- Ranked 10th Best Place to Live in 2013 by Area Vibes.
The Valley of the Sun as it is popularly known, Phoenix is the eternal tourist delight with its wonderful climate and exciting ambience. A huge number of amusement parks, water parks, art galleries, museums, and outdoor activities might even make you want to relocate. Anything from golfing to hot air ballooning is right round the corner and if you need to get away from civilization, just head for the mountains.
To drive down to Phoenix from the north, you'd need to get on I-17 and from the south, I-10. This continues along westwards after passing through Phoenix. If you're flying in, you'd touch down at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport which is known as the Gateway to the Southwest. The Greyhound terminal is located conveniently close and you can easily move on to the city. Amtrak train services are not available to Phoenix. The nearest you can get by train is Flagstaff or Tucson.
Grand Canyon National Park is almost 228 miles to the north and a drive from the Canyon to Phoenix would take about 3hour, 30 minutes. From the South Rim you need to get on US-180 and continue on to AZ-64. When you reach I-40 you need to turn left and keep going till you reach exit 195 at Flagstaff. Turn south into I-17 and when you've gone about 140 miles you're in Phoenix.