Phoenix is the capital of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. With high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, vibrant nightclubs and some awesome natural wonders nearby (3 hours to the Grand Canyon and 2 hours to Sedona). Another highlight in the city is the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants.

Dining & Nightlife

Different Pointe of View
Different Pointe of View is a distinct and unforgettable Phoenix dining destination that over its 31-year history has evolved into a culinary experience just as memorable as its stunning views atop North Mountain in Phoenix. Guests of this renowned, mountaintop restaurant are treated to an innovative and bold menu in an atmosphere that is as sophisticated as it is approachable.
Pomo Pizzeria
The signature style of Pomo Pizzeria creates an unparalleled pizza experience that combines authentic flavors with techniques handed down over generations. Their ingredients and process let you discover Neapolitan pizzas in the true tradition that goes back hundreds of years and thousands of miles to Napoli, Italy.
Sweet Republic
"At Sweet Republic, our goal is to put a smile on each customer's face. We believe that the only way to achieve this is to create the most flavorful indulgences from all-natural ingredients, handcrafted in small batches right in the store."

Activities & Recreation

Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Camelback Mountain is a hiking destination for both locals and tourists and is located between Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
Desert Botanical Garden
The Garden strives to be an indispensable resource in the Southwestern United States for helping individuals learn about Sonoran Desert Plants as well as desert plants of the world. Their mission is to promote awareness so people will conserve and protect the natural world for the benefit of future generations. Every element of the Garden reflects excellence, beauty and inspiration to transform the visitor experience into one of discovery and meaning about deserts and desert plants.
A Phoenix Tour
A tour of Phoenix can introduce historic attractions and popular spots. Sites include the Sonoran Desert, the Arizona State Capitol building, Wrigley Mansion, Senator Barry Goldwater's former estate and the Arizona Biltmore. Admire natural treasures including Camelback Mountain and South Mountain Park, and browse shops in Scottsdale's Old Town. Phoenix offers rich history, Native American culture, wildlife and landmarks.