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Things to do in Central City, 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.
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. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great place for some entertainment in the cool AC! Great for Kids and Adults Alike! ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Brick-walled lounge set in a former garage that now offers Tex-Mex cooking & free live music.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Quite possibly the host's favorite late night spot in PHX - Valley Bar is an eclectic basement bar and just really really fun. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are staying at our space this is really a must visit, we are right across the street from it and the food is great. The scene at night is really nice, with lights hanging from all the trees, live music on weekends. Definitely a date night spot. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Quite possibly the host's favorite breakfast place. If the weekend line is too long (it goes fast!) check out the Public Market Cafe nearby. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Many of my guests are here on conferences held at the Convention Center. They are looking for a less expensive, more authentic experience nearby away from the noisy downtown scene. It's a 10 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Awesome health-conscious food (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Many of their ingredients come from the adjacent open air farmers market, which you should definitely check out on Saturdays between 8 AM and 1 PM. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Phoenix is a driving friendly city, but a few spots downtown allow for short strolls.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Museum
“Visit their website or Yelp & when you add your email, you can receive $3 off your entry :) Great for babies (they have a baby zone), toddlers and kids. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Arcade
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“Nostalgia overload! All the vintage original arcade games you played in as a kid, plus adult beverages, DJs, and awesome food trucks. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best Cocktails - World-class cocktails inside the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters (oh the irony) at the historic Luhrs Building in downtown Phoenix. Worth going to read the menu alone (you'll know what I mean). ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This Napolitana pizzeria was called the “Best Pizza in America” by New York Times 2004, you be the judge. Parking is metered, Valet or paid garage. My favorites are Wise Guy, Margherita and Rosa.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Hanny’s Department Store was constructed in 1947 and closed in 1986. The building was then purchased by the city and repeatedly set ablaze for firefighter training. It is now a contemporary cocktail center, serving upscale salads and thin-crust pizza. Enter the basement, if you dare. Open for lunch on weekdays. Dinner only on Saturday and Sunday. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Great independent movie theater specializing in new independent and foreign films as well as cult, classic, retro and locally made films.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Rock Club
“Brick-walled lounge set in a former garage that now offers Tex-Mex cooking & free live music.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Quite possibly the host's favorite late night spot in PHX - Valley Bar is an eclectic basement bar and just really really fun. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you are staying at our space this is really a must visit, we are right across the street from it and the food is great. The scene at night is really nice, with lights hanging from all the trees, live music on weekends. Definitely a date night spot. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Quite possibly the host's favorite breakfast place. If the weekend line is too long (it goes fast!) check out the Public Market Cafe nearby. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Awesome health-conscious food (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Many of their ingredients come from the adjacent open air farmers market, which you should definitely check out on Saturdays between 8 AM and 1 PM. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Best Cocktails - World-class cocktails inside the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters (oh the irony) at the historic Luhrs Building in downtown Phoenix. Worth going to read the menu alone (you'll know what I mean). ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This Napolitana pizzeria was called the “Best Pizza in America” by New York Times 2004, you be the judge. Parking is metered, Valet or paid garage. My favorites are Wise Guy, Margherita and Rosa.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Lounge
“Hanny’s Department Store was constructed in 1947 and closed in 1986. The building was then purchased by the city and repeatedly set ablaze for firefighter training. It is now a contemporary cocktail center, serving upscale salads and thin-crust pizza. Enter the basement, if you dare. Open for lunch on weekdays. Dinner only on Saturday and Sunday. ”
  • 53 locals recommend

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