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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town by Enjoying Date Night at the Airport
Save on Saturdays in May
Looking for a unique date idea? Why not stop by America’s Friendliest Airport®? As Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport celebrates Museum Month in May, it’s a great time to stroll around the airport with that special someone, check out Phoenix Airport Museum’s artwork and exhibitions located throughout the airport, treat your date to a meal from local restaurants, and do a little shopping.
Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4 offers a variety of delicious pre-security dining options from Chelsea’s Kitchen to Joe’s Real BBQ. Visitors can stop by Yogurtlogy for a dessert or Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar, which offers an extensive wine list. And, during each Saturday in May, those coming to the airport for Date Night can save money on a variety of dining options in Terminal 4. Offers include America’s Taco Shop, Chelsea’s Kitchen, Cheuvront’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, Joe’s Real BBQ, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Sauce, Smashburger, Starbucks, and Wildflower Bread Company. Simply visit skyharbor.com/datenight and show the coupon of your choice on your phone.
Currently, America’s Friendliest Airport® offers exhibitions featuring Mitch Fry’s wood sculptures nearly 8-feet tall in, “Form Matters;” pop art pottery from a Native American artist Susan Folwell in an amazing exhibit, “Between Two Worlds;” and black and white portraits from renowned photographer Scott Baxter with his exhibition “100 Years, 100 Ranchers.” The exhibition “Moving Forward” at Phoenix Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal, Terminal 4, includes historical photographs and artifacts that document Sky Harbor’s 80 years of growth as well as a look ahead at where the airport is headed.
Locals, like travelers, enjoy coming to see unique pieces from Arizona artists, located in all three terminals, pre-security. In addition, visitors will find art at the consolidated Rental Car Center as well as nine integrated works of public art along the PHX Sky Train® system, including beautiful terrazzo flooring, glass murals, and a sculptural ceiling installation. All projects are designed to provide an enhanced cultural experience for airport visitors by giving them an opportunity to see the artistic and cultural diversity of Arizona and its artists. Date Night visitors can visit skyharbor.com/selfguidedtours for information on art exhibitions and things they can see while at the airport.
Visitors might also want to do a little shopping while they are out at the airport. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers a variety of shops from Mosaic, which offers one-of-a-kind items perfect for that special someone, to Hudson Booksellers where shoppers can pick up the latest bestseller, to the Team Shop where visitors can outfit themselves with their team’s colors. Many more shops are available, all offering something uniquely different. Visit skyharbor.com for more information.
Try something different and visit Phoenix Sky Harbor for Date Night. A list of parking options is available at skyharbor.com or take the Valley Metro Light Rail. Simply connect to the PHX Sky Train® at the 44th Street and Washington PHX Sky Train® Station for a quick ride to Terminal 4.
The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, 35 exhibition spaces in six buildings and the Aviation History Collection.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of nearly $29 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor, making it one of the ten busiest airports in the United States. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No local tax dollars are used to support the Airport.