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Famed for the coolest jerseys in the National Hockey League with its stylized skating canine, the Coyotes arrived in Phoenix in 1996. Once known as the Winnipeg Jets, the franchise was welcomed with open arms in Phoenix as they played their first home game to a sold out crowd at US Airways Center. As if to prove themselves worthy of such support, the Coyotes went to the playoffs their first year here. With players like Mike Gartner, one of only five NHL players to score 700 career goals, and Keith Tkachuk, the NHL's top scorer for the 96-97 season, the team brought "whiteouts" to the desert, as fans showed up for home games dressed all in white. The tradition continues, and Phoenix fans are still hot for their cool sport. Plans are in the works for a new stadium and training facility in south Scottsdale at the Los Arcos Mall, but wherever they play, rest assured it will be packed with loyal white-wearing fans. Team colors: white, green and purple.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join downtown business workers for an enjoyable picnic in the park. Serving downtown with two and a half acres of relaxing greenery, this park is a perfect spot to pass the time. One of Phoenix's "Points of Pride", the park serves a dual purpose: above, it is accessed by the public as a beautiful park; below, you will find a practical hidden parking structure. Many celebrations are held here, including Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's Day. You can often catch midday performances on the outdoor stage.
Southwest Desert Adventures is comprised of dedicated professionals helping visitors enhance their Arizona experience with great adventures – 4X4 Desert Jeep Tours, Team Building events, Hot Air Ballooning, Hiking, Parasailing, Biking, Kayaking, Fishing and a host of other events. If you're up for an adventure, then they have a tour for you. Through years of experience, they have gained a solid reputation for professionalism, reliability and flexibility.
CityScape, located in Downtown Phoenix, is an urban project that provides plenty of entertainment. From great restaurants like Blue Hound and Chloe's Corner to a bowling alley and retail shops, CityScape encompasses everything, from dining and shopping, to business and nightlife. The Arrogant Butcher and The Breakfast Club are two other restaurants which merit attention and it is a good place to catch a show in the open space, from movies to live bands, this place has it all.
Located at the intersection of Washington Street and Central Avenue, 'Downtown Phoenix' has something for everyone—museums, cultural venues, sports venues, music halls, theaters and much more. This place is an snapshot of 20th century architectural style. It has many mid-rise and high-rise buildings and also houses the popular Heritage and Copper Squares, which are the corporate, governmental and cultural hubs of the city.
The Heard Building also well known as the Greater Arizona Savings Building is a beautiful historic structure that houses the offices of the Arizona Republican and the Pheonix Gazette. Originally constructed in the 1919 and 1920, the building was then said to be the tallest structure in Arizona for a few years. The building was also a home to the printing press, a radio station, and the Western Electric station. This beauty is worth a visit and gained popularity after being casted in the open sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho.
Arizona is the lucky home of this exclusive hub of Latino culture and art. Museo Chicano takes the credit of being the first and the only Latino center of the state. It is a non-profit outfit that is run by the Latin people. The gallery displays the constantly evolving face of Latin history and art. Bring home pieces Latin life in the form of folk art, jewelry and bilingual books. Or have a fun day partaking the Mexican tradition of making sugar skulls on the Dia de la Muertos or Day of the Dead.
The César Chávez Plaza was named to honor the man who is responsible to further the cause of migrant workers in the state and the country. Located in downtown Phoenix, this plaza plays host to several community events, including Phoenix Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo. Do pay a visit to this plaza to experience a part of the vibrant culture of this city.
Located in the center of Phoenix, the Orpheum Theater is one of the oldest historic venues in the city. Built in 1929, the Spanish Baroque-style building underwent major transformation after its purchase by the city of Phoenix in 1984. The theater reopened in January 1997 and continually hosts performances. The building itself listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue seats 1,400 and is currently used for civic events, performing arts and touring productions featuring dance, theater and music concerts. Ticket prices vary; call the Civic Plaza Box Office at +1 602 262 7272 for details.
Officially called the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is more commonly known as St. Mary's Basilica or simply St. Mary's. Located in downtown Phoenix, the splendid architecture is a mix of Mission Revival, Spanish Revival and Roman designs. Moreover it is known for its opulent stained glasses which are the largest in Arizona, while the religious carvings and statues inside add to its beauty. St. Mary's was elevated to being a minor basilica in 1987 by Pope John Paul and is the only one of its kind in Phoenix. This striking church conducts daily mass for the faithful and tours of its healing garden and the monument itself for visitors.
Comerica Theatre is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue designed for concerts, Broadway shows, family stage shows, boxing and convention meetings. Seating can vary from 1900 to 5000 for concerts, and 5500 for sporting or corporate events. This theater combines a classic, fully rigged Broadway stage with the brilliance of modern arena technology. Past performers include Marc Anthony, Hilary Duff, The Killers and Al Green. Wrestling match-ups also take place on a frequent basis at this venue.