Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood in 2012, and I happened to mark the centenary by visiting the city of Phoenix and its environs this spring. Guess which of Arizona’s five Cs impressed me the most? Out of Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, and Climate, it’s the latter, of course. The Arizona desert climate is dry, […]
Escaping the chilly rainy spring of San Francisco, and still clad in a sweater and jacket, I landed in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, looking like your typical snowbird among the tanned poolside lemonade-sipper. The assault on all of my senses was overwhelming and rather glorious.
Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, and if you can’t make it to Mexico to celebrate, then visit Phoenix, where there is an array of Mexican food, tequila, and festivals for your enjoyment. Inspired by our blog at the Greater Phoenix CVB The Hot Sheet, here are our top picks to experience the culture of […]
Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. Spend a few days in Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too. America’s sixth-largest city still has cowboys and red-rock buttes, but is also home to a burgeoning culinary scene.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and everyone is searching for that perfect plan for this romantic holiday. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a pressure-free first date, Phoenix has you covered. Plus, Phoenicians make up the country’s third-youngest metropolitan area in the U.S. With a population of more than 4.3 […]
Phoenix is not just a place for snowbirds and retired people. The greater Phoenix area is an oasis for many tourists and aspiring artists. If you are looking for a destination that is easy to get to and full of fabulous history, cultural experiences, and great hotels, consider visiting Phoenix.
Major League Baseball’s All Star Game shining on Phoenix and the NFL finally returning reminds me of how great a sports town this is. Every major professional sport is represented here, from baseball’s Diamondbacks to the NBA’s Suns and NHL’s Coyotes. Not only can you catch a major sporting event year-round, the greater Phoenix area […]
My Facebook status read, “Has anyone ever taken a camel ride? I am this weekend in Arizona. Are they mellow?” The responses, “In Morocco. I only got as far as mounting the camel – needless to say I was petrified.” another “They walk funny. Have fun!” and the best one, “They SPIT!”