Stuff to do in Phoenix

Active / Leisure

Botanical gardens
Castles ~n~ Coasters - Put-Put golf and water park
Cue Club on Mill Ave - Pool
Tempe town lake - walking/running/biking/boating
Smores by Grill
Apache Junction mining museum, mine tour, jeep tour
Phoenix Symphony
Pioneer museum
AZ historical museum - a lot about dams
Schnepf Farms - Roller Coaster, pick vegetables, watch pigs race, + more random stuff
Mesa Riverview - Great place to throw a frisbee or eat lunch
Tortilla Flats - Decent restauarnt, but mostly it is a nice scenic drive
Casino Arizona, Talking stick, etc
Jesterz
Korean Karokee - Group singing. Only go during off-peak hours or it gets real pricey.
Lucky Strike - Bowling
Arcosanti - A futuristic city just outside north phoenix. Tours on the hour except for noon
Pioneer Living History Museum - Go when they have re-enactmants of battles. Cool history of phones exhibt at the end
Diamond backs / Suns / Coyotes - Talking Stick arena games are cheap
Scorpion Hunt - Usery Mountain at night (requires $7 entry fee)
Level Up Gaming - Modern video games played on a PC

Hikes

Lost Dog Wash - easy trail with amazing restrooms
Black Canyon Trail - Good mountain bike trail. Very long. Creek in the middle
Javalina - MTB Trail. Medium difficulty
Fat Man Pass - medium difficulty
Wave Cave
Hawes Trail
Wind Cave - Moderate hike in Usery Mountain (requires $7 entry fee)
West Fork Trail - The most beautiful hike in Sedona by far

Restaurants / Bars

Kona grill in dt Scottsdale near Shak Shack
Kazimierz Wine Bar (speakeasy) dt Scottsdale
Rudys BBQ in Chandler close to i10 and chandler blvd
Salt Cellar - good seafood
Valley Bar - speak easy in a basement with some games in the back. Mostly for chill environment
The Lodge - bags, chill
Wildflower (valleywide)
Venezia Pizza - Really good pizza, but super greasy
McFate brewing Company
Papago Brewing
Toms BBQ off Mill
Hanny’s - my favorite place in dt phoenix
Bitter and Twisted Cocktails - Best place for creative drinks. Gets busy quickly on weekends
Comedor Guadalajara
Angels Trumpet - dt scottsdale
Patties - dt scottsdale
Old Town Tavern -dt scottsdale
Capriotts -dt scottsdale Tasty late-night meal when at the bars The Vig Greens - Surprisingly good vegan food. I get the “dough-boy”
Taco Shack - A bit of a wait, but worth it
Boulders on Broadway - food is meh, beer is good, trivia is fun
Polibertos taco shop - authentic mexican. Beware of wait time
Los 2 Diablitos
Chuckbox - Authentic, classic cheeseburgers. Get it before the building is knocked down. Crowded when school in session
Hurts Donughts
Flemings - Get their sunday special of prime rid which comes with salad and dessert for only $36 each. Also, seafood tower is awesome
The Henry - Trendy place for brunch
El Paisano - Awesome place for huge burritos. Sketchy outside though. Applebees on corner of rural in tempe - dollar marghareitas
Macayo’s - Try to sit on their patio that overlooks a nice pond
Frozen Yogurt
los favoritos - Delicous and generous portions of mexican food. Pretty fast. You won’t go home hungry
Salut Kitchen Bar - Mostly Cougars gather here
Bahama Buck’s - everywhere around the valley. Good ice creams and smoothies
Love Hut - Vegan Cuisine. Small space
Kingo Bowl - Unique bowls from steak and chicken with eggs ontop with your pick of sauce. Pretty cool
Joes Farm Grill / Garage East - Pretty chill barn-like outside eating. Cool rustique shops inside too
It’s All Greek To Me - Not super healthy, but open late and fast inside Tempe Marketplace
Green Corner Restaurant - Huge portions. Open Late. One of the top-rated places in Mesa for food. Super great
Worth Takeaway - Healthy, good. Closes at 9PM. Right in DT mesa
Urbanh cafe - Great Banh Mi sandwiches
Mekong Sandwiches - Banh Mi sandwiches
The Grid - Old arcade and xbox/ps2/nintendo games. Good selection of beer
Jewel of the Crown - Best Indian food in the valley
Pita House - Old Town Scottsdale with cheap food and hookah. Get the falafel
Persian Room - Fancy, but good quantity of authentic persian cuisine
Salad To Go - All over the valley
Korean BBQ - $25 all you can eat

Non-phx places

Tucson

Eegees restauarnt - Good subs, only in Tucson, multiple locations
Catilina Park -> Romero Pools - 1.5 hour hike in for swimming pools. Medium difficulty

Prescott

Papas Italian Restaurant - Don’t get their shrimp scampi. Everything else is good
Prescott Public House - Small, includes games
Barnstar Brewing Company - A hidden gem off the beaten path