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Best things to do in Ahwatukee Foothills Village, Phoenix

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Hiking, biking and amazing views of the Phoenix area. If you’re looking for some fresh air, this is a good place to check out. ”
106 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Rustler’s Rooste serving steak, ribs & more offers amazing views of the valley and is the quintessential western/cowboy dining experience! Enjoy being greeted by a long horned steer on your way in and ride the slide into the dining room (stairs available if you prefer). Definitely worth the visit!”
25 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The most delicious healthy restaurant I've ever been to! Enjoy a freshly pressed juice and healthy salads and sandwiches on the outdoor patio seating. Breakfast, lunch and dinner”
19 locals recommend
Castle
“Interesting history of this unique rambling house built in the 1930's. The story was featured in Life Magazine (Jan. 1948)”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful park for those that enjoy hiking and are looking forward to experiencing the true Arizona desert outdoor experience!”
7 locals recommend
Trail
“This trail has some of the nicest desert landscape. It is moderate difficulty.”
9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Locally owned Coffee Bar - Fresh Baked Pastries - Beer & Wine, Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner. Wonderful outside patio dining. Great food!”
9 locals recommend
Golf Course
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“Excellent golf course tucked in the Ahwatukee foothills. Reasonable prices.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great place to sightsee. Hiking available at South Mountain just minutes away”
8 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Sushi chefs offer popular sushi classes too. For only $45 you will go home well fed and with a better understanding on the Japanese culture and food.”
7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The bar area gets going on Friday and Saturday night. Great patio. Great italian food and drinks.”
6 locals recommend
Trail
“At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve actually consists of three mountain ranges, the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe; and is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country. It boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. From the park's main entrance, you can drive up the Summit Road 5.5 miles to Dobbins Lookout and spectacular valley wide views or you can continue to the Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. ”
4 locals recommend
Trail
“South Mountain has a multitude of hiking trails for any fitness level. It's a beautiful place to go for a morning jog or afternoon hike. My boyfriend and I often take burritos (Arizona style from Los Taquitos) and have a mountaintop dinner overlooking the city at sunset.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its nestled down in the South Mountain area in an old Spanish Colonial Casa, worth the trip. Very spicy, but oh so good! If they have slow roasted pork on the special, get it! Try their the Sangria too. Make a reservation.”
9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is owned by a local family, the pizza and spaghetti calzones are the best”
5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food, live music on Sunday mornings. Bottomless mimosas at Sunday brunch... very dangerous!”
7 locals recommend