About Phoenix Area
Valley of the Sun
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area – also known as the Valley of the Sun – is the largest metropolitan area in the southwestern United States, and includes much of the central part of Arizona.
With scant rainfall and lots of sunshine, Phoenix is a popular destination for people who enjoy the desert climate. The warm winters allow for year-round outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
The cultural scene of the Phoenix area is lively, with a number of venues for concerts, sports, theater, and the arts. Local museums have some of the most extensive collections of historic Navajo and Hopi artworks.