- Our list of the best things to do in Phoenix, Arizona, features the top 291 nearby activities — including 98 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Phoenix, AZ has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sports & Fitness, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 38 things to do within the city of Phoenix, AZ , followed by 254 popular activities in nearby cities, including Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Surprise, Goodyear, Peoria, Avondale, Cave Creek, Sun City and Buckeye
Aiming to present the heritage of the Native Indians from all around America, with a special interest on the history of the local Natives, the Heard Museum has a collection of over 40,000 artifacts and 34,000 books.
Children can explore the Phoenix Children's Museum including the Art Studio where they can create art projects, the Book Loft for reading books, the Building Big space for building forts and houses, and Desert Delights introducing children to Arizona painters. The museum can also be rented for parties.
A hummer tour with AZ Hummer Tours includes a trip across the Sonoran Desert on the original stagecoach trial, exploration of a 1,000-year-old fort, and a visit to a ghost town. The company also offers tours on a Ranger/RZR.
Originally built in 1929 as a venue for vaudeville acts, Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, has been restored to its original Spanish Revival style beauty. Over the years, the theater has hosted opera, movies, live entertainment, and Broadway-style shows.
As the longest running arts institution in the Phoenix area, the Phoenix Theatre has been putting on professional productions since the 20's. The theatre features a snack bar, comfortable seating and is part of the cities rich artistic history.
Formed about 14 million years ago, Piestewa Peak was long a popular site for mining and raising mountain goats. Today, it is popular with hikers who climb to the 2,608 feet summit, or enjoy the scenic views at the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area.
Papago Park contains an archery range, 1.7 mile exercise course, fishing lagoons, orienteering course, Oakland A's minor league ball field, 8,000 seat spring training facility for the Oakland A's, four softball diamonds, the Desert Botanical Garden, Hall of Flame, Papago Golf Course. The park also houses the Ph…