Somewhere between a saguaro selfie and a poolside cabana are friendly dive bars to explore, great music to discover and street art to stumble upon—all wrapped in a stunning desert backdrop. So come, and let Phoenix surprise you.
This is Phoenix. Discover inspiring things to do on your getaway—from adventures in the Sonoran Desert to a night out in a bustling metropolis—and see where chefs, owners, adventure guides, and other local voices find the soul of Phoenix in what they do.
Take a visual tour of some of the best Phoenix has to offer: outdoor recreation, museums and culture, where to go for wellness and relaxation, the downtown scene, and hot spots for shopping and dining.
There's no wrong way to explore our big desert backyard. It's easy to get out and hike, bike, or horseback ride, but you can also glide in a hot air balloon or wind your way through rugged terrain on an ATV tour.
Experience a wealth of culture and history in the area's acclaimed museums, including Southwest American Indian art and lore at the Heard Museum or acres of living desert beauty at the Desert Botanical Garden.