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Phoenix is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of
Arizona. Settled in 1867, it became the capital of Arizona in 1889. The
city is half vintage and half cosmopolitan because it features some genuine
19th century ghost towns and period cowboy saloons. It is also
home to over 200 golf courses, top-end shopping hotspots and many major
basketball sports teams and arenas. Visitors can visit here to enjoy its
outdoor attractions and recreational activities, and to enjoy its
traditional Mexican food.
Things to do in Phoenix
Phoenix Mountains Preserve
The Phoenix Mountains Preserve is a group of many parks in the Phoenix
Mountains in Phoenix. The Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area is the
first of these parks and is designated a ‘Phoenix Point of Pride.’ Some
other parks here are Lookout Mountain Preserve, Dreamy Draw Recreation
Area, Camelback Mountain Park and Papago Park. These parks feature small
hills that top at about 2000 feet above the desert floor.
Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is the largest museum of its type
in the world. It features over 15000 musical instruments and related
objects spanning nearly 200 countries and several centuries. Some countries
like the United States, Mexico, India, and Brazil have subsections for
different types of ethnic, folk, and tribal music.
Opened in 1962, the Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit
zoo in the United States. It is spread across 125 acres of land in the
Papago Park in Phoenix. The zoo features over 1400 animals and 2.5 miles of
walking trails. The Phoenix Zoo is divided into four theme-based trails
that are designed like different areas of the world and their native
Best Time to Visit Phoenix
Winter and spring seasons (the months from November to April) are the best
to book your flights from Charlotte to Phoenix. It is the season when you
can have a great time enjoying its events like ZooLights at the Phoenix
Zoo, Fiesta Bowl, and Arizona Beer Week. Book your flights from CLT to PHX
during winter and spring seasons to enjoy other attractions like McDowell
Mountain Music Festival and Scottsdale Culinary Festival. It is advised to
book Phoenix flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.