Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe: Places to Explore


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Map of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe
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  • Apache Trail

    President Theodore Roosevelt called this 150-mile drive "the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely beautiful panorama nature ever created." A stretch of winding highway, the AZ 188 portion of the Apache... Read more

  • Downtown Phoenix

    Changes in the Valley over the past two decades have meant the emergence of a real Downtown in Phoenix, where people hang out: there are apartments and loft spaces; cultural and sports facilities, including... Read more

  • Greater Phoenix

    While suburban towns are popping up all around Phoenix, the city's core neighborhoods just outside Downtown Phoenix maintain the majority of their history and appeal. There are options aplenty to take... Read more

  • Scottsdale

    Nationally known art galleries, souvenir shops, and a funky Old Town fill downtown Scottsdale—the third-largest artist community in the United States. Fifth Avenue is known for shopping and Native American... Read more

  • Side Trips Near Phoenix

    There are a number of interesting sights within a 1- to 1½-hour drive of Phoenix. To the north, the thriving artist communities of Carefree and Cave Creek are popular Western attractions. Arcosanti and... Read more

  • Tempe and Around

    Tempe is the home of Arizona State University's main campus and a thriving student population. A 20-minute drive from Phoenix, the tree- and brick-lined Mill Avenue is the main drag, filled with student... Read more