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Things to do in Phoenix
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. Heard Museum: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.
  2. Desert Botanical Garden: Located in Papago Park, providing an opportunity to learn about desert flora. It has one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants.
  3. Phantom Horse Golf Club: An excellent golf course with beautiful landscaping and a welcoming feel, offering two different styles of golf, traditional and desert.
  4. The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain: A true test of traditional golf, this scenic desert golf course features large and rolling fairways and a unique variety of holes.
  5. South Mountain Park: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
  6. Wildfire Golf Club: Designed by Arnold Palmer, this upscale facility is located in the high Sonoran desert and delivers a target golf experience.
  7. Climb Piestewa Peak: Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak, is part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. The elevation of Piestewa Peak is 2,608 feet; the total elevation gain for the Summit Trail is 1,190 feet. That might not sound high, but hikers of all levels can get a great workout climbing this mountain, and get a great view of the city when they get to the top.
  8. Pueblo Grande: More than 1,000 years old, these ruins from a Native American village and the artifacts unearthed from the area tell a fascinating story of the lives of the inhabitants.
  9. Chinese Cultural Center: A plaza with many shops. 
  10. Camelback Mountain: Mountain; Hiking trail
Top 5 Things To See: 
  1. Mystery Castle: Built by a father to realize his daughter's dream, this three-story castle, completed in 1945, is made of stone, adobe, automobile parts and petroglyphs and is held together by a cement mixture including goat's milk. 
  2. Apache Trail: Drive the Apache Trail will be one of the most memorable drives you'll ever take.  Along the way, you'll pass (or you can stop) at the Lost Dutchman State Park, Goldfield Ghost Town, Saguaro Lake, the Canyon Lake Recreation Area, the Theodore Roosevelt Dam site, and the Tonto National Monument.
  3. Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark):
    Chase Field is the only facility in the world that combines a retractable roof, air conditioning, and a natural turf field. dd
  4. Scottsdale Art Walk:
    There are more than 100 art galleries in Scottsdale. You can enjoy Scottsdale Art Walks every Thursday evening, year-round from 7 - 9 p.m. Each week, special exhibits are hosted. Casual and eclectic, it’s a great time to visit the galleries and learn about featured artists. Several times per year, the Scottsdale Gallery Association holds Special Event Art Walks with live music along the streets and special themed events.
  5. Shemer Art Center and Museum:
    A Phoenix Point of Pride, this museum is a cultural locus, featuring local artisans and offering its own arts and crafts workshops.
Best Time of Year to Visit:  September through April is when Phoenix enjoys mild and pleasant weather. Autumn is perhaps the best time to visit, although if you visit in the spring you will be able to witness the many festivals that are held around that time.

Autumn and Spring time sees pleasant days with temperatures in the 70-80°F range, sometimes up to 90. After sundown however the temperature can drop and occasionally may even go down as far as freezing in the very early hours.
 
 
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. Phoenix Zoo: You'll see almost any animal you can think of at this 125-acre, internationally renowned zoo, where fascinating trails lead you through an African savanna, a tropical rainforest and the Arizona environs, complete with wildlife of the respective region.
  2. America West Arena: This arena is the home of the Phoenix Suns.
  3. Arizona Science Center: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits.
  4. Phoenix Art Museum: One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, also includes a popular miniatures collection and a "Please Touch" children's gallery.
  5. Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse:
    Rawhide has got to be the best place to take kids from back east that want to be cowboys and cowgirls. At Rawhide you can experience gunfights, stunt shows, stagecoach rides, desert train rides, enjoy the petting ranch, bull riding, gold panning, camel rides, see a working blacksmith, shop in western shops, play games, and go horseback riding.
 
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. Arizona Theatre Company: It is the state’s leading professional theatre. It also is recognized as one of the most dynamic theatres in the country.
  2. The Rhythm Room: Unearths Phoenix's blues and R&B roots. The barroom lures top bands six nights a week, digging deep for local treasures and searching far afield for national acts.
  3. Arizona Opera: Now in its 36th Season, it is the only professional producer of grand opera in the state and one of only three companies in the US that performs in two cities.
  4. Kazimierz World Wine Bar: Taste the best wine with plush sofas and chairs, stone walls softened by candlelight; and wooden wine casks which evoke the feel of a European wine cave.  Listen to a mix of jazz, Latin & world beat music.
  5. Club Bash: A club/bar that is a favorite amongst college students.  Ladies get in free every night. 
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. Arcadia Farms Cafe: A wonderful complement to the Phoenix Art Museum, this enviable cafe mesmerizes diners with all sorts of good things. Maryland crab cakes with remoulade sauce or pesto shrimp salad are among the favorites.
  2. Christopher's Fermier Brasserie: Popular and well-established, this French restaurant offers an abundance of well-prepared French dishes.
  3. Durants: It's been around for decades, and perfect martinis, fantastic steaks, and incomparable service prove its longevity.
  4. Postino: Adapted from what used to be a neighborhood post office, this trendy wine bar is awash in candlelight, earthy colors, and dark wood furniture.
  5. T. Cook's: T. Cook's rests within a 1920s-era mansion (now a luxury hotel). The property's elegant restaurant is considered one of the best in the state. The menu consists of Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
See Also Links
  1. Wikipedia on Phoenix
  2. About Phoenix
  3. Phoenix Attractions

 

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