Phoenix Travel Guide
Some of the most popular things to do in Phoenix involve exploring its desert landscape. Hikers can reach a panoramic view of the city along Camelback Mountain's red rock-rimmed hiking trails. Or, for a closer look, visit the Desert Botanical Garden, home to countless species of colorful plants.
Art lovers can add the Bentley Projects to a list of what to do in Phoenix. The downtown warehouse district features many of the city's top galleries, displaying avant-garde pieces by its top local artists. Guided art walks are also held each month.
The resorts themselves boast many headliners when it comes things to do in Phoenix. The area is home to many a world-class golf course, along with upscale spas and fine dining options.
For a look at local history, be sure to include stops in Old Town Scottsdale and downtown's Heritage Square on your list of what to do in Phoenix. Both are anchored by well-preserved Victorian structures and local history museums.
Instead of a poolside lounge or round of golf, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former studio and retreat (now home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation). Daily guided tours are kept small and last from one to three hours.
Three-day rafting trips along the Colorado River, from $725 per person.
This tiny music club doubles as a by-appointment-only art gallery and showcases some terrific talent to see and hear.
Approximately ninety acres in size, this North Phoenix monument to the traditional, Old West way of living in 1800’s Arizona first opened in 1965, with the help of U.S. senators and Cabinet members.
While waiting for a table at the next-door Pizzeria Bianco, enjoy handmade cocktails and appetizers at this candlelit bar, located downtown on Heritage Square.
The Spa at Camelback Inn sits at the base of Mummy Mountain, with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley and the downtown Phoenix skyline.
The agency offers chauffeured transportation with a hybrid fleet.
The Mix is Scottsdale's answer to Fred Segal with a well curated collection of locally owned boutiques for close, beauty, home, and even toys.
Here lies the coolest spot in town when it comes to art and architecture.
With more than two decades of experience, travel agent Betsy Donley uses firsthand knowledge to craft luxury African trips and fly fishing expeditions for clients of Camelback Odyssey Travel. One of Donley’s top travel recommendations is hunting the tiger fish at Chiawa Camp in Zimbabwe.
A tico is a person from Costa Rica who subscribes to the national slogan pura vida, or pure life, and Ticoz Resto-Bar in Windsor Square embraces this slogan with authentic, fresh Latin tropical fushion cuisine.
Volunteers maintain this intimate, peaceful haven that features a 12-foot waterfall, dozens of plants and trees (including Indian laurel fig, purple leaf plum, and Japanese maple), streams, and a koi pond, all here to honor Phoenix’s sister city, Himeji,
Far-sighted preservationists saved this hill from becoming little more than a grand backyard of one of the mega-mansions that surround the North Scottsdale peak.
Running from Seventh Avenue to 16th Street and from Interstate 10 to Fillmore Street, Roosevelt Row arts district (RoRo for short) is a prominent hub of local culture.