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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