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Best things to do in Phoenix

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“take plenty of water and get an early start. You'll be rewarded with a good workout and fantastic views across the Vally of the Sun. It's highly advisable not to try this climb if temps are above 100F. Helicopter rescues are EXPENSIVE! ”
427 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
206 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Step into one of the largest and flourishing malls in the country. Surely to have any store you are looking for...”
212 locals recommend
Stadium
“Only 20 min away! Beautiful NFL Stadium plus the Westgate shopping and restaurants are in abundance. ”
189 locals recommend
Museum
“You can spend an entire day here! Nice if it's raining or too hot to be outside. They have a great locally sources cafe too.”
198 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“people come from all over the country to see this garden. It displays plants and cacti from all over the world. About a 6 minute from this location. ”
201 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Phoenix Art Museum is the southwest United States’ largest art museum for visual art. International exhibitions alongside a collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, western American modern and contemporary Art including fashion design.”
181 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.”
218 locals recommend
Zoo
“The zoo has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails. It is divided into four main themed areas or trails: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Children's Trail, which includes a petting zoo.”
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
“East hiking trails with great view of Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Awesome for sunsets”
130 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
Baseball Stadium
“Diamondbacks home field! An amazing stadium experience even if not a fan of the DBacks. ”
104 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Kierland Commons is a unique, upscale Main Street outdoor lifestyle center that artfully blends retail shopping, dining and entertainment. The one-of-a-kind development incorporates over 70 high-end specialty stores that include a distinctive selection of national retail choices, such as Anthropologie, Splendid, Michael Kors, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Crate & Barrel, Athleta, Sur La Table, Eileen Fisher, Tommy Bahama and Z Gallerie. Guests may also choose from a variety of the Valley's consistently ranked best restaurants like Zinc Bistro, The Greene House, Mastro's Ocean Club, North, and RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant. Featuring regional cuisine from Continental to French to Japanese, there is something for everyone.”
116 locals recommend
Trail
“Huge hiking park with multiple trails of all levels. The main trail is fairly steep and requires endurance.”
127 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Talking Stick Arena is where the Suns play. There are also many concerts here. it is right next to Chase Field and east to get to on the light rail. ”
90 locals recommend