Visiting Electric Desert
Electric Desert: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective opens at Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden on October 12, 2018 and runs through May 12, 2019. Tickets are on sale now. If you’re traveling to see it, our friends in Phoenix have some recommendations for places to stay and other things to do while you’re there.
If you’re staying nearby, there are plenty of Lyft and Uber drivers, and the Garden has a designated pick up and drop off location for them. If you want to explore beyond the Phoenix metro area, you’ll need a car to get there.
Where to stay
The best areas to stay depend on what you like to do. The Old Town section of Scottsdale has a lot of restaurants, bars, and shopping, and is about a 10 minute drive to the Garden. There are several hotels there, with a wide range of prices. There are a lot of resorts with spas and golf within a 20 – 30 minute drive of the Garden, in both Phoenix and Scottsdale. If you are planning to come during the winter and spring months, book your hotel early, because it’s peak tourist season.
Other things to see and do
If you visit between November 9th and 18th, check out Canal Convergence; it’s a water, art and light festival. (We’ll be part of it too.)
The Heard Museum in Phoenix is one of the best Native American museums in the country.
Visit Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale.
Phoenix has a First Fridays Art Walk.
Head out to the desert for a guided Jeep tour, or go for a trail ride on a horse. There are several companies that provide these, and they’re an easy way to get a desert experience just outside of the city.
If you’re staying for a few days, you can add a trip to Sedona. It’s about a 2 hour drive north, and the scenery is spectacular. There are a lot of great areas to hike, explore, and experience an energy vortex. There are plenty of places to stay, and great restaurants.
The Grand Canyon is about 4 hours north of Sedona.
Tucson is 2 hours south of Phoenix, where you can visit Sabino Canyon, the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, and Saguaro National Park.