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Sports and outdoors

If you’re a sports fan in Phoenix, you’re in luck. The metro Phoenix area is home to all of Arizona’s professional sports teams, and hosts 13 professional baseball teams in the spring for the Cactus League spring training. And, as a Sun Devil, you’ll be able to cheer on all 26 of ASU’s Pac-12 sports teams throughout the year.

Arizona offers a wide variety of outdoor surroundings and activities

If being outdoors is your thing, Phoenix has you covered. Not only do we have beautiful weather nearly year-round, the city has miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, lakes for water sports, and tons more.

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Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix also houses the Desert Botanical Garden  , which teaches you about the plant and animal life in the Valley of the Sun and hosts many events throughout the year.

Desert Botanical Gardens 

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South Mountain Park

The Phoenix area is also home to South Mountain Park , one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. with more than 16,000 acres.

South Mountain Park 

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Sedona

Arizona offers multiple climates and terrains. Phoenicians can travel two hours north to Sedona  to view breathtaking red rocks, or three hours north to experience colder climates for skiing or snowboarding.
Sedona 

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Grand Canyon

Known as the Grand Canyon State, Arizona houses the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Grand Canyon