Phoenix is a city in the United States of America, capital of the state of Arizona.
|Region||Southwest United States|
|Altitude||between 340 and m|
|Population||1,445,632 hab. (2010)|
|Fusher||UTC-07:00 Rocky Mountain Time|
|Tourist information office||free number: +1 877 CALLPHX|
Phoenix is located in the heart of the Sonora desert, the climate is warm desert. It enjoys an average sunshine of 360 days per year, which represents an attractive potential that has led to population growth and economic activity in recent years.
Founded in 1868, it is then only a village of breeders and miners. It took off in the 1880s, with the arrival of the railway in the region and the opening of a chamber of commerce. The development of the city continues with the arrival of the automobile which facilitates its access, especially for the therapeutic virtues of its dry climate. In 1912, it became the capital of Arizona, enabling an acceleration of population growth, reinforced by the production of weapons during the Second World War. After the war, it becomes attractive to pensioners.
- 1 Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX, Sky Harbor Internation Airport) 3400 E Sky Harbor Boulevard, +1 602 273-3300 - free. Located within the city of Phoenix, this airport serves many national and international destinations.
The city of Phoenix does not have a train station, so it is not possible to get there directly by train.
- Amtrack - The U.S. railway company operates bus lines from and to Phoenix.
- Greyhound - free. Bus transport with free Wi-Fi on board. Numerous destinations from and to Phoenix.
- Tufesa - Many destinations from and to Phoenix, USA and Mexico.
The city is served by the I-10 motorways (from San Bernardino to the west and Tucson to the south) and I-17 (from Sedona and Flagstaff to the north).
As in any major American city, there is no particular problem with car traffic, with wide avenues and lots of car parks.
- Grid bikes, +1 602 753-4743, email: [email protected] one hour to rent: 7 $.. - The city has 500 bikes spread over 50 rental points located close to the city center hotels and tram stations. These three-speed bikes are equipped with a padlock, a basket and solar lighting.
By public transport
- Valley Metro - Public transportation company serving the Phoenix metropolitan area by bus and tram.
- 1 Camelback Mountain 5700 N. Echo Canyon Parkway - This mountain in the shape of a camel back culminates at an altitude of 825 m. Several paths allow you to discover this curiosity, either by going around the base or up to one or two summits. These trails are accessible from a parking lot equipped with toilets and fresh water fountains.
- 2 Papago Park (Papago Park) 625 N. Galvin Parkway free.. - This park, made up of tree-lined areas, lakes and desert areas, allows you to walk along landscaped paths. It is particularly known for the geological formation Hole in the Rock consisting of a hole in the heart of a rocky cluster in which it is possible to climb.
- 1 Tomb of Governor George W. P. Hunt free.. - This white pyramid is the tomb of Arizona's first governor who set a record in his seven-term tenure!
- 4 Zoo (Phoenix Zoo) 455 N Galvin Parkway, +1 602 286-3800 January to May, September and October: moon.- dim.: 9 h - 17 h ; June to August: lun.- dim.: 9 h - 14 h ; November and December: lun.- dim.: 9 h - 16 h.. from 14 years old: of 24,95 $ (single entry) at 39,. 95 (full entrance, with cinema, train, rides, promenade on camel back); 3 to 13 years old: of $14,95 (single entry) at 29.9 (full entry), free for 0-2 years.. - More than 1,400 animals populate this zoo, including Sumatra tigers, Asian elephants, orangutans and alligators. It is possible to get as close to the animals as possible and enjoy attractions within the zoo: rides, 4D film experience, camel riding, little train... Shops and restaurants make the visit complete.
- 5 Desert Botanical Gardens (Desert Botanical Gardens) 1202 N Galvin Parkway, +1 480 941-1225 moon.- dim.: 8 h - 20 h.. from 0 to 2 years: free; 3 to 12 years old: 10 $; 13 to 18 year olds and students: 12 $; from 18 to 59 years: $22; from 60 years of age: $20.. - These botanical gardens are located near Papago Park and allow you to discover the typical plants of the Sonora desert. Five loop paths are organized to explore these places rich in wild plants. A regularly renewed exhibition allows to deepen a theme. It is also possible to enjoy guided tours on different themes as well as special festive and family events.
