Located on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, don’t let Phoenix’s saguaro cacti lead you astray -- it’s a city that’s anything but dry.
Phoenix’s unique metropolitan core is divided into urban villages, each with their own distinct look and feel. Beat the heat and wander through the elegant Heard Museum, which houses a superb collection of artistic and cultural treasures. Or, get to know the environment around you in the Desert Botanical Garden, host to the rare and fantastical plant species that make their homes in these most forbidding of environments. Climb pretty Camelback Mountain for an escape from the city streets -- just make sure that you get started early! The fresh and dynamic Phoenix Zoo provides fun for the whole family, while the Dinosaur Course at Gold Canyon Ranch is a must-visit for golf fanatics. A quick drive away lies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, where architecture and setting vie for most spectacular.
Phoenix’s art scene is on the rise, and every Friday the downtown galleries open their doors to the public. Take a breather and enjoy authentic taquerias and fresh lime before heading out again to Chase Field to take in a baseball game. Sports fans will not be disappointed with a trip to see the Phoenix Suns or the Arizona Cardinals in action on their home turf. The sprawling Phoenix Art Museum is another don’t-miss destination, especially if you enjoy Southwestern art. Settle back into your seat at the Orpheum Theater after a day well spent and enjoy the show and historic ambiance. The Phoenix Symphony is also a fantastic spot to splurge, enjoy the city lights, and experience an unforgettable evening.
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