I'm contemplating on taking a short trip (four to five nights), flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor and renting a car and driving up to Sedona and the Grand Canyon at the end of August. I am wondering as far as driving around in Phoenix, is it easy to get in and out of Phoenix---to and from the airport? I've never been to Phoenix so it would all be new to me. Trial by fire :)
I would like to spend our last night in Phoenix (maybe Scottsdale?)so we can catch a flight out mid-morning, but would like to take in some of the sights that evening. Maybe catch a Diamondbacks game? Heard Museum? Old Town? Is it difficult to get downtown and find parking? How safe would it be if we were to go the ballgame and have to walk around to locate the rental car at night? It would just be myself (single mom) and my eleven year old son traveling.
Any insight/reassurance/tips would greatly be appreciated.