Arts and Entertainment
The Phoenix metropolitan area, including Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., offers a rich variety of cultural and entertainment options that include art galleries, museums, music, theater, botanical gardens and shopping.
The campus of Arizona State University (ASU) in the nearby community of Tempe is home to ASU Gammage, one of the largest university-based presenters of performing arts.
Scottsdale is known for its strong arts communities and has more than 100 art galleries. The region's arts offerings also reflect influences from native Navajo, Hopi and Pima, and Tohono O'odham artists and craftspeople. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts hosts exhibits, music and dance performances, live adult and children's theater, and outdoor concerts and festivals year-round.
The area also has a lot to offer shopping enthusiasts, with a blend of retail options that includes unique specialty boutiques, major department stores and outlet malls.