So what is there to do in Phoenix? Desert trails are to be discovered or perhaps a hike around the South Mountain Park and immerse in Phoenix’s largest public park, stretching over 16,000 acres. There is plenty to do if an active holiday is what you’re looking for from biking, fishing, hiking to horseback riding! Don’t worry about getting rained on – Phoenix is blessed with over 330 days of sunshine a year.
You’d be foolish to miss The Grand Canyon; Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark. Stretching 227 miles from end-to-end with mile long drops down to the canyon’s floor. Unsurprisingly there’s a lot to do, spend a day or a whole week exploring the South, North and West Rim including guided tour – on bike, foot or perched onto of a friendly mule!
Soak up the culture that’s behind Phoenix by visiting the Heard Museum; showcasing art, artefacts and history of south western people, from Native Americans to Hispanic cultures. Classic and contemporary works are displayed at The Phoenix Art Museum. If nature’s your bag, the Desert Botanical Garden is a host to over 50,000 arid-land plants from around the world.
The only thing that stops during night-time is the sun – Pheonix has a relentless nightlife with areas to please crowds of all types. Breathtaking views and gourmet food can be found at Talking Stick Resort’s Orange Sky restaurant. Or try your best hand at blackjack and poker at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. For a happy medium, Old Town Scottsdale has a multitude of high end and casual bars, lounges and clubs. Still young at heart – no worries, head to Tempe for the vivacious scene in Mill Avenue, located near Arizona State University.
Phoenix has a plethora of activities; no trip will be the same. Whether you’d prefer to take long strolls in a museum, the zoo or visit the theatre, maybe even relax by the pool until the evening rush - you’re sure to be spoilt for choice at every given opportunity.
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