Central Region

Greater Phoenix & Scottsdale

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun. While Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, the greater Phoenix area actually encompasses several cities — Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Located in Central Arizona, this region is best known for its year-round sunshine, desert landscapes, luxury resorts and top-tier golf courses. But the fifth-largest U.S. city and its surroundings also boast incredible architecture and cityscapes, authentic Southwest culture and endless outdoor adventures to discover.

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Things To Do

Plan and Explore

Itineraries That Inspire

Relax and Recharge

Relax & Recharge

Lounging by the pool is a tradition this time of year, and Arizona’s resorts boast some of the best. Plus, many spas in the state take wellness...


The Zen of Golf

Birds chirping, a mild breeze blowing, the gentle whir of golf carts off in the distance—the natural soundtrack of golfing lends itself to being...


Spring Training

Check out our all-star lineup, including the two World Series teams, for your ultimate Cactus League Spring Training getaway in Arizona. Lead...

Arts & Culture

Museums & Art Galleries

Art, culture, and history museums dot the state of Arizona, offering plenty to see and explore. The state is filled with exceptional museums,...

Road Trips & Tours

Discover Greater Phoenix: the Valley of the Sun

Join us on a five-day tour through the cultural delights and historic sights of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler.

Must Do

Offbeat Phoenix

There's more to Phoenix than golf and resorts. Look closer, and you'll find unusual attractions and off-the-beaten-path delights in this "Valley...

Eat & Drink

Arizona's Metro-Area Tasting Rooms

Visiting Arizona’s wine country makes for a delightful day trip from Phoenix or Tucson. But if you can't make the trek, taste the fruits of our...

Arizona Treasure


From destination malls with luxury retailers, restaurants, and resort-like amenities, to unique boutiques, and modern open-air markets comprised...


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.