Best activities in Phoenix

Check out the top activities in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Fashion Square
1. Fashion Square
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154 local reviews
Fashion Square, Scottsdale
NeighborhoodPolitical
Matthew
If the name doesn't paint a picture in your head... go ahead and pay a visit. This mall has everything and t…
Ann & Lars
An upscale, super-regional luxury shopping mall located in the downtown area with lots of dining options and r…
Rachel
Great shopping near old town
1. Fashion Square
1. Fashion Square
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154 local reviews
Fashion Square, Scottsdale
Matthew
Matthew
If the name doesn't paint a picture in your head... go ahead and pay a visit. This mall has everything and then some. It is also in a gre…
Ann & Lars
Ann & Lars
An upscale, super-regional luxury shopping mall located in the downtown area with lots of dining options and recreational activities.
Rachel
Rachel
Great shopping near old town
2. Desert Botanical Garden
2. Desert Botanical Garden
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134 local reviews
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 480-941-1225
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Coni
Beautiful garden! Lots of photo opportunities. Great for families with lots of educational activities.
Monet
" world's finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden h…
David
Great outdoor desert museum, also make sure you go to the Music in the Garden, for tickets and information go …
2. Desert Botanical Garden
2. Desert Botanical Garden
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134 local reviews
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 480-941-1225
Coni
Coni
Beautiful garden! Lots of photo opportunities. Great for families with lots of educational activities.
Monet
Monet
" world's finest collection of arid plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert pla…
David
David
Great outdoor desert museum, also make sure you go to the Music in the Garden, for tickets and information go to www.dbg.org
3. Tempe Beach Park
3. Tempe Beach Park
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23 local reviews
80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Open now
+1 480-350-5200
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Emma & Ron
Lake activities such as paddle boats in addition to biking and walking paths as well as grassy areas for pic-n…
Lisa
Lake Activities, Biking, Walking, Grass Areas for Picnics. See Tempe's visitor info for all scheduled activiti…
Kamran
The closest beach for hundreds of miles! You can go boating here and enjoy a water park here for the kids
3. Tempe Beach Park
3. Tempe Beach Park
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23 local reviews
80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Open now
+1 480-350-5200
Emma & Ron
Emma & Ron
Lake activities such as paddle boats in addition to biking and walking paths as well as grassy areas for pic-nicking. There's horseback ridi…
Lisa
Lisa
Lake Activities, Biking, Walking, Grass Areas for Picnics. See Tempe's visitor info for all scheduled activities throughout the year like Be…
Kamran
Kamran
The closest beach for hundreds of miles! You can go boating here and enjoy a water park here for the kids
4. Tempe Town Lake
4. Tempe Town Lake
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32 local reviews
Tempe Town Lake, Tempe
Natural featureEstablishment
Nathan and Emmalee
During the day you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and pedal boats (both electric and non electric). …
Smita
Enjoy all outdoor activities on the lake - lovely bike or walk paths, stroll with or without your kids. Enjoy …
Suzanne
Hiking and biking trails around the lake, day or night time activity. Sometimes fairs or concerts in the park…
4. Tempe Town Lake
4. Tempe Town Lake
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32 local reviews
Tempe Town Lake, Tempe
Nathan and Emmalee
Nathan and Emmalee
During the day you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and pedal boats (both electric and non electric). You will get an entirely new …
Smita
Smita
Enjoy all outdoor activities on the lake - lovely bike or walk paths, stroll with or without your kids. Enjoy the ambience, especially at ni…
Suzanne
Suzanne
Hiking and biking trails around the lake, day or night time activity. Sometimes fairs or concerts in the park.
5. Camelback Mountain
5. Camelback Mountain
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184 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
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Terry
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelbac…
steve
Camelback Mountain with an elevation of 2,704 feet is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback …
Patty
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelbac…
5. Camelback Mountain
5. Camelback Mountain
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184 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
Terry
Terry
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a to…
steve
steve
Camelback Mountain with an elevation of 2,704 feet is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a tour…
Patty
Patty
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a to…
6. Lake Pleasant
6. Lake Pleasant
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26 local reviews
Lake Pleasant
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Mary Ann
A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on …
David
Fun place for fishing, swimming, and watersports activities.
