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Phoenix, Arizona

Things To Do In Phoenix

In Phoenix, golfers enjoy sunny skies year-round. Home to a number of world-class resorts and challenging courses, you'll find all the elements of a great golf vacation in the Valley of the Sun.

City of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ 85003

For the adventurous at heart, a trip to the Hualapai Reservation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon will provide the thrill of a lifetime. Your adventure will include a scenic, narrated, aerial tour over fabulous Arizona landscapes; a ground tour to Eagle Point with an Indian Village including authentic native homes, scheduled Native American Cultural performances and the amazing Grand Canyon Skywalk. Lunch is at Guano Point - on the rim of the Grand Canyon, where you can do a little hiking. Here, you will have spectacular views of the Canyon and the Colorado River a mile below.

Take a day trip from Phoenix to explore the legendary Grand Canyon by helicopter! Your guided tour will take you through the Red Rocks of Sedona and on a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at the Grand Canyon National Park for your 50-minute helicopter excursion.

Visit the city of Sedona and experience the beauty this town has to offer. The incredible mountains that Sedona is famous for have long been inspiration to artists from around the world. Enjoy a backcountry jeep tour through the red rock spires, before a visit to Montezuma Castle, once a home to Native Indians.

Travel through the Sonoran Desert to Montezuma Castle National Monument, visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and then into Sedona. Explore scenic Oak Creek Canyon and admire the ever-changing colors of the Canyon.

This tour encompasses most of Arizona during your scenic flight over the Tonto National Forest; up the Verde Valley; over the beautiful Sedona area; past the San Francisco Peaks; overflight of the Grand Canyon then continue over Marble Canyon, past the beautiful Vermillion Cliffs and historic Lees Ferry before a brief stop in Page.

Ballooning in Phoenix is an exhilarating experience that everyone can enjoy. "A magic carpet ride" and "riding on a cloud" are two phrases that have been used to describe the beauty, exhilaration and gentleness of ballooning. The balloon tour lasts approximately one hour with sunrise and sunset flights available.

Travel through the Sonoran Desert and on to the Grand Canyon, where the majestic scenes await you. Complete your getaway with a float trip on the mighty Colorado River where you will be captivated by the spectacular scenery. This tour is seasonal and operates from 15 April to 1 October only.

Experience the Sonoran Desert in a way few get to see it. Enter the desert after sundown as the creatures of the night stir. Let your informative and entertaining local guide show you the secrets of the evening desert and enjoy the excitement of a Hummer tour.

You and your tour guide will drive through some of the finest off road trails, washes, and hillsides. This is an exciting off-road/racing styled adventure in the Arizona Sonoran Desert you won't want to miss! Centrally located near Scottsdale, this is the best fun you can have in the dirt as you follow the desert trails through sandy washes and rocky creek beds, eventually cresting a series of ridge lines. The result is an awesome view of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. You are in the driver's seat, but your experienced guide will be with you all the way offering advice and instruction for a fun and safe couple of hours in the desert. The "C2" Desert car is a 2 seat vehicle fitted with a roll cage and seat belts.

This tour includes the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the red rock country of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon and the spectacular Grand Canyon. Step back in time as you travel to the Grand Canyon aboard the vintage Grand Canyon Railway, following the original path of this historic rail line.

Hit the Sonoran Desert in a Tomcar, a new high-performance all-terrain vehicle! These military-style off-road Tomcars are similar to dune buggies or rally cars, but built for comfort as well as fun for the whole family! The tour departs from New River, Arizona approximately 30 miles north of Phoenix. With a choice of half-day and full-day tours, you'll discover why the only way to tour the Sonoran Desert off-road is by Tomcar. Self-pilot your comfortable and automatic all terrain Tomcar as you follow your guide through various off-road trails in the Sonoran Desert. Along the way you'll learn about the plant and animal life that inhabit this unique landscape. Choose from half-day and full-day options.

Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world's wonders, the Grand Canyon, and see Sedona's amazing Red Rock landscapes and the Navajo Nation on a full-day trip. Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes and experience the unique Navajo cultural element with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and enjoy a complimentary picnic-style lunch. This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

The Museum at Papago Park is the principal museum in the Phoenix metropolitan area covering the changes that have made Arizona what it is today. Concentrating on Arizona in the 20th and 21st centuries, the museum is filled with stories - stories about World War II and its effects in Arizona, stories about the rise of desert cities, and stories about Arizona popular culture. The museum brings stories to life through engaging exhibits, hands-on and multimedia displays, children's activities, and a variety of educational programs.

1300 North College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-929-9499

Food & Drink In Phoenix

A comfortable, relaxed variation on the classic French bistro, offering simple, authentic, flavorful food in a lively mix of settings from casual to more formal, available both indoors and out. The hidden gem of the Bistro 24 menu is the Farm to Table, a three-course offering featuring local, organic McClendon farm produce, and local, prime beef from Cedar River Farms. The Farm to Table is available daily during lunch and dinner.

2401 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-952-2424

Poised 1,800 feet above the Valley of the Sun, Different Pointe of View offers guests breathtaking views second only to the outstanding regional American cuisine that features fresh local and organic ingredients. The restaurant's mountaintop location and floor to ceiling windows provide stunning views of the desert landscape, the city's twinkling lights in the distance and Arizona's brilliant sunsets.

11111 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-866-7500

Tomaso's Phoenix, located in the Camelback corridor, embraces the lifestyle of Italian dining. Voted best Italian Restaurant in the valley since 1977, Tomaso's celebrates simplicity and quality of authentic Italian food and wine. Tomaso Maggiore follows the traditional Italian dining format, starting with an abundant assortment of antipasti, dinner then features primi courses of moderately sized fresh pastas and risottos before moving to selection of lighter vegetable, fish and meat main courses. Dolce completes the meal with house-made offerings, including Italian pastries and scoops of gelato.

3225 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-0836

The Compass Restaurant is the only rooftop-revolving restaurant in all of Arizona. They offer breathtaking views, mouthwatering food and impeccable service. Experience seasonal menus that invite adventurous diners to return for the most current coupling of entrees and wines including BBQ tuna crudo, Southwest Caesar salad and Black-Angus rib eye.

122 North Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-252-1234

Grilled steaks and chops cooked over pecan wood fires, fresh fish, daily blackboard specials, small plate appetizers and an extensive wine by the glass selection. Dimly lit with eclectic music, guests can sit at the upstairs bar and watch your food being prepared, dine in our over-sized booths or make your way downstairs and hang at the cellar bar. Rokerij is truly a feast for the senses.

6335 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-285-1780

Nestled within a den of rich earthen colors, high-vaulted ceilings, and panoramic views, T. Cook's offers unrivaled ambiance for a Scottsdale restaurant. The Mediterranean cuisine is simply superb. T. Cook's boasts select seasonal dishes from Barcelona, Spain and the Tuscan region of Italy, with ingredients hand selected by Chef Lee Hillson.

5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-808-0766

USDA Prime Steaks reign supreme at Donovan's. They also offer delectable market seafood for those non-steak moments and a depth of wine variety that has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

3101 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-955-3666