Phoenix is Arizona's state capitol and is the 5th largest city in the USA with a population of over 1.6 million people. Located in the Sonoran Desert, you can expect hot, sunny weather almost year round. In fact, the sun shines on this great city 85% of its daylight hours.
Throughout the city, you can find tons of hiking trails varying from easy to difficult, including hiking mountains right in the middle of the city (yes you read that right!) Head down to Roosevelt's Row Arts District for some fun, or go golfing, visit shops and museums, and of course, dine at some of the best restaurants out there.
Another great area to check out just east of Phoenix is Scottsdale. Explore old town Scottsdale or catch up with friends at a cool bar or restaurant - there are so many great options to choose from. Frankie Muniz even has his own olive store there called Outrageous Olive Oil. Clearly, there is something here for everyone.
If you want to learn more about all the cool cacti and vegetation that grows in the Sonoran Desert, spend the day at the Desert Botanical Garden to walk among tall saguaros and beautiful wildflowers in season. You can also see these awesome plants on many of the trails throughout the greater Phoenix area.
Right outside the city, you can take your Jeep down the legendary Apache Trail, which offers stunning views of the surrounding Superstition Mountains. The surrounding area of Phoenix is a recreational wonderland. Although this cool city is in the desert, you can find a number of lakes to chill at.
There is so much more to do I could go on and on. This huge city has endless possibilities when it comes to entertainment and activities. What are your favorite things to do in Phoenix? Comment below to share :)
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