At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Our virtual travels will today bring us to the desert metropolis of the American Southwest, Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix is the sixth most populous city in the United States, the most populous state capital, and the centre of the 13th largest metropolitan area in the country, the latter often referred to as the Valley of the Sun. Despite its location on the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and its subtropical desert climate, Phoenix was founded in the 1860s as a farming and ranching community, in which capacity (along with mining) it operated strongly well into the 20th Century, when its economy began to diversify.
Phoenix today is Arizona’s governmental, economic, and cultural capital, with 4.5 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Although the cityscape is mostly flat, the familiar humps of Sunnyslope and Camelback Mountains are visible through much of the centre of the metropolis and is a iconic sight to arriving air passengers.
Outside of the modern skyscrapers of the downtown core, Phoenix boasts many attractions. Its chief one is clearly the climate: Phoenix sees sunny days for 90% of the year, and the distinctive desert flora and fauna of the region (especially the iconic giant saguaro cactii) impress visitors. Much of this flora, fauna and the rocky landscape in which it resides can be seen in many nearby state and national parks, as well as inside the city at Papago Park, home to the Phoenix Botanical Gardens and the Phoenix Zoo. Many natural and historical sites of interest are located within hours of the city as well, including the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, Sedona and Tombstone.
For the more urbanly inclined, Phoenix features many cultural attractions, including art galleries, historical and scientific museums, and performing arts centres. Phoenix features sports teams in all four major leagues, at venues both downtown and in the suburbs. Arizona State University is the major post-secondary institution in the Phoenix metropolitan area, based in suburban Tempe. On the other side of the Valley of the Sun is the popular resort suburb of Scottsdale, featuring many luxury resorts, restaurants, retail, and a historic downtown home to a high concentration of fine art galleries. Scottsdale is also where American architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright resided for many years, and his former home and architecture school Taliesin West is open to the public.
Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport, one of the top ten busiest American airports, is the primary air travel hub in the Phoenix area.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Phoenix, Arizona.