Top Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona

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Whether you live in Phoenix, Arizona, or are in town visiting the Valley of the Sun, you’ll find there’s no end to the list of Phoenix attractions to experience and enjoy.

Greystar has apartment homes for rent throughout the valley. In the prestigious Arcadia district of Phoenix, residents at the brand new Domus Apartments are situated in the heart of America’s sixth largest city and enjoy stunning Camelback Mountain Views from one of the most uniquely designed multifamily developments in the valley. Elan at Desert Ridge is one of Greystar’s most recent apartment developments, located in the Desert Ridge master-planned community. Desert Ridge offers residents a highly-desirable lifestyle and location with easy access to employment centers and attractions in downtown Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix.

What’s there to do in Phoenix? Well, what do you have in mind? Whether it’s rave-worthy restaurants, breathtaking attractions, outdoor activities or sensational shopping, you’ll find it all here. Check out our highlights and discover the adventures that await residents living in Phoenix and those who are just passing through.


If you’re looking for great food in Phoenix, you’re in luck. The Valley of the Sun is home to some of the most inventive, delicious restaurants in the country. Many offer patios that are perfect for taking advantage of the mild Arizona winters and gorgeous Sonoran Desert views.

The Henry is one such restaurant. Located on Camelback Road at the foot of the majestic Camelback Mountain, the American-style bistro boasts stunning views and tempting dishes with an international twist. The Phoenix restaurant is open for lunch and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends. Stop in for the wood-grilled pork chop or Korean-style skirt steak and try the homemade chai lime ginger beer or hand-shaken mixed berry lemonade.

El Chorro Lodge is another favorite Phoenix restaurant featuring stunning mountain views paired with a patio surrounded by fountains and ambient lighting. Enjoy dining in the midst of a bit of history – this locale was a girls’ school in the 1930s. Its menu changes seasonally to include the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant is open for dinner daily and brunch on Sunday.

For a culinary experience unique to Phoenix, try Kai, the only five-diamond Native American restaurant in the world.


Phoenix offers an abundance of attractions. Visit the Phoenix Zoo for a chance to see more than 1,300 animals, including more than 200 endangered or threatened species. Head to the Desert Botanical Garden, to enjoy a variety of desert vegetation and experience an array of colorful desert flowers unique to the Arizona landscape. Take an afternoon to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Taliesin West. Modern art lovers can get their fill of impressive collections at the Phoenix Art Museum and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Outdoor Activities

Living in Phoenix, grants you access to the first and second largest city parks in the world: South Mountain Park/Preserve and Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Combined, the parks offer approximately 46,000 acres of glorious desert landscape. Enjoy hiking, biking or horseback riding on any of 200 scenic trails.

Phoenix is also a golfer’s paradise. The city and its greater metropolitan area boast approximately 240 courses where golfers can hit the links and shave strokes off their games.


Looking to score great fashion finds? Phoenix offers a wealth of retail outlets where shoppers can enjoy scouring the racks for great deals on designer duds or trendy boutique pieces. Hit Paradise Valley Mall for popular stores including Aldo, Abercrombie & Fitch and JCPenney. The nearby Scottsdale Fashion Mall, anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Barney’s New York, offers additional shopping staples.