Golf courses. Golden sunsets. Glitzy shops. Gastronomic choices. Glorious landscapes. Phoenix, Arizona's capital city, is a great getaway as a slick urban destination or scenic desert escape. Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year, flights from Calgary to Phoenix are especially in demand during the winter months.
Phoenix rises up from the Valley of the Sun, with a beautiful backdrop of mountain ranges and the Sonoran Desert beyond. It is one of the largest cities in the USA in terms of land area and offers an abundance of activities. This modern metropolis has a thriving restaurant scene, artistic enclaves with galleries, shopping opportunities galore and loads of museums, including the Heard Museum, Phoenix Children's Museum and the former home and school of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lace up your hiking boots and step outside this shining city to brilliant desert surroundings. Learn about Arizona's indigenous flora and fauna close up–but not too close, considering the varieties of prickly cactus! Enjoy the world-class golf, health resorts and spas at your doorstep. Phoenix is a hot destination, both in climate and attraction, why not see for yourself?