Phoenix has a population of 1,445,632 making it the biggest city in Arizona. It operates on the MDT time zone.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||366 m over sea level|
|Airports||Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Phoenix-Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
This beautiful western city is the capitol of Arizona.
Phoenix sits with its partner city of Scottsdale to the north of the breathtaking Sonoran Desert. The hot weather here is tempered by a total lack of humidity and pleasant evening breezes.
Phoenix, Arizona features rugged desert heartiness and modern bohemian culture. Art galleries, museums, botanical gardens along with its many other attractions offer diverse opportunities for kids and adults of all ages to make a Phoenix vacation a great choice for the family.
The neighboring city of Scottsdale is home to numerous golf resorts, health spas and dude ranches. The greater Phoenix area, including Mesa and Tempe, has become a haven for retirees seeking an active lifestyle in beautiful surroundings.
Did you know?
- Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the United States.
- South Mountain Park covers 17,000 acres and is the largest city park in the United States. The park is perfect for barbecues, trail rides, scenic drives or mountain biking.
- Phoenix, also known as the Valley of the Sun, is home to cowboys, beautiful landscapes with mountains and cacti, along with resorts, spas, stadiums and arenas.
This booming city is the perfect base for all kinds of outdoor adventures. Journey into the Sonoran Desert with an experienced local guide to see the brilliantly colored sandstone formations and towering Saguaro Cacti.
The Phoenix art community hosts a city Art Walk every Thursday evening with the various artists' galleries featuring new themes every week.
Following are a few of the many great Phoenix attractions to check out on your Arizona vacation.
- Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens
This sanctuary of United States desert flora is home to 139 endangered species and other specimens unique to this western ecosystem.
The Phoenix Botanical Gardens offer various horticultural research studies, educational programs and eco-preservation efforts. The Gardens host art and music events. A stunning glass sculpture is displayed in thebeautiful desert gardens and is torchlit during concerts under the western moon.
- Arizona Science Museum
The science museum located in downtown Phoenix is an interactive adventure for kids of all ages. Experience the Dorrance Planetarium's programs on black holes and other wonders of the universe. Kids will love the Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe exhibit and the brand new Star Trek experience with a full-size bridge of the Starship Enterprise. The Science Center also offers wilderness training camps in the challenging deserts and mountains of Arizona
- Phoenix Art Museum
The Coral Castle is just outside Miami, Florida in the town of Homestead. Coral Castle, opened to the public in 1928, is a testament to Edward Leedskalnin's unrequited and obsessive love for a young lady named Agnes.
The grounds include the main house, fountains and monuments, which were built from coral rock on the property over a period of 28 years. The unique architecture of this labor of love is a must-see attraction on your Miami vacation.