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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    Information about Phoenix at the Phoenix Visitor Center can help you to explore all the city has to offer, from things to do and places to see and the many deals you can find. It's easy to travel around the city, with options ranging from the light rail to the Phoenix Transit Bus, taxis, rideshare services, and even renting an e-scooter. Phoenix is also an inclusive community with a... Read more

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