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Destination Guides > North America > USA > Southwest USA > Arizona > Phoenix


The largest city in the southwest – and one of the largest in the United States – is a sprawling metropolis with a metropolitan area that encompasses other large cities including Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe.

The Phoenix area is a popular resort for Americans from colder, northern states who come down here to play golf and bask in the sunshine but it doesn’t have so much to offer the backpacker, although it Phoenix is a good gateway to the national parks elsewhere in Arizona.


Skyscraper Towers in Downtown of Phoenix, AZ (Photo iStockphoto)

Practical information

Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitor Bureau
50 N 2nd Street, Phoenix
Tel (602) 254 6500
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
7343 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
Tel (480) 945 8481
Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau
51 W 3rd Street, Suite 105, Tempe
Tel (480) 894 8158
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau
120 N Center, Mesa
Tel (480) 827 4700
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

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