Phoenix Places

TripWhat's travel guide to the Valley of the Sun; our list of the best things to see, including Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The best place in Phoenix: Phoenix Suns

    Phoenix Suns

    201 E Jefferson St
    Very popular NBA team featuring stars such as Steve Nash.
    Central City food nearby
  • Arizona Cardinals

    Arizona Cardinals

    1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale
    Check out one of the newer NFL stadium in the country, University of Phoenix Stadium, named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe due to the combination of its retractable roof and roll-in natural grass field.
    eat nearby
  • Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Diamondbacks

    7th St and Jefferson
    Take in a baseball game at this unique stadium. Formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (The BOB), the home of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, capacity 49,033, with a retractable roof and air conditioning. You can get decent tickets for $12.50.
    Alahambra restaurants nearby
  • Desert Botanical Garden

    Desert Botanical Garden

    1201 N Galvin Pkwy
    50 acres of exhibits showcasing desert plants, with an emphasis on plants native to the Southwest. Located in Papago Park, near the Phoenix Zoo.
    Camelback East food nearby
  • Phoenix Art Museum

    Phoenix Art Museum

    1625 N Central Ave
    Tu-Su 10AM-5PM (Th until 9PM). 16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary.
    Encanto eat nearby
  • Musical Instrument Museum

    Musical Instrument Museum

    4725 E. Mayo Boulevard
    6000, e-mail: Has many exhibits where you can see and hear the history of music from around the world. There's also a room for kids of all ages to try out instruments.
    Desert View restaurants nearby
  • Arizona Science Center

    Arizona Science Center

    600 E Washington St
    This center features 350 permanent hands-on exhibits as well as regularly hosting nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits. Also features a 5-story IMAX threater and Planetarium.
    Central City food nearby
  • Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    Ben Avery Shooting Facility

    4044 W Black Canyon Blvd
    $7 Adult all-day pass, 18 and under free. is the largest outdoor shooting facility in the country. The favorable weather provides excellent year-round conditions for shooting. Eye protection is required; ear protection is recommended.
    New Village eat nearby
  • Heard Museum

    Heard Museum

    2301 N Central Ave
    9:30 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday. $15 adults, $13.50 seniors 62+, $7.50 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and American Indians. Celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico. Open daily except December 25.
    Encanto restaurants nearby
  • Hours vary by season.
    South Mountain food nearby
  • Arizona Grand Spa

    Arizona Grand Spa

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Rejuvenate your mind, body & soul with a wide variety of spa treatments from this spa. Services include a salon, relaxing body treatments, hydrating facials, & “just for kids” treatments.
    South Mountain eat nearby
  • Arizona Grand Athletic Club

    Arizona Grand Athletic Club

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Arizona Grand Athletic club is one of the top fitness facilities in Arizona with weight rooms, fitness classes, a heated lap pool, indoor racquetball court, golf instruction and personal training instruction.
    South Mountain restaurants nearby
  • Arizona Grand Golf Course

    Arizona Grand Golf Course

    8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy
    Hours vary by season.
    South Mountain food nearby
  • Cityscape


    One East Washington
    Mixed use urban project which includes retail, shopping and entertainment such as a pub, comedy club, bowling alley and various restaurants.
    Camelback East eat nearby
  • FilmBar


    815 n 2nd Street
    Thursday thru Sunday. 7$. A microcinema (70 seats) and lounge showing mostly independent and foreign movies for 7$ per ticket. The bar (no entrance fee) has 30 craft beers and 15 wines available. Tickets available online or at the bar.
    Central City restaurants nearby
  • Baltimore Comic-Con

    Baltimore Comic-Con

    Baltimore Convention Center
    Fall weekend, every year. Not quite as big as the Comic-Con held in San Diego, this comic book convention has grown since its humbler beginnings in 2000. It currently hosts the Harvey Awards presentation ceremony, honoring the best comic book professionals as voted by their peers.
    Central City food nearby
  • ASU Gammage

    ASU Gammage

    1200 S Forest Ave
    One of his last architectural pieces, it was originally designed for Baghdad before finally being built in the equally arid Valley of the Sun.
    eat nearby
  • Anthem Outlets

    Located on the NORTHWEST CORNER of I-17 and Anthem Way Exit 229
    Home to many of your favorite outlet stores. Anthem Outlets also offers a food court and playground for the kids.
  • Phoenix Symphony

    Phoenix Symphony

    455 N 3rd St
    The city's classical and pops orchestra, presenting a 25-week season of concerts.
    Central City food nearby
  • Arizona Biltmore Hotel

    Arizona Biltmore Hotel

    24th St and Camelback Rd
    Visit this legendary Phoenix landmark built in 1921 and has hosted famous guests such as Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, and the President of the United States when he is in town.
    Camelback East eat nearby
  • Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden

    Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden

    1125 N 3rd Ave
    $5, Student/Senior/Military $3, Under 12 free. Japanese-style garden with koi pond and tea house. Closed in the summer due to heat.
    Central City restaurants nearby
  • Arizona State Sun Devils

    Arizona State Sun Devils

    The teams representing Arizona State University, competing in the Pacific-12 Conference alongside other major universities throughout the western third of the country. Most of the athletic facilities are on campus, with the best-known being Sun Devil Stadium (football) and Wells Fargo Arena (basketball). Tickets are often more affordable than those for professional sports.
    food nearby
  • Phoenix Theatre

    Phoenix Theatre

    100 E. McDowell Ave
    McDowell Ave (Corner of McDowell and Central Ave), ☎ 602-889-5286. 10AM - 5PM. 62.00. Professional theatre in an intimate setting. Celebrating its 91st season in downtown Phoenix's Art Museum complex. New Works Festival in July.
    Central City eat nearby
  • The Shops at Norterra

    The Shops at Norterra

    Anchor stores include a Harkins 14-screen cinema, Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Many smaller retailers and casual dining restaurants are also in the shopping center.
    Deer Valley
  • Arizona Matsuri

    Arizona Matsuri

    Heritage and Science Park at 7th St/Monroe
    Annual festival each spring in downtown Phoenix celebrating Japanese culture. Martial arts, taiko drumming, bonsai, cosplay, food, fashion, music, and more.
    Central City food nearby
  • Rancho Mañana Golf

    Rancho Mañana Golf

    5734 E
    Rancho Mañana Blvd. A former dude ranch turned golf course.
    Pinnacle Peak eat nearby
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Phoenix uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.