The City of Phoenix, Arizona is the capital and the most populous city of the State of Arizona and the county seat of Maricopa County . Phoenix, known as the Valley of the Sun, is home to almost 1.5 million people making it the sixth-largest city in the United States and the largest state capital in the United States.
Sunny days and comfortable temperatures are the rule November through April, making this time the most enjoyable and popular time of year to visit. Vacation resorts are plentiful throughout the valley and the most popular outdoor activities are golfing, hiking, hot air balloons and scenic day trips in to the nearby desert or to one of the nearby mountain towns.
The Salt River and Verde River reservoir system east and northeast of Phoenix provides scenic mountain lakes very popular for power boating, water skiing and fishing. Several Reservation casinos, greyhound tracks and horse tracks are available both in town and on the outskirts of town.