Phoenix, United States travel tips

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Climb Camelback Mountain - moderate hike but great view

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Go see Taliesin West. Architecturally interesting.

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The botanical garden is gorgeous and huge. Well worth taking a look at.

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Phoenix has a great Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org/). If you're into music, definitely check it out. It's huge, new, and very well done.

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If you are a proper petrolhead, going on a road trip is in the U.S. is a must. Buying a car as a foreigner is difficult, but renting is always a good option.

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Feel like catching a football game? Check out the Arizona Cardinals.

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Sports are big in the U.S., and the baseball matches of local team called Arizona Diamondback are always entertaining!

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Lavish accommodations can be found in Phoenix, just look up Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Professional service, up to international standards.

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Tourism in Phoenix is quite big, so finding a welcoming place to stay is quite easy. Try Hotel San Carlos, the service is friendly and the food is great!

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If you have no real needs ask around for Camel Backpackers Hostel, they have some cheap rooms.

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If you are a theatre junkie make sure you visit Phoenix in July as the New Works Festival is held in that month!

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Contrary to popular belief, plant life in the desert could not be more vibrant. Not convinced? Just visit the Desert Botanical Garden.

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If you like science make sure you do not miss the Arizona Science Center, it has a planetarium and an IMAX theatre.

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Most clubs in U.S. play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes. DJ's are fairly good, so if you feel like clubbing look for Amsterdam.

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Alcohol may be a major health issue the U.S., but if you are up for some responsible drinking, Phoenix has plenty of choices to offer. Ask around for a nice bar or just head for Rosie McCaffreys Irish Pub.

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Kai Restaurant may not be the cheapest restaurant in Phoenix, but you should probably try it at least once to get the idea of U.S. hospitality done right!

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Phoenix, just look up Essence.

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Chelsea's Kitchen has a decent selection for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you have any questions about Phoenix just visit the local tourist office, the staff is very friendly!

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Phoenix is a safe place to travel, but always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police, they are generally helpful.

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