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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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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)

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

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

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

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)
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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Wander world-class museums, relax in Scottsdale's resorts, and hike through red rocks in the Valley of the Sun with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona.
Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries, including a luxurious desert getaway, a family road trip, and a 10-day "Best of the Valley of the Sun"
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore the local art scene, from Native American exhibits to contemporary galleries. Taste the best Sonoran-style cuisine this side of the Mexican border. Luxuriate in five-star resorts, world-class spas, and gourmet restaurants. Go stargazing in Sedona, or clubbing in Scottsdale. Browse new-agey shops or high-end boutiques, hike water-carved canyons and climb mountains, or go golfing at one of nearly 200 courses. Discover the rich culture of the Native American people who first settled the Valley, and venture to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon to witness the red-rock monoliths
  • Honest advice from Phoenix local Lilia Menconi on when to go and where to stay, with special focus on the best resorts in the area
  • In-depth coverage of all three cities, including the Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains
  • Recommendations for visitors with disabilities and for traveling with kids
  • Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona, you can plan your trip your way!

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Arizona. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale

By Charles Liu

Liu, Charles
Paperback (262 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale
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  • Menasha Ridge Press
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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

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

By Pam Hait

P A M HAIT
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Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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  • 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

Pam Hait
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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.

Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Moon Handbooks)

By Tim Hull

Hull Tim
Released: 2016-05-03
Paperback (472 pages)

Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Moon Handbooks)
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  • Moon Arizona the Grand Canyon
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This full-color guide to Arizona and the Grand Canyon includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Moon Arizon & the Grand Canyon gives you the tools to make your own choices, with:
  • Can't-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations

  • Suggestions on how to plan a trip that's perfect for you, including:
    • The Best of Arizona
    • The Ruins of Lost Cultures
    • A Grand Canyon Family Adventure
    • Top Five Hikes
    • Back to the Old West
    • Scenic Byways

    28 detailed and easy-to-use maps
    The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Tim Hull

Phoenix 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Phoenix ( Arizona - USA ) 2017: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Phoenix AZ 2017

By 55 Secrets

Released: 2017-08-01
Kindle Edition (27 pages)

Phoenix 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to Phoenix ( Arizona - USA ) 2017: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Phoenix AZ 2017
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about PHOENIX AZ!



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Phoenix Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona - 500 restaurants, bars and cafés recommended for visitors, 2018

By Andrew J. Wellington

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Phoenix Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona - 500 restaurants, bars and cafés recommended for visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (64 Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Asian Fusion, Bagels, Barbeque, Brazilian, Breakfast & Brunch, British, Buffets, Cajun, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Crêperies, Cuban, Delis, Dim Sum, Diners, Dominican, Ethiopian, European, Filipino, Fondue, French, Gluten-Free, Greek, Halal, Hawaiian, Indian, Iranian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Pakistani, Persian, Peruvian, Polish, Russian, Salvadoran, Sushi, Szechuan, Tapas, Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian, Veggies, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Food Lovers' Guide to® Phoenix & Scottsdale: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

By Katarina Kovacevic

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Food Lovers  Guide to® Phoenix & Scottsdale: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers  Series)
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The ultimate guide to the food scene in Phoenix and Scottsdale provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; specialty food shops; farmers’ markets and farm stands; trendy restaurants and time-tested iconic landmarks; and recipes using local ingredients and traditions.

Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff (Day Trips Series)

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This Daytrips guide takes you to hundreds of attractions all within a two hour drive of the city. this guide includes information on museums, theme parks, dining, lodging, and shopping.


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