Deals on things to do in Phoenix, around Arizona

Traveling seems more expensive.

Everything from plane tickets to rental cars is under pressure from staff shortages and high demand.

But it is possible to have a memorable vacation or staycation in the Phoenix area and save money on the experience.

Phoenix tourism promoters are offering a mobile passport that includes restaurant discounts and savings on hot air balloon rides and trips to the Grand Canyon.

And third-party discount sites like Groupon and Travelzoo can help you save money on experiences like jeep tours and spa days. Here are some inspirations.

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Selected offers from Visit Phoenix

Visit Phoenix, the city’s convention and visitor bureau, offers a exclusive mobile passport with a selection of discounts at attractions, restaurants and shops in Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona.

On a typical day, visibility is 60 miles in all directions, said Scott Appelman, founder and owner of hot air balloon company Rainbow Ryders.

Highlights include:

  • Grand Canyon Railroad and Hotel: 20% off round-trip tickets for the train that takes passengers to the Grand Canyon from the town of Williams on Route 66.
  • Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.: $20 off shared flights, plus a discount on sunrise flights in the summer.
  • Stellar Adventures: 10% discount on guided desert tours, including all-terrain vehicle or utility vehicle tours, Hummer tours and stargazing tours with night vision.
  • Through Arizona Tours: 15% off Grand Canyon, Sedona and Oak Creek bus tours.
  • Pomo Pizzeria: 20% discount on orders from downtown pizzeria considered one of the best in the country.

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Families can save money with Pogo Pass

Some destinations offer all-in-one passes that offer free or discounted entry to multiple attractions. The Pogo Pass is one such pass for Phoenix and Tucson.

A 14-year-old emperor tamarin named Marquis arrived at the Phoenix Zoo in late 2021.

A Pogo Pass, valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, entitles the holder to at least one entry for a variety of experiencesincluding two visits to the Phoenix Zoo, one visit to Golfland Sunsplash, two visits to Arizona Diamondbacks regular season games and one hour of bowling per month at 810 Billiards.

Pogo Passes are priced at $99.98, but the Pogo Pass Facebook page frequently offers discount codes. Right now, it’s offering 50% off pass purchases with an affiliate code. Keep in mind that you will need one pass per family member.

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Groupon Deals: Sedona Jeep Tours, Desert Belle Boat Rides

Groupon’s deals on activities around Arizona include several pricey activities, including jeep tours of Sedona. The best deals on jeep tours are for group outings. For example, a two-hour private tour with Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours for five people is $345, originally priced at $530.

Desert Belle offers a relaxing, narrated cruise on the waters of scenic Saguaro Lake

Groupon’s deals in the Phoenix metro area include $17 Lake Saguaro cruises aboard the Desert Belle, $20 admission for two to the Hall of Flame Fire Museum in Phoenix, and $13 for a tour of the SanTan Brewery and Distillery in Chandler. Go to and enter your email to register.

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Travelzoo Spa Deals: Arizona Grand, Sanctuary, Princess

Travelzoo offers for members include spa experiences at area resorts. To register, enter your email address at

A $99 package at Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, valued at $169, includes a 50-minute treatment with the options of a body scrub, full body massage, personalized facial, or mom-to-be massage. It also includes a glass of champagne and access to spa facilities. Not valid on weekends, holidays and from August 14 to September 2, when the spa is closed for renovations.

Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa Sanctuary

A package of $155 at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa at Paradise Valley lets guests choose between a personalized massage or a Sanctuary Jewel facial, both priced at $195 on the resort’s website. The Travelzoo package also includes a $10 boutique credit, valid only on the day of service; two $30 spa credits for a future visit; and access to pool and spa amenities. Not valid on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday weekends.

The Well & Being spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is an ideal place to be pampered.

A package at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Scottsdale does not have weekend blackout dates, although weekends are slightly more expensive. The offer includes the choice of a 60-minute massage or facial, with options including three types of massages or two types of facials, for $159 Monday-Thursday or $169 Friday-Thursday. sunday. Deals are also available on 60-minute deep tissue massages, which cost $169 Monday-Thursday or $179 Friday-Sunday.

Hot Air Balloon at Cave Creek

Arizona Balloon Safaris, which lets customers see the Sonoran Desert from a hot air balloon, has a Super-Saver sale price of $179 per person, down from the standard price of $329 per person. Reservations can be made until December; available dates are limited. Call 480-502-7640 or visit

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