Unmatched desert character meets big-city sophistication.
Being America’s fifth-largest city has its perks. The best part though is Phoenix still has cowboys and red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon and its history is a testament to the spirit of ranchers, miners and visionaries.
Gorgeous desert scenery sets Phoenix apart from other cosmopolitan cities in the United States. In fact, Phoenix has more land designated for parks and preserves than any other major city in the nation. In addition to its natural beauty, it has big-city offerings, too, such as outstanding theater, shopping, dining, museums, and more.