Traveling to Phoenix, Arizona for the first time? If you’ve got time to explore the largest city in the South West, these are some of the best attractions worth checking out.
The Ak-Chin Pavilion, formerly known as the Cricket Pavilion is an amphitheater that hosts concerts and other musical events for audiences of up to 20,000 people. If you’ve visiting Phoenix from April to October (when the Pavilion is open) there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to catch a show. The 2014 Summer Line-Up includes performers Kiss, and Def Leopard, and country star, Blake Shelton. The Ak-Chin Pavilion is located in Western Phoenix, less than 10 minutes away from our InTown Suites Phoenix West location.
Arizona Diamondbacks The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team was established fairly recently in 1998. The team plays home games at Chase Field, in downtown Phoenix. Fun fact: Chase Field is the first baseball field in the USA to have a fully retractable roof. Going to a ball game is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and you’ll enjoy cheering on the Diamondbacks as they hit a home run. Luckily you can get a good deal on seats, tickets can often be obtained for as low as $10.
Phoenix Mountain Park
Love hiking? You won’t have to travel far to hit the trails in Phoenix. Right in the heart of the city is Phoenix Mountain Park, which has lots of paths to explore. A two hour hike will take you up to the top, the Piestewa Peak. As always when hiking, remember to wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
Desert Botanical Gardens
Ever wondered how plants and animals survive and even thrive in Arizona’s desert climate? Learn all about Arizona’s ecosystem at the Desert Botanical Gardens. You’ll get to see and learn about the types of plants that grow in the area, and plants from deserts all over the world. In addition to plant life, you’ll like spot some of the area’s wildlife like birds and lizards. If you attend one of their nighttime flashlight tours, you may even spot some night hawks or owls.
Kierland Commons Kierland Commons is a great shopping destination and it’s also an awesome spot for people watching. The outdoor shopping center is filled with your favorite stores like Michael Kors and Sur La Table. When you are tired of shopping, sit back and enjoy the sights around the dancing water fountains.
What do you plan on doing on your first trip to Phoenix, Arizona?