Sunshine and Sonoran Desert. It means you can do things here you couldn't dream of doing anywhere else.
Our mountains are in the city, so you can hike the 50 miles of trails at South Mountain, chase the legend of the Lost Dutchman in the Superstitions, see the city from Piestawa Peak, or hike our famous natural landmark, Camelback Mountain, with a red-rock profile seen throughout the city.
You can also experience the great outdoors from shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park, Kierland Commons or the Waterfront, the boutiques in historic homes in downtown Phoenix, or the vintage home and garden shops on 7th Avenue.
Want a little “wild” with your West? Chase the legend of the Lost Dutchman in the Superstition Mountains, or take a guided tour of the world's lushest desert on a horse or in a hot-air balloon.
When the sun gives way to the stars, there are many areas for nightlife . Head to see-and-be-seen Scottsdale, hang with the college crowd on Mill Avenue or stroll a First Friday Art Walk in downtown Phoenix.
Festivals and events are almost always on tap in Greater Phoenix, so check our Calendar before planning your trip.
Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding areas are known for their shopping because of all the different options and because of the locations.
Discover new designers at local boutiques . Hunt for vintage treasures - for your home or for your closet - in the Melrose District, or cruise Central. Phoenix for gems like The Willows or The French Bee . Downtown Phoenix inspires your wardrobe with Bunky Boutique and Spoken.
If you're ready to hit the high-fashion scene, Scottsdale Fashion Square has recognizable shops and high-end stores like Barney's New York, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Jimmy Choo.
If you want to mix some sunshine with your splurging, stroll the garden-park grounds of Biltmore Fashion Park or the Main Street setting of Kierland Commons , or the European style of The Borgata . If you want to pause for an occasional laser-light show or dancing-fountain display, check out Westgate City Center.
Phoenix Convention Center:
The Phoenix Convention Center is fresh off a $600 million expansion that has transformed it into one of the largest facilities of its kind in the U.S. All told, the convention center boasts nearly 900,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. But size is only part of its story. Thoughtful touches include air-conditioned loading bays, exhibit halls with pre-scored floors, and outdoor meeting areas that capitalize on Phoenix's greatest natural resource — the sun.
The North Building
The four-level structure occupies a city block and boasts 635,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. It features a street-level ballroom, 11 exhibit halls, 56 meeting rooms and 20 climate-controlled loading docks.
Inside, thoughtful touches include exhibit halls with pre-scored floors for easy booth setup, an airy food court with five themed eateries, and outdoor meeting and pre-function areas that capitalize on Phoenix's greatest natural resource—the sun.
The North Building is linked to the neighboring West Building by both a glass-encased sky bridge and a substreet exhibition hall. It also showcases eight public-art installations and environmentally sensible features.
The West Building
The West Building houses 157,000 square feet of conference-style meeting and exhibit space. Its environs include a lecture hall, a grand ballroom and an adjoining performance center—all accentuated by a striking collection of public art.
A 90-foot-high glass atrium encases the West Building's lobby, which is ideal for large receptions. The lobby's huge glass door can be raised to create a dramatic, open-air environment.
Adjoining the lobby is the grand entrance to Symphony Hall, an elegant auditorium that seats 2,300. (Another spectacular performance space, Herberger Theater Center, is located directly across the street.)
The South Building
The South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center recently underwent an $18.5 million makeover in which no corner of the facility went untouched. Its exhibition halls, ballroom and meeting rooms have been adorned with new colors, carpet and lighting; every restroom has been remodeled; and WiFi coverage now extends to all public and rentable areas.
Over 33,000 square feet of space dedicated to this building, including 23 versatile meeting rooms and 28,000 square feet of ballroom space. The South Building also contributes to the total 143,000 square feet of exhibition space in the entire Convention Center.
501 S. Mill Ave. Ste. B-101
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480 557-5595
Fax : 480 557-5655
The Big Bang is Arizona's hottest dueling piano bar... request your favorite songs and experience live entertainment with attitude!
The Big Bang offers weekday drink specials and every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm is Happy Hour! Enjoy discounted drinks, free cover, and live entertainment. We have custom-tailored parties for your special occasions. From company parties to birthday or bachelorette parties, we can accommodate them all at The Big Bang, where the audience is the show!
Come to The Big Bang, the premiere nightclub experience in The Valley of the Sun!! On the southeast corner of 5th St. and Mill Ave. in Tempe.
Few cities are as fan-friendly as ours. From the Fiesta Bowl to Cactus League Spring Training to NASCAR to the PGA Tour, the nation's fifth-largest city plays host to some of the biggest sporting events in the world. Phoenix also fields franchises in all four major professional sports leagues, so there's always a game happening.
Some of our sports venues are fun even when there's no game in town. You can take a guided tour of University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and site of Super Bowl XLII) to learn about the inner workings of its roll-out grass field and retractable roof.
If you're a baseball fan, spring is your time to catch 13 teams all in close proximity to each other. At spring training, you can get seats close to the game, enjoy the sun with open festival seating, and get your ball signed by your favorite player. Check out maps and addresses to the field of your team.
NASCAR, Car Shows & Racing
3020 N. Scottsdale Road , Scottsdale, AZ | Scottsdale | Sports, NASCAR, Car Shows, Racing
For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional se...
20000 S. Maricopa Road Gate 3, Chandler, AZ | East Valley | Sports, NASCAR, Car Shows, Racing
Located at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, the world famous Bondurant School offers exciting racecar driving programs for individual and group entertainment.
