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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; History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain
Attraction type: Mountains
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South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park
This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana - Phoenix
Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana - Phoenix
Ranked #1 of 2,925 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi's American Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 2,925 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $6 - $29
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Little Miss Bbq
Little Miss Bbq
Ranked #3 of 2,925 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Fuego Bistro
Fuego Bistro
Ranked #4 of 2,925 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bobby Q
Bobby Q
Ranked #5 of 2,925 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Phoenix
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn - Downtown Phoenix
$62 - $137
Ranked #23 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Deer Valley
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Deer Valley
$65 - $179
Ranked #28 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West
$61 - $156
Ranked #32 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North - Happy Valley
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North - Happy Valley
$87 - $255
Ranked #1 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
$104 - $288
Ranked #3 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North/Happy Valley
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North/Happy Valley
$92 - $178
Ranked #5 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5.0 of 5
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
$364 - $771
Ranked #4 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
4.0 of 5
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
$159 - $414
Ranked #6 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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Marriott's Canyon Villas
4.0 of 5
Marriott's Canyon Villas
$230 - $489
Ranked #7 of 178 Hotels in Phoenix
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