This modern oasis of greenery and nature in the Phoenix Desert is found at Papago Park, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, and definitely worth a visit when the desert heat gets a bit too much to handle.
Phone: (480) 941-1225
The Desert Botanical Garden is both a wonderful retreat from urban spaces as well as being a spot to get out of the heat as it is always 10 degrees cooler than the city. Because of this, this wonderful Phoenix spot might just be the best place to check out on a hot day, and not many know of this wonderful location. Aside from the wonderful temperatures experienced in the gardens, the local flora is wonderfully maintained and you’ll be sure to learn something if you go looking around.