Phoenix is red rocks, blue sky and golden sunshine. Phoenix is mountain trails and city lights. Phoenix is palm-canopied resorts and mural-adorned streetscapes. Phoenix is the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona and the soul of the American Southwest.
Greater Phoenix—affectionately known as the Valley of the Sun—comprises more than 20 cities and towns. Get a lay of the land and discover top things to do and places to eat in each of the Valley's regions.
If you put stock in the wisdom of locals and are a sucker for a good story, you’ve come to the right place. Writers who call Phoenix home share these tales in the hope their stories will inspire your travel ideas.