- 6 Children's Museum (Children's Museum of Phoenix) 215 N 7th St, +1 602 253-0501 Tue.- dim.: 9h - 16 h.. 11 $, from 62 years old: 10 $.. - Numerous exhibitions for children, all of which aim to be unique, to create curiosity and to encourage reflection and imagination. Exhibitions are regularly renewed.
- 7 Arizona City of Science (Arizona Science Center) 600 E. Washington Street, +1 602 716-2000, fax: +1 602 716-2099 lun.- dim.: 10 h - 17 h.. 0-2 years: free; 3-17 years old: $13; from the age of 18: 18 $ (supplements for cinema, planetarium and temporary exhibitions.. - Over 13,000 m2, this space offers numerous permanent exhibitions on science, the human body, the digital world and the energies of the future, as well as temporary exhibitions and shows at the planetarium or cinema. A collaborative space offers many creative workshops.
- 8 Roosevelt Row 922 N. 5th Street, +1 602 614-8727 - This district is the artistic center of the city: The residence of many artists is home to art galleries, restaurants and shops, as well as a permanent event program.
- 9 Musée Heard (Heard Museum) 2301 N Central Avenue, +1 602 252-8840 lun.- sam.: 9:30 - 17 h ; dim.: 11 am - 17 am.. 0-5 years old: free; 6-17 years old and students: $7.5; 18-64 years old: 18 $; from the age of 65: 13,5 $.. - This museum presents the art and culture of Native Americans through more than 40,000 exhibits. Among the most prestigious collections are Hopi dolls, Navajo and Zuni tribe jewels, and Navajo tribe clothing, from prehistory to the present day. The permanent collections are complemented by temporary exhibitions centered on particular places or artists. A library and a shop complete the visit.
- 10 Art Museum (Phoenix Art Museum) 1625 N. Central Avenue, +1 602 257-1222, fax: +1 602 253-8662 Tue.: 10 am - 17 am ; sea.: 10 a.m - 21 a.m. ; game.- sam.: 10 am - 17 h ; dim.: 12 pm - 5 pm.. 0-5 years old: free; 6-17 years old: $9; students: $13; 18-64 years old: 18 $; from the age of 65: 15 $.. - Open since 1959, this museum is today the largest in the South-West of the United States. It houses more than 18,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art from all continents. An interactive space dedicated to children, photographic exhibitions, a library, a shop and a restaurant are available to complete the discovery of the permanent collections.
- 11 Musical Instruments Museum (Musical Instrument Museum) 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, +1 480 478-6000 moon.- dim.: 9 h - 17 h.. 0-3 years old: free; 4-12 years old: 10 $; 13-19 years old: 15 $; from 20 years old: $20.. - More than 6500 musical instruments from all countries of the world are exhibited in this museum. The collections are divided into five galleries. The geographical gallery gathers the instruments by continent, the mechanical music gallery gives the most of the instruments that "play by themselves", the gallery of artists presents instruments played by famous personalities, the gallery of experiences allows visitors to touch and play a wide variety of instruments and the last gallery is dedicated to temporary exhibitions. This museum also offers concerts in a 300-seat amphitheater with studied sound.
- 12 South Mountain Park and Reserve (South Mountain Park and Preserve) 10919 S. Central Avenue - With a surface area of more than 65 km2, this city park is the largest in the United States. An educational center on the environment allows you to have information on the vegetation to discover in this natural place. The road through the park leads to its summit, offering a spectacular view of the valley below. It is also possible to drive 80 km on horseback, foot or mountain bike.
- 13 Arizona Capitol Museum (Arizona Capitol Museum) 1700 W. Washington Street, +1 602 926-3620, fax: +1 602 256-7985 Mon.- Fri.: 9h - 16 h ; from September to May: sam.: 10 am - 2 pm.. free.. - Located within the State of Arizona Capitol, this museum allows you to discover the political, social, cultural, environmental and economic history of the State. It stretches over four floors and has more than 20 exhibition areas that are regularly renewed, as well as a souvenir shop.