Michael
A large regional park just north of the city. Many things to experience including hiking trails, swimming, fis…
6. Lake Pleasant
6. Lake Pleasant
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26 local reviews
Lake Pleasant
Mary Ann
Mary Ann
A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on the lake. Fishing, water-jetti…
David
David
Fun place for fishing, swimming, and watersports activities.
Michael
Michael
A large regional park just north of the city. Many things to experience including hiking trails, swimming, fishing, camping, jet skiing, boa…
7. Phoenix Zoo
7. Phoenix Zoo
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77 local reviews
455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 602-286-3800
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Sally
Cool family activity
Danielle
Great family friendly activity.
Paul + Amy
Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens
7. Phoenix Zoo
7. Phoenix Zoo
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77 local reviews
455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 602-286-3800
Sally
Sally
Cool family activity
Danielle
Danielle
Great family friendly activity.
Paul + Amy
Paul + Amy
Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens
8. Schnepf Farms
8. Schnepf Farms
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5 local reviews
24610 South Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
Closed now
+1 480-987-3100
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Sarah
Arizona farm with lots of activities in nearby Queen Creek
Tiffany
Fun festivals and family friendly activities. Brunch offered on the weekends
Hilda
Fresh food. Family friendly. Check website for events.
8. Schnepf Farms
8. Schnepf Farms
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5 local reviews
24610 South Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
Closed now
+1 480-987-3100
Sarah
Sarah
Arizona farm with lots of activities in nearby Queen Creek
Tiffany
Tiffany
Fun festivals and family friendly activities. Brunch offered on the weekends
Hilda
Hilda
Fresh food. Family friendly. Check website for events.
9. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
9. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
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10 local reviews
2421 E Northern Ave, Phoenix
Open now
+1 602-261-8318
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Amber
From alltrails.com...Dreamy Draw Nature Trail (#220) is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located ne…
Patty
Dreamy Draw Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that featu…
David
Close mountain hiking and biking. Great hike right from the front door. Stop at Aunt Chilada's for a margari…
9. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
9. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area
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10 local reviews
2421 E Northern Ave, Phoenix
Open now
+1 602-261-8318
Amber
Amber
From alltrails.com...Dreamy Draw Nature Trail (#220) is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features b…
Patty
Patty
Dreamy Draw Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and…
David
David
Close mountain hiking and biking. Great hike right from the front door. Stop at Aunt Chilada's for a margarita on the walk home.
10. WestWorld of Scottsdale
10. WestWorld of Scottsdale
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35 local reviews
16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-312-6815
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Steve and Karen
Home of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, Arabian horse shows, Good guys car show, and many other shows and ac…
rebecca
So many activities here. Check their events.
DiAnn & Robert
Annual major events hosted at WestWorld include the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Scottsdale Arabian …
10. WestWorld of Scottsdale
10. WestWorld of Scottsdale
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35 local reviews
16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-312-6815
Steve and Karen
Steve and Karen
Home of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, Arabian horse shows, Good guys car show, and many other shows and activities throughout the year.
rebecca
rebecca
So many activities here. Check their events.
DiAnn & Robert
DiAnn & Robert
Annual major events hosted at WestWorld include the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, International Moto…
11. Topgolf
11. Topgolf
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56 local reviews
9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-240-2402
BarRestaurantFood
Pete
Great nighttime activity with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games. Good food, too! W…
Scott
This is one of the most fun activities in Scottsdale. It is a driving range with food and drink. If you are lo…
Ciel
A fun place to practice and they have music, drinks, food and table service
11. Topgolf
11. Topgolf
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56 local reviews
9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-240-2402
Pete
Pete
Great nighttime activity with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games. Good food, too! Wait times can be long, but you…
Scott
Scott
This is one of the most fun activities in Scottsdale. It is a driving range with food and drink. If you are looking for a great night out th…
Ciel
Ciel
A fun place to practice and they have music, drinks, food and table service