America’s sixth largest city, Phoenix is diverse and home to some of the most amazing sights in the world today. Gateway to the Grand Canyon, Phoenix has a history of settlement and wonder that dates back for thousands of years. Home to cowboys and cactus, mountains and deserts, Phoenix is also all about its arts and culture. Sports, nightclubs, restaurants and museums in addition to the amazing natural features make this a must see area for travelers of all backgrounds.
First inhabited by the Hohokam people well before modern days, these ancient peoples lived and thrived off the land in and around the region for thousands of years. The first European settlers did not arrive until the 1800’s at which point, Jack Swilling sat down to relax and ended up building a city.
The Phoenix of today is known as a cultural center in the United States and offers much for the weary traveler to enjoy. Whether relaxing at one of the many spas, taking in the sights or exploring the more amazing outdoor adventures, planning for this trip has to start early to fit it all in.
Spring is a popular time for travel to this region. As temperatures in the desert can soar into the triple digits during the hotter months, if you plan on doing any outdoor exploration, spring is the time to visit. Not only can you enjoy a number of fun spring festivals but the average temperatures ranging from the 70’s to the 80’s make outdoor recreation ideal.
Top sights in and around the city of Phoenix include:
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Art Museum
Arizona Science Center
The Sonoran Desert
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