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Phoenix


Phoenix, Arizona
Located in the Salt River Valley, which is sometimes known as the "Valley of the Sun", in central part of the state, Phoenix is the state capital and largest city of Arizona. As of the 2005, the estimated population of the city itself was 1,461,575, with an estimated 3,715,360 living within the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

The city has at an average elevation of 1,117 feet (340 meters), and is located in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. The Salt River runs westward through Phoenix, but because of the desert climate and dams up river, the Salt River is normally dry - water only being present when water is released from dams that lie up river.

Attractions in the Phoenix area include:
Phoenix photographed from South Mountain


Phoenix Facts


Here is some more information about Phoenix:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Phoenix is the University of Phoenix, which is a for-profit educational institution that specializes in adult education.

  • Professional sports franchises in Phoenix include the baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the basketball team, the Phoenix Suns.

  • The main airport for Phoenix is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

  • Phoenix is nicknamed "Arizona's Urban Heart", while the Phoenix metropolitan area is nicknamed "Valley of the Sun".

Weather in Phoenix


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Books About Phoenix


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Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (512 pages)

Fodor s Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
Paperback (250 pages)

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)
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See the City with a Local

Local writer and avid hiker Lilia Menconi shares her expert perspective on the Valley of the Sun, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you're admiring Phoenix's sandstone peaks, the red rocks of Sedona, or relaxing in Scottsdale, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Southwestern Culture and Heritage” and “La Buena Vida: Desert Chic,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Lilia's trustworthy advice, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:
  • Phoenix and vicinity
  • Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains
  • Scottsdale and vicinity
  • Sedona and Red Rock Country
  • Jerome and the Verde Valley

Phoenix Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Phoenix, Arizona (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Robert A. Theobald

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (156 pages)

Phoenix Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Phoenix, Arizona (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 80 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 78 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Museums, Art Galleries, Parks, Stadiums, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Music Venues. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Hookah Bars, Lounges, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Jazz & Blues, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Pam Hait

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (320 pages)

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale

By Charles Liu

Liu, Charles
Paperback (262 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale
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  • Menasha Ridge Press
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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Pam Hait

GLOBE PEQUOT
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Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Vacation Goose Travel Guide Phoenix Arizona, USA

By Francis Morgan

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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Phoenix Arizona, USA
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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Phoenix Arizona, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Top 50 city attractions, top 50 nightlife adventures, top 50 city restaurants, top 47 shopping centers, top 50 hotels, and more than a dozen monthly weather statistics. This travel guide is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this pocket book be part of yet another fun Phoenix adventure :)

Best Climbs Phoenix, Arizona: The Best Sport and Trad Routes in the Area (Best Climbs Series)

By Stewart M. Green

Falcon Guides
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Best Climbs Phoenix, Arizona: The Best Sport and Trad Routes in the Area (Best Climbs Series)
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Best Climbs Phoenix, Arizona narrows down the thousands of climbing routes across Phoenix, Arizona to the 200 best routes. These routes display the hidden beauty and deep-rooted climbing history of Phoenix. Each section comes with its own unique history, description, climbing style, and a list of gear needed. Also included are detailed driving directions, maps and trailhead information along with the best time of day and year to climb. This guide covers routes from beginner to advanced to give climbers a chance to sample the best that Phoenix, Arizona has to offer. Featuring full-color images of all the cliffs and boulders witheasy-to-follow descriptions and grades for each route.
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  • Detailed maps
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  • Hundreds of favorite routes, many of moderate difficulty
  • Trivia and route history sidebars

PHOENIX ARIZONA TRAVEL GUIDE: THE LOCALS GUIDE: TOP 50 HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES

By A. Fox

A. Fox
Released: 2016-06-15
Kindle Edition (45 pages)

PHOENIX ARIZONA TRAVEL GUIDE: THE LOCALS GUIDE: TOP 50 HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES
 
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Here is the essential guide to Phoenix in the summer, written by a local!

HOT FUN! LOCALS TRAVEL GUIDE TO SUMMER 2016 IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: MUST SEE HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES is your personal tour guide to must see, must taste and must do in Phoenix, Arizona. This guide is written specifically for summer travel, which is typically off-season for the locals, but prime time for those who know the inside secrets on where to go.

Sneak Peek inside the book:
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•Best places to eat
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•Lots more!

Don’t limit yourself to the spots the ordinary guide books direct you to. Instead go to the unique places the locals go. Phoenix is a big city, but this guide will show you how to have small town fun!

Written by a local Phoenix resident, these are hand-picked spots that you should be sure to visit. Whether you like museums, parks, outdoor activities and sports or quiet times, there is something in this guide for you.

Download this locals travel guide to Phoenix now and you will have plenty to do on your next trip to Phoenix, and won’t waste any time finding fun things to see and do. Plus all the listings have been chosen to be inexpensive, so you will save money throughout your trip.

This locals travel guide includes addresses for all of the listings as well as website links so you can double check hours and prices before you go!

BONUS: Summer safety tips and recommendations as well as style hacks and how to dress in Phoenix.

Make your trip fun and simple by getting HOT FUN! LOCALS TRAVEL GUIDE TO SUMMER 2016 IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA: MUST SEE HIDDEN TOURS, ARTS & CULTURE, COOL EATS AND HOT HIKES. You’ll be glad you did!


Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Moon Handbooks)

By Tim Hull

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Released: 2016-05-03
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This full-color guide to Arizona and the Grand Canyon includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Moon Arizon & the Grand Canyon gives you the tools to make your own choices, with:
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    • A Grand Canyon Family Adventure
    • Top Five Hikes
    • Back to the Old West
    • Scenic Byways

    28 detailed and easy-to-use maps
    The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Tim Hull


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