Phoenix is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. With the breath taking views of the surrounding mountains, the desert landscapes, and tons of beautiful buildings in the city, this is truly an awesome place to live or visit. The golf courses are also some of the best in the country and with the well manicured baseball, football, and soccer fields, it’s truly paradise for sports fans of all sports as well. The Phoenix Art Museum is one of the top in the country boasting paintings from world renowned artists from all over the world including an original from Picasso and also Leonardo Da Vinci. Did we mention Phoenix has more beauty than most people can handle?
When it comes to hiking and the outdoors in general, Phoenix has more awesome places to go to than any other city in Arizona. The McDowell Mountains host a ton of different hiking trails that would take anyone that didn’t hike every single day over a year to complete. The Camelback mountains feature two amazing hiking trails going up both sides and also are home to numerous trails that will also take a lot of time to completely cover. Just a few hours up north are the Flagstaff, Sedona, and Prescott hiking trails which are covered in trails over a range of 100 miles. Whether you’re in the city or want to take a quick trip up north, Phoenix is a destination that any hiker than enjoys nature can truly enjoy.
Let’s talk about the Phoenix art life for a minute. There’s a spectacular event that takes place once every month called the Phoenix Art Walk. This walk attracts artists from all over the state and even the country. They feature everything from live art acts with people doing magic and a boat load of other stuff to some of the most beautiful canvas art you will ever set your eyes on. The Phoenix Convention Center also hosts a variety of different art events which gives you more of a taste of a wide range of national art talents. If you love art, Phoenix is a booming place to be.
The natural landscape of Phoenix is also something to mention. While our neighbors to the north in New Mexico also have a beautiful desert landscape, nothing quite compares to the Phoenix desert. With the beautiful saguaro cactus, the organ cactus, and the prickly pear cactus, there is no shortage of beautiful indigenous cactus that you won’t find anywhere else. Phoenix also was rated as one of the top places in the country to view a sunset. Since the desert is relatively flat in the Phoenix area, you get more than most people bargain for when it comes to the sun setting in the twilight hours.
We hope that we’ve painted somewhat of a picture of what you’ll find when it comes to beauty in the Phoenix desert. We’ve seen everything that we’ve mentioned in this post and we know that we haven’t even touched upon some of the treasures that the Phoenix desert has to offer. We are truly grateful for living in such a beautiful place and can’t wait to keep exploring and finding new things.