150+ Fun Things to Do in Phoenix AZ

The warm weather and sunshine isn’t the only great thing about this city. There’s plenty of awesome things to do in Phoenix and we’ve got the list to prove it. The capital of Arizona is known for its high end restaurants, golf courses, and nightclubs. Take a look around and find something fun to do next time you’re in town.

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Follow the trail up to Dobbins Lookout and see a grand view from the top
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Take a sweet tour of Cerreta Candy Co’s factory
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Learn about the state’s history at the Arizona Capitol Museum
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See the touching tribute at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
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Climb up the historic Hole-in-the Rock
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Take a snap of Governor Hunt’s Tomb at Papago Park
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Go hiking at Cave Creek Regional Park
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Cross the Soleri Bridge and listen to the bells on a windy day
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Watch a gunfight at Goldfield Ghost Town
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Spot the “flying saucer” on top of Hyatt Regency
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Hike up to Camelback Mountain and get a great view from the top
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Find “LOVE” and take a selfie
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Follow the Waterfall Trail at White Tank Mountain and see Petroglyphs
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Have a majestic view from the top at Piestewa Peak
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Have a great workout and hike up the Echo Canyon Trail
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Go bird watching at Papago Park
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Catch up on your reading at Burton Barr Central Library
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Go mountain biking at Phoenix Mountain Preserve
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Have a quiet reflection at St. Mary’s Basilica
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Climb aboard the stagecoach at Wells Fargo History Museum
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Put on your hiking boots and take the Cholla Trail
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Go duck watching at Encanto Park
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Take a picture of the Arizona Falls
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Escape the city and take the Apache Wash Trailhead
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Take a step back into the 1800s at Heritage Square
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visit the heart of the Celtic community at the Irish Cultural Center
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Visit the Phoenix Arizona Temple and see it light up at night
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Go window shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park
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See the Eternal Flame monument at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
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Explore the shops at Chinese Cultural Center
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Find out how teddy bears are made at Stuffington Bear Factory Tour
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Spend a Sunday morning at the Open Air Public Market
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Check out the floating sculpture called “Her Secret Is Patience” at night
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Have a picnic at Margaret T. Hance Park
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Visit the ASU Art Museum and see collections from the Southwest
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Find a quiet spot and read a book at Los Olivos Park
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Celebrate Native American cultures through song and dance at the Native Trails festival
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Watch the Arizona Cardinals open practice
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Bring out your bike and join Tempe’s Tour de Fat
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Go people watching at Scottsdale ArtWalk
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Watch the Fiesta Bowl Parade
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Join the party at Tempe Oktoberfest
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See the freshest produce on Saturdays at Singh Farm’s Farmers Market
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Hop on the trolley and take a tour of Scottsdale
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Get free swing dance lessons on Tuesdays at the Duce
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Attend Mesa Arts Center’s Dia de los Muertos
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Join the legion of the undead at the Zombie Walk
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Participate in the colorful Rainbows Festival
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Test your trivia knowledge at Crescent Ballroom on Sundays
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Play catch with your favorite canine at Papago Park
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Have a quick jog at Tempe Beach Park
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Walk around Mill Ave and see the shops and restaurants
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Stop by the Eye Lounge during the First Friday ArtWalk
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See the freshest exhibit at Modified Arts
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Find the Canine Memorial
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Celebrate at the Tumacacori Fiesta
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See an exhibit at the Carnegie Library
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Find the anchor of the USS Arizona
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Admire the stained glass windows at St. Mary’s Basilica
indoor – free – Website >> Reviews >>

fun things to do in phoenix

Although there’s plenty of attractions and things to do in Phoenix, there’s probably a good amount that we didn’t include. If you know of a fun thing to do that wasn’t on the list, please let us know!