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Phoenix Travel Guide Arizona - When planning a trip to the Phoenix, Arizona area, you will find a desert climate that shelters a well-known resort and spa destination. Visiting the city brings you in the surroundings of a vacation that offers more than 300 days of sunshine on a yearly basis. It is no wonder that the city has earned the nickname of Valley of the Sun. While planning an itinerary for Phoenix, it is wise to take notice of some of the many suburbs and neighborhoods that the area offers.

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In the Greater Phoenix area, tourists gather to admire some of the lovely mansions and regal homes, which are surrounded by the scent of sweet fruit trees. In the Southwest part of the Phoenix area, you will find a haven for the outdoorsy traveler with golfing, hiking, and camping opportunities. A great place to visit is called the Estrella Mountain Regional Park.

When venturing into the downtown section of Phoenix, you will encounter an assortment of restaurants, nightclubs and shopping when paying a visit to the Arizona Center. Plenty of culture and history can be located in this part of town. There are also a lot going on in the Copper Square part of town. Additional downtown sights to make note of includes the Patriots Square; Arizona Science Center, as well as the Phoenix Museum of History or the Phoenix Art Museum.

Before taking off into the city of Phoenix, you will have to set up base camp somewhere about town. This means choosing a great Phoenix hotel if you haven't done so before arriving. When you are working with a budget, there are plenty of hotel selections to consider, including the Rodeway Inn or Motel 6. For something a little more comfortable (in terms of what you get for your money), a stay at the Pointe South Mountain Resort is suggested.

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Phoenix Interesting Facts

  • Named by Hershey Foods as one of the top ten Sweet Spots in the country.
  • It is illegal to hunt camels in the State of Arizona
  • Phoenix averages 211 days of sunshine every year.
  • Sky Harbor International is the sixth busiest airport in the country.
  • South Mountain Park covers over 20,000 acres - making it the largest city park in the world.
  • Phoenix is also the name of cities in thirteen other states.
  • Arizona once had a navy of two boats on the Colorado River
  • The name Arizona comes from the Indian "Arizonac" meaning "little spring"
  • A saquaro cactus takes 50 to 100 years to grow an arm. This cactus' flower is the official state flower of Arizona.
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Phoenix Hotels

To make a online hotel reservation in Phoenix Arizona use the link below. Some hotels in Phoenix Arizona offer up to 70% discount.
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Phoenix Map

Phoenix Map Having a good map of Phoenix Arizona will make getting around the city easier. We have an interactive street map of Phoenix Arizona for you here.

Phoenix Weather

Phoenix WeatherFind out what the weather will be like in Phoenix Arizona for your vacation. We have a live broadcast of the weather forcast in Phoenix.

Phoenix Photos

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