Phoenix is the epicenter of culture, economy, and history of Arizona. Tourists can get a clear picture of the state once they have a look at the capital. 

It is situated in the heart of the Sonoran desert so be warned of the heat. The best time to visit is during the mild months of January and February.

The lifeline is in the heart of the city. Downtown Phoenix has the state’s five tallest buildings. North of it is a natural extravaganza. The Phoenix Mountains provide excellent opportunities for hiking and camping. Desert View, North Gateway, Deer Valley and many other natural beauties are present in the northern part of the city. The Southern region does not hold much interest for visitors. It is not a safe place, either.

Midtown is a place which has the preserved remnants of Hohokam culture. You can enjoy the roots of Phoenix in the performances and art of Midtown. The swanky part of the city is Camelback East. Here you can find glitzy resorts and famous hotels, like the Biltmore Hotel. Ahwatukee is another posh neighborhood where celebrities live. The area west of downtown is one which is deteriorating. 

Phoenix has survived because of its agriculture. A variety of plants are exhibited in Desert Botanical Garden. Here, you can have a look at the desert ecosystem. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is the best place to go in order to glean knowledge about Hohokam history.

The Arizona science center is worth a visit. The view of the universe from the planetarium makes many tourists gasp. The Heard Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum emphasize the Native American culture. For some adrenaline pumping activities, you can head to Piestewa Peak which will take you up 2610 ft. The Mesa Arts Center, the Arizona Opera, the Arizona theater company and the Phoenix Theater are theaters and studios which display world- class art.

The Sea Life Aquarium is a quirky spot to find in a desert.

December 3, 2016 8:19 pm Published by

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