City Guide: Phoenix, AZ
Have you ever wanted to check out all that Phoenix has to offer? It's become a popular destination for Bach weekends thanks to the sunshine-filled days and access to bars, golf, trails, pools, sports, and more! As a Phoenician, I've put together this guide to highlight some must-see spots. These suggestions feature mostly 21+ establishments, but include a wide range of atmospheres for any mood. Enjoy recommendations for food, drink, and fun activities for everyone on your trip.
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Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort
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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly FireSky Resort)
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
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The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa
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Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
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Hotel Valley Ho
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Waking Up

Jobot Coffee & Bar
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Cartel Roasting Co.
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Press Coffee - Scottsdale Waterfront
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Luci's Marketplace
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Sip Coffee & Beer
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Songbird Coffee & Tea House - Phoenix, AZ
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Kaleidoscope Juice
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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
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The Canal Club
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Hash Kitchen Gainey Ranch
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The Montauk
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Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill
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Farm and Craft Scottsdale
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Luci's at the Orchard
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Midday Bites

Gadzooks Enchiladas and Soup
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La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
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Little O's Arcadia Market
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The Farm at South Mountain
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Arizona Wilderness DTPHX
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Angel's Trumpet Ale House
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Greenwood Brewing
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Huss Brewing Downtown PHX Brewpub + TOGO
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Pedal Haus Brewery
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O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery
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Four Peaks Brewing Company
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Fate Brewing Company - Tempe
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Dinner

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Diego Pops
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Postino Highland
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The Churchill
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Joyride Taco House
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HULA'S Modern Tiki Scottsdale
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The Arrogant Butcher
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Cornish Pasty Co
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Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico
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Beckett's Table
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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe
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Clever Koi
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Experience Bars

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Platform 18 at Century Grand
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The Grey Hen Rx at Century Grand
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The Womack
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Shady Park
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Crescent Ballroom
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Cobra Arcade Bar
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The Rebel Lounge
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Rough Rider
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Valley Bar
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The Little Woody
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Scapegoat Beer and Wine
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Linger Longer Lounge
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Little Rituals
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The Whining Pig Downtown
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Thunderbird Lounge
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Day Drinking

Maya Dayclub
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RnR Gastropub
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Culinary Dropout (Scottsdale Waterfront)
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The Yard At Farmer Arts District
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CASA Tempe
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Talking Stick Resort
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Sunbar Tempe
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Casa Amigos Tacos + Tequila
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Nightlife

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be if your group is into drinking and dancing the night away. Most venues offer bottle service, pulsing music, and a fun theme. Find this cluster of nightclubs and bars within walking distance of each other as well as cart valets ready to whisk you off to somewhere nearby instead of waiting on an Uber/Lyft.

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El Hefe Scottsdale
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The District
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Wasted Grain
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Desert Botanical Garden
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Phoenix Art Museum
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The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
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Taliesin West
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Musical Instrument Museum
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Roosevelt Row
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Tempe Town Lake
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Phoenix Bat Cave
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Stinkweeds Record Store
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Cosanti Originals
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Heard Museum
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Civic Space Park
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David and Gladys Wright House
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PIP Coffee + Clay
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Scottsdale Bike Path
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Crosscut Canal Path
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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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Sweet Republic
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Sugar Bowl
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Urban Cookies Bakeshop
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Pie Snob Arcadia
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La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
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Melt Ice Cream Shop
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Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream
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The Paleta Bar | On Mill
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In Town Hikes

Papago Park
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Camelback Mountain
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Piestewa Peak
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Tom's Thumb
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Javelina Canyon Trailhead
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Echo Canyon Trailhead
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Javelina Trail Head
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Tatum Trailhead, Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Tempe Beach Park
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Arizona Falls
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"A" Mountain Tempe
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Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Salt River Tubing
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Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Grand Canyon
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Watson Lake
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Horseshoe Bend
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Antelope Canyon
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Lake Powell
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Saguaro Lake
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Saguaro National Park
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Petrified Forest National Park
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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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City Guide: Phoenix, AZ
Have you ever wanted to check out all that Phoenix has to offer? It's become a popular destination for Bach weekends thanks to the sunshine-filled days and access to bars, golf, trails, pools, sports, and more! As a Phoenician, I've put together this guide to highlight some must-see spots. These suggestions feature mostly 21+ establishments, but include a wide range of atmospheres for any mood. Enjoy recommendations for food, drink, and fun activities for everyone on your trip.
147 Places • 3 Saves • ago
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Best Views / Pool Lounging

Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort
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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly FireSky Resort)
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
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The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa
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Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
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Hotel Valley Ho
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Waking Up

