Phoenix is Arizona’s state capital, and North America’s 6th largest city. It is well known for its balmy weather, standing 1,117 feet above sea level. The city has an average temperature of 75.05 degrees and more sunny days than any other metropolis in the U.S., earning its name the Valley of the Sun. Situated within the Sonoran Desert, one of the country’s wettest and greenest deserts, it boats approximately 16 million visitors a year and is particularly popular for its golf courses – all 200 plus of them!
The city offers some fascinating attractions for both locals and visitors, and listed below are the 25 best things to do things to do in Phoenix!
1. Be at one with nature at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Shake off any stress and enjoy the nature based offerings available at the Japanese Friendship Garden, the Ro Ho En. Home to more than 50 varieties of plants, 1,500 tons of handpicked rock, a backdrop of delicate sculptured landscape and a fantastic half acre Koi pond, the garden is just the place to relax. The Garden was built with the shared cultural vision of the Sister Cities of Phoenix and Himeji, Japan. Finish off your visit with a trip to the Japanese Tea House for a cup of refreshing afternoon tea.