Walks and hikes (on foot, horse or mountain bike)
Dogs are not allowed on Camelback Mountain trails.
- 1 Echo Canyon Bobbie's Rock Trail 4925 E. McDonald Drive - This easy 1.5 km round trip with 60 m of slope leads to the top of the Bobbie's Rock which is visible from the parking lot located below the starting point of the trail.
- 2 Echo Canyon Summit Trail 4925 E. McDonald Drive - This very difficult 4 km round trip on a 370 slope leads to the top of the mountain. It is made up of many steep and slippery rocky portions, so it is necessary to be very careful.
- 3 Cholla Trail Cholla Lane, Paradise Valley - This very difficult trail, 5 km long and a 370 m difference in height, leads to the top of the mountain from the east. Here, too, many portions are made up solely of steep and slippery rocky surfaces, which is why caution is needed. The starting point of the trail is located in the town of Paradise Valley, the only parking possibilities are along Invergordon Road.
- 4 West Park Accessible Trail - This 2 km long, low-level, loop trail is accessible to people with reduced mobility. It allows you to see and bypass the rocky hills typical of the place.
- 5 West Park Loop Trail - This easy, loop path of 5 km and negligible slope allows you to tour the rocky hills typical of the place and walk along the golf course. This trail is also accessible to mountain bikers.
- 6 Nature Trail - This easy loop interpretive trail of 400 m allows information on plants and animals living in the Sonora desert.
- 7 Hole-in-the-Rock Trail - This easy path, 300 m long and back for a difference in level of 60 m, allows you to climb inside the hole located in the rock formation and from there, discover a panorama of the park and its surroundings.
Many trails within South Mountain are interconnected, so it's interesting to follow different trails to make a loop instead of a single round-trip trail.
- 8 Alta Trail - This 7.2 km long path for a difference in level of 340 m is the most difficult of the park, with some steep climbs. It allows you to reach a point of view from which the panorama of the desert landscapes below is spectacular. It is connected to the Bajada Trail and National Trail trails.
- 9 Bajada Trail - This path of moderate difficulty with a length of 5,5 km go and a negligible difference in height allows you to discover the foothills of the mountain. It is connected with the Max Delta Trail, Alta Trail and National Trail trails.
- 10 Crosscut Trail - This fairly easy 800 m-go trail is especially suitable for horses, the covering being sandy. It is a shortcut linking the Max Delta Trail and Ma-ha-tauk Trail trails.
- 11 Derby Loop - This easy 1 km-long trail allows you to reach the Ranger Trail from the road. It can be used by horses because of its sandy soil.
- 12 Holbert Trail - This difficult path of a length of 4 km to a difference in level of 340m allows access to the high areas of the mountain and thus to have numerous panoramas on the valley below. It is connected to the National Trail and Las Lomitas Loop trails.
- 13 Judith Tunnell Accessible Trail - This 1.6 km long trail consists of two 800 m loops each. A loop is lined with interpretive panels explaining the plants and animals that live within the park.
- 14 Kiwanis Trail - This moderate difficulty trail of 1.5 km to a difference in height of 150 m is one of the most popular in the park. It allows you to cross a canyon where many species of animals and plants live, typical of the Sonora desert, and to access the trails Las Lomitas Loop, National Trail and Telegraph Pass Trail.
- 15 Las Lomitas Loop - This fairly easy 3,2 km long trail to a 80 m difference in height allows you to walk in the heart of the park and to reach the paths Holbert Trail, Kiwanis Trail, Derby Loop and Ranger Trail.
- 16 Max Delta Trail - This fairly difficult trail of 4.6 km to go for a negligible slope crosses hills before reaching the Bajada Trail trail. Beware of some rocky portions that can be slippery.
