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Visiting the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
West, Central, & East Valley of the Sun
Phoenix Metropolitan Area
The Valley of the Sun is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country – which means there are plenty of things to do. Whether it’s the anticipated Arizona Cactus League, well-known universities, or some of the best golf courses in the West, Phoenix has what you’re looking for right in its backyard.
The Valley has expanded greatly in the past several decades, branching out from central Phoenix in all directions to include communities like Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa – all with their own attractions and activities.
Central Phoenix incorporates the downtown business district, Roosevelt Row’s arts district, and plenty of museums, parks, and shopping malls.
Sports fans, head to west Phoenix for a game with NFL’s Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, or check out more golf courses and Cactus League ball fields in Goodyear, Surprise, and Peoria.
Hop a flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or road trip into town along Interstate 10.
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