Meet in the sun-dappled Southwest
1I T’S EAS Y AND AFFORDABLE TO FLY HERE More than 1,200 aircraft arrive
and depart Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) every day. Both Southwest
and American airlines have hubs here.
2AND TO GE T AROUND
Visitors can travel
between PHX and
the Phoenix Convention Center via
Valley Metro Light
Rail for $2 or by taxi
for about $15.
3THERE ARE HOTEL
From sprawling full-service resorts to
there is no lack of
variety in Greater
4SUNSHINE, SUNSHINE, AND MORE SUNSHINE
Greater Phoenix basks in sunny
weather more than 300 days
a year, making it the sunniest
metropolis in the United States.
5A LANDSCAPE LIKE NO THER The lush Sonoran
Desert, towering saguaro cacti,
and mountains spanning the
entire horizon — Phoenix is one
of the most beautiful big cities
6GE T OUTSIDE Thanks to all that sun- shine, Greater Phoenix is a paradise for
outdoor enthusiasts, whether they experience it on a saddle, inside a jeep, or in a
7LINKS TO LOVE Greater Phoenix is a year-round paradise for golfers, who
play at pro-approved courses such as TPC
Scottsdale and Grayhawk Golf Club, and
test their games on challenging desert layouts like Troon North Golf Club.
8SERIOUS SHOPPING Maybe you can’t buy happiness, but Greater Phoenix sure makes it fun to try. The area has
some of the best shopping in the Southwest, from charming vintage boutiques to
9KID;INSPIRED FUN FOR GROWN; UPS From vintage arcade games
to ping pong and shu;leboard, Greater
Phoenix’s game bars have it all. The Vig and
The Yard are spacious spots with traditional
outdoor games, and Cobra Arcade Bar was
named one of the three most awesome
arcade bars in the country by TV show
10A CELEBRATED CULINARY SCENE
Greater Phoenix is a foodie’s
dream. Two things no hungry
visitor should miss: patio dining and pizza. In fact, Phoenix
was recently named the best
pizza city by readers of Travel
For more information: Visit
Phoenix — visitphoenix.com
With an unforgettable desert backdrop and a modern infrastructure that’s easy to navigate,
Greater Phoenix is a win-win for all kinds of groups.
Back to nature Greater Phoenix is surrounded by great hiking trails,
including the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy
Draw Recreation Area at the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak.
Get around Visitors can take
Valley Metro Light Rail from the
airport to downtown, to most of
the area’s major attractions, as well
as to Tempe and Mesa.