Phoenix sprawls across the Valley of the Sun in a grid pattern, making navigation fairly easy for such a large city. Renting a car is a necessity to explore all the attractions we described. The highway system, in beautiful condition, is logical and (except for rush hours) moves quickly, so getting everywhere we’ve listed is easy.
The Valley Metro Light Rail runs from central Phoenix, through downtown, to Tempe and Mesa in the east, right by some of the area’s top attractions, including: the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona State University and more. Buses are also available.
Wanna explore on 2 wheels? Phoenix and Mesa have Grid bike sharing. Tempe is a very cycle-friendly town with loads of bike rental shops downtown, and will join the Grid bike sharing party in 2017.
Read our entire feature about Phoenix, here.