- 17 Ranger Trail - This moderate difficulty trail of 2,7 km long to a difference in height of 250 m allows you to avoid the road to reach the paths Derby Loop, Bajada Trail, Las Lomitas Loop and National Trail. A few steep pins mark the end of this trail.
- 18 Desert Classic Trail - This fairly difficult 15 km-long trail for a100 m difference is accessible from the Telegraph Pass Trail and Corona trails of Loma Trail. It is particularly suitable for mountain biking enthusiasts thanks to its technically and geologically varied terrain, as well as its forklifts.
- 19 Dirt Road Trail - This easy trail, 2 km long for a difference in height of 30 m, is suitable for a large crowd because it is very wide. Some rocky portions are worth mentioning. This trail provides access to the Pima Wash Trail, Ridgeline Trail, National Trail and Desert Classic Trail.
- 20 East Loop Trail - This easy, loop trail of 1.5 km for a 50 m difference in height allows you to have views of most of the hills in the park, walking a few rocky and narrow portions.
- 21 National Trail - This fairly difficult path, with a length of 23 km to go for a height of 340 m, is the longest and most varied in the park. It is suitable for hikers on foot, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is connected to most of the park's other trails and has many viewpoints located on the ridge, but also inside the mountain.
- 22 Pima Wash Trail - This fairly easy 2.5 km-long trail for a negligible slope allows access to National Trail, Ridgeline Trail and West Loop Trail.
- 23 Ridgeline Trail - This difficult 1.5 km long trail provides access to a ridge line and thus has many steep and rocky portions. It is connected to the Pima Wash Trail, Beverly Canyon Trail and Javelina Canyon Trail.
- 24 West Loop Trail - This easy, loop trail with 1.5 km length allows you to tour the Pima Canyon area and access to the East Loop Trail and Beverly Canyon Trail.
- 25 Mormon Trail 8610 S. 24th Street - This rather difficult path, 2 km long to a difference in height of 300 m, allows you to walk a fairly difficult terrain to reach the National Trail and Mormon Loop trails.
- 26 Beverly Canyon Trail 8800 S. 46th Street - This moderate difficulty trail of 2.5 km length includes a few short rocky and steep portions, it crosses the Pima Canyon area and reaches the Desert Classic Trail in the southern part of the mountain.
- 27 Javelina Canyon Trail - This moderate difficulty trail of 2.8 km to a difference in height of 130 m rises slowly on hills and then leads to the Ridgeline Trail in the Pima canyon. It also allows you to go to the Mormon Loop and National Trail.
- 28 East Boundary Trail - This moderate difficulty trail, 2.5 km long, allows you to cross the northeast boundary of the reserve. It is connected to the Beverly Canyon Trail and East Loop Trail.
- 29 Corona de Loma Trail - This moderate difficulty trail of 3.7 km length for a difference in height of 270 m goes down the southern part of the mountain through forks and quite steep hairpins. It is possible to continue on the Desert Classic Trail.
- 30 Geronimo Trail - This moderate difficulty trail of 4 km to a difference in level 300 m goes down from the mountain on its north side. It is particularly popular with mountain bikers for its descent.
- 31 Telegraph Pass Trail - This fairly easy trail of 2.5 km to a difference in height of 200 m starts on a concrete surface for easy walking, then it separates in two to go either to Telegraph Pass or to Desert Classic Trail.
- 32 Bursera Trail - This rather difficult path, with a length of 5 km to go for a difference in height of 210m, allows you to climb up to a ridge before descending into a large valley which then allows you to reach the National Trail.
- 33 Pyramid Trail 1900 W. Chandler Boulevard - This rather difficult trail 5 km long to a difference in height of 270 allows me to follow a ridge until reaching the National Trail near Telegraph Pass.
- 34 T-Bone Trail - This fairly easy 1.5 km long for a 50 m difference of height climbs to a rocky portion before continuing on a plateau and descending gradually to the junction with the Max Delta Trail.
- 35 Ma-ha-tauk Trail - This fairly difficult trail, 2.5 km long for a difference in height of 170 m, climbs quite frankly to cross several hills, as well as the Cross Cut Trail to a junction with the Max Delta Trail.
