Tourism

Phoenix police officers on bicycles
Phoenix taxpayers will contribute millions of dollars to support Super Bowl events. The city is preparing for more than 200,000 visitors at various downtown events through Sunday. Police Commander Brian Lee said providing adequate security means pulling department employees from other duties.
Feb. 3, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Sports fans still thinking of buying tickets to attend this year’s Super Bowl will need to carefully consider the price. The current cost to attend the big game stands at about $6,000, according to an Arizona ticket broker.
Feb. 2, 2023
Lees Ferry
Grand Canyon National Park is accepting applications for the 2024 private river trip lottery.
Feb. 1, 2023
State Farm Stadium
As the state braces for an influx of people coming for the Super Bowl and related events, there are heightened concerns about the spread of respiratory viruses.
Jan. 28, 2023
Havasu Falls
The Havasupai Tribe announced that it is reopening Havasu Falls on Feb. 1. The famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon were a major tourism draw before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.
Jan. 27, 2023
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is one of the heaviest in the country for gun traffic, as nearly 200 firearms were found in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year.
Jan. 23, 2023
Freezing temperatures on thermometer
The Valley of the Sun is being met with uncharacteristically frigid temperatures this week.
Jan. 23, 2023
State Farm Stadium
With the Super Bowl coming to Arizona in three weeks, government agencies are busy in their efforts to protect public health and safety. That includes preparing for some worst-case scenarios.
Jan. 20, 2023
Winter storms in the past week dropped more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff. And additional snowfall is expected with the latest weather system moving in Thursday night.
Jan. 19, 2023
A new survey says 20% of business travelers plan to take more trips this year than they did before the pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2023
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
A proposed Arizona Coyotes’ hockey arena and entertainment district in northwest Tempe will be decided by voters in a special election in May. Before then, any individual or organization can make arguments for or against the project.
Jan. 13, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
In the last couple of decades, visitation to national parks has increased significantly, but the number of law enforcement officers in the parks has fallen.
Jan. 10, 2023
Los Jagueyes
The Sonoran capital Hermosillo has a new protected area, after the status was made official for wetlands on the western extreme of the city.
Jan. 4, 2023
Fiesta Bowl crowd 2019
One of Saturday’s college football playoff matches took place between Michigan and Texas Christian University in Glendale, site of the annual Fiesta Bowl. However, changes are expected to alter the tournament format in the near future.
Jan. 1, 2023
Nine people were killed in a coastal Sonoran town Thursday that has seen growing violence in recent months.
Dec. 30, 2022
Sky Harbor Christmas 2022 Southwest line to rebook flights
It was a warm and sunny Christmas in Phoenix, with temperatures reaching the mid-70s. But winter weather in other parts of the country had a cascading effect that reached Sky Harbor airport.
Dec. 26, 2022
Fiesta Bowl crowd 2019
Arizona will see an influx of travelers this week when college football teams square off in the Valley and Tucson for bowl games.
Dec. 26, 2022
Phoenix Sky Harbor SkyTrain 44th Street station
If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, Eric Everts with Sky Harbor Airport says you’re in luck because flight delays are minimal in Phoenix and the recently opened extension of the Sky Train is making moving between terminals and the rental car center easier than ever.
Dec. 23, 2022
Scottsdale city seal
Property owners who offer short-term rentals in Scottsdale must register with the city by January 8th.
Dec. 20, 2022
inside a waymo car
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport says it’s the first airport in the world to offer fully autonomous vehicle rides.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 16, 2022

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