Archive | January, 2013

Pushing on to Phoenix

7 Jan

Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona. Phoenix is renowned for it’s warm, dry climate, attracting many out-of-staters. Phoenix is especially popular during the winter, when many in northern states come to soak up the sun and avail themselves of the many attractions in Phoenix.

Founded in 1864, Phoenix is located in the north of the Sonoran Desert, in what is called the Valley of the Sun. Temperatures in Phoenix typically to 100 °F (38 °C) in summer. Phoenix is a city primarily dependent on cars. In this regard, Bus Charters Arizona will be able to assist you in your plans to visit and get out and about in Phoenix.

Phoenix has a vibrant arts and crafts culture, descending from the skills of the Hohokam Indians who first settled the Valley of the Sun over 2,000 years ago. Performing arts are another featured Phoenix attraction. A primary contributor to the economy of Phoenix is agriculture, and also research and development from the electronics and aerospace industries.

The city also relies on tourism, and is proud of its architecture, juxtaposing a mix of sleek modern high rises with a mix of Native American and Colonial Spanish building styles. Sports is another key Phoenix activity. Visiting Phoenix, you will be spoilt for choice in terms of golf courses and tennis courts. The Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns both call Phoenix home.

A visit to Heritage Square is called for, with key attractions being the Arizona Doll and Toy Museum (also known as the Stevens House), and the Burgess Carriage House. Both places showcase a lot of early Phoenix and American history. There are also numerous other locations within Heritage, which is the original townsite of Phoenix.

The Phoenix Art Museum is a fun family destination. With over 17,000 pieces in its collection, the Phoenix Art Museum offers a collection of European Renaissance and Baroque, the Far East and the American West art. There is an interactive gallery, and a collection of miniature rooms representing historic interiors.

If you have an interest in Native American art, head for the Heard Museum. It’s ten galleries, both indoor and outdoor, showcase an impressive collection of Southwestern art. The collection includes basketwork, pottery, artwork and kachina dolls.

Within the city, you will find Encanto Park. This amusement and entertainment center is located on over 200 acres of land. Inside the park you will find a placid lagoon, picnic areas, golf courses, tennis courts, baseball diamond, a swimming pool, and lots of space to enjoy a little tranquility and outdoor time in the city. Small children will especially love the Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

If you need a hassle free way of moving around Phoenix, and visiting the various attractions the city has to offer, give Bus Charter Arizona a call. We promise personalized, friendly service, and are able to accommodate the needs of your group.