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Phoenix - City Guide


Phoenix

This phenomenal city spans more 2,000 square miles and has national sports teams, top-of-the-line golf courses and famous museums. Incorporating the communities of Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, Phoenix is a sprawling city that boasts of more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Summers can be boiling hot, but winter months are the perfect level of warmth. With enough activities to satisfy the whole family, this desert city is a veritable mecca of recreational opportunities.

History of the Area

As early as 300 BC, the Hohokam people moved into the Phoenix area and created a complex system of canals for irrigation. They lived in the area until about 1450 AD, when they mysteriously disappeared. It is believed that a period of drought and severe floods ultimately led to their abandonment of the canals.

In the 17th century, father Fusebio Kino became one of the first Europeans to visit the area and founded the Spanish mission of Pima. After this, Europeans would not inhabit the area until the 1860s. In 1863, the mining town of Wickensburg was set up as the first town in Maricopa County. Phoenix began under the watchful eye of Jack Swilling, a Confederate veteran from the Civil War. Swilling saw the potential the area had for farming and redeveloped the old Hohokam canals. Born out of the remains of an old civilization, they chose to call the city “Phoenix”.

In 1912, President William Howard Taft declared Phoenix the capital of Arizona. It gradually became the central distribution center for goods in the area. Today, it hosts the Arizona State Fair and is home to the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise. From desert outpost to modern metropolis, Phoenix has become the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the entire United States.

Getting There

Phoenix offers visitors numerous transportation options. From light rail to local buses, travelers will find moving about the city an easy experience. There are several bike paths that can be used. So, if your family wants to explore the city on your own, bicycle rental is a definite possibility. Driving is the most popular means of transportation in Phoenix and rental cars area available.

Visitors to Phoenix can get there via one of the three different airports. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the most popular hub and caters to international and interstate flights. Contributing $33 billion to Arizona’s yearly economy, this airport operates around the clock. National flights are also served by the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and the Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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Exploring the Salt River

For families with older children, check out the Salt River. Escape the heat and drift down the Salt River on the top of an inner tube. The river loops down through the Tonto National Forest. Operating from 11 AM to 4 PM, the river ride starts in northeast Mesa. Travel 15 miles north of Highway 60 and the launch is on Power Road. The entire floating trip takes anywhere from two to five hours, so get here early. Shuttles are also provided so floaters can get back to the start of the trail.

Experience the Mystery

Constructed in the 1930s and 1940s, Mystery Castle looks like a creative mix of a hacienda, castle and sand cliff dwelling. Boyce Luther Gulley used every piece of stone, abode and scavenged material he could find to make an eccentric home for his daughter, Mary Lou. The daughter still lives at the house and allows people to stop by for tours. Call ahead to check and make sure it is still open—as Mary Lou ages, she takes more time off for her health.

Pueblo Grand Museum and Archaeological Park

Relive the history of Phoenix and explore Pueblo Grand Museum and Archaeological Park. Within this park are the excavations of the Hohokam village of Pueblo Grande. Archaeologists have set up a small museum to showcase the new information that gets unearthed. From a ceremonial platform to a ball court to a section of the first canals, this park provides a window into the history of Phoenix.

Hiking the Grand Canyon

Any trip to Phoenix is not complete without a trip to the legendary Grand Canyon. This iconic piece of nature is at the end of a 17 mile scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon. Explore the Sonoran Desert and catch a view of the sun setting over the Grand Canyon. On your drive, you will pass by the Navajo Reservation where traditional Native American products and designs are for sale. For the adventuresome, hiking and kayaking guides exist in the region.

Lions and Tigers

For younger children in the group, nothing is more exciting than a trip to the zoo. With more than 1,300 animals, the Phoenix Zoo has something for everyone in the family. Five unique trails play host to keeper talks, animal encounters and numerous food venues. Treat the children to a visit with lions and stop by this engaging and educational exhibition.

Tea Time!

Providing a remarkable contrast to the stark desert surroundings, the Mandala Tearoom is a cheerful addition to the Phoenix food scene. An organic vegan café, the décor is surprisingly minimalist and refreshing. The menu features international inspired dishes including the delicious baked ziti, vegan truffles and herbal elixirs. On weekends, Mandala Tearoom offers tofu scrambles and other filling brunches. Relax from an arduous day of sight-seeing and enjoy free Wi-Fi access at this one-of-a-kind café.

Fancy Southwestern Cuisine?

Vincent Guerithault is the founder of a group of restaurants featuring Southwestern cuisine with a French twist. From thyme-infused lamb to scrumptious soufflé, "Vincent on Camelback" packs southern flavors with a punch. If you are eating with children, try out the counterpart to the Vincent on Camelback, called the Vincent Market Bistro. The Bistro recently opened behind the original restaurants for the same foodie experience with a more casual feel. During the summer months, a farmers market sets up stands in the parking lot and is extremely popular with local gourmet aficionados.

Moving to Phoenix

It's like stepping into a world of adventure, fine dining and world class shopping. Whether you are relocating with children or just seeking a golf course retirement heaven, this spectacular city more than delivers. Spend some time exploring the city and learning the local ins and outs to get a true feel for the remarkable culture of Phoenix, Arizona.

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