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Best of Phoenix Guide

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Phoenix
Nearly perfect year-round weather and several impeccably designed championship courses have made Phoenix one of the top golf destinations in the world. But there's more to this mild-mannered metropolis than pristine greens and tee times. The greater Phoenix area also offers visitors an array of impressive cultural attractions. Visit the internationally renowned Heard Museum for an in-depth look at Native American history or peruse the fine collection at the Phoenix Museum of Art. Enjoy a ballet performance at the ornate Orpheum Theater or or catch a concert at the state-of-the-art Comerica Theatre. In addition to golf, the city offers access to numerous outdoor endeavors including rock climbing, hot-air ballooning... more Nearly perfect year-round weather and several impeccably designed championship courses have made Phoenix one of the top golf destinations in the world. But there's more to this mild-mannered metropolis than pristine greens and tee times. The greater Phoenix area also offers visitors an array of impressive cultural attractions. Visit the internationally renowned Heard Museum for an in-depth look at Native American history or peruse the fine collection at the Phoenix Museum of Art. Enjoy a ballet performance at the ornate Orpheum Theater or or catch a concert at the state-of-the-art Comerica Theatre. In addition to golf, the city offers access to numerous outdoor endeavors including rock climbing, hot-air ballooning, desert jeep tours and more. Family-friendly attractions, first-rate shopping, dining and entertainment, and spectacular recreational activities make Phoenix a must-visit destination. less

All things to do » Things to do

Musical Instrument Museum
Musical Instrument Museum
Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open... more Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden
Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.
Attraction type: Gardens; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Specialty Museums
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Heard Museum
Heard Museum
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; Specialty Museums; History Museums
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Piestewa Peak
Piestewa Peak
Attraction type: Mountains
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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area
Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Kai Restaurant
Kai Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3,280 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price:
Cuisines: American, Native American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Little Miss Bbq
Little Miss Bbq
Ranked #2 of 3,280 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi's American Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 3,280 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $6 - $29
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana - Phoenix
Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana - Phoenix
Ranked #4 of 3,280 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Steak 44
Steak 44
Ranked #5 of 3,280 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $10 - $70
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

ZenYard Uptown Inn
3.0 of 5
ZenYard Uptown Inn
$66 - $122
Ranked #1 of 14 Phoenix B&B and Inns
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Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Phoenix
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Phoenix
$59 - $83
Ranked #28 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North Happy Valley
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North Happy Valley
$66 - $144
Ranked #34 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

FOUND:RE Phoenix
4.0 of 5
FOUND:RE Phoenix
$109 - $325
Ranked #1 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Happy Valley
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Happy Valley
$94 - $186
Ranked #2 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
4.0 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
$124 - $326
Ranked #3 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
$202 - $561
Ranked #6 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5.0 of 5
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
$153 - $537
Ranked #8 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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Westin Phoenix Downtown
4.0 of 5
Westin Phoenix Downtown
$111 - $376
Ranked #11 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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