Arizona’s largest and most cosmopolitan city is framed by rugged terrain, including the red rocks of Papago Park and the signature spine of Camelback Mountain. Restaurants and bars fill adaptively reused buildings in Midtown and Arcadia; Mexican food and murals spice up 16th Street; and vintage shopping and LGBTQ nightlife flourish in the Melrose District.
The Desert Botanical Garden is a must-see attraction and home to more than 50,000 arid-landscape plants from around the world.
See, hear and even play instruments from every corner of the world in a one-of-a-kind collection.
The renowned museum is home to an impressive collection of American Indian art and hosts cultural events throughout the year.
The Phoenix Mountains Preserve includes several parks and peaks offering outdoor recreation to hikers and bikers of all skill levels.
The Phoenix Zoo is home to the new Isle of the Tiger exhibit and the native animals section includes desert-dwelling snakes, javelinas, and coyotes.
Float above the desert floor with a local hot air balloon company.
Climbers can take two strenuous trails to the peak and leave their chalky handprints on the granite “hump” of Camelback Mountain.
This secret garden above I-10 creates a cocoon of tranquility in downtown Phoenix.
Walk (or bike) around the red buttes at Papago Park. Get Instagram-worthy pics at the iconic Hole-in-the-Rock formation.
Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture featuring a trail takes you through a prehistoric archaeological site.
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