Vibrant city life thrives against the Sonoran Desert.

As the largest city in Arizona, Phoenix is the heart of Southwestern urban culture. This cosmopolitan center is home to thriving arts districts, rooftop bars, live music, pro sports teams, craft breweries and historic neighborhoods. And it’s easy to get outside the city to hike Camelback Mountain, climb Piestewa Peak, wander the Desert Botanical Garden and experience the unreal beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

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Explore Phoenix

  • Downtown Phoenix
  • Heritage Square
  • Roosevelt Row Arts District
  • Scottsdale
  • Warehouse District

Downtown Phoenix

Overview

By day, explore downtown Phoenix for its museums, street art and next-level food scene. After dark, historic theaters offer performances and other cultural events, while bars, restaurants and live-music venues keep the party going all night long.

Known For

Culture, Dining, Museums, Live Music

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Heritage Square

Overview

Restored 19th- and 20th-century homes fill Heritage Square, a neighborhood now known for its restaurants, bars, boutiques and museums. Located on the city’s original townsite, the stunning Rosson House, a fully restored red brick Victorian, is a must-see (and must-photograph).

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Museums, Dining, Boutiques

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Roosevelt Row Arts District

Overview

A walkable arts district in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row is home to a monthly Art Walk with food trucks and open studios. Visit anytime to find colorful street art plus unique shops, cafés, galleries, rooftop bars and amazing restaurants.

Known For

Street Art, Shopping, Galleries, Bars

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Scottsdale

Overview

The city is renowned for its culture and easy access to nature due to its close proximity to the McDowell Mountains, Tonto National Forest and the Salt River. Spend the day exploring the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the city’s Historical Museum before venturing out for a kayak excursion or hiking the picturesque trails to the north.

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Museums, Dining, Boutiques, Hotels

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Warehouse District

Overview

An industrial neighborhood turned tech hub, the Warehouse District in downtown Phoenix is also known for its art galleries, street art, concert venues, buzzy bars and casual restaurants. Sip craft cocktails under string lights at the Duce or next to floor-to-ceiling windows at Little Rituals.

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Art, Dining, Nightlife

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Experience the Spirit of Phoenix in 3 Days

A table topped with dumplings and other lunch fare

Catch the Downtown Buzz

Experience downtown Phoenix with a day of street art, craft beers and museum exhibits. After dark, check out the city’s electric nightlife with a show at the Van Buren or cocktails and vintage arcade games at the Thunderbird Lounge.

The sun sets over Camelback Mountain and a hiking trail

Experience the Desert’s Beauty — and Bounty

Discover desert beauty just beyond Phoenix’s city limits with a hike up Camelback Mountain and a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. Tour the iconic red butte rock formations at Papago Park and celebrate a day well spent sipping craft cocktails at a sleek bar meets restaurant.

The sun rises over cacti in the Sonoran Desert

Get Out of Town

Greater Phoenix includes 500 square miles of Sonoran Desert. Take a horseback ride through the area, tour Frank Llyod Wright’s winter home and explore the historical side of glitzy Scottsdale.

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