What Kind of Phoenix Attractions Are You Looking For?

Hundreds of Phoenix Attractions

Phoenix has no shortage of incredible views, events, and attractions. The warm weather brings sun lovers from all over the world who come to our mix of modern high rises with a touch of Southwestern style. However, the only problem is trying to decide what to do on your short visit! The trick is to know what you’re here to enjoy. Are you more of an explorer/sightseer? Or is live entertainment and shopping more your bag? Here are a few ways to cut up Phoenix attractions to give you some travel inspiration.

Sightseers

The first thing on everyone’s mind when planning a trip to Arizona is The Grand Canyon. But our poor little desert metropolis often gets overlooked. Well, I shouldn’t say little. Phoenix is 517 square miles of sun soaked wonder waiting to be explored. Take Camelback Mountain for instance. This lonely spire is Phoenix’s tallest hikeable peak measuring in at 2707 feet. It lies right inside of greater Phoenix and provides the best view of the city, period. Just keep in mind that it can be a little packed; this trail attracts over 300,000 hikers every year, making it one of the most popular in the state.

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If the sightseeing scene isn’t enough for you then take a dive headfirst into the life of a Phoenician. Any visit to Phoenix wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the culture for yourself. Performances, events, and other attractions keep a constant buzz among locals and tourists alike year round!

  • Start your trip off on a high note with one of our dozens of music festivals. Honestly, there are too many to count. Headbangers like the Rock ‘N’ Roll marathon are perfect for participants of all ages and skill levels. This event will take you through Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe with live performances at every mile!
  • Art and expression are at the forefront of Phoenix’s local style. We have hundreds of exhibits all over the city but one of our freest attractions is the monthly First Friday event. On the first Friday evening of every month several streets in Phoenix’s art district are closed to make way for food, entertainers, vendors, and self-guided art walks.