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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 452 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“This shopping center is close to the townhouse (less than 2 miles) and has everything you may want.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Excellent shopping from high-end to everyday wear. Experience Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Tourism help desk, is also located at this mall and they are great resources for things to do and see in the area. It is located 11 minutes or 5.2 miles from the Casita. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Yayoi Kusama Firefly Infinity Mirror Room. The exhibit is located in the Contemporary Art Wing of the Phoenix Art Museum, just off of North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.”
  • 184 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, world-class exhibitions, educational programming and its unmatched festivals. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Stadium
“Cardinal stadium is the best if you like sports, we had super bowl here few years ago and again in 2023. ”
  • 188 locals recommend
Museum
“Want to see instruments used by classic rockers, current popular musicians, and instruments from all over the world? This is the place!”
  • 210 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 221 locals recommend
Zoo
“The conservation-minded Phoenix Zoo has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails.”
  • 129 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Truly a wonderful way to better understand the Sonoran Desert, close to Sky Harbor Airport so a great place to walk off the effects of sitting in a plane for a few hours or a great last stop before catching an afternoon plane. It opens at 8 AM. They also have Gertrudes, a well recognized restaurant and through out the year special weekend and night events. Through May 12th they have a nightly Electric Desert event which looks amazing.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Trail
“1.2 mile long summit trail. Bring some decent hiking shoes, water, and a camera for the magnificent views of the city!”
  • 132 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kierland Commons is an outdoor shopping experience that offers many restaurants and clothing boutiques. It's the perfect place to walk around with a coffee or tea and enjoy the outdoor living of Scottsdale. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a baseball game or take a tour of Chase Field. Lots of great places to eat at or near the stadium. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Catch a Sun’s game, concert or comedy show. Great restaurant and bar options across the street from venue”
  • 95 locals recommend

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Shopping Mall
“Excellent shopping from high-end to everyday wear. Experience Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Tourism help desk, is also located at this mall and they are great resources for things to do and see in the area. It is located 11 minutes or 5.2 miles from the Casita. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Yayoi Kusama Firefly Infinity Mirror Room. The exhibit is located in the Contemporary Art Wing of the Phoenix Art Museum, just off of North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.”
  • 184 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“There is a variety of different restaurants and shops. Lots of entertainment locations such as water fountain shows, Bowling, Cardinals Football Stadium, Nearby Tanger Outlets (Walk able Distance), AMC Movie Theater, Bars and Night Clubs... West gate often has shows that you can find online. Every Wednesday evening they have a car show where you can check out awesome hot rods. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Office
“This is a nice outdoor shopping area that is set up like a small town. There are two malls separated by Scottsdale Road, and you will find a lot of galleries and restaurants along Scottsdale”
  • 120 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“American, Breakfast & Brunch | Great place in the heart of Scottsdale fashion Square. Rich in flavor, their menu will transport you to the warm, relaxing French Riviera with seafood dishes like sea scallops and shareable plates like Lamb Meatballs in a warm pita. Enjoy an occasion worth sharing like a sunlit lunch on the patio with friends, a quiet dinner for two, or a lively happy hour full of laughter. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Café
“This is one of my favorite spots: its a coffe house & martini bar! Unique Right!!! I take my computer and work here alot- its got a great vibe and delicious menu as well. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AND they will prepare your holiday feast!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“My favorite spot in town. Small bakery\deli style with dining in or food to go options. Their bakery is one of the best in town and the food is on par with that. Just a great place all around!”
  • 123 locals recommend

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