When the time comes to travel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you have several options from which to choose. You can use the BART rail to come from San Mateo County, San Francisco and the East Bay. There are also several SanTrans bus routes from San Francisco, San Mateo County and Palo Alto that end at the airport.
The flight from SFO to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is about 90 minutes. Once you arrive in Phoenix, take a taxi, a shuttle or a rental car to get you into the city.
The Desert Botanical Gardens is a great opportunity to take in the climate and plant life of Arizona. Each person can enjoy the sites at his or her own pace and docents work with the public to answer questions and provide additional information.
Papago Park offers plenty of dirt and paved pathways for you to enjoy with a variety of trails so you can decide how long you want to be outside exploring.
If you plan to visit in the summer, make sure you plan for the heat. The average high from June to September usually reaches over 100 degrees. Expect the 70s and 80s the rest of the time, making for the perfect temperatures for golfing, hiking and even outdoor shopping at local swap meets.
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