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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.
Trail
“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.”
  • 435 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“At Scottsdale Fashion Square shoppers can enjoy upscale amenities, luxury brands, exclusive entertainment & quality of service”
  • 212 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 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.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Museum
“As a Music Teacher, Alisa HIGHLY recommends MIM. It'll take you a full day...there's SO MUCH to see!!”
  • 199 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great way to spend an afternoon. Open to the public Wednesday evenings for free!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Stadium
“Only 20 min away! Beautiful NFL Stadium plus the Westgate shopping and restaurants are in abundance. ”
  • 187 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the worlds preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Zoo
“The animals are well taken care of and The zoo has always been clean which is important to me because I’ve been to zoos that could use a lot of tender loving care. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Trail
“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.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Upscale shopping plaza with wide array of dining and retail shopping. Across the street is Scottsdale Quarters with movie theater and more dining and shopping options”
  • 116 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Arizona Diamond’s play regular season ball here. The light rail will drop you off within walking distance and is free with you chase field tickets. Just show them to the ticket agent or rail guard. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Truly a wonderful way to better understand the Sonoran Desert, close to Sky Harbor Airport so a great place to walk off the effects of sitting in a plane for a few hours or a great last stop before catching an afternoon plane. It opens at 8 AM. They also have Gertrudes, a well recognized restaurant and through out the year special weekend and night events. Through May 12th they have a nightly Electric Desert event which looks amazing.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Trail
“A steep climb up but the views are worth it. The best part, the whole way back is downhill.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Mainly the Phoenix Suns play here but there are also other events that take place here check their website for more information. The light rail station will drop you off within walking distance and the rail is free with your event tickets. Show you event tickets to the ticket agent or rail guards. ”
  • 91 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great way to spend an afternoon. Open to the public Wednesday evenings for free!”
  • 180 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“there is plenty of fun places like restaurants and clubs to have gun during the day or night. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Not walking distance like my other recommendations, but wonderful food and a terrific patio along the canal. If it doesn't strike your fancy, walk over the bridge and try the Drunk Monk...”
  • 88 locals recommend
Office
“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
Café
“Super delicious food, amazing music, in an open cooking space where you are able to see what’s being prepared for you!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“My favorite spot in town. Small bakery\deli style with dining in or food to go options. Their bakery is one of the best in town and the food is on par with that. Just a great place all around!”
  • 123 locals recommend

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