Known for the dry heat, cactuses and the Sun Devils, Phoenix is a city that will exceed your expectations. During your trip to the capital of Arizona, you can explore a range of culture and art, discover desert life and check out the sports scene. Nicknamed the “Valley of the Sun”, Phoenix has at least 300 annual days of sunshine, and the temperature stays around 100 degrees for nearly one-third of the year. The mix of desert scenery with an urban flare make Phoenix the perfect location for vacations, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. With such a wide variety of landmarks and attractions, there is something for everyone in Phoenix!
Downtown is the cultural hub of Phoenix and home to a number of sports arenas, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 100 restaurants and bars.
At the heart of Downtown Phoenix is one of the best art districts in the country, with street art painted on almost every available wall. Head to the Phoenix Art Museum to view both contemporary and classic art from around the world. You can also visit the acclaimed Heard Museum and travel back in time to experience the culture and art of Arizona’s Native Americans.
Major league sports are also a cornerstone of Phoenix, and the city’s Downtown area allows Arizonians and visitors alike to enjoy sports all year round. Catch the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers at Talking Sick Resort Arena or head next door to Chase Field to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks during baseball season.
Check out Downtown Scottsdale, also known as” Old Town” and explore various shopping boutiques as well as unique bars, restaurants and clubs. A hotspot for local college students, there is always something happening in Old Town. Nightlife options range from upscale cocktail lounges to open-air bars and dance clubs. The morning after your night out, you can choose from a large variety of brunch spots in the area.
Art fans want to head to the historic Art District, home to many of Scottsdale’s 70 galleries and museums. For the perfect Instagram opportunity, head to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to see the latest exhibits of modern art, architecture and design.
Nature lovers can take advantage of the amazing weather and explore the Desert Botanical Garden. The Garden showcases more than 50,000 desert plants on five trails that focus on different topics including conservation, desert wildflowers and people of the Sonoran Desert. Either join one of the guided tours or explore the park yourself.
Your Bus Stop in Phoenix, AZ
PHX Airport/44th St Stn
44th Street PHX Sky Train Station
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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