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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.
Trail
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 435 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is one of the Phoenix Metro area's most happening neighborhoods — it's incredibly walkable, boasts a ton of artisanal stores, amazing retail shopping, awesome restaurants, incredible bars, and amazing nightclubs.”
  • 353 locals recommend
Park
“If you're headed to visit Grand Canyon, we highly recommend hiking or biking while you're there. It's such an enormous sensory overload with so many people that you really won't comprehend what you're looking at unless you take the time to see more of it. Biking is the ideal way with shorter time and people who may not be in shape for hiking. The trails are pretty flat, offer incredible views, and are suitable and fun for almost everyone! ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“At Scottsdale Fashion Square shoppers can enjoy upscale amenities, luxury brands, exclusive entertainment & quality of service”
  • 212 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Large mall with 150 shops of designer & household brands in clothing, accessories, leather & gifts.”
  • 110 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“From New Strip to Old Strip (Fremont Street), there's plenty of sights to see. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Museum
“As a Music Teacher, Alisa HIGHLY recommends MIM. It'll take you a full day...there's SO MUCH to see!!”
  • 199 locals recommend
History Museum
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“AMAZING. Three full floors of very interesting mob stuff. The exhibits are very fun. There is a gun training which is a lot of fun.Staff very friendly. They also have a forensics lab to play with. The best part of the experience was the speakeasy on the lower floor. Secret rooms, great atmosphere and the drinks are of the era (some served in fake books that you pour yourself). Also they have a moonshine tour as well. You’ll definitely have a great time!”
  • 112 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great way to spend an afternoon. Open to the public Wednesday evenings for free!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Stadium
“Only 20 min away! Beautiful NFL Stadium plus the Westgate shopping and restaurants are in abundance. ”
  • 187 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.”
  • 220 locals recommend
Zoo
“The animals are well taken care of and The zoo has always been clean which is important to me because I’ve been to zoos that could use a lot of tender loving care. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“There is always something going on here or you can pop in and try your luck at slots or the tables. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“Topgolf has taken the driving range concept and turned it into a full entertainment, food and drinks venue. Here you can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that suit everyone from pro-golfers to young kids. You’ll also have a great view of Arizona’s mountain scape! There’s also an awesome food and beverage menu.”
  • 160 locals recommend

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Shopping Centre
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great way to spend an afternoon. Open to the public Wednesday evenings for free!”
  • 180 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“There is always something going on here or you can pop in and try your luck at slots or the tables. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Topgolf has taken the driving range concept and turned it into a full entertainment, food and drinks venue. Here you can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that suit everyone from pro-golfers to young kids. You’ll also have a great view of Arizona’s mountain scape! There’s also an awesome food and beverage menu.”
  • 160 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
General Entertainment
“there is plenty of fun places like restaurants and clubs to have gun during the day or night. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Not walking distance like my other recommendations, but wonderful food and a terrific patio along the canal. If it doesn't strike your fancy, walk over the bridge and try the Drunk Monk...”
  • 88 locals recommend
Office
“Kierland Commons is one of North Scottsdale's most posh shopping destinations. With a sophisticated and extensive mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment, visit Kierland Commons. For a truly personal touch, stop by the Kierland Commons Concierge.”
  • 113 locals recommend

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