Phoenix is renowned for it's hiking trails, gorgeous views, stargazing sights and many other activities to keep your adventurous side occupied. Phoenix is known as the Valley of the Sun, with more sunny days than not and temperatures in the 70's almost year-round, which makes it a popular place to retire. However, there is a lot more to Phoenix, especially in the city's downtown. See below for things to do in downtown Phoenix.
If you like to listen to live music, head down 2nd Avenue for some live entertainment. You can find live music almost every single night, including anything from local entertainers to nationally-known musicians. People young and old can enjoy the entertainment, and with wonderful restaurants nearby, you can enjoy some good food too.
Shopping, Food and Entertainment
For the shopper, visit CityScape downtown for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. This downtown shopping area offers several boutiques for men, women and children. Take a shopping break and visit one of several well-known eateries and finish your day with some fun at one of the entertainment venues nearby, including one of the casinos like Fort McDowell Casino.
Downtown offers a number of other venues, unique restaurants and festivals throughout the year.
The Heard Museum is known for it's collection of American Indian artwork and can be a nice stop for the historical portion of your Phoenix tour. They also host live events, have an Indian market and much more. The Phoenix Art Museum offers more contemporary artwork as well as classic artwork pieces.
Phoenix has thee major league sports teams - The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team, the Phoenix Suns basketball team, and the women's basketball team The Phoenix Mercury. You can catch a game depending on the time of year you are visiting. They also have an arena football league team called the Arizona Rattlers.
If you have kids along on your trip, you may want to visit the city's zoo. The zoo offers different events throughout the year and has over 1,000 animal species to see, including several endangered species.
The botanical garden is another great attraction to see if you have kids (or even if you don't). You'll enjoy the trails that you can explore, as well as things like bird watching, hunting for caterpillars and the seeing butterflies. They offer a number of activities for children of all ages.
Phoenix has a number of things to offer, no matter activities what you are into.