Midtown Phoenix is generally bounded by I-10 on the south, I-17. on the west, AZ-51. on the east, and Northern Ave. on the north. From within Greater Phoenix, Midtown is most easily reached by one of the major freeways, given it is bounded on 3 sides and exits exist on each major cross street. Major thoroughfares within Midtown are Central Ave., 7th St., and 7th Ave., going north or south; Camelback Rd., Indian School Rd., Thomas Rd., and McDowell Rd. moving east-west. Alternatively, the Valley Metro Light Rail can provide access from Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, or Mesa.
The Valley Metro Light Rail runs along Central Ave. and can be useful for visiting the Phoenix Art Museum or Heard Museum.
- Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, ☎ +1 602 252-8848, . Celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico.
- Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, ☎ +1 602 257-1222, . Tu-Su 10AM-5PM (Th until 9PM). 16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary.
- Quality Inn and Suites Downtown, 202 E McDowell Rd, ☎ +1 602 528-9100, . Eight minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and right in the heart of downtown Phoenix across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Phoenix, 2520 N Central Ave, ☎ +1 602 716-9900, . 10 minutes or so from Sky Harbor Airport and right in the heart of midtown Phoenix north of the Heard Museum.
- The Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave, ☎ +1 602 252-7363, . Part of the Midtown Museum District, independent boutique hotel with free international calls and an amazing pool area.