Phoenix, Arizona has seen significant growth in the past 5 years thanks to a citywide initiative to reinvigorate and revitalise the city’s downtown. Considered by many within the city to be a seminal moment for the city, the development is reshaping the city’s skyline, garnering a great buzz from Phoenix locals and real estate investors alike. For most cities worldwide the downtown districts are the hub of working life, leisure and social activity, yet for Phoenix, this has not been the case for many decades. It is with this aim that Phoenix’s development initiative was enacted and now, a decade later, there are promising signs that Phoenix will not only achieve its target but exceed it.
Phoenix and adjacent Scottsdale in Arizona is aptly named the Valley of the Sun for its near 300 days of bright sunshine and warm climate. The area’s weather, rich cultural history and the beautiful surrounding natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert, the Grand Canyon and the National Parks make Phoenix a must-visit city. Its laid back charm is undeniable but despite its relaxed approach to life, it maintains sophistication, drawing on its millennia of occupation to build a strong sense of pride in its identity. Phoenix is Arizona’s most important city, a metropolitan hub that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year for its luxury amenities, lifestyle and glorious natural landscape. To find out more about Phoenix, check out our top tips in the list below.
Phoenix is more than the sun, desert sand, backyard swimming pools and professional sports that many attribute to the city. Phoenix is also a city of breathtaking sunsets, uninterrupted mountain vistas as far as the eye can see, quiet lakes and plenty of outdoor adventures. In Phoenix and surrounding Maricopa county, the mountain parks are immensely popular with tourists and locals alike, with South Mountain, the largest municipal park in the United States, a destination for many keen adventurers. Walk remote desert trails, mountain ridges and forested parks in and around Phoenix and take advantage of the beautiful landscape on your doorstep. Check out our list of the 5 essential trails near Phoenix and why not give them a go!
Arizona is one of America’s great states for golfing enthusiasts. Thanks to Arizona’s year-round clear skies and blazing sunshine, it has continuously been a destination for keen golfers from all corners of the globe. The state itself features over 200 distinct courses, that’s 3600 holes, each of which is challenging and interesting in their own ways. Alongside South Carolina, Florida and Indiana, Arizona is a consistent location on the PGA Tour, attracting the world’s greatest golfers to challenge themselves and one another on the state’s best complex courses. The city hosts the LGPA’s Founders Cup and the Phoenix Open, a competitive championship operating since 1932. Check out our list of the top 5 courses and clubs to play when you’re in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix, Arizona is at the crux of Maricopa County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States with the city itself one of the country’s largest cities by area. This sprawling city has a burgeoning food scene. Previously known for the local delicacy, chimichangas (fried burritos), Phoenix has developed a wide scope of eateries from fine-dining, upmarket restaurants to cultural cuisines, family-run restaurants to food trucks, hole-in-the-wall to hotel dining, this city has it all. Such breadth of style means eating out is always an adventure. The rise of new-wave restaurants in Phoenix has been spearheaded by homegrown talent including James Beard Award-winning chefs. Find your food adventure in Phoenix with a food scene that’s constantly surprising diners with an ever-evolving gastronomic experience. Check out our list below of the 10 best restaurants in the city known as the Valley of the Sun.
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