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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Our family enjoy hiking some of the hundreds of trails in this reserve. plus the views are breathtaking ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“A phoenix classic. Rustler's Rooste is nestled high on the northeast corner of Phoenix's South Mountain. Reserve a table on the patio for some great views. Try the deep fried rattlesnake.”
  • 26 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)”
  • 11 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
Bar
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“Good food, live music on Sunday mornings. Bottomless mimosas at Sunday brunch... very dangerous!”
  • 7 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
“Los Dos Molinos is a Phoenix Classic and some of the best Mexican food and Margaritas in the valley. There are 3 locations, but this one just south of Downtown phoenix is the best. If you're going to visit South Mountain Park, this location is near the entrance.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Really good food, AND this place is celiac-friendly. Their gluten-free garlic bread is amazing!”
  • 6 locals recommend