Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants.
Downtown is the center for arts and culture; made vibrant by its murals, galleries, museums and theaters. This is the place where art inspires and is inspired and where creative minds are discovered and celebrated. Dozens of world-class galleries, museums and theaters are within reach — walking distance or a bike or light-rail ride away. Whether it’s a First Friday art walk or a Friday night on the town, they’re waiting to expand both your perspective and imagination.