Phoenix: Best Things to Do

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A tourist destination in Arizona, the United States

This capital city is famous for its unique desert landscapes such as Desert Botanical and Garden Camelback Mountain

Great natural places like Hiking Trails, North Mountain & Shaw Butte, and Phoenix Zoo are suitable for the adventurers

The downtown spots such as Roosevelt Row or Orpheum Theaters will make the trip more interesting

Don't forget local dishes like Green Chili Burrito and Blood Orange are for food lovers

 

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SIGHTSEEING

Take an outdoor adventure at Camelback Mountain which located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. It becomes the city's icon and popular destination for hikers every year. You can enjoy a perfect sunrise or sunset by hiking to the top of the mountain. Phoenix Zoo is another way to go sightseeing. Home for more than 1,000 animals, Phoenix Zoo visitor can enjoy strolling the zoo by heading to several trails such as Arizona Trail, Africa Trail, Tropics Trail, and Nina Mason Pulliam Children's Trail.

Camelback Mountain

a hill for hiking

Phoenix Zoo

largest zoo

DOWNTOWN

Many fun things can be found in downtown Phoenix. You will find sports arenas, live music, art galleries or even restaurants. One interesting place to visit is Arizona State Capitol Museum where you can learn the Arizona culture from artifacts and public programs. Or you may go to the Orpheum Theater to watch art performances here.

Arizona State Capitol Museum

a cultural heritage site

Orpheum Theater

a historic theater in donwtown

SHOPPING

The central shopping destination in Phoenix is Uptown Plaza. It has been famous among locals and visitors for its restaurant, boutique, or grocery store. In the north Phoenix, you will find a big mall namely Desert Ridge Marketplace. It is a great destination for an interactive shopping experience and casual shopping.

Uptown Plaza

central shopping destination

Desert Botanical Garden

a botanical garden at 1201 N

Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, central Arizona

FOOD & DRINK

Bruschetta is really famous in Phoenix. It is a starter dish from Italy made from grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. For the meal, try the Green Chili Burrito, a slice of delicious tender meat with local taste of Phoenix. Blood Orange Margarita can be the best suit to drink.

CULTURE

People in Phoenix come from a variety of backgrounds. There are many native Americans living here, but the most dominated population is Hispanic. It looks like the southwestern culture at first glance, it is a unique culture that comes from Native America and Mexican.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Have a best travel time around Phoenix on November through April.

HOTEL

Once you go to Phoenix, just book a room at Kimpton Hotel Palomar to enjoy four stars hotel facilities. This hotel situated at the Phoenix cityscape. If you want something more romantic and nature, you may stay at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Its beautiful garden and mountain view help recharge your energy and become more relaxed.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

This hotel is one of the most beautiful resorts in Arizona.

They provide complete and neat amenities.

All rooms are beautifully designed and modern with complete facilities.

They also provide a healthy and varied breakfast, the pool is very pretty to relax in.

All of the staff are very accommodating and helpful.

Address : 5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

5 stars hotel situated in a step away from the CityScape

RESTAURANT

It's better for you to start exploring Phoenix by having lunch at Bobby Q. It offers you various menus starting from traditional dishes, healthy and sweet food. You can try avocado toast, burrito, pulled pork and also chilaquiles. Another recommended restaurant is Binkley’s Restaurant where it brings the garden concept that more relaxing for you. All the foods have a very nice taste that will make your mouth watering.

Bobby Q

famous restaurant in a convenient location

Binkley’s Restaurant

a restaurant with garden concept

CAFE

Get a locally roasted bean coffee or hot macchiatos at Songbird Coffee & Tea House for your leisure time. While you drink it, enjoy local artist's work that displayed on the wall. Lux Central Cafe can be another option to drink coffee. Its location in the uptown of Arizona, makes this place becoming a home away from local people.

Lux Central Cafe

a popular cafe with awesome beverages, yummy baked goods,

Songbird Coffee & Tea House

a cafe in downtown of Phoenix

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Enjoy the nightlife of Phoenix by taking a craft beer and cocktails at Sazerac. Its location is very nice and becomes a favorite for visitors, as well as serve a huge range of cocktails selection. You can also have parties at UnderTow, a cocktail bar designed with old wooden ship. It is situated beneath the floors of Sip Coffee and Beer Garage in Arcadia.

Sazerac

famous bar operated in the heart of Downtown Phoenix's Art District

UnderTow

the underground tiki bar

INTERESTING PLACE

South Mountain Park and Preserve is a must-visit place because it is one of the largest parks in the country. Many interesting activities could be cone here like visiting the South Mountain Environment Education Center, hiking, strolling around by bicycle and also ride more than 51 miles of trails or go to the top mountain for a spectacular view. A similar nature place you should visit is Desert Botanical Garden, a garden located in Papago Park that has various local flora and fauna.

South Mountain Park and Preserve

South Mountain is a beautiful place to go and get away from everything for a while.

It is full of amenities, hiking & mountain biking trails, and view points.

There are many benches and tables as well as grills to chill and eat.

There is a paved road that goes to the top and allows you to overlook Phoenix.

Address : 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA

Desert Botanical Garden

a botanical garden at 1201 N

Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, central Arizona

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Looking for great outdoor recreation and an amazing place for photos? Papago Park is your choice. This park has many natural spots like Hole In The Rock and Hunt's Tomb. Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park also become the most wanted destination for photography. Make sure you won't miss it!

Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park

an ancient museum in heart of Phoenix