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Things to do in South Mountain Village, 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.
Park
“Hiking trails for days. Bring plenty of water. Multiple trailheads, plan before heading out and enjoy some of the desert beauty with city views.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Major League Baseball spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels Address: 2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282”
  • 56 locals recommend
Building
“Great place to sightsee. Hiking available at South Mountain just minutes away”
  • 37 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Local steak house with a real resident cow out in a barn in front of the restaurant. Great views overlooking Phoenix and Tempe. Family friendly. You can even be daring and try the rattlesnake entree on the menu!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great place for breakfast quiescence is all the way at the end of the lane in back ”
  • 30 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Ranked in the Top 5 BBQ restaurants in the US by Yelp. Their brisket is mind blowing good. Only open for lunch, and usually a line starts to form before they open. They close when they sell out.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Castle
“Interesting history of this unique rambling house built in the 1930's. The story was featured in Life Magazine (Jan. 1948)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides traditional car rental. Pick up at the airport or at other sites around Phoenix and outlying​ areas.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Golf Course
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“The Raven is one of the most highly-recommended golf courses in the Phoenix Metro Area. Greater Phoenix is home to well over 200 Links Golf Courses, so you had better start swinging those stick today if you want to curse at them all!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Busiest store in the state, they tell me...it IS always busy! Nice indoor/outdoor seating.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Rugged, uphill hiking spot with desert scenery & picturesque views of the city.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the United States, and one of the largest urban parks in North America and in the world. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Go at sunset and grab a seat on the patio for incredible views and fantastic dinner and music. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Airport Terminal
“Use Uber or Lyft to get around locally. Response time is generally 5 to 15 minutes.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This is our FAVORITE cafe in town. We’ve never had something from the menu we didn’t like. Their breakfast is great, and they have a great selection of beers too (including bottles/cans to take home). Also the bill for the two of us ends up being about $35 before tip, so they’re affordable too! Try the Blue Sky salad (with chicken depending on your preference), or combine it with a half sandwich by ordering the “50/50””
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“Great place to sightsee. Hiking available at South Mountain just minutes away”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Local steak house with a real resident cow out in a barn in front of the restaurant. Great views overlooking Phoenix and Tempe. Family friendly. You can even be daring and try the rattlesnake entree on the menu!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great place for breakfast quiescence is all the way at the end of the lane in back ”
  • 30 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Ranked in the Top 5 BBQ restaurants in the US by Yelp. Their brisket is mind blowing good. Only open for lunch, and usually a line starts to form before they open. They close when they sell out.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go at sunset and grab a seat on the patio for incredible views and fantastic dinner and music. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is our FAVORITE cafe in town. We’ve never had something from the menu we didn’t like. Their breakfast is great, and they have a great selection of beers too (including bottles/cans to take home). Also the bill for the two of us ends up being about $35 before tip, so they’re affordable too! Try the Blue Sky salad (with chicken depending on your preference), or combine it with a half sandwich by ordering the “50/50””
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite authentic Mexican restaurant! I love their food their drinks and every time I’ve been I’ve received excellent service with a 😊 smile.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Right next to the movie theater so you can have dinner and a movie! The nightlife gets hopping on the weekend evenings. The lunch specials are a great value especially for Sushi and it is all yum!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is where locals go for the BEST Mexican food in Phoenix. Fresh made salsa and creamy refried beans. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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