force limits or hiking the hillsides is not on the agenda for you, then allow Phoenix to draw you in with plentiful prospects for relaxation. Spas dot the landscape of Phoenix and the surrounding cities, with many located on the grounds of luxurious resorts such as The Phoenician or the Arizona Biltmore. Forbes four-star rated Aji Spa or The Centre for Well-being are highly rated, popular choices, as well.
During the heat of mid-day, escape indoors to investigate the one-of-a-kind-collection of world instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum, or view the Southwest’s largest fine art assemblage on display at the Phoenix Art Museum. Art lovers will certainly want to plan a trip to enjoy the First Friday art festival that happens in Phoenix on the first Friday of every month. From 6:00pm – 10:00pm over 70 galleries and art-related spaces are open to the public. The Heard Museum offers visitors an immersive and educational experience, featuring exhibits of the culture and history of 22 regional Native American tribes.
Unique to Phoenix is the winter home of masterful architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is named Taliesin West, it is a National Historic Landmark, and much of the structure was crafted using rocks and sand from the desert washes that surround it. Functioning as an architectural school and open year-round for tours, the house provides remarkable views of the surrounding deserts. (The summer nights tours are especially spectacular!) Visitors will feel inspired as they walk through the many rooms, gardens, and Wright’s entertainment pavilion.
Old Town Scottsdale features fun shopping and nightlife, with plenty of southwestern art, hip eateries, and after-dark dancing. Other can’t-miss dining opportunities in Phoenix include James Beard award-winning restaurants at Heritage Square, and the restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Resort (run by celebrity-chef Beau MacMillan), Elements. Additional outstanding five-star dining in the Phoenix area includes Durant’s, Binkley’s Restaurant, and Kai. Every high-end resort in the region has their own exclusive dining options, too, such as the Different Pointe of View restaurant, set high on a hill in the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort.
Magnificent resorts fill Phoenix, with both recognizable brand names and award-winning boutique options. Always excellent, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers fresh cuisine, pampering spa, golf, and sweeping southwestern vistas. Another familiar name with a compelling offering is the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. This all-suite resort features spa, golf, and a specialty multi-pool and waterfall area called The Falls Water Village. The Phoenician, A Luxury Resort Collection in Scottsdale, offers three distinct luxury experiences, with overnight accommodations ranging from traditional guestrooms, to private casitas, and opulent suites. This Five-Star Resort Collection features elegant dining, world-class spa, and golf. At the richly historic Arizona Biltmore, just half an hour from the Phoenix airport, guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed rooms and suites, superb dining, gardens, and iconic architecture. The Sanctuary Camelback Resort and Spa is nestled near the Camelback Mountain range and boasts excellent cuisine, an infinity-edge pool, zen meditation garden, and an Asian-inspired spa.
For more details or to search for something else that may pique your interest, please visit the city of Phoenix’s website.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX) – Centrally located in downtown Phoenix, this 3,000 acre complex services all types of aircraft and offers rail service.
Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) – Approximately 20 miles northeast of Phoenix, this smaller airport is preferred by corporate travelers; there is no commercial commuter or airline service.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) – Located about 45 minutes southeast of Phoenix, this airport is a former Air Force Base and hosts private and commercial aircraft.
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT) – Directly north of downtown Phoenix by about 20 minutes, this airport is a great alternative to flying into KPHX, has an on-site restaurant, easy access to major freeways, and 24-hour available services.
Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU) – This airport is about 23 miles northwest of Phoenix. It is city-owned, and a public-use airport.
Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD) – Just 18 miles southeast of Phoenix, this airport offers easy access to anywhere in the region and is an excellent choice for business or charter needs.
Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ) – About 18 miles east of Phoenix, this airport is owned by the city of Mesa and is classified as a general aviation reliever airport for civilian and military aviation uses.
With such a variety of airport locations, taking a private jet to Phoenix has never been easier. There are plenty of reasons to visit Phoenix in every season of the year, and much more to do and see than could ever fit into just one trip; you’ll want to visit Phoenix again and again. Let Latitude 33 Aviation help get you there with our fleet of luxury private jets and personalized services. Contact our charter department to schedule your next private jet experience to Phoenix.
As leaders in the private jet industry, Latitude 33 Aviation provides the ultimate in private aviation services. With some of the best-trained and most experienced professionals in the aviation industry, we are highly qualified to safely and professionally fly our clients anywhere in the world. In addition to the exclusive private charter flights to Phoenix, Latitude 33 Aviation offers several services such as one-way flights, empty legs, ordering in-flight catering, scheduling ground transportation, and more.