Jobot Coffee & Bar
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Cartel Roasting Co.
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Press Coffee - Scottsdale Waterfront
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Luci's Marketplace
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Sip Coffee & Beer
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Songbird Coffee & Tea House - Phoenix, AZ
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Kaleidoscope Juice
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Luci's at the Grove
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Brunch

Matt's Big Breakfast
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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
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The Canal Club
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Hash Kitchen Gainey Ranch
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The Montauk
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Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill
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Farm and Craft Scottsdale
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Luci's at the Orchard
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Midday Bites

Gadzooks Enchiladas and Soup
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La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
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Little O's Arcadia Market
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The Farm at South Mountain
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Beer Tour

Arizona Wilderness DTPHX
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Angel's Trumpet Ale House
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Greenwood Brewing
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Huss Brewing Downtown PHX Brewpub + TOGO
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Pedal Haus Brewery
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O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery
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Four Peaks Brewing Company
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Fate Brewing Company - Tempe
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Dinner

Some of these have expanded to multiple locations due to their popularity. Depending on where you're staying you may find a location closer to you than the ones I've mapped.

Pizzeria Bianco
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The Vig Arcadia
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Chelsea’s Kitchen
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Dick's Hideaway
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O.H.S.O. Eatery & nano-Brewery
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Diego Pops
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Postino Highland
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The Churchill
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Joyride Taco House
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HULA'S Modern Tiki Scottsdale
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The Arrogant Butcher
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Cornish Pasty Co
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Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico
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Beckett's Table
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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe
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Clever Koi
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Experience Bars

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
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Platform 18 at Century Grand
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The Grey Hen Rx at Century Grand
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The Womack
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Shady Park
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Crescent Ballroom
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Cobra Arcade Bar
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The Rebel Lounge
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Vibey Bars

Rough Rider
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Valley Bar
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The Little Woody
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Scapegoat Beer and Wine
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Linger Longer Lounge
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Little Rituals
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The Whining Pig Downtown
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Thunderbird Lounge
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Day Drinking

Maya Dayclub
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RnR Gastropub
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Culinary Dropout (Scottsdale Waterfront)
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The Yard At Farmer Arts District
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CASA Tempe
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Talking Stick Resort
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Sunbar Tempe
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Casa Amigos Tacos + Tequila
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Nightlife

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be if your group is into drinking and dancing the night away. Most venues offer bottle service, pulsing music, and a fun theme. Find this cluster of nightclubs and bars within walking distance of each other as well as cart valets ready to whisk you off to somewhere nearby instead of waiting on an Uber/Lyft.

Bottled Blonde
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El Hefe Scottsdale
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Hi Fi Kitchen Cocktails
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The District
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Wasted Grain
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In Town Activities

Desert Botanical Garden
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Phoenix Art Museum
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The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
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Taliesin West
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Musical Instrument Museum
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Roosevelt Row
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Tempe Town Lake
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Phoenix Bat Cave
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Stinkweeds Record Store
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Cosanti Originals
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Heard Museum
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Civic Space Park
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David and Gladys Wright House
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PIP Coffee + Clay
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Scottsdale Bike Path
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Crosscut Canal Path
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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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Desserts

Sweet Republic
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Sugar Bowl
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Urban Cookies Bakeshop
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Pie Snob Arcadia
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La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
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Melt Ice Cream Shop
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Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream
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The Paleta Bar | On Mill
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In Town Hikes

Papago Park
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Camelback Mountain
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Piestewa Peak
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Tom's Thumb
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Javelina Canyon Trailhead
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Echo Canyon Trailhead
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Javelina Trail Head
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Tatum Trailhead, Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Tempe Beach Park
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Arizona Falls
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"A" Mountain Tempe
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Day Trips

Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Salt River Tubing
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Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Grand Canyon
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Watson Lake
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Horseshoe Bend
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Antelope Canyon
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Lake Powell
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Saguaro Lake
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Saguaro National Park
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Petrified Forest National Park
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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
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Greetings fellow Earth-dwellers! 🏜️West Coast kid at heart (lived in AZ & OR) 📚Studied abroad in B.C. Canada 📍Now I call the Southeast U.S. home 🌍My passion for sustainability shines through everything I do. I currently work for an outdoor retailer and I love sharing outdoorsy recommendations and breweries. I've been to over 20 National Parks and am exicted to create localized guides for them! Conscious travel doesn't have to include finding a spot off the grid, living out of a van, or only eating vegan food. I enjoy sharing local businesses, environmentally-focused travel tips, and authentic and respectful ways to spend time while you're away from home. Check out my city guides and trip recommendations for mix of eco-tourism and enriching plans anyone would enjoy!
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