Desert Escape

Infused with art and sophistication, Phoenix is the ultimate Southwestern destination for families and 20-somethings looking for their dream desert getaway. The great weather and year-round sun make Phoenix a wonderful destination to hike, golf, shop, and explore the outdoors. The Valley of the Sun has a sprawling artist community with galleries down south in Roosevelt Row and a flourishing restaurant scene in the Sonoran Desert. If you need to cool down, there is an abundant bar scene for drinks. Plus, it’s close enough to the hip Old Town Scottsdale and the scenic Apache Trail if you're down to venture around town.

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There’s something wonderfully healing in Arizona air.

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In The Valley

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    Phoenix is the 3rd best golf destination in the country, famous for its Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses.

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    This suburbia-meets-metropolis boomtown is growing at three times the rate of Los Angeles or New York City.

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    Phoenix plans to preserve 15,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert.

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Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva

Situated only a few hours north of the Mexican border, Phoenix has no shortage of Mexican eateries. This spot definitely doesn't disappoint with outdoor seating options, a healthy cocktail selection, and a menu full of flavor.

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Apache Trail

Incredible canyon views, rock formations, native desert plants and trees—a road trip on the Apache Trail has it all. Take a scenic drive down Arizona Route 88 and be sure to stop by Superstition Wilderness area, Lost Dutchman State Park, and Goldfield Ghost Town along the way.

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Roosevelt Row Arts District

This walkable arts district, located in Phoenix's downtown area, is bustling with art and food vendors, galleries and studios. Check your calendar to see if you can join one of their monthly First Fridays Art Walk or annual festivities like the Pie Social or Chile Pepper Festival.

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