Phoenix is the capital of Arizona in the US and one of its most populated cities. It is famous for being the home of Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female judge sworn into the US Supreme Court.
Holiday goers who love animals should visit the Phoenix Zoo is the biggest privately-owned zoo in the US. It opened in 1962 and is active in animal conservation and breeding programs.
Art lovers can enjoy the Phoenix Art Museum. It consists of 285,000 square feet of exhibits from America, Asia, Latin America, and European contemporary and modern art. It also has photography exhibits and a space for children called PhxArtKids.
The Phoenix Theatre, which was founded in 1920, is the oldest of Phoenix’s arts groups in the state. The Little Theater is located at Central and McDowell streets. They have a main stage series, theatre for young audiences, community outreach programs and sponsor the Hormel New Works Festival.
The Phoenix Convention Center is great if you need some business spaces for a group meeting. It has over 900,000 square feet for meetings and events.
Phoenix features a subtropical desert climate, which means it has very hot summers and the winters are warm. In fact, it has some of the highest temperatures in the US during the summer.
If you like running, come in February for the Phoenix Marathon. The route covers several scenic areas in the area. There is also a half marathon, a 10K run and a 1K run for the kids. Also in February are the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, a celebration of Japanese culture called the Matsuri, and the Estrella War (a medieval festival).
During the Christmas Mariachi Festival in December there’s tons of fun things to do in Phoenix. Enjoy lots of music and dancing or ZooLights at the zoo, and a Pueblo Grande Indian Market.
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