Phoenix, known as The Valley of the Sun for its 300 days of sunshine each year, is fragmented into many neighborhoods and suburbs. Visitors first notice the sprawling low profile of most of the valley, with two exceptional high-rise downtown neighborhoods.
The downtown area has been undergoing a major facelift since the building of the America West Arena and the Bank One Ballpark . Coffeehouses, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping in the Arizona Center continue to draw people downtown for the nightlife. Many new restaurants have opened, including A League Of Our Own.
Incorporating the themes of Phoenix's early history with culture and local events, Copper Square is a full square-mile hotspot for activities and action. Downtown attractions include the park at Patriots Square , the Arizona Science Center , the Phoenix Museum of History and the Phoenix Art Museum.