Feel the sun warm your face as you look out at the grand saguaros with the vibrant cityscape in the distance. Take a moment to decide if you want to spend your day exploring the Sonoran Desert or indulging in luxurious spa and shopping experiences. Or, why not both?
In Phoenix, unmatched desert character meets big-city sophistication. America’s fifth-most-populated city is home to real cowboys, red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of ranchers, miners and visionaries.
Gorgeous desert scenery sets Phoenix apart from other cosmopolitan cities in the United States. In fact, Phoenix has more land designated for parks and preserves than any other major city in the nation. In addition to its natural beauty and Old West roots, Phoenix is home to an array of theater, shopping, dining, museums and more cultural attractions.
This mix of timeless desert beauty and urban sophistication is the perfect setting for family holidays, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. Enjoy resorts and spas infused with American Indian tradition, golf courses that stay green all year, mountain parks crisscrossed with trails, sports venues worthy of the Super Bowl and a spectrum of boutiques and fashionable malls few regions in America can match.