Location & Directions
Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks. It's a feeling that can't be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright. Come to Greater Phoenix and you'll understand, too. America's fifth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries. Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication:
Scenic Attractions: Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, SMOCA, Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, Camelback Mountain, Piestawa Peak, South Mountain, US Airways Arena (Phoenix Suns & Mercury), Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks).
Shopping & Dining: Pizzeria Bianco (Nationally acclaimed pizzeria), Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Fashion Square, The Green House, Zinc Bistro, Biltmore Fashion Park, The Borgata, Majerle's (Named after Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle, Alice Cooper's Town, Matt's Big Breakfast, Hanny's (Phoenix's first department store, not turned into a hip spot for eats and drinks), Sens (Asian Tapas).