Visiting Phoenix

(Phoenix, Arizona - AZ, USA)

The vast city of Phoenix stands in America's state of Arizona, on the northern region of the expansive Sonoran Desert, a region often referred to as the 'Valley of the Sun'.

The Phoenix area is known for its endless sunny weather, with in excess of 300 days of sunshine every year. The spectacular weather in Phoenix, together with a host of historic buildings, top tourist attractions, plentiful fine dining, large sporting venues and a vibrant nightlife, all combine to make Phoenix a truly world-class tourist destination with a difference.

Visiting Phoenix: Places to Visit

  • Phoenix Zoo, vast zoological gardens with many impressive themed areas, including a tropical rain forest and numerous exotic animals, including Asian lions, Africa elephants and Sumatran tigers
  • Taliesin West, an acclaimed architectural school designed by notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with guided tours available
  • Chase Field, a spectacular sporting stadium previously known as Bank One Ballpark, home of Phoenix's Arizona Diamondbacks, with highlights including a modern retractable roof and capacity of around 50,000
  • Castles and Coasters, a popular family theme park featuring a host of fast rides and roller coasters, close to Phoenix's Metrocenter shopping mall
  • Arizona Biltmore, a popular resort with stylish architecture, fine dining, guided tours and many impressive works of art
  • Mystery Castle, an unusual and popular Phoenix attraction, constructed from a range of recycled materials found nearby
  • Wrigley Mansion, an opulent building completed in 1931 for William Wrigley Junior, known throughout the world for his best-selling chewing gum
  • St. Mary's Basilica, the oldest church in Phoenix, featuring beautiful stained-glass windows and dating back to 1881
  • Apache Trail, a popular route to drive, featuring winding roads and stunning views across the desert and Fish Canyon Creek
  • Arizona Science Center, with a broad spectrum of hands-on displays and science-related exhibits for all ages, located along Phoenix's East Washington Street
  • Hall of Flame Fire fighting Museum, the world's biggest museum dedicated to fire fighters, standing in the Papago Park area of Phoenix
  • American West Arena, an impressive sporting venue, situated in the downtown district of Phoenix
  • Arizona Capitol, a grand building dating back to the end of the 19th century, known in Phoenix for its a copper roof and acclaimed 'Winged Victory' statue
  • Historic Heritage Square, a particularly historic part of Phoenix, containing a number of listed Victorian houses, museums and plentiful fine dining

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