Phoenix Quick Guide
Phoenix is a spicy blend of cultures, intriguing history, scenic beauty and the colorful legends of the Old West. Its economy is driven by aerospace, distribution, electronics, high-tech manufacturing and professional services.
The desert landscapes of Phoenix are nothing short of striking and awe-inspiring. The natural beauty of the region has been a draw for naturalists and artists alike for decades. Visitors will find that the region is a mecca for the Southwestern Art Movement, and the city is home to dozens of galleries and boutiques specializing in the genre.
The City of Phoenix offers a wealth of information to help residents learn more about how their city works. City Hall is located at 200 W. Washington St., where many city agencies, departments and services can be found.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Phoenix to nearby popular cities including Chandler, Glendale, Mesa or Old Town Scottsdale.
Making Phoenix Your Home
New in town? Find a Phoenix apartment and more in the Phoenix Yellow Pages.
Phoenix Shopping and Services
Where to Go in Phoenix
Why not plan a weekend of doing absolutely nothing while enjoying any number of treatments and personal pampering at a luxury day- or full-service spa? The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, The Boulders and Royal Palms Resorts are some of the best around, and all are conveniently located in Phoenix.
If your idea of fun is to spend time outdoors, head to some of the region's many recreation areas, such as Camelback Mountain Park, Cave Creek Recreation Area, Lookout Mountain Preserve, and the Squaw Peak Recreation Area.
Things to Do in Phoenix
Phoenix is blessed with sunshine on a nearly year-round basis, making it the perfect playground for kids of all ages. Ride a horse, go rock climbing or river rafting, or traverse any number of hiking trails by foot.
Sports fans will get their fill of strategic play and fast sports action at Bank One Ballpark, home of the World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, while America West Arena plays host to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Rattlers and Phoenix Coyotes.
Popular Phoenix Attractions
- Arizona Science Center
- Deer Valley Rock Art Center
- Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art
- Historic Heritage Square