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Phoenix is the capital and largest city in Arizona, USA. The first settlers in this area made there home here in 1867. What started as a modest agricultural community was incorporated as a city just a few years later in 1881. Industries like cotton, cattle, citrus and copper remained vital for the city's growth until the mid to late 20thcentury. Despite the almost desert-like climate, there is no form of drought in the city's tourism industry and the cheap hotels in Phoenix help make sure of this. With such affordable hotel accommodation in Phoenix, Arizona a strong infrastructure in terms of public transportation and public services as well as plenty to see and do, Phoenix has made a great name for itself among tourists. Book online to find where to stay in Phoenix, Arizona.

Top sights and things to do in Phoenix

A potentially strange but inspirational sight to visit in Phoenix is the Mystery Castle. It was built by a father for his daughter in 1945. The structure is made from various materials including stone and old car parts. This three-story structure is still home to his beloved daughter and she actually conducts most of the tours.

For family fun, you will find a wide variety of theme parks and indoor amusement facilities should the weather become less than friendly. The city's many activities and museums will ensure that everyone is just as entertained indoors as they would be outside.

Of course, you cannot ignore the beauty that surrounds you in the form of the various hiking trails. A trip up Camelback Mountain or through South Mountain Park are two of the most popular outdoor activities. If you enjoy putting in a fair amount of effort, you can take up the challenge of hiking or biking along designated trails. Alternatively, there are a number of farms that offer horse treks in and around the area. Enjoy the view as well as fun horse ride all at once!

Shopping, nightlife and food

If you fancy yourself an antique enthusiast or collector, make your way to the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. With over 600 dealers, this is the largest number of antique dealers found under a single roof in the whole area! Antiques come in all shapes and sizes so this could also be a great place to look for a special gift or souvenir.

The Biltmore Fashion Park is great if you are looking for a new outfit or simply cannot resist the sound of fashion calling your name. Pace yourself as you browse. You are bound to find several outfits that are just to die for!

The Desert Ridge Marketplace offers a fantastic shopping experience as well as plenty of restaurants. You will probably notice that steaks are a popular menu item and Phoenix is also known as one of the best places to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. While the city offers various types of cuisine including Italian, Greek and even sushi, it's not all that big on fast food.

For dining with a bit of a twist, make sure that you visit Alice Cooper's Town. You will get a meal and a chance to see some amazing Alice Cooper memorabilia at the same time!

Phoenix has no shortage of bars, pubs and clubs too. Each with their very own unique style, there's something for everyone here.