Downtown Phoenix, Arizona is becoming quite exciting. It was not long ago when people only visited downtown to work followed by a quick exit to anywhere else to eat, shop, or take in local culture. Today, downtown Phoenix is reminiscent of any great metropolitan in the US.
Catch a Game
Downtown Phoenix often has a sporting event at home throughout the year. If baseball is your preference, be certain to visit during baseball season to catch the Arizona Diamondbacks. If you are more of a basketball fan, consider visiting downtown during the basketball season to catch an action-packed game of the Phoenix Suns. If there is not a home game during your visit, be certain to visit one of the amazing bars or restaurants in the area to catch the action with the locals while the teams are away.
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
If you only have time to do one thing downtown, this is the thing to do. This museum is as spectacular as it is unique. It is also home to the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes. You will be able to experience a little of what life must have been like for the heroes of yesteryear, as well as today. You will see actual fire engines dating back as far as 1844. You will be able to see various firefighting apparatus even further back into the early 18th Century. You will also be able to pay tribute to America’s finest firefighters as you wander the Hall of Heroes. You will leave this historical museum a better person than when you entered.
Heritage Square and Science Park
This delightful park is perfectly located in the downtown area. This park allows for you to escape the city, if only for an hour or so, without actually leaving the downtown area. You will find several impeccably-restored buildings and homes scattered all along the square. If you have a string of good fortune, a special event will be occurring in the park as you visit. You should also take advantage of dining at one of the James Beard award-winning restaurants around the square.
Rosson House Museum
This 1895 Victorian house allows for tours most days. The house aims to be entirely historically accurate from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. As you tour the many rooms, you will see many pieces of artifacts from a time when the state and city was in a constant territorial battle.
Phoenix Art Museum
The downtown region is not lacking for culture either. The Phoenix Art Museum is home to some of the most important pieces of art to date. You will find varying exhibits throughout the year, as well as several featured artists. They also have classes and events available for locals and visitors alike.
Downtown Phoenix now rivals many of the best US cities. These are only a few of the possibilities this thriving city has to offer. When you are in the area, take a trip downtown. You will not be disappointed.