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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
“This is a VERY POPULAR place to visit. It has many visitors and is a VERY challenging hike. The views are AMAZING at the top. 360 view.”
442 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
215 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...”
219 locals recommend
Museum
“The musical museum is an amazing place to visit. It features musical instruments and history throughout the world and ages. Headphone interactive exhibits make this a great family experience.”
216 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“EXPLORE THE BEAUTY Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona.”
208 locals recommend
Stadium
“Sate Farm Stadium as it is known now. Home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL Football team”
207 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Southwest's largest collection of classic and contemporary art offers free admission every Wednesday from 3 p.m.–9 p.m.; the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m –10 p.m.; and the second Sunday of the month from 12 p.m–5 p.m.”
196 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.”
142 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“Native American Museum. A local must see for the history of Native American art. ”
233 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Lovely outdoor shopping center right around the corner. Great restaurants, stores, and vibe.”
160 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter are the shopping destination in North Scottsdale. Great shopping and happy hour spots, you are surely able to find another experience Scottsdale has to offer. ”
119 locals recommend
Trail
“East hiking trails with great view of Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Awesome for sunsets”
145 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.”
159 locals recommend
Trail
“This is a pretty difficult hike but beautiful. Bring water and plan to avoid the sun if your smart. ”
131 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Chase field is the place to visit if you want to see the Arizona Diamondbacks!! Only 7 miles from my home!!”
128 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Phoenix Suns, Talking Stick Resort Arena is about a 5-10 minute drive from the Guesthouse. Basketball season runs from November - May. Consider yourself lucky if your favorite team is playing the Suns here, as ticket prices have been very low as the Suns have been pretty terrible as of late. We host the Lakers and Warriors multiple times per year, so you might have a chance to go see Lebron James or Steph Curry during your trip!”
104 locals recommend