Visit of the city by bike
The city of Phoenix is particularly suitable for cycling, with a large infrastructure representing over 1,100 km in the city.
- 36 Canals - Cycling lanes are built along the city's canals, especially along the Grand Canal. They allow you to visit the city in a picturesque and peaceful setting.
Phoenix metropolitan area has over 200 golf courses. Numerous tournaments are held here, the favorable climate allowing for optimal weather conditions.
- 37 Arizona Biltmore Golf Club 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Arizona Biltomore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, +1 602 955-6013, email: [email protected] - 18 hole course for one par 71.
- 38 Arizona Grand Golf Course 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, +1 602 431-6480, email: smahaffey[email protected] - 18 hole course for one par 71.
- 39 Cave Creek Golf Course 15202 North 19th Avenue, +1 602 866-8076, email: [email protected] - 18-hole Municipal Golf Course for a par of 72.
- 40 Encanto 18 Golf Course 2775 North 15th Avenue, +1 602 253-3963, email: [email protected] - 9-hole course for a par of 30 and 18-hole course for a par of 70.
- 41 Grand Canyon University Golf Course 5902 West Indian School Road, +1 623 846-4022, email: [email protected] of $10 at $19.. - 18 hole course for one per 71.
- 42 JW Marriott Wildfire Golf Club 5350 East Marriott Drive JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, +1 480 473-0128 - 18-hole course for a par of 71 and 18-hole course for a par of 72.
- 43 The Legacy Golf Resort 6808 South 32nd Street, +1 602 305-5550, email: [email protected] - 18 hole course for one par 71.
- 44 Lookout Mountain Golf Club 11111 North 7th Street Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, +1 602 866-6356 - 18-hole course for a par of 71 and 18-hole course for a par of 72.
- 45 Palo Verde Golf Course 6215 North 15th Avenue, +1 602 249-9930, email: [email protected] - 9 hole course for one par of 30.
- 46 Papago Golf Course 5595 East Moreland Street, +1 602 275-8428, email: [email protected] - 18-hole course.
- 47 Club West Golf Club 16400 South 14th Avenue, +1 480 460-4400 - 18-hole course.
- 48 Foothills Golf Club 2201 Clubhouse Drive, +1 480 460-4653 - 18 hole course for one par 72.
- University of Phoenix - The university offers degrees in education, social sciences, health, business, information systems and technology. It offers adult training opportunities with evening classes and online courses.
To work in the United States when you are not an American national, it is essential to have a visa. Phoenix being a major city in the United States, it is possible to practice any trade there.
As in any major American city, it is very easy to find shops in Phoenix, some of which are open 24 hours a day. Below are listed the main shopping centers (mall) of the city.
- 1 Biltmore Fashion Park 2502 East Camelback Road, +1 602 955-8400, email: [email protected] lun.- sam.: 10 am - 20 h ; dim.: 12 h - 18 h.. - Shopping complex consisting of clothing stores, restaurants and computer shop, the two main brands of which are Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue.
- 2 Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 North Tatum Boulevard, +1 480 513-7586, email: [email protected] lun.- sam.: 11 am - 21 h ; dim.: 11 am - 18 pm.. - With more than 100,000 m2 of retail space, this complex offers many shops, a cinema, a playground for children and restaurants.
- 3 High Street 5415 East High Street, +1 480 513-3240, email: [email protected] - Shopping complex with shops, restaurants and theater.
- 1 Scramble 9832 North 7th Street, +1 602 374-2294, email: [email protected] moon.- dim.: 6 h - 14 h.. 8 $dishes at 14 $.. - Restaurant offering salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups as well as a choice of vegan dishes, mainly made with local products. Free Wi-Fi internet access and recharging facilities are available to guests.
- 2 In-n-out Burger 19407 North 27th Avenue, +1 800 786-1000 dim.- game.: 10:30 - 1 h ; ven.- sam.: 10:30 - 1:30.. - Fast food chain offering quality burgers at content prices.
