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San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located in San Diego, CA. Driving from downtown San Diego takes 10 minutes via N. Harbor Drive.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located in Phoenix, AZ. Typical flight times are nearly an hour from SAN to PHX. Driving to downtown Phoenix takes only 10 minutes via I-10 West or Sky Harbor Blvd. You can also take the Light Rail or Bus Route 13.
Phoenix is a great place for travelers of all ages. The Arizona Science Center and Desert Botanical Garden are great family outings, while Castles N' Coasters promises thrilling rides and miniature golf. The Heard Museum and Hall of Flame Fire Museum provide fascinating history.
Papago Park and Camelback Mountain offer local hiking and exploration of the fantastic desert surrounds. The Grand Canyon is a geological masterpiece, and is well worth the nearly four-hour drive north of Phoenix.
Weather in Phoenix and most parts of Arizona can be extremely hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching up to 110 degrees. You can drive up the Grand Canyon via I-17 N, although accommodations in this area tend to book well in advance. The Phoenix Film Festival is a yearly cinematic event that usually falls in March and April.