Phoenix Arizona (AZ) - The Phoenix Guide
Phoenix Arizona (AZ) The Official City Guide for the Phoenix Area. Local Information on Things to do, Events, Entertainment, Dining, Apartments, Real Estate, Sports, Weather, Phoenix Hotels, and more.
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The fifth largest city in the nation, Phoenix has many attractions providing culture and entertainment on all levels. It is a natural draw for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. Not only does Phoenix have its own stunning views, but it’s just hours away from the Grand Canyon, nearby Sedona, and many other breathtaking sites.
The Copper Square district in historic downtown Phoenix offers something for everyone. For shoppers, there’s the Arizona Center. Museum enthusiasts can visit the Arizona Science Center and history buffs can learn more about the Valley’s establishment at the Phoenix Museum of History. Sports buffs will check into Chase Field, (formerly Bank One Ball Park) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, or US Airways Center for the Phoenix Suns. There are plenty of clubs, bars, music, dance, and theatrical venues for night life entertainment. In downtown Phoenix there’s the Opera and the Symphony Hall. The Arizona Theatre Company and Black Theater Troupe offer dramas, musicals, and numerous other works. There’s plenty of action at the Herberger Theatre Center and Orpheum Theatre as well. The Dodge Theatre features high-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment, plays, concerts and boxing. Copper Square is also home to many fine dining establishments. For coffeehouse enthusiasts there’s the Willow House; and those seeking an Irish joke or song can seek out Seamus Mccafrey’s Irish Pub. I f you’re looking for some chuckles, try Rascal’s Comedy Club. To the east of downtown lay the Desert Botanical Garden a perfect place for nature lovers to sample the serene beauty of native and rare cacti, succulents, desert trees and flowers.
West of Phoenix is the area of Glendale, one of the nation’s hottest areas of growth. Located here are the new NFL Cardinals Stadium, host of the 2008 Super Bowl, and the Glendale Arena, home of the Phoenix Coyotes and one of the area’s top entertainment venues.
If you’re in north Phoenix, the Pioneer Arizona Living History Village Museum is a great place to experience Phoenix life in earlier times. In south Phoenix you’ll find the popular Mystery Castle and South Mountain Park.
Nearby Downtown Scottsdale is a must for art enthusiasts along Main Street and in the Marshall Way Arts District. Old Town Scottsdale abounds with rustic storefronts and wooden sidewalks. Here you will find fine jewelry and unique Mexican imports you cannot leave behind. One of the country’s most unique holdings of contemporary art can be found at the "museum without walls" at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West winter home is open for tours in North Scottsdale.
Tempe is the home of Arizona State University, the ASU Sun Devil Stadium and Fiesta Bowl, ASU Wells Fargo Arena. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gammage Auditorium is also located on campus. The University keeps the neighborhood humming and the ever popular Tempe Beach Park keeps swimmers, bikers, and joggers in shape.
Founded on the ruins of a former civilization, Phoenix was selected as an appropriate name by city founders in 1868. The most popular time to visit is between the months of October and May. After that, the temperatures climb, however, locals consider the dry heat to be very tolerable.
Check the parks and attractions "to do" guides. . Phoenix also offers many choices for getting out of the sun -- check the Phoenix museums, attractions, and shopping "to do" guides. Phoenix provides many wonderful resort hotels to keep you pampered in style. For places to stay, check out the online Phoenix hotels guide and vacation rentals guide.
Phoenix Area Events Calendar
05/23-06/23 - The Butterfly's Day
06/14-06/29 - Alice in Wonderland
06/22 - INFERNO Phoenix
06/29 - 2013 Summer Splash Tour
07/12-08/18 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
07/14 - Widespread Panic
06/19 - Into the Woods at 07:30 PM
06/19 - Into the Woods at 02:00 PM
06/20 - Into the Woods at 07:30 PM
06/21 - Into the Woods at 07:30 PM
06/22 - Into the Woods at 02:00 PM
06/22 - Into the Woods at 07:30 PM
06/23 - Into the Woods at 02:00 PM
06/23 - Into the Woods at 07:30 PM
06/25 - Sister Act at 07:30 PM
06/26 - Sister Act at 07:30 PM
06/27 - Sister Act at 07:30 PM
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