The Festival of Light’s Wine and Beer Tasting Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events in Phoenix with an tastings, golf, an auction and more.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix. Seeing a game is an enjoyable way to experience local sports culture.
Spanning the border of Arizona and Utah, about a six-hour drive from Phoenix, you’ll find Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Renowned for its rich red hues, sandstone buttes towering up to 1,000 feet (304 meters), bizarre rock formations, colorful sand and unworldly terrain, the attraction is worthwhile for anyone who enjoys immersing themselves in unusual landscapes.
One area worth exploring in Phoenix is Camelback East, an urban village located in the East Side neighborhood. Considered one of the most walkable areas in Phoenix, Camelback East is an area where both locals and visitors go for a nice meal and drinks, as well as to enjoy the shops.
Located about 20 minutes from Phoenix is downtown Scottsdale, known for its eclectic mix of trendy restaurants bars, boutiques, cultural offerings and creative art spaces. In fact, the area is often touted as one of the country’s best arts destinations, with more than 100 galleries. Most are concentrated in the Scottsdale Arts District, adjacent to the Old Down in between Osborn and Indian School Roads and Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard.
For those looking for a budget-friendly getaway, Phoenix offers a variety of worthwhile attractions that are also free. Interesting museums, scenic desert hikes, art and culture experiences and beyond can all be explored without spending a dime. To help you plan an affordable trip to Phoenix, here are some of the city’s top free attractions.
There’s more than one reason why the Phoenix Zoo was voted as one of the top five zoos for kids in the whole country; it may have something to do with the 1,200 animals, the camel rides, the enormous Monkey Village, the 200-foot (61-meter) snow-tube slide, the energy-conscious carousel or the fact that you can feed stingrays and giraffes yourself.
While Phoenix has much to offer visitors, it’s also a great homebase for taking day trips. From natural wonders to old mining towns to Native American offerings, these experiences can all be explored within hours of the city.
For something historical and inspiring to do near Phoenix, Taliesin West is a good choice. The attraction was designed and built by architect, designer, educator and author Frank Lloyd Wright, and was his winter home, studio and campus from 1937 until he passed away in 1959. Today, it is considered a National Historic Landmark and is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.