From renowned Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses to luxurious destination spas, enticing museums and colorful botanical gardens, there’s plenty to do and see in Arizona’s capital city of Phoenix while the sun shines. And it shines constantly.
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This acclaimed landmark resort, host to heads of state and celebrities, radiates refinement and splendor.
Phoenix receives more sunshine than any major city on earth, around 3,872 hours annually. In fact, the metropolitan area is aptly referred to as The Valley of the Sun.
When it’s time to cool off, the Phoenix Art Museum offers a plethora of masterpieces from such artists as Diego Rivera and Georgia O'Keeffe, with her expressive southwest desert landscapes. The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park provide a peek into an ancient city; while 334 days of sun reflect off Phoenix’s skyscrapers amid this thriving modern metropolis.
The subtropical desert climate allows plenty of time for fun in the sun. Stretching 120,000 square miles across southwestern Arizona, southeastern California, northern Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, the Sonoran Desert is also the warmest in North American, perfect for morning and early evening hikes and recreation.
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