Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. Spend a few days in Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too. America’s sixth-largest city still has cowboys and red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of Puebloans, ranchers, miners, and visionaries.
What to do in Phoenix
Segal’s Oasis Grill & Kosher Foods
Address: 4818 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Imperial Market & Deli
Address: 737 E Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Address: 655 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
- According to legend, Phoenix gets its name from Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes.
- Phoenix is the United States’ fifth-largest city with a population of over 1.6 million.
- During the 2019 SHPE National Convention, look out for the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors wearing bring orange shirts. They are walking concierges that can provide suggestions on restaurants, performances, sporting events and more!
- Save money by taking the light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to your downtown hotel, only $2 one way!
- Greater Phoenix is the sunniest metropolis in the US, receiving more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
- Phoenix is the proud home of spectacular museums including Heard Museums, Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Arizona Science Center and the Musical Instrument Museum.
- Arizona is home to 22 American Indian tribes.
- More can be found here: https://www.visitphoenix.com/meetings/planner-toolkit/facts-figures/