Planning a trip in the vicinity of the University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix is a private, for-profit college headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and as such, many of its students are enrolled solely in online courses. However, should you find yourself in the neighborhood, visiting someone attending this somewhat controversial, open-enrollment institution, you'll want to find convenient accommodation near the University of Phoenix.
Hotels and Places to Stay Near the University of Phoenix
Useful information for your visit to the University of Phoenix
Phoenix is a sunny, sprawling city, and the easiest way to get around is by car, but there are also several public transportation options. Once there, you should make the most of beautiful nearby nature as well as the city's cultural scene.
1. How to get there
The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and somewhat farther away is Glendale Municipal Airport. From Phoenix Sky Harbor, you can take the Valley Metro light rail to the University of Phoenix, in case you're not renting a car while in town.
2. Things to do
Phoenix offers a variety of activities. World War II buffs can take an open cockpit tour in the Commemorative Air Force Museum. The Westgate Entertainment District is a one-stop entertainment area, with ample shopping, restaurants, live music on the weekends, and movie theaters. The Desert Botanical Garden is a unique, 50 acre haven for desert plants and wildflowers. Close to the city's downtown, you can hike through Papago Park, home to beautiful red butte formations.
3. Things to see
Camelback Mountain is one of the Phoenix area's most famous sights. Just keep in mind that the two hikes to the top are both rated extremely difficult. To learn more about the area, visit the Heard Museum, which celebrates the art and culture of American Indians of the Southwest in a beautiful setting. For a view of some contemporary art, head to Roosevelt Row, the city's main arts district which can be enjoyed on foot.
Recommended Accommodations Near the University of Phoenix
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