- 3 La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop 1919 North 16th Street, +1 602 254-6330, email: [email protected] lun.- sam.: 11 am - 21 h ; dim.: 11 am - 20 pm.. - Restaurant offering Mexican specialties cooked on the spot: tacos, quesadillos, burritos.
- 4 Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana 705 North 1st Street, +1 602 795-2555, email: [email protected] Tue.- Thu.: 11am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 22 pm; Fri.- Sat.: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 23 a.m; dim.: 11 h - 14 h and 17 h - 22 h.. Pizzas of 11 $ at $18.. - Restaurant offering Italian pizzas, some gluten-free or vegan, as well as organic salads.
- 5 Rusconi's American Kitchen 10637 North Tatum Boulevard, +1 480 483-0009, email: [email protected] Mon.: 4 pm - 9 pm ; Tue.- Thu.: 11:00 - 14:00 and 4:00 - 21h; Fri.: 11h - 14 h and 16 h - 22 h; sam.: 4 pm - 10 pm ; dim.: 10 h - 14 h and 16 h - 21 h.. dishes of 14 $ at 31 $.. - American cuisine, varied and of good quality, with a choice of soups, salads, burgers and prepared meats.
- 6 Little Miss BBQ 4301 East University Drive, +1 602 437-1177, email: [email protected] mar.- sam.: 11h - 16 h.. dishes of 11 $ at $15.. - Choice of sandwiches and meat dishes cooked on barbecue.
- 7 Different Point of View 11111 North 7th Street, +4 602 866-6350 Tue.- game.: 6 pm - 21 h 30 ; ven.- sam.: 6 pm - 22 h.. dishes of 27 $ at 46 $.. - Restaurant offering refined cuisine in a modern setting offering an impressive 360° view of the city and the desert valley.
- 8 Steak 44 5101 North 44th Street, +1 602 271-4400, email: [email protected] dim.- game.: 5 pm - 22 pm ; ven.- sam.: 5 pm - 23 h.. dishes of $39 to 63 $.. - Restaurant specializing in high quality meat, raised responsibly and cut on the spot by the butcher.
- 9 During's 2611 North Central Avenue, +1 602 264-5967, email: [email protected] lun.- game.: 11 am - 22 pm ; Fri.: 11 am - 23 pm ; sam.: 5 pm - 11 pm ; dim.: 4 pm - 10 pm..
Drink a drink / Go out
- 1 CK's Tavern and Grill 4142 East Chandler Boulevard, +1 480 706-5564 dim.- game.: 11 am - 1 am ; ven.- sam.: 11 am - 2 h.. - Large selection of draft and bottle beers, wines and cocktails. This bar offers discounts every afternoon from 3 PM to 7 PM (happy hour) as well as live music every Friday and Saturday evening from 9:30 PM.
- 2 The Whining Pig 1612 East Bethany Home Road, +1 602 633-2134, email: [email protected] moon.- sea.: 3 pm - 0 am ; game.- sam.: 3 pm - 2 h ; dim.: 3 pm - 10 pm.. - This wine and beer bar offers a wide selection, in particular 125 kinds of beers, as well as a menu of sandwiches and meat with cheese.
- 3 Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant 906 East Camelback Road, +1 602 241-1916, email: [email protected] lun.- dim.: 11h - 2 h.. - Traditional Irish pub with a selection of beers and wines as well as a menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers and traditional Irish dishes.
- 4 Gallagher's Sports Grill 7575 North 16th Street, +1 602 997-0084, email: [email protected] lun.- game.: 11 am - 0 h ; Fri.: 11 am - 2 am ; sam.: 10 am - 2 am ; dim.: 10 h - 0 h.. - Numerous screens to watch sports competitions while drinking one of the many wines of the selection on offer and/or eating a salad, a burger or a grill.
- 5 Spoke and Wheel Tavern 8525 North Central Avenue, +1 602 870-8843, email: [email protected] dim.- game.: 11 am - 22 pm ; ven.- sam.: 11 am - 23 h.. - Bar mainly reminiscent of cycling competitions, American cuisine from the South-West.
