32 great spring trips

Where to walk through wildflowers, bike by the sea, take in waterfalls and gardens, and sample the flavors of the West

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Phoenix cactus garden
Photo by David Fenton

City: Phoenix's outdoor gardens

Explore Phoenix’s cutting-edge gardens and open spaces before summer heat sends you indoors.

See where locals line up for wood-fired pizzas, watch the waterworks at Arizona Falls, browse nurseries and gardens, and enjoy healthy, sophisticated food.

Here, steel arches at the Desert Botanical Gardens frame one of the country's most artful cactus and succulent collections.

More:  Where to go in Phoenix

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