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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
“Rocky hiking destination with two major trails featuring steep elevation gains & sweeping views.”
416local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
207local recommendations
Gift Shop
“High end, indoor shopping mall. Head south to the waterfront with lots of places to eat and get treats. 5th Street has a bunch of cute shops. ”
204local recommendations
Museum
“A great place to take the family and experience all kinds of instruments from around the world! ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 4.3 miles”
199local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“I love going to this garden! So many desert plants and set up to take a nice walk. Sometimes they have wine tastings set up through the park. Great place for kids to explore, too! The cafe at the back has some good food and gets visits from desert friends like chipmunks and roadrunners.”
193local recommendations
Art Museum
“A great collection of artworks featuring everything from the renaissance to present and traveling exhibitions! ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 19.2 miles”
181local recommendations
Zoo
“Great zoo - hard to believe it sits in the middle of the desert! Great exhibits. Be sure to check out the festival of lights in winter!! Absolutely epic”
130local recommendations
Stadium
“Sate Farm Stadium as it is known now. Home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL Football team”
197local recommendations
College Auditorium
“At the Heard Museum you can learn about the culture and art of the American Indians of the Southwest ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 18.4 mile”
225local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Upscale shopping. Don’t forget across the way there is Scottsdale Quarters. ”
115local recommendations
Trail
“With its beautiful rock formations and desert plant life, this hike will have you taking breathing Arizona. Make a day trip of it and visit the zoo right next door! ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 22.1 miles”
130local recommendations
General Entertainment
“Lovely outdoor shopping center right around the corner. Great restaurants, stores, and vibe.”
155local recommendations
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.”
152local recommendations
Trail
“This is a pretty difficult hike but beautiful. Bring water and plan to avoid the sun if your smart. ”
126local recommendations
Baseball Stadium
“Chase Field, formerly Bank One Ballpark, is a baseball park located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the city's Major League Baseball franchise and major concert venue site. Address: 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ”
117local recommendations
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!”
99local recommendations