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Things to See and Do in Phoenix



Join us in Phoenix for IEC Con 2017. The cosmopolitan heart of Arizona and the soul of the American Southwest, Phoenix is home to red rocks, blue sky and golden sunshine. 

Visit Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix offer visitors a list of the top things to do, including food and drink, live music, and one-of-a-kind-museums.

Check out some Arizona gems below:


Camelback Mountain

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Camelback is one of the most popular urban hiking spots in Phoenix. Hikers gain 1,200 feet in elevation to the summit, which looks out over the city and Phoenix Mountains Preserve. 

The panoramic view from the "hump" of this iconic landmark, named for its resemblance to a kneeling camel, is worth scaling its two tricky trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla.


Smith Mountain Park and Reserve

Boasting 50 miles of trails through 16,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert, this municipal park is perfectly suited for outdoor adventure just minutes from the city. The skyline views and Sonoran Desert flora aren't the park's only perks, you can view ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks.   

old town scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale 

Southwestern arts and hip eateries line the streets of Old Town, a popular destination for Greater Phoenix shopping and nightlife. 

If you'll be hunting for the right souvenir, you'll find it here. Old-fashioned flair alongside upscale art galleries and trendy boutiques in the Fifth Avenue district.

The area is also a hot spot for after-dark dancing, lounging and libations.


Art & Museums

Phoenix offers a diverse array of creativity, from botantical garden sculptures to fine and modern art. Local artisans' work can be viewed in many establishments around the city. Phoenix museums tell the stories of native people of the Southwest, they also showcase contemporary work and global masterpieces.