About Phoenix

Welcome to Greater Phoenix, America's sunniest metropolis and the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona. It's a city that basks in sunshine during 85 percent of daylight hours and is surrounded on all sides by saguaro-studded mountains.

Phoenix is a place where it's easy to migrate between high culture and low. It is known as much for street tacos, spring-training baseball and casual patio dining as it is for high-desert golf courses, destinations spas and upscale shopping.

What sets Phoenix apart from every other big city in the United States is its Sonoran Desert scenery. Phoenix has more acreage of parks and preserves than any other major metropolis in the nation, and visitors can explore them via hundreds of miles of trails—or from the basket of a hot-air balloon.

This is Phoenix: Beautiful. Wild. Distinct. Diverse. Fun.


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PHX Stories

If you put stock in the wisdom of locals and are a sucker for a good story, this is the place for you.


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The Soul of PHX

In this video series, four Phoenix residents share how the city got in their veins and made them put down their roots.


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Photos & Videos

Shopping, dining, the desert and more: Visual inspiration awaits in our media gallery.


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Spoiler: It's probably warm and sunny.

Get details on what to expect each season in Phoenix.


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Special Offers

Explore special packages from hotels and resorts and money-saving coupons from local attractions.


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Interactive Map

Find out what to see, do and eat near you, and plot your paths with this handy interactive map.


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Getting Around

With light rail, Uber, bike sharing and more, rental cars aren't the only way to get around town (but we've got those too). 



Our Communities

Learn more about some of cities and towns that comprise "The Valley of the Sun".


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Communities Map

What will you find in the north, south, east, and west? Get a lay of the land with our communities map. 


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Our city's history is as colorful as the ancient peoples, immigrants and settlers who shaped it.


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If your visit to Phoenix inspires plans for a permanent stay, check out these helpful relocation services.