Let Us Surprise You
Somewhere between a saguaro selfie and a poolside cabana are friendly dive bars to explore, great music to discover and street art to blow you away—all wrapped in a stunning desert backdrop.
So come, and let Phoenix surprise you.
A Phoenix Sunset with Photographer Madison Kirkman
Phoenix photographer Madison Kirkman shares why the city’s unique Sonoran Desert landscape and multitude of scenic, accessible vistas are perfect for shooting—and admiring— Phoenix's colorful sunsets.
Phoenix Outdoor Recreation
Explore a seemingly endless array of hiking and biking trails, take an off-road ride through desert terrain, tee it up on mountainside golf courses, or float above it all in the basket of a hot-air balloon.
Maya Dailey of Maya's Farm
When you’re from the Sonoran Desert, you’re connected to the natural world. That’s how farmer and independent business owner Maya Dailey explains her passion for plants and why her certified organic market, Maya’s Farm, has its roots in the urban core of metro Phoenix.
In this video, Maya shares how the soul of Phoenix is growth – not just in year-round farming, but in opportunities and entrepreneurship. You’ll find Maya’s harvested produce throughout the community in local chef-owned restaurants such as Pane Bianco.
Sebastian Sandersius of Ezra Arthur
Sebastian Sandersius, maker of custom leather goods and owner of Ezra Arthur, chose downtown Phoenix as the place to set up shop and grow his family business. It’s the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the neighborhood—home to Roosevelt Row and the First Fridays Art Walk—that attracts Sandersius to the area.
Barrio Cafe with Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza
Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza shares how she finds the soul of Phoenix in the art, community, and authentic Mexican cuisine of her central Phoenix restaurant, Barrio Cafe.
Phoenix Mountain Biking with Arizona Outback Adventures' Brian Jump
For professional guide Brian Jump, the soul of Phoenix is the dirt under the tires of his mountain bike.
Phoenix's Rhythm Room with owner Bob Corritore
Bob Corritore shares how he finds the soul of Phoenix inside the four walls of his central Phoenix live-music venue, the Rhythm Room.
Video: Phoenix shopping with Bunky Boutique's Rachel Malloy
Bunky Boutique specializes in local indie designers and Arizona-pride products. In this video, owner Rachel Malloy shares how her shoppers are defined by a sense of discovery.
Food Talkies: Omakase
For James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda, achieving perfect harmony between Japanese and Western styles is an unattainable goal. But he can’t stop trying.
What to Expect in Phoenix
Are you bound for Phoenix for a meeting or convention? Then expect an experience defined by desert beauty, urban sophistication and year-round sunny weather. Watch this short video to see what it feels like to meet in Phoenix.
One-minute Visual Tour of Phoenix
This 1-minute video contains footage of resort scenery, patio dining, off-road desert tours, urban hiking, golf, spectator sports and downtown entertainment.
Spring Fun in #myphx
Spring in Phoenix means warm sunny skies, Cactus League Spring Training baseball, hiking and mountain biking, swimming, and more in #myphx.
Museums and Culture in Phoenix
Take a tour of museums and cultural destinations in Phoenix including the Musical Instrument Museum, Taliesin West, the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Desert Botanical Garden.
Video: Downtown Phoenix Nightlife
Nightlife in downtown Phoenix comes in the form of ale houses, cocktail lounges, music clubs, tiki bars and outdoor playgrounds. The scene runs the gamut from sophisticated to gritty, from historic to hipster, from proudly unpretentious to fiercely independent. This video introduces you to some of the nightlife options available in Phoenix’s urban heart.
Shopping and Dining in Phoenix
In Phoenix, food and fashion are nearly as plentiful as sunshine and cactuses. Indulge in retail therapy at local boutiques, designer stores and outlet centers. Complement your day of shopping with a communal food-truck lunch and fine dining downtown or under the stars.
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles with owner Larry White
For restaurateur Larry White, Phoenix has always been home. Its’ where he put down his own roots as well as the foundation of his business, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, an establishment that grew from his passion for cooking for friends and family.
Now, White’s business serves a large community, and he finds the soul of the city in the neighborhood streets that he knows like the back of his hand.
Video: Downtown Phoenix
Downtown is Phoenix's urban heart. It's where you go to dine beneath the skyline, see live music at a club or concert hall, shop for fashion or gifts at an independent retailer, watch pro sports teams, or take in the arts at a museum.
Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Phoenix Street Artist
As a descendant of Phoenix’s original people, muralist Thomas “Breeze” Marcus' intricate art is a continuation of a legacy, a bridge between the past and future. In this video, he explains how his work becomes part of the living tapestry of Phoenix—and how he finds its soul in his canvas, the city’s walls.
Downtown Phoenix: It's Cooler Than You Think
Savvy locals know that downtown Phoenix is filled with independent restaurants, live entertainment, cultural attractions, and great hotels within walking distance of it all. But some visitors still manage to wander around in a state of blissful grumpiness.
America’s Biggest Sports Events Choose Phoenix
See why some of the biggest sporting events in America choose Greater Phoenix as a host city. In 2015, Phoenix was the site of the NFL’s Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. In 2016, Phoenix played host to the College Football Playoff National Championship, and in 2017 it welcomed the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Phoenix is the first city to host all four of these mega events in consecutive years.
Wellness and Relaxation in Phoenix
Take a dip in a sparkling blue pool, float your cares away on a lazy river, take a stroll through a secluded desert trail, tee it up for a sunrise round of golf or enjoy a day of pampering at a destination spa.
Food Talkies: Homeboy
In this Food Talkies video, Jacob Cutino shares how his love of hot sauce was ignited by a taste of his stepfather’s homemade habanero sauce. But it was only after someone pilfered a bottle of Cutino’s own recipe that he recognized the potential for his Homeboy’s Hot Sauce brand.
Video: Phoenix Convention Center - Steps Away From Everything
When you step out of the Phoenix Convention Center, you enter the heart of downtown Phoenix. From the doors of the center, you're just minutes away from the comforts of your hotel, the cuisine and cocktails of neighboring restaurants, and the nightlife of Phoenix's urban core.
Meet in Phoenix
After a while on the convention circuit, every city starts to blur together—until you get to Phoenix. Unhurried and wholly unexpected, Phoenix is a place where connections are forged in boardrooms or on urban trails.
So come, and let Phoenix surprise you.
La Mamadelascrudas at La Cruda
La Cruda is a Phoenix restaurant specializing in the clamato, a traditional drink mix of clam broth and tomato juice. And that's just where the fun starts. The bar's creative concoctions are loaded with salty, fishy, and spicy flavorings, such as the dried cooked shrimp and beef jerky that top the venerable "La Mamadelascrudas."
Sonoran Hot Dogs at El Güero Canelo
The Sonoran hot dog is a culinary icon of the Southwest, born in border-area Mexico and loaded with beans, onions, tomato, mustard and mayo, all wrapped up in a sweet semita-style bun.
Duo of Goose and Rabbit at Kai Restaurant
Kai Restaurant's contemporary approach to Native American cuisine utilizes indigenous ingredients in a menu inspired by local tribes.
The Grand Canyon at Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream
Mary Coyle, a Phoenix community spot since 1951, piles up to 13 of its old-fashioned flavors for a treat almost as stunning as its namesake natural wonder.
Food Talkies: Ice
Barman Ross Simon explains how—and why—his Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour puts so much effort into creating ice that’s at once pure and imperfect, equal parts science and art.
Food Talkies: Smoke
Sitting next to a campfire, its smoke swirling into treetops—that’s the sensation Chef Jeff Krause couldn’t get out of his mind. So he recreated it in his kitchen.
Food Talkies: The Trout
When he was 13, Ryan Swanson, the chef de cuisine at Arizona’s most celebrated restaurant, was demoralized by a steelhead trout. But the last laugh is his.
Food Talkies: Cinnamon Samurai
When is a cocktail a painting in a glass? When it’s created by Robert Porter, a masterful artist and mainstay behind one of Phoenix’s most venerable resort bars.
Phoenix, unter der warmen Sonne Arizonas
Outdoorvergnügen, Heissluftballonfahrten und ein Hauch Wilder Westen im Outdoorparadies Phoenix, unter der warmen Sonne Arizonas.
Disfrute de una aventura urbana en Phoenix
Phoenix es un gran lugar para visitar por su vida nocturna, ir de compras, excelentes restaurantes, y otras cosas divertidas que hacer como ver deportes profesionales.