If you wonder what Phoenix has to offer to tourists you should consider the number of beautiful landmarks, cultural and historical museums and recreational centers situated there. The Musical Instrument Museum, for example, is ranked as the top visited places in the city. It is the World’s only global Musical Instrument Museum and has a large collection of galleries and exhibits that include over 15 000 musical instruments and objects from almost 200 countries and territories. The museum wants to represent every culture and continent in the world through their ethnic music and instruments. The next place to see in Phoenix would be the Desert Botanical Garden, which is located in Papago Park and is dedicated to protecting and teach about the desert and its flora. The garden offers walks on beautiful scenic trails, tours, different events, exhibitions and even classes for those, who want to learn how to respect and protect nature. Tourists can discover the Native American art and culture by visiting the Heard Museum, which is dedicated to the cultures of the tribes in the region. Here you can witness rich exhibits of contemporary Native American artists and see live demonstrations and performances.
In case you still wonder what to do in Phoenix, visit the Camelback Mountain recreation area and enjoy the multiple hiking and rock climbing opportunities given there. The area is a popular recreation destination and is a wonderful place for picnic and family outings. The same opportunities you can find in the largest municipal park in the world, South Mountain Park, where you can relax, while hiking, biking or horseback riding on the well prepared trails. However, the perfect place for you and your children, where you can both have fun and learn something, will be the Phoenix Children’s Museum, which encourages kids to be kids and allows them to learn a lot in the process. If you want to feel the spirit of Phoenix you should visit the Saint Mary’s Basilica, which was built in 1914 and is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the area. The church has the largest Arizona’s stained glass windows collection.