- 1 America Best Value Inn 424 West Buren Street, +1 602 497-4841 - Hotel in the city center whose rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, flat-screen TV with 100 high-definition channels, clock radio, hair-dryer, ironing board and iron and free national calls. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate.
- 2 La Quinta Inn & Suites 4929 West McDowell Road, +1 915 888-3451 room available from 15 h, to be released before 12 h. - Hotel with 66 rooms and 12 suites, all with free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast is included in the room rate, as is parking and access to the outdoor pool, spa and fitness center. Pets are accepted at no extra charge.
- 3 Rodeway Inn 402 West Van Buren Street, +1 855 849-1513 Room available from 2 pm, free before 11 am. - Hotel located close to a tram station whose rooms all have Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a microwave and a refrigerator. Breakfast, parking and local calls are included in the room rate.
- 4 Homewood Suites by Hilton 2470 West Charlotte Drive, +1 855 605-0320 Room available from 15 h, free before 12 h. - Hotel consisting only of suites consisting of a bedroom, a sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen. Each suite is equipped with two flat-screen TVs, a DVD player and free wireless internet access.
- 5 Drury Inn & Suites 3333 East University Drive, +1 602 437-8400 - Hotel near the airport offering rooms and suites of different categories, all equipped with flat screen TV, microwave, ironing board and iron, hair dryer and coffee maker. The price also includes wireless Internet access, breakfast and afternoon drinks and a selection of hot dishes and cold drinks between 5:30 am and 7:00 pm. A free shuttle service runs from the hotel to the airport and a fitness center is available 24 hours a day.
- 6 Hampton Inn 160 West Catalina Drive, +1 602 200-0990 Room available from 15 h, to be vacated before 12 h. - Located next to the city's tram, this hotel offers rooms equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge and free wireless internet access. Breakfast is included in the room rate, as is access to the swimming pool and fitness center.
- 7 The Westin Phoenix Downtown 333 North Central Avenue, +1 602 429-3500 Room available from 15 h, to be vacated before 12 h. - Located in the center of the city, this hotel offers large rooms (50 m2) and suites (70 m2) and has a swimming pool.
- 8 Royal Palms Resort and Spa 5200 East Camelback Road, +1 602 283-1234 Room available from 4 pm, free before 12 am. - Mediterranean-inspired in Spanish colonial style, this hotel offers rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs with high-quality speakers and high-speed wireless internet access. All rooms offer views of the property's lush garden and Camelback Mountain. The hotel also features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
- 9 Kimpton Hotel Palomar 2 East Jefferson Street, +1 602 253-6633 Room available from 15 h, free before 12 h. - This hotel offers 242 rooms with an average surface area of 40 m2 as well as 28 unique suites. It offers an outdoor pool with a terrace and private cabins, a rooftop bar and a fitness center. It is also possible to borrow bicycles for free for your trips.
Local TV channels
- abc15 - A local channel that primarily broadcasts news about the events in Phoenix and the surrounding area, the weather and traffic.
- cbs5 - Local channel covering Arizona State;
- fox10 - A chain emitting Phoenix and its surroundings, focusing on the various facts and local life.
- The Arizona Republic - Main local daily, present throughout the state of Arizona.
- Phoenix New Times - Independent newspaper focused on entertainment and entertainment, but also with local news topics.
- Arizona Capitol Times - News about Arizona State's government decisions.
- 1 Ahwatukee Post Office 11010 South 51st Street, +1 480 893-1748 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 2 Arcadia Post Office 3920 East Thomas Road, +1 602 957-2693 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 12 pm..
- 3 Boulder Hills Post Office 2550 East Rose Garden Lane, +1 602 494-0031 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 4 Cactus Post Office 2901 East Greenway Road, +1 602 867-3359 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 9 a.m - 2 p.m...
- 5 Capitol Post Office 2 South 35th Avenue, +1 602 484-0719 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30..
