It may take up to a century for just one branch of the Saguaro cactus to grow an arm. If you kill the endangered Saguaro cactus, you might spend up to a year in prison!
Some Americans might be surprised to learn that Phoenix, Arizona, is the sixth-largest city in the country with a population of over 1,400,000 residents. Known as the "Valley of the Sun," Phoenix was settled in 1867. The economy has thrived on cattle, citrus, copper and cotton. The area continues to grow due to the influx of "snow birds" who come for the warm weather.
Best of Phoenix
Do you need a manicure or pedicure? Clients brag about the Alvadora Spa in the Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix. USA Today ranked this the top spa in Phoenix.
Enjoy tantalizing nouveau-Italian meals in Phoenix. Luxurious, four-star restaurant Il Terrazzo continues to receive great accolades as one of the best stand-alone dining establishments in the Valley of the Sun. Il Terrazzo won the "Wine Spectator" award for 2015 for its wine cellar.
If you need to take your furry friend out for exercise, visit the Friends of Hance Dog Park, one of the best dog parks in the region.
Golfers in the Phoenix area have access to dozens of golf courses, but one of the best is the Raven Golf Club.