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Phoenix

With a good range of cultural and scenic highlights, travelers will find plenty to see and do in Phoenix.

This area of Central Arizona has roughly 1,400,000 people.

Internationally famous sights such as the Taliesin West and the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale are just one part of what makes this destination so special.

Grab the kids and enjoy some quality time at Wet 'n' Wild and Golfland Sunsplash. Want more? Big Surf and Castle N' Coasters are sure to keep the smiles and laughter flowing.

See the ocean's most colorful aquatic creatures in the beautifully recreated marine habitats at Sea Life Aquarium.

Housed in habitats along the meandering pathways of the Phoenix Zoo and the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, an eclectic mix of animals will keep you occupied for hours on end.

Admire the gleaming chrome and paintwork of the state-of-the-art vehicles and cheer on the drivers as they hurtle down the track at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Even though you'll be gambling responsibly, everyone still has a blast at the Casino Arizona and the Vee Quiva Casino. Perhaps you also want to try your luck at the Fort McDowell Casino and the Talking Stick Resort Casino.

You'll be inspired by the eclectic mix of plants on display when you visit the Desert Botanical Garden and the Ro He En Japanese Friendship Garden. The Carefree Desert Gardens and Sundial and the Fountain Hills Botanical Garden are two more great places to explore.

Bring along a bite to eat and enjoy the peaceful, green surroundings of South Mountain Park and Adobe Dam Regional Park. Patriots Square Park and Sahuaro Ranch Park are two more pleasant spots to while away the afternoon and catch up on some reading.

If you are interested in some more information about Phoenix, pick up some pamphlets at Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Discover the local wildlife with a trip to one of the region's freshwater lakes, such as North Lake and Canyon Lake.

Switch your phone to silent and have a break from the noises of the modern world at Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak. Nature lovers will also have a wonderful time at Hole in the Rock and White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

See the world from a new perspective with a visit to one of the area's educational exhibition spaces. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the varied collections at the Musical Instrument Museum and the Arizona Doll and Toy Museum. Another two to consider are the AZ Challenger Space Center and the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting.

See a range of artifacts and learn about scientific breakthroughs at the Arizona Science Center.

From the moment you walk through the doors, it is obvious that the collections of the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Deer Valley Rock Art Center are the product of obsession. Staring back from behind the glass, these fantastic specimens will excite your curiosity. The R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology and the Katydid Museum are also not to be missed.

Build on your appreciation of the artistic drive, and maybe even find a piece to take back home at one of the various gallery and exhibition spaces. Start off your tour of this creative paradise by stopping in at the Heard Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. Afterwards, if you still have some energy left, finish up your afternoon at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery.

The past comes to life at the Cave Creek Museum and the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park thanks to their variety of informative exhibits. The Arizona Hall of Fame Museum and the Rosson House Museum are also worthy choices.

To find out more about the area's colorful past, make sure you visit its many remaining historical sites. Start your history lesson at Arizona State Capitol and the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium. When it comes to bygone times, there's always something else to know. Wrigley Mansion and the Chinese Cultural Center are also great places to stop by.

Many visitors enjoy spending a few hours gawking at Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights, a fascinating cultural monument that is centuries old.

Discover the region's spiritual side and enjoy the serene atmosphere at the Mesa Mormon Temple and Saint Mary's Basilica. If you want to explore some more religious sites, head to Franciscan Renewal Center and the Arizona Buddhist Temple.

Once you've checked out all of the major points of interest in and around Phoenix, take the time to see a few of its less well-known sights. The Mesa Arts Center and the Shemer Art Center are a couple of good options. Also, consider checking out the Burton Barr Central Library and Tempe Beach Park if you have time.


Guide to Exploring Phoenix


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AU$74
3 Palms

3 Palms

7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale
4.0
of 5, from 8,558 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

The 3 Palms is adjacent to the 60-acre El Dorado Park, 2 miles from Old Town Scottsdale, and 4 miles from Arizona State University.

AU$72
La Quinta Inn Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

La Quinta Inn Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

911 S 48th St, Tempe
3.7
of 5, from 1,982 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is two miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, three miles from downtown Tempe, four miles from Tempe Diablo Stadium, and nine miles from Phoenix.

AU$139
Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
4.2
of 5, from 1,860 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located 4 miles from Old Town Scottsdale, this resort is a retreat for golfers playing the area's many championship courses; upscale shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square is 3 miles away.

AU$175
Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
4.3
of 5, from 2,943 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Scottsdale resort is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Butterfly Wonderland and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Scottsdale Fashion Square and Arizona Canal are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Scottsdale Condo Rentals

Scottsdale Condo Rentals

Various Addresses, Paradise Valley
4.0 out of 5.0

These guest house accommodations are located throughout the area in Paradise Valley.

AU$101
GreenTree Inn & Suites

GreenTree Inn & Suites

4234 S 48th St, Phoenix
4.3
of 5, from 1,725 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in South Mountain, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Diablo Stadium and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium. Sea Life Aquarium and Arizona Mills Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

AU$48
Vacation Inn Phoenix

Vacation Inn Phoenix

2420 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix
2.4
of 5, from 832 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Encanto, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Encanto Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Arizona State Capitol. Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel 502

Hotel 502

502 W Camelback Road, Phoenix
2.9
of 5, from 1,042 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Alhambra, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Town and Country Shopping Center, Grand Canyon University, and Encanto Park. Phoenix Convention Center and Venues and Talking Stick Resort Arena are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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