Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the state of Arizona and
the fifth most populous city in the US. It is the most important city in
the Phoenix Metropolitan Area (also known as the Valley of the Sun) in the
Salt River Valley. Settled in 1867, the city is famous for its world-class
golf courses and Native Indian heritage. Those with an artistic bent of
mind can go to its numerous performing arts venues while those interested
in adventure sports can go outdoors for rock climbing, hot-air ballooning,
and desert jeep tours.
Things to do in Phoenix
South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park in Phoenix is the largest municipal park in the United
States and one of the largest urban parks in the world. Its comprises a
mountainous area of 16283 acres of native desert vegetation that translates
to about 58 miles of cycling, hiking and horseback riding trails. The park
also features native desert flora and fauna.
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140-acre botanical garden originally
established in 1939. It is home to over 21000 plants across more than 4000
taxa. One-third of this remarkable number are native species, including
some rich collections of agave and cacti. One can also find numerous plants
here that have adapted to desert conditions.
The Heard Museum is a private museum in Phoenix that showcases American
Indian art in Phoenix. It presents a comprehensive view of the native tribe
from a first-person perspective by displaying traditional and contemporary
artworks. It places an emphasis of the Native Indian history, art and
culture of the Southwest.
Best Time to Visit Phoenix
Winter and spring seasons (the months from November to April) are the best
to book your flights from Ontario to Phoenix. It is the season when you can
have a great time enjoying its events like Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo,
Fiesta Bowl, and Arizona Beer Week. Book your flights from ONT 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.