What’s the best time to visit Phoenix?

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With mild winters and idyllic weather in the spring and fall, the best time to visit Phoenix stretches from October to April. Summers can be brutal in the Valley of the Sun — with average daily temperatures sure to be over 100 F — but the heat dissipates in mid-September and stays nice through mid-May. Temperatures tend to stay between the mid 50s and 80s from fall to spring, and rarely dip below freezing. Days are warm, with sunshine most of the year. Spring is particularly magical in Phoenix, with orange blossoms starting to bloom and spring training baseball games getting underway.

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Without question, the best time to visit the Valley is the late winter or early spring. The temperature is generally a pleasant 75 degrees and the calendar is usually filled with excitement. If you come to the city in early February, you can enjoy the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of the best-run events on the PGA calendar. If you visit in early March, you can partake in annual festivities like the Devoured Culinary Classic, PHX’s premier dining showcase. Stay until the end of March and you can catch the family-friendly McDowell Mountain Music Festival. And, of course, if you come at any time of the month, you can see some unbelievable spring training baseball as 15 MLB teams play their way around 10 stadiums that are never more than 40 minutes apart.

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