Arizona is in the Southwestern region of the United States and a part of four deserts, the Sonoran, Mojave, Great Basin and Chihuahuan. Phoenix is found in the Sonoran Desert. The Greater Phoenix area which is comprised of Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale has a population of 4,574,351 million, while the population of Phoenix alone is 1.5 million. Yearly temperature is 87°F (high) and 63°F (low) for an overall average of 75°F. You can enjoy the dry warm weather Phoenix has to offer then drive north 2 or 3 hours and ski! The elevation of Phoenix is 1,124 feet while Snowbowl ski resort is 11,500 feet above sea level. The Grand Canyon is just 230 miles from Phoenix. Be sure to stop and experience the Grand Canyon Imax. Notable famous people such as Stevie Nicks, Dierks Bentley, Mare Winningham, Lynda Carter, Barry Goldwater and David Spade come from Arizona. Phoenix boasts of numerous delicious restaurants. Cowboy steaks, Mexican and Southwest are the fare of the day. Some well-known establishments to try when you are in the Phoenix area are; Bluewater Grill, Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend, Postino Central, Cibo, Citizen Public House, Pane Bianco, Barrio Café.
Sights and Sounds
Wild Horse Motorsports Park, Phoenix International Raceway, Pioneer Living History Village, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Street Railway Museum, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, Best Farmers Market, Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, Camelback Mountain.
University and College
Arizona State University, GateWay Community College, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix College.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Roadrunners.
Some major landforms in Arizona are the Colorado Plateau, Black Mesa, GrandCanyon, Sonoran Desert, Colorado River, San Francisco Peaks, Mogollon Rim, Meteor Crater, Horseshoe Bend, Hurricane Cliffs, Lee’s Ferry, Montezuma Well, Willcox Playa and Vermilion Cliffs.
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