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Part cultural center for the Southwestern United States, part sprawling metropolis, Phoenix has risen out of the desert to become one of the biggest cities in America—not bad for what started out as a humble farming town. Now, though, Phoenix is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the States, and has a stunning array of hikes, cultural activities, museums, restaurants, and bars to match.
You’ll definitely want to check out the food here; from elegant fine dining to knee-weakening street food, there are plenty of pitstops worthy of praise—and you’ll definitely need all the energy you can get. Phoenix boasts some amazing natural beauty, and has a plethora of parks, hikes, trails, and vistas waiting to be savored. But if you’re looking for places to get out of the heat, Phoenix has you covered. Duck into a coffee shop, explore one of the amazing museums, peruse an art gallery, or kick back by a pool with a cold drink and boost your vitamin D intake. Or maybe all of the above.