Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona and is the sixth largest city in the U.S. The city is in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, famous for saguaro cacti. The Southwestern atmosphere is a great setting for family trips. For the vacationer, Phoenix has all the attributes of a city plus: the desert, Native American tradition, the Old West and accommodations to suite any travel budget. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the top ten busiest in the U.S. for passengers. Interstates into Phoenix are: I8, I10, I15, I17, I19, I40.
Due to the mild winter climate the city and surrounding areas are home to luxury resorts and spas, numerous golf courses, Major League Baseball Spring Training.
Cultural events, attractions and outdoor adventures include: Native American tradition, Hispanic festivals, rodeo, opera, jazz concerts, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and so on. Phoenix is a great starting point to other areas of Arizona: Tucson, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Mongollon Rim, Sedona, White Mountains, Yuma, Meteor Crater. Family attractions and museums include: The Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Zoo.The Greater Phoenix area has: restaurants, cafes, bakeries, coffee shops and Southwestern and Mexican restaurants that prepare authentic dishes.
Just outside Phoenix in Chandler, Kai is famous for being the only five star restaurant in Arizona and one of a few in the U.S.