- 6 Daisy Mountain Post Office 44047 North 43rd Avenue, +1 623 551-7950 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 7 Downtown Phoenix Post Office 522 North Central Avenue, +1 602 253-9648 Mon.- Fri.: 9:00 - 17hr..
- 8 Maryvale Post Office 4415 North Maryvale Parkway, +1 623 848-2821 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 9 Northeast Post Office 5021 North 21st Street, +1 602 957-6412 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 9 a.m - 2 p.m...
- 10 Northwest Post Office 4828 North 27th Avenue, +1 602 249-6411 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30..
- 11 Osborn Post Office 3905 North 7th Avenue, +1 602 235-9189 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 9 a.m - 2 p.m...
- 12 Pecos Post Office 16825 South Desert Foothills Parkway, +1 480 460-0228 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 12 pm..
- 13 Phoenix Post Office 4949 East Van Buren Street, +1 602 225-3158 Mon.- Fri.: 8 h - 21 h 30 ; sam.: 10 am - 5 pm..
- 14 Rio Salado Post Office 1441 East Buckeye Road, +1 602 223-3232 Mon.- Fri.: 9h - 16 h 30..
- 15 Shaw Butte Post Office 12208 North 19th Avenue, +1 602 331-4284 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 2 pm..
- 16 Sierra Adobe Post Office 1902 West Union Hills Drive, +1 623 434-3580 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 17 South Mountain Post Office 6825 South 7th Street, +1 602 243-9131 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 9 am - 12 pm..
- 18 Sunnyslope Post Office 9635 North 7th Street, +1 602 395-0579 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
- 19 Washington Post Office 8155 North Black Canyon Highway, +1 602 995-4292 Mon.- Fri.: 8:30 - 16:30 ; sam.: 10 am - 1 pm..
Many restaurants, shopping centers and most hotels offer their guests wireless Internet access.
The city of Phoenix is safe during the day, as are all American cities. However, gun-bearing legislation is very tolerant in Arizona. At nightfall, it is preferable to avoid the districts far from the main animations.
- Phoenix Police Force, +1 602 262-6151 - Police patrols are frequent and vehicles are very visible. In case of emergency, it is possible to call 911.
- 1 Germany 4600 East Washington Street, Suite #300, +1 602 772-3986, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 2 Belgium 2944 North 44th Street, Suite #200, +1 602 852-3870, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 3 Ecuador 645 East Missouri Avenue, Suite #132, +1 602 535-5567, email: [email protected] - Consulate General.
- 4 Spain 3134 East Camelback Road, +1 602 955-2055, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 5 Estonia 3443 North Central Avenue, Suite #1002, 10th floor, +1 480 299-9791, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 6 Finland 4336 West Hackamore Drive, +1 480 287-3766, email: [email protected] - Consulate.
- 7 France 1 East Washington Street, Suite #1200, +1 602 650-2348, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 8 Guatemala 4747 North 7th Street, Suite #410, +1 602 200-3660, email: [email protected] - Consulate General.
- 9 Iceland 2999 North 44th Street, Suite #640, +1 602 952-1901, email: [email protected] - Consulate.
- 10 Italy 7509 North 12th Street, +1 480 304-4620, email: [email protected] - Honorary Vice-Consulate.
- 11 Malta 3443 North Central Avenue, Suite #1405, +1 602 795-9810, email: [email protected] - Consulate.
- 12 Mexico 320 East McDowell Road, Suite #105, +1 602 242-7398, email: [email protected] - Consulate General.
- 13 Portugal 2415 East Camelback Road, Suite #700, +1 602 549-9130, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 14 Sri Lanka 329 West Cypress Street, +1 602 254-1899, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
- 15 Sweden 1 Renaissance Square, North Central Avenue, Suite #2200, +1 602 364-7450, email: [email protected] - Honorary Consulate.
The surrounding area
- Scottsdale - Integrated into the Phoenix metropolitan area, this city retains a historic center typical of the American West.
- Arcosanti - Experimental city designed by Italian architect Paolo Soleri.
- Montezuma Castle National Monument - Troglodytic Habitat built about 800 years ago.