Breaking away from its always-sunny, suburban ways, Phoenix now offers unexpected perks: world-class resorts in Paradise Valley, Southwestern culinary treasures, gay-friendly bars in converted Central Phoenix banks, and native American culture.
Getting Around Phoenix
The best way to get around Phoenix is by car. The city covers more than 400 square miles, and though it is possible to navigate the city using public transit, a car is most convenient. Parking is plentiful, with garages and metered spots enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freeway rush hours are generally between 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Summer rush hours trend 1 1/2-2 hours earlier due to road construction that generally begins when it's dark outside to avoid summer heat.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport-PHX
Things to Do and See in Phoenix
- Camelback Ranch
- Tempe Town Lake
- Surprise Stadium
- Phoenix Municipal Stadium
- Sun Devil Stadium
- Peoria Sports Complex
- Phoenix Zoo
- Phoenix Indian School
- Arizona State University
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport