Phoenix, Arizona Travel Guide

Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and lies south of the Grand Canyon in the northeastern desert. With a population of over 4 million, this is Arizona’s largest city and one of America’s most populated cities. It is always warm here, and it is often referred to as the valley of the sun. Here are some must-see attractions in Phoenix, Arizona.

Central Arts District

The tea and coffee houses in between the boutique stores and the galleries are a great place for breakfast.

Wrigley Mansion

This is a carefully preserved mansion looking out over the city. It is a great place for fine dining in an antique or modern setting.

Arizona Science Center

Cycle high in the air or get gobbled up by a monster stomach in this interactive museum. You can test your brain in the wonder center and your kids will love the splashing about.

Phoenix Art Museum

Visit the Phoenix Art Museum for exhibits off the wall. This museum is filled with conventional sculptures and paintings.

Heard Museum if Native Cultures and Art

This is the place to see ancient jars and bowls as well as Navajo jewelry. You can try creating jewelry and pottery yourself and pottery yourself at the Mesa Arts Center. There are all the tools you need here.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale is between Phoenix and Mesa. When it comes to art, the sky is the limit here. You can also explore the stores in the Scottsdale Quarter after browsing the work of local creatives.

Musical Instrument Museum

If you want to treat yourself to some musical journey through time, visit the Musical Instrument Museum. It is stacked from the floor to the ceiling with unusual South American instruments, guitars from the Middle East, and African drums. This museum is also a tribute to some of the finest artists to come out of America.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Situated near the Salt River, this place will give you an insight into the Hohokam people’s lives. By digging irrigation canals to the river, they helped shape this city about 1,500 years ago.

Papago Park

Papago Park is home to some of the best family’s attractions in Phoenix. You should remember to check out the edible art and huge cacti in the Desert Botanical Garden, the prairie animals in Phoenix, and the old fire trucks in the Hall of Flame.

Dobbins Point

This is natural window where you can get spectacular views of the city. Here, it is like you are looking into the past in one direction and into the future in the other.

Grand Canyon

The folds and drop offs at the Grand Canyon are the most awe-inspiring of all the rock formations in Arizona. Sedona is closer to Phoenix if you don’t have the time to drive to see the Grand Canyon.

Phoenix is an attractive oasis in the desert with its deep appreciation of nature and art, rich Native American history, and southwestern charm.

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