The Phoenix metropolitan area is a vibrant and exciting place to be year-round, but the winter and spring months offer a special kind of magic. With warm weather and sunny days, there is no shortage of things to see and do in the Phoenix area during this time of year.
Here is a look at some of the top events that will take place in the Phoenix metropolitan area this winter and spring:
- Phoenix Open: The Phoenix Open is one of the most popular golf tournaments in the world, and it takes place each January at TPC Scottsdale. The tournament is known for its lively atmosphere and its signature hole, the 16th hole, which is surrounded by a stadium-like setting.
- Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction: The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction is one of the largest and most prestigious car auctions in the world. The auction takes place each January in Scottsdale, and it features hundreds of rare and exotic vehicles.
- Bonhams Scottsdale Auction: The Bonhams Scottsdale Auction is a high-end auction that features a wide variety of classic cars, from American muscle cars to European sports cars to rare and exotic vehicles. The auction takes place each January at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.
- RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction: The RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction is another high-end auction that features a wide variety of classic cars. The auction takes place each January at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
- Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction: The Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction is a more affordable auction that features a wide variety of classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The auction takes place each January at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick resort in Scottsdale.
- Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show: The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is the world’s largest Arabian horse show. The show takes place each February in Scottsdale, and it features some of the most beautiful and talented Arabian horses in the world.
- Arizona State Fair: The Arizona State Fair is a fun-filled event for the whole family. The fair features rides, games, food, and entertainment. It takes place each October in Phoenix.
- Major League Baseball Spring Training: The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to 10 Major League Baseball teams that hold spring training in the area each year. Spring training games are a great way to see your favorite team play and to get a sneak peek at the upcoming season.
- Cactus League Spring Training: The Cactus League is a spring training league that features Major League Baseball teams from the National League. Cactus League games are played at various ballparks in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
In addition to the events listed above, there are many other things to see and do in the Phoenix metropolitan area during the winter and spring months. Here are a few more ideas:
- Visit the Desert Botanical Garden: The Desert Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden that features a variety of desert plants from around the world.
- Hike Camelback Mountain: Camelback Mountain is a popular hiking destination that offers stunning views of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
- Visit the Heard Museum: The Heard Museum is a museum that is dedicated to the Native American cultures of the Southwest.
- Visit the Musical Instrument Museum: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is the world’s largest museum of musical instruments. It features a collection of over 15,000 instruments from nearly 200 countries and territories.
- Take a day trip to Sedona: Sedona is a beautiful city located about an hour from Phoenix. It is known for its red rock formations and its spiritual energy.
No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to enjoy in the Phoenix metropolitan area this winter and spring.
Additionally, I get a lot of questions about the various classic car auctions and what the difference is between them. Each of these auctions has its own unique character and appeal. The Barrett-Jackson Auction is known for its lively atmosphere and its focus on American muscle cars. The Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s auctions are known for their high-end vehicles and their focus on luxury and performance cars. The Russo and Steele Auction is known for its affordable vehicles and its wide variety of vehicles.
No matter what your budget is or what type of classic car you are looking for, you are sure to find something to your liking at one of the many classic car auctions that take place in Scottsdale and Phoenix each winter.