Phoenix (United States)

Phoenix Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Like a phoenix from the desert

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and sixth largest city in the United States
Cultural hub for the Southwest with theaters, museums, an opera...

Phoenix, Arizona (pop 1.45 million) rises like a phoenix from the desert. OK, in my mind that sounded quite eloquent, but reading it again I am less sure. In any case, Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the sixth largest city of the United States as a whole. Being by far the largest city in this part of the country means that if you happen to travel this way you will practically be drawn to it, and that is not a bad thing.

As long as you are not here in the midst of summer, that is, when temperatures can reach well above 40°C or 105°F. But at any other time of year, this sunny city is the beating cultural heart of the Southwest, offering visitors for instance an opera, theaters, excellent museums like the Phoenix Art Museum or Heard Museum (devoted to Indian culture), and much more. The (Desert) Botanical Gardens where a personal favorite of mine, along with the views over the city from South Mountain Park. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Phoenix is a city in United States's region of Arizona. It has a population of 1,445,632, is situated at an altitude of 1086ft and the best airport to fly into is PHX (Sky Harbor International, Phoenix)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • Note: Phoenix is a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is well internationally connected (by air)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Other cities in the region (Arizona, United States)

Sedona, Tucson

Phoenix Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

68 72 77 86 95 104 106 104 100 88 75 66

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

0.9 0.9 1 0.3 0.1 0 1.1 1 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9

More Phoenix travel resources

Our friends at Planetware have much more, as do those at Wikitravel and Lonely Planet.

Phoenix Attractions (Foursquare)

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