Phoenix and Arizona

A Sunny Place to Study

Arizona is known for its sunshine, natural beauty, and vibrant community, rich in culture and activity. 

Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix, is the 6th largest city in the U.S., and a major center for technology and innovation, professional sports, and cultural events, including live music, fine arts, cultural and sporting events, street markets, and festivals that are commonplace throughout the city. 

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Arts and Culture ASU Events Attractions
Dining Outdoor Activities Scenic Beauty
Shopping sports Transit



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Arizona is rich in art and culture, both old and new. Explore museums, visit art galleries, or enjoy a play or concert at one of Arizona's many venues.

  • ASU Gammage- ASU's home for the performing arts, presenting plays, musicals, Broadway shows, and more.
  • ASU Art Museum- ASU's art museum, featuring contemporary art and exhibits. Admission is free.
  • First Friday- Tour art galleries and enjoy the culture of downtown Phoenix for free on the first Friday of every month.
  • Heard Museum- Museum featuring artifacts and contemporary art of Arizona's Native people.
  • Marquee Theatre- Musical venue in the heart of downtown Tempe.
  • Mesa Arts Center- Arizona's largest arts campus,offering visual and performing arts classes and world class entertainment.
  • Musical Instrument Museum- Largest musical instrument museum in the world.
  • Phoenix Art Museum- The largest museum of visual art in the Southwest United States.
  • Tempe Center for the Arts- This facility features Tempe's largest free art gallery and hosts performing arts shows.


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ASU boasts four busy campuses with many fun activities. View the ASU event calendar to see upcoming events.


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Whether you want to cool off in the pool, explore exotic wildlife, or play games at the arcade, Arizona is full of attractions for every interest.


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Phoenix is known for delicious restaurants in every type of cuisine. Whether you are craving an old favorite or wanting to try something new, there are plenty of options to choose from.


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With 300 days of sunshine per year, Arizona is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors. Activities include boating, biking, golfing, hiking, and more. Just remember to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water!


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From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the tops of the Ponderosa Pines, Arizona's scenic beauty is unique and fun to explore.

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From outlet malls to boutique stores, Arizona is sure to meet all of your shopping needs.


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Arizona is home to ASU's Sun Devil Athletics program and seven professional teams. Enjoy world class competition and have fun showing your team spirit.

Sun Devil Athletics
College Sports. From basketball and American football to swimming and wrestling, Sun Devil Athletics offers 18 NCAA sports.

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona’s professional American football team that competes in the National Football League (NFL).The NFL season runs from September to January.

Arizona Coyotes
Arizona’s professional ice hockey team based in Phoenix. Member of the National Hockey League (NHL).The NHL season runs from October to April.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona’s professional American Baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB). The MLB season runs from April to October.

Arizona Rattlers
Arizona’s professional American Arena Football team that competes in the Arena Football League (AFL).The AFL season runs from April to August

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Arizona United
Arizona’s professional soccer team and member of the United Soccer League (USL). The USL season runs from March to September.

Phoenix Mercury
Arizona’s professional women’s basketball team and member of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The WNBA season runs from June to October.

Phoenix Suns
Arizona’s professional basketball team and member of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA season runs from October to April.


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Arizona is the 6th largest state in the country and has several transit and transportation options to help make traveling easier.