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Things to do in Arizona

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.”
  • 467 locals recommend
Park
“120 miles or 2 h 20 minutes. The Grand Canyon is a beauty in itself. Lots of walking but every interesting. Excitement for the entire family.”
  • 236 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great place to eat, shop and tour. Lots of entertainment and a river walk. ”
  • 398 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 Centre
“One of the biggest and highest end malls in the country. Grab a bite at the food court and enjoy the show. ”
  • 206 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest art museums in the Southwest featuring exhibits from all over the world. ”
  • 193 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“This museum is a block away and is the home of 40,000 American Indian artifacts, over 400 katsina dolls, and a huge selection of American Indian Jewelry. ”
  • 234 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”
  • 175 locals recommend
Museum
“It is worth a trip to this fantastic place only 5 miles from the Casita. It is for both young and old. A great site to see.”
  • 215 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.”
  • 232 locals recommend
Zoo
“Start early as there is so much to see. You can even feed some of the animals.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The best casino experience in Scottsdale, featuring more than 50 table games, 800 slot machines, and poker tournaments almost every day.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Not super close, but a special Phoenix (+ Las Vegas now) experience. A place where golf aficionados and non-golfers have an equal chance of winning playing golf. Beer, drinks, and food are also served!”
  • 162 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum is a misnomer. This is really a nature park, dedicated to all things desert. You'll find all sorts of plants and animals and leave with a great overview of our world. We highly recommend the Raptor Show, which only happens during the cooler months.”
  • 259 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.”
  • 143 locals recommend

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Shopping Centre
“One of the biggest and highest end malls in the country. Grab a bite at the food court and enjoy the show. ”
  • 206 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest art museums in the Southwest featuring exhibits from all over the world. ”
  • 193 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The best casino experience in Scottsdale, featuring more than 50 table games, 800 slot machines, and poker tournaments almost every day.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Not super close, but a special Phoenix (+ Las Vegas now) experience. A place where golf aficionados and non-golfers have an equal chance of winning playing golf. Beer, drinks, and food are also served!”
  • 162 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 158 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Arizona Cardinals & Arizona Coyotes stadiums that includes concerts. A plethra of restautrants for any food tastes. 6 Miles away. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Office
“A beautiful open air entertaining district that boasts a variety of upscale shopping and dining. ”
  • 124 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

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