Delve into Arizona´s history at the State Capitol: The historic building was erected in 1898 as an impressive marker of the territory´s readiness for statehood – even though it wasn’t until 1912 that Arizona became a state, the last in the union of the original 48.
Check out Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and hotspot for Arizona´s baseball fans. Chase Field is also a landmark of architectural engineering, as it is the first sports stadium in the United States with a retractable roof – a blessing for baseball players and fans alike in Arizona´s mild winters and hot summers.
Enjoy two of the most popular recreation areas in the Phoenix metro area: Camelback Mountain, named for its signature hump and a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fans; and South Mountain Park, offering breathtaking views over the Phoenix metro area – including the White Mountains to the east and, on a clear day, the San Francisco peaks, Arizona´s highest mountain, 140 miles to the north.
Explore the city´s university quarter, Tempe, which is home to Arizona State University and a multitude of bookstores, cafés as well as unique Tempe Town Lake.