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Things to do in Phoenix

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.
Mountain
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 459 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Get all of your shopping needs met at Fashion Square. From high end luxury brands to the latest movies spend some time spoiling yourself”
  • 212 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Its an upscale mall! Across the street more restaurants and Scottsdales finest area. All the stores and more that you would expect to be in an upscale environment. Fun to shop, bring $$ though as its a bit pricey. ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.”
  • 188 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“For history lovers, and for those who want to learn more about Native American history. Don't miss the free admission on First Fridays. ”
  • 230 locals recommend
Stadium
“I very close by and its very convenient to go to events at the Cardinals Stadium and you can even go over to Westgate,Tanger Outlets, or Top Golf...less than 10minutes away”
  • 178 locals recommend
Museum
“The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) tunes you into thousands of instrument sounds with a headset that syncs seamlessly as you move through its galleries”
  • 211 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix.”
  • 126 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Desert Botanical Garden is a 140-acre botanical garden located in Papago Park and is perfect to visit on a sunny winter day!”
  • 148 locals recommend
Trail
“Great hiking and running trails with beautiful landscape and city views. Bring plenty of water and make it out early for best parking options.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kierland Commons is one of North Scottsdale's most posh shopping destinations. With a sophisticated and extensive mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment, visit Kierland Commons. For a truly personal touch, stop by the Kierland Commons Concierge”
  • 113 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a baseball game or take a tour of Chase Field. Lots of great places to eat at or near the stadium. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Phoneix Suns play here. Concerts and other sport events too. Free light rail pass with ticket. ”
  • 92 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“Its an upscale mall! Across the street more restaurants and Scottsdales finest area. All the stores and more that you would expect to be in an upscale environment. Fun to shop, bring $$ though as its a bit pricey. ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.”
  • 188 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 158 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Great restaurants and bars with different themes. Home of the Coyotes hockey team and Gila River Arena as well as State Farm Stadium and the Cardinals.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Office
“Kierland Commons has great restaurants and shopping and is just down the road.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Located right on Scottsdale’s waterfront, good for breakfast/brunch. Big space, you can always get a seat.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Café
“Very hip coffee bar and great food, beer and wine bar. Open late. Very busy. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pastries, creative breakfasts & gourmet pizzas star at this chic bakery/cafe with a grocery section.”
  • 124 locals recommend

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