Top Things to Do in the Phoenix Area

Whether you’ve always been planning to vacation in the Phoenix area or you’ve been scheduled here on the corporate dime, you can return home a sparkling conversationalist if you visit some of our classic Phoenix attractions.

Some places are stewards of one-of-a-kind specimens, like the Heard Museum or the art venues of the Scottsdale Gallery Association. Others, like Desert Botanical Garden and Butterfly Wonderland, are continual cultivators. Some are prolific producers, like Four Peaks Brewing Company and Queen Creek Olive Mill. Others, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and Penske Racing Museum, are archivists. Some are all about the acquisitions, like the brand-name boutiques of Scottsdale Fashion Square and Scottsdale Quarter. Others, like Papago Park and The Farm at South Mountain, provide contentment in the form of free, fresh-aired atmosphere.

You’ll need lucky timing to see a favorite touring band pass through Crescent Ballroom, scheduled timing to take a lesson at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, and a huge chunk of time to globetrot through the nation-by-nation collections inside Musical Instrument Museum.

Suffice to say: If you have the time, you ought to treat yourself to something fascinating things to do in Phoenix.