5540 County Road 11A , Aubum, IN | Sports, NASCAR, Car Shows, Racing
Kruse International prepares for the Grand Finale event in Arizona's busy season of collector car auctions as they head out to Scottsdale, Arizona for the 37th Annual Collector Car Auction at the Ari...
Phoenix International Raceway
With an annual NASCAR weekend in November and now another every April, Phoenix International Raceway is the place to be for race fans. The track's high-speed excitement includes NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch, Craftsman Trucks and Featherlite Southwest Series races, along with the Indy cars. PIR has a tradition that is unmatched in the world of racing.
1 Cardinals Drive , Glendale, AZ | West Valley | Sports, Major League Teams
401 E. Jefferson St. , Phoenix, AZ | Downtown Phoenix | Sports, Major League Teams
The Arizona Diamondbacks entered Major League Baseball on March 31, 1998 and quickly secured their place in baseball history, winning the 2001 World Series against the NY Yankees in a thrilling come-...
201 E. Jefferson St. , Phoenix, AZ | Downtown Phoenix | Sports, Major League Teams
The NBA's Phoenix Suns draw a loyal legion of fans to the US Airways Center (UAC), in downtown Phoenix. Stars like Steve Nash, Shaquille O'Neal and Amare Stoudemire lead the Suns, who have reached th...
, Phoenix, AZ | Phoenix | Adventure, Air Experience
Since 1978, 205,000 passengers have made our Sonoran Desert flight the highlight of their visit. Motel transfers are available. Daily flights year round. Individuals and groups are welcomed. All ma...
7720 E. Evans Road Ste. 101, Scottsdale, AZ | Scottsdale | Adventure, Air Experience
Dreams of flying fulfilled daily! There is nothing closer to being a bird than a flight in a powered parachute. Enjoy a flight few have ever experienced. Your host, Randy Long is the only FAA certi...
6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. Ste. 202B, Glendale, AZ | West Valley | Adventure, Air Experience
Providing helicopter tours, charter and executive transport in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Discounts and package deals available. For information, call, fax or email to see what we can do for yo...
2243 E. Rose Garden Loop , Phoenix, AZ | Adventure, Air Experience
The Sonoran Desert is one of the foremost hot air ballooning areas in the entire world. Don't miss the opportunity to see why! Fodor's Travel Guide has rated Hot Air Expeditions as "The best bal...
Grand Canyon Airport, Grand Canyon, AZ | Outlying Areas | Adventure, Air Experience
Maverick Helicopters is the largest operator of the New EcoStar in the United States. In addition, Maverick has surpassed all operators with the most seats available. The new Eco Star Helicopters p...
Phoenix Art Museum's 18,000 works span Rembrandt to Rockwell to Leibowitz, while Heard Museum tells the story of the Southwest's native peoples through artifacts and art.
Several cultural attractions — Desert Botanical Garden , Taliesin West , Pueblo Grande — have outdoor settings that make the most of our sunny weather. Others, such as the Children's Museum of Phoenix and Arizona Science Center , focus on hands-on fun.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
The Museum at Papago Park, visitors will find engaging exhibits for all ages on 20th-century Arizona history, a research library, and facility rental available. Admission fees and free parking. The museum is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Sun. noon-4 p.m. closed on state holidays.
The Arizona Historical Society is Arizona's oldest cultural organization, founded by the territorial legislature on Nov. 7, 1864 and charged with preserving Arizona history for the present and future.
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Our hands-on interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children up to age 10 and the grown-ups who care about them. Make a meal in our Texture Café, navigate your way through Noodle Forest, or relax and share a story in our Book Loft. These are just a few of the adventures that await you at the Children's Museum of Phoenix. We're open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (plus Mondays for most of the summer). The Museum is an ideal location for your next party or corporate event. Our unique facility accommodates any type of gathering from formal sit-down dinners and cocktail shindigs to themed birthday bashes! We can put you in contact with performers to entertain your mind, caterers to scintillate your tongue, and ideas to amaze and amuse.
Celebration of Fine Art
20th Anniversary fine-art show held, Jan. 16–March 28, 2010. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Rain or shine. Visit 100 working artists' studios in less than a day. You can watch art developing and meet the artists who create it. Our Cafe serves lunch and snacks. Sculpture court features life-size and monumental sculpture. Award-winning artists from Arizona, around the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom work in a wide variety of mediums and styles. Mediums include painting, sculpture, baskets, photography, jewelry, mixed mediums, ceramics and glass. Styles and subject matter of the art range from cutting-edge contemporary, traditional landscape and western painting. Visitors agree that it is the best art experience in the valley. Don't miss it!
Thunderbird Artists / Arizona Fine Art EXPO
Join us for world-class Fine Art Festivals in Carefree, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Nov.-Mar. Enjoy paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, wood, metal sculptures and more as you stroll through the festival. Visit with award winning artists from throughout the United States and abroad. Take part in wine and microbrew tasting and listen to live musical entertainment. A can't miss event for any art lover or visitor to the picturesque Valley of the Sun! In addition to our outdoor three-day festivals, visit us in the big tents at the AZ Fine Art EXPO.
P.O. Box 870105, Tempe, AZ | East Valley | Arts & Culture, Performing Arts & Theaters
Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. ASU Gammage is the home theater of Broadway Acr...
3645 E. Indian School Road , Phoenix, AZ | Phoenix | Arts & Culture, Performing Arts & Theaters
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