Phoenix is the perfect location from which explore the western United States as it allows access to a wide variety of different scenery and attractions. It is one of the 4 corner states and it is possible to rent a car and drive to a Navajo reservation where you can be simultaneously in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The weather and climate have always factored into Phoenix's development. Given that temperatures routinely near 40 degrees Celsius, only true heat seekers found the area habitable until air-conditioning units came on the scene around the mid-20th century. The diversion of Colorado River water to Phoenix in 1968 proved a pivotal event as well, enabling the city to support rapid population growth. Phoenix is located in the state of Arizona, home of the Grand Canyon and many national parks. Open roads, bordered by cacti, criss cross the landscape and bring back memories of movies and TV shows from all generations. The most popular places to visit from Phoenix are The Grand Canyon, Mojave Desert, Las Vegas and San Diego.Known as the "Valley of The Sun", Phoenix and Arizona offer a chance to see a very different side of America to the traditional American holiday destinations such as Florida and California. Popular events in Phoenix include the huge Fiesta Bowl Parade (and coinciding college football game) on New Year's Day, the Phoenix Rodeo of Rodeos in March, and the Guild Indian Fair and Market, also in March, featuring Native American food and beautiful arts and crafts. Many of the local American Indian reservations operate licensed Casinos and the spirit of the Wild West will never be far away.Car hire pick-up is exceedingly easy in Phoenix, with all the major car rental companies represented at its Sky Harbor International Airport. Some agencies will even deliver the car to your hotel.
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