​​​​​Phoenix is Fun.​

Phoenix has a unique and vibrant culture, only beginning to be captured by its museums, galleries and performance theatres. Phoenicians are active and so is the scene here. Artlink First Fridays brings the city together and is the nation's largest, self-guided art walk touring more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces. Join us at the world-renowned Heard Museum, historic Orpheum Theatre, one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument Museum, Symphony Hall, Comerica Theatre, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Herberger Theater, Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden and so much more!​

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​​​​Sporting Events​

Downtown Phoenix is home to some of Arizona's biggest teams including:

 The Valley is also home to the NFL's AZ Cardinals and the NHL's AZ Coyotes and the Maryvale Baseball Park, a spring training facility for the Milwaukee Brewers. 

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Hiking & Mountain Biking

Phoenix is surrounded by scenic mountains. The city boasts more than 41,000 acres of desert and mountain preserves offering everything from exciting, intensive summit climbs to quiet, peaceful valley walks. 41 trailheads provide access to more than 200 miles of trails. ​

To learn more about the trails found around Phoenix, visit the Desert Pa​​rks and Mountain Preserves page.

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Hungry? What are you in the mood for? Mexican cuisine? Thai? Maybe a vegan meal is for you.

Whatever you choose, finding a great restaurant in Phoenix won't be hard. ​You'll find food covering every craving. Don't forget to grab dinner on the restaurant patio and enjoy the iconic Arizona sunsets.

The city is home to hundreds of great restaurants that showcase the communities and culture that define Phoenix. With so many options, your tastebuds will never be bored.


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When it comes to shopping, Phoenix has everything you need with more than 66 million square feet of retail space. If you’re a vintage shopper, bargain shopper, or anything in between, we have it all here in Phoenix. 

Phoenix also boasts a strong community of locally-owned businesses and community events to help highlight our small business community. That means more jobs, neighborhood improvements, and community development for Phoenix.


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Community Spaces​

In Phoenix, you're never far from green spaces with lush trees. There are over 180 spacious parks located across the city including one of the largest municipal park in North America, the South Mountain Park Preserve. The city also boast recreational activities for people of all ages. 

The city currently has:

  • ​28 Neighborhood and Community Rec Centers
  • 11 Dog Parks
  • ​29 Community Pools
  • 7 Urban Fishing Ponds

To see what other community spaces the city has, head over to the Parks Map.

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Arts & Culture

In Phoeni​​x, there's never a dull moment. Stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden, home to thousands of beautiful desert cacti, trees, and flowers. Or catch a first-class show at the historic Orpheum theatre. And on First Fridays, you can walk through the Roosevelt Arts District to see paintings and murals created by local Phoenix artist. 

To see more, visit the Arts, Culture, and History page.

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