Phoenix is an urban oasis in the midst of one of the hottest deserts on the continent. It’s a city in touch with its surroundings: the views of the distinctive Camelback Mountain are ever-present from Downtown, and Phoenix takes pride in the desert’s surprising vitality. In particular, the Desert Botanical Garden will impress with its vibrant, multi-colored cacti.

    It’s not just nature providing drama and color – this is a hotbed of human creativity too, which you’ll encounter in airy, contemporary spaces like the Phoenix Art Museum. The pioneering restaurants here are reinventing Mexicana cuisine with punchy flavors and artistic flourishes.

    What to see & do in Phoenix

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    If you're looking for things to do in Phoenix, you'll find plenty in this gateway to the Southwest, from botanical gardens and art museums to mountain peaks, animals, and more. You can head for the OdySea Aquarium and see sharks, rays, sea anemones, and all manner of tropical fish and sea life. Then take a trip to the Phoenix Zoo, where you can see over 1,200 animals and even pet... Read more

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      Our Phoenix Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Arizona, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to my hotel? What currency and...

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