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Phoenix


Phoenix, Arizona
Located in the Salt River Valley, which is sometimes known as the "Valley of the Sun", in central part of the state, Phoenix is the state capital and largest city of Arizona. As of the 2005, the estimated population of the city itself was 1,461,575, with an estimated 3,715,360 living within the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

The city has at an average elevation of 1,117 feet (340 meters), and is located in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. The Salt River runs westward through Phoenix, but because of the desert climate and dams up river, the Salt River is normally dry - water only being present when water is released from dams that lie up river.

Attractions in the Phoenix area include:
Phoenix photographed from South Mountain


Phoenix Facts


Here is some more information about Phoenix:
  • The principal airport serving Phoenix is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Phoenix is the University of Phoenix. The University of Phoenix is a for-profit educational institution that specializes in adult education.

  • Professional sports franchises in Phoenix include the baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the basketball team, the Phoenix Suns.

  • Phoenix is nicknamed "Arizona's Urban Heart", while the Phoenix metropolitan area is nicknamed "Valley of the Sun".

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Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
Paperback (250 pages)

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See the City with a Local

Local writer and avid hiker Lilia Menconi shares her expert perspective on the Valley of the Sun, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you're admiring Phoenix's sandstone peaks, the red rocks of Sedona, or relaxing in Scottsdale, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Southwestern Culture and Heritage” and “La Buena Vida: Desert Chic,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Lilia's trustworthy advice, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:
  • Phoenix and vicinity
  • Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains
  • Scottsdale and vicinity
  • Sedona and Red Rock Country
  • Jerome and the Verde Valley

Phoenix Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Phoenix, Arizona (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Robert A. Theobald

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (156 pages)

Phoenix Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Phoenix, Arizona (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 80 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 78 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Museums, Art Galleries, Parks, Stadiums, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Music Venues. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Hookah Bars, Lounges, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Jazz & Blues, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (512 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada

PHOENIX ARIZONA TRAVEL GUIDE: THE LOCALS GUIDE: TOP 50 HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES

By A. Fox

A. Fox
Released: 2016-06-15
Kindle Edition (45 pages)

PHOENIX ARIZONA TRAVEL GUIDE: THE LOCALS GUIDE: TOP 50 HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES
 
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Here is the essential guide to Phoenix in the summer, written by a local!

HOT FUN! LOCALS TRAVEL GUIDE TO SUMMER 2016 IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: MUST SEE HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES is your personal tour guide to must see, must taste and must do in Phoenix, Arizona. This guide is written specifically for summer travel, which is typically off-season for the locals, but prime time for those who know the inside secrets on where to go.

Sneak Peek inside the book:
•Over 50 fun places to visit
•Best parks
•Top museums
•Creative artsy things to do
•Best places to eat
•Best water activities
•Best shopping
•Best indoor and outdoor fun
•Lots more!

Don’t limit yourself to the spots the ordinary guide books direct you to. Instead go to the unique places the locals go. Phoenix is a big city, but this guide will show you how to have small town fun!

Written by a local Phoenix resident, these are hand-picked spots that you should be sure to visit. Whether you like museums, parks, outdoor activities and sports or quiet times, there is something in this guide for you.

Download this locals travel guide to Phoenix now and you will have plenty to do on your next trip to Phoenix, and won’t waste any time finding fun things to see and do. Plus all the listings have been chosen to be inexpensive, so you will save money throughout your trip.

This locals travel guide includes addresses for all of the listings as well as website links so you can double check hours and prices before you go!

BONUS: Summer safety tips and recommendations as well as style hacks and how to dress in Phoenix.

Make your trip fun and simple by getting HOT FUN! LOCALS TRAVEL GUIDE TO SUMMER 2016 IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: MUST SEE HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES. You’ll be glad you did!


Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Pam Hait

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (320 pages)

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Pam Hait

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Phoenix 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Phoenix ( Arizona - USA ) 2016: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Phoenix AZ 2016

By 55 Secrets & Phoenix Travel Guide

Released: 2016-05-20
Kindle Edition (26 pages)

Phoenix 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Phoenix ( Arizona - USA ) 2016: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Phoenix AZ 2016
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about PHOENIX AZ!



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Arizona Roads

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Accordion-style folded, laminated road map of Arizona. Map includes insets of Phoenix, Tucson, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, and Yuma. Includes index, city distances, and places of interest.

Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Moon Handbooks)

By Tim Hull

Avalon Travel Pub
Released: 2016-05-03
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Lonely Planet Southwest USA (Travel Guide)

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