Phoenix Attractions - Things to do in Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona. It's central location offers visitors plenty of Phoenix attractions.
Phoenix is part of the Sonoran Desert. There are plenty of things to do and see in Arizona's urban center.
Some of the best attractions in Phoenix can be found outdoors.
The mountains surrounding the city provide endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Phoenix was voted as having some of the best urban hikes in the country.
The spring and winter months offer a variety of popular annual events. Some of the most well attended events include: Spring Training games, Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show to name a few.
Often referred to as “The Valley of the Sun” or just "the Valley," Phoenix has quickly grown into an urban metropolis and a top vacation destination.
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Despite the tremendous growth in the region, Phoenix has retained a laid back atmosphere. Dress is casual in most restaurants. After all it is the desert and there is still an old west influence in this sprawling metropolitan city.
What’s in a Name?
According to Egyptian legend, a Phoenix was a giant mythical bird that arose from the ashes of a previous Phoenix.
Modern day Phoenix arose from the ashes, so to speak, of the Ho ho kam people. The Ho ho kam roots were expert farmers and built over 135 miles of irrigation canals to water their crops.
Those same canals are used today in modern day Phoenix. In a sense, Phoenix is a city reborn.
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