Located in the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix is home to over a million and a half people within the city limits. Phoenix’s economy was driven in its early days by the “Five C’s”: Cotton, Cattle, Citrus, Climate and Copper. Today, Phoenix has moved into high-tech industry, transportation, and electronics. But Phoenix is about more than just business: a thriving performing arts scene, a wealth of museums, and memorable cuisine add to Phoenix’s tourist trade. The best way to see it all? In air-conditioned comfort when you rent a bus in Phoenix from Metropolitan Shuttle.
Looking to get around the city by bus rental? Phoenix is divided into several neighborhoods, including:
- Downtown, the heart of the city
- Midtown, home of the historic neighborhoods and cultural centers
- North Phoenix, where you can find the Phoenix Mountains and a host of outdoor activities
- Camelback East, home to the Phoenix Zoo and many resorts and hotels
With long summers and mild winters, Phoenix is one of the hottest cities in the nation, so be sure to bring sunscreen and plenty of water. You’ll need some sort of vehicle to get around the city (it’s not very pedestrian-friendly), so why not charter a bus rental and see the sights in Phoenix the easy way?
There are several musical instrument museums in the world, but the museum in Phoenix is the largest of its kind. It features over 15,000 instruments and musical objects from all over the world (over 200 countries!), carefully curated to create a unique experience for visitors. Guests can have a hands-on experience with musical instruments of all kinds, browse galleries organized by country, and see the “Mechanical Music Gallery,” dedicated to instruments like music boxes and player pianos. Want to check it out? Get in touch with us to see our rates for Phoenix party bus rentals.
Desert Botanical Garden
Founded in 1937, the Desert Botanical Garden features over 21,000 plants, over a hundred species of which are endangered. The garden takes special care of desert cacti, agave, and other plants — the facility was founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society, which sought to preserve and study the local plant life. Yearly public events and exhibits help raise awareness and cultivate the ambitions of amateur botanists from across Arizona.
Some great outdoor activities are only a minibus rental away and a little while out of Phoenix! Camelback Mountain is a go-to destination for hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers of every stripe. The area features two hiking trails that rise to 1,280 feet. A sandstone rock formation, the Praying Monk, is popular among rock climbers, and has permanent anchor bolts available for climbers. Explorers should be sure to bring along plenty of water — navigating the trails could take anywhere from two to three hours, depending on the conditions.
Since 1962, the Phoenix Zoo has not only been bringing animals from all over the world to Phoenix — it’s also been a sanctuary to endangered animals, performing rescue and rehabilitation for creatures in need. Its many wildlife exhibits include the Arizona Trail, the Africa Trail, the Tropics Trail, and Stingray Bay. Visitors can see everything from cougars, bobcats and coati to Arabian oryx, mandrills, and white rhinos. The Phoenix Zoo is a bona fide animal sanctuary, providing a place to live for animals (such as the Arabian oryx) who no longer have a habitat of their own. if you’re looking for the perfect day trip, just book a school bus rental and head to the Phoenix Zoo.
Phoenix Art Museum
Gather some friends and book a tour bus rental for some art and culture. At 285,000 square feet, the Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual art museum in the American Southwest. It exists in partnership with the Center for Creative Photography to bring over 18,000 works of art from all walks of life to the city. Artists on display include Boudin, Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Carlos Amorales, Jacob Epstein, and Giacometti, among others. The adjoining Lemon Art Research Library is a wealth of specialized knowledge that centers on fine arts, available for free to the public.
Rent a Charter Bus in Phoenix Today
Looking to charter a bus rental in Phoenix? Look no further. Metropolitan Shuttle can help. We’re a reservation company that can hook you up with the safest and most reliable charter bus companies in Phoenix (or anywhere else). If you’re ready to see what we can do for your next Phoenix trip, call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.