With more than 300 sunny days a year on average, Phoenix Arizona is the sunniest city in America, making it the perfect destination for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. For those wanting to escape the sun, a host of museums, art galleries, stores, and restaurants are on hand to enjoy.
Phoenix began from the ruins of an ancient Native American civilization to become the second fastest growing, and now 5th largest city in the United States. Its storied history is evident in the thriving arts scene that melds together elements of the many cultures that contributed to the city it has become today of gleaming skyscrapers contrasted against the colorful desert landscape.
The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the top tourist attractions in Phoenix. It is a 50-acre desert garden, with paths winding through the world’s finest collection of arid plants from deserts around the world. This botanical garden is completely outdoors, and offers education on desert living, conservation, and the Sonoran Desert in addition to the more than 50,000 desert plants on display. There are various special events held at the Botanical Garden throughout the year such as concerts, art exhibits, and even a culinary classic! During the holiday season, the trails are lined with twinkling luminaria bags, and entertainment groups are sprinkled throughout the gardens to delight guests during Las Noches de las Luminarias.
Visitors interested in learning about the history, tradition, and culture of the 22 regional American Indian tribes native to this region, should add a visit to the Heard Museum to their list. The 11 large exhibit galleries at this museum are filled with art and cultural objects, interactive exhibits, and rotating art installations. Heard Museum is home to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, where top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers compete for the prestigious award of first place. The museum hosts original artwork from Indian artists throughout the grounds and offers pieces for sale in the gift shop.
The cuisine in Phoenix is diverse, but heavily influenced by the surrounding Indigenous and Latino communities. Tamales, chimichangas, and Navajo tacos can be found on a multitude of menus with a seemingly endless number of variations to try. Other traditional dishes like piki bread, red chili stew, and posole are all to be sampled, perhaps with a side of freshly made salsa. Whether the appetite strikes at a small, hidden gem along a side street, or at one of the many Michelin star restaurants dotting the city, any diner’s palate will leave Phoenix happy and wanting another bite.
The sunniest city in America offers an unrivaled experience with more than 200 miles of hiking trails amidst the stunning red rocks, five 18-hole and three 9-hole golf courses, zoos, museums, cultural events and festivals, excellent dining, and award-winning accommodations. Begin planning your visit to this radiant city with www.tripsupport.ca today. With Trip Support’s “Book Now, Pay Later” program, you can pay for your travel over time, and with no credit checks and no interest on your payments! Make a down payment, followed by installments over time, as you dream of basking under the rays in Phoenix, Arizona!