Phoenix, the bustling capital of Arizona, is a medley of exciting adventures, wonderful life experiences, and panoramic vistas. Gorgeous sun-drenched weather, unlimited adventurous activities, impeccably manicured golf courses, culturally diverse cuisine, luxurious resorts, deluxe hotel accommodations, and unforgettable moments await visitors and residents on a near-daily basis.
In the heart of the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix basks in the warmth of golden sunshine more than 325 days of the year providing near-perfect weather to enjoy numerous outdoor activities. The seasons of autumn, winter, and spring produce gorgeous weather that is best enjoyed outdoors.
Meanwhile, the hot summer sunshine provides the opportunity to fully experience the delights of nearby Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Bartlett Lake, and Lake Pleasant which offer exciting water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, boating, skiing, and sailing. Tubing down the Salt River offers an invigorating ride enjoyed by many and forgotten by none.
Phoenix, a virtual gem of southwestern beauty, provides spectacular vistas with vibrant colors that look like they have just come from an artist’s palette. Gorgeous sunsets, not to be found anywhere else in the world, mesmerize onlookers with their awesome beauty as they present outstanding photographic opportunities.
The fifth-largest city in the United States, Phoenix has a population that reaches almost 1.4 million people, all of whom add a bit of uniqueness to this wonderful city. The Greater Phoenix area, which includes the surrounding towns of Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Chandler, and boasts a population of 3.4 million people, adds to the allure and cultural diversity of Phoenix.
Cultural diversity, which played such an important part in the growth of Phoenix, continues to shape it today. Exciting area attractions, including museums and art galleries, provide glimpses into this colorful past of Native American tribes, Spanish Colonial settlements, Mexican American communities, and American cowboy and gold miner legacies. Sightseers can explore the ruins of ancient Hohokam Indians and ghost towns, hike or horseback ride the mountain trails, revel in the beauty of southwestern architecture, delight in the expressiveness of Broadway shows, and soak up some culture at the Phoenix Museum of Art.
From a display of denim at an authentic western hoedown or an adventurous trek through a ghost town to a modern rock-and-roll extravaganza or a night spent watching baseball or Nascar, Phoenix provides it all. The adventurous can enjoy curving ravines, mountain trails, and rocky landscapes on the way to picnics, hiking or biking trips, fishing, or jeep tours. Phoenix is truly a city where there is a little something for everyone.
Phoenix is also a golfer’s paradise with cleverly designed golf courses interspersed throughout the beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape. Numerous courses, offering multiple opportunities for a hole in one, a golfer’s dream, provide an afternoon’s relaxation or challenge, depending on the golfer and the course.
Phenomenal spas, located at many of the fine resorts in Phoenix, provide amazing restorative treatments for the body to complement the rejuvenating process begun by living the Phoenix experience. Phoenix offers a high quality of life due, in part, to clean, crisp air, a community commitment to excellent living, and the best that Arizona has to offer.
Brimming with excitement, Phoenix offers nightclubs, sports bars, and entertainment venues to liven up the silent night air with sounds of laughter and enjoyment. Phoenix, a melting pot of cultures, offers a diner’s delight of mouthwatering entrees, including southwestern, Asian, Mexican, and Indian. No appetite is sent home hungry whether it is for nutritional, adventurous, or spiritual nourishment.
Phoenix began with the taming of the Salt River by the Indians, the arrival of the Spanish and the Mexican Americans, the promise of gold in the mountains, and the advent of the railroads. Phoenix continues with the arrival of dreamers and lovers, movers and shakers, and connoisseurs and entrepreneurs.