Identified by VisitPhoenix as “the cosmopolitan heart of Arizona and the soul of the American Southwest,” Phoenix, Arizona, is a longtime partner with Utility Service Partners (USP). The sixth largest city in the United States by population, Phoenix has plenty of things both residents and visitors alike can enjoy. For this Flashback Friday, we explore some of the fun and exciting things Phoenix has to offer!
Blessed with beautiful weather nearly year-round, Phoenix has many opportunities to get active. From hiking and mountain biking trails to extensive golf and public park facilities, there is a little bit of something for everyone. In 2013 the City launched a unique program designed to promote a healthy lifestyle that can complement the beautiful outdoors. FitPHX is an initiative that drives residents to live a healthier lifestyle by creating an environment where healthy habits, such as being active and eating healthy, are the norm.
One example of this is FitPHX’s partnership with the event Meet Me Downtown. Launched in November of 2014, the event invites people to meet with the group at The Corner at Cityscape. Once you have registered for the free event, you are invited to walk or run the provided course of either 3 or 5 miles. At the conclusion of the event, participants enjoy closing ceremonies where prizes and incentive awards are presented. This event is for the whole family and offers people the chance to socialize with other members of the community while showcasing the beautiful downtown area.
If walking or running doesn’t pique your interest, there are five championship golf courses and three nine-hole golf courses in the city. These courses feature all of the amenities of any full-service golf course. Providing scenic landscapes, these courses give residents and visitors alike a chance to get out, get active, and have some fun while they do it.
For those who are more interested in arts and culture, there are a variety of venues to explore in the city. From the Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Shemer Art Center to the Pueblo Grande Museum, you can enjoy the arts, both modern and classic. The Symphony Hall at the Phoenix Convention Center is home to the Phoenix Symphony. If your artistic taste takes more of a comic direction, check out the Phoenix Comicon, which encourages you to “Discover Your Inner Geek,” from June 2-5, 2016.
USP is proud to have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Phoenix and encourages you to visit and explore all that the magnificent city has to offer. For more information on visiting Phoenix, visit www.visitphoenix.com.
For more information on how to become a partner with USP, please visit www.utilitysp.net.