As one of the largest cities in the US, Phoenix offers numerous things for visitors to enjoy. Right in the Valley of the Sun, you can expect hot summers and sunny days for almost nine months of the year! From the famed Pueblo Grande Museum and Ruin, to Phoenix-area food festivals, there are many experiences to be explored. If you are in Arizona, we recommend that you don’t miss some of the experiences listed below.
Visit the Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden feels even better by the evening in that special lighting theme. If you are a fan of desert vegetation, this could be the ultimate educational experience by all means. Besides the local varieties, you can spot desert flora from different regions, including South America and California. Cactuses alone are worth marveling at.
Check for Arizona Taco Festival
For foodies, the Arizona Taco Festival, which is scheduled in October, 2020, could be a great pick. More than 50 restaurant and food trucks will be participating at the event, and you will get some of the best tacos for taste. There will be bar services, special music stage and more. If you are in Phoenix in October, don’t miss this.
Phoenix Zoo for adults and kids alike
Located in Papago Park¸ Phoenix Zoo is all about caring for animals. The zoo only keeps animals that can survive and be comfortable in Arizona weather. The Arizona Trail here is worth the time to know wildlife from the region, while for lions and cheetahs, don’t miss the Africa Trail. There is also a special trail for the kids. You can also experience animal encounters at many places.
Experience the beauty of Papago Park
Most people associate Phoenix with the famed Papago Park. Both Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo, we mentioned earlier, are located in the park, for which you need to buy your tickets. However, Papago Park can be explored on your own. Do check for attractions like Hole in the Rock. It can get really hot in summers, so ensure that you are wearing protective clothing.
If you have time, make it a point to see the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The San Tan Mountain Regional Park is also famed, and for enjoying the nightlife, head straight to Tempe. For the fan of museums, Heritage Square and Rosson House Museum deserve a mention. Plan your Phoenix trip now!