Things to Do in Phoenix

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Channel your inner Cirque du Soleil performer for this off-the-floor yoga class at the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa. Stretchy fabric hammocks... Read More

Yee-haw! Pull on your boots, grab your hat and learn the in’s and out’s of cowboyin’. From horseback riding to roping and shoeing, this working cattle... Read More

Explore the Southwest’s rich natural and cultural history, from sparkly minerals and prehistoric fossils to a reconstructed Native American village and... Read More

Located in the neighboring city of Mesa, this kid-friendly museum explores the Arizona’s natural and cultural history with plenty of hands-on,... Read More

Three-day rafting trips along the Colorado River, from $725 per person. Read More

Originally founded as the Arizona Territorial Fair in November 1884, this three-week event now takes place in mid-October at the Arizona State... Read More

While waiting for a table at the next-door Pizzeria Bianco, enjoy handmade cocktails and appetizers at this candlelit bar, located downtown on Heritage... Read More

In January, serious car collectors descend upon the WestWorld complex in North Scottsdale for one of the best-attended auto auctions in the world. Even... Read More

Bentley’s beautifully curated paintings, sculptures and photographs make it one of Southwest’s best contemporary art galleries. Its impressive roster of... Read More

Here lies the coolest spot in town when it comes to art and architecture. (It’s also the sister location to Bentley Gallery, which is part of... Read More

This midcentury landmark opened in 1960s, and it’s still one Phoenix’s favorite shopping destinations. Residents love to stroll the outdoor mall’s... Read More

Now this is one view of the desert that few experience: suspended from the side of a boulder 75 feet off the ground. Rock climbing instructors at the... Read More

For the ultimate golf instruction, book a lesson at the Boulders Golf Academy. The school offer a variety programs to upgrade your game, from 30-minutes... Read More

Across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum, Bunky Boutique shares a space with Giant Coffee in the white, cube-like Merz Project Building. The shop... Read More

The largest butterfly pavilion in the country, this indoor zoo features a global collection of colorful monarchs, gold banded foresters and mountain... Read More

This red-hued beauty is an attractively rugged cliff perfect for hard-core hikers. Its Echo Canyon trail, which starts at 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway... Read More

The kneeling camel profile of this red sandstone and granite mountain is the city’s most beloved icon—and a challenging, must-climb destination for... Read More

Even if you’re not a hiker, this Valley of the Sun icon is a must-see landmark. Those who are in shape, though, should scale the popular Echo Canyon... Read More

You know what they say about casinos—once you’re inside, day and night blend and time stops. Same goes for the ones that ring metro Phoenix,... Read More

First settled by ranchers and miners in the 1870s, the town of Cave Creek just north of Scottsdale fervently maintains its Old West character: old... Read More

For an out-of-mall shopping experience, head north to the small desert enclave of Cave Creek. The town’s main street is lined with retail options that... Read More

The desert community of Cave Creek, on the northern edge of Scottsdale, has long been loved by mountain bikers, but the main road leading up to the town... Read More

Former Taliesin West student Paolo Soleri was one of Southwest’s most innovative architects. His organic style merged Frank Lloyd Wright’s teachings... Read More

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