Desert Botanical Garden
A visit to the Desert Botanical Garden is a great way to spend an afternoon in Phoenix. The garden has over 50,000 native plants and more than 1,700 species of cactus, as well as several gardens and trails for visitors to explore.
To make the most of your visit, start at the visitor center where you can get information about all of the different areas in the garden including those that are open only during certain seasons. From there you can take a self-guided tour or join one of their guided tours which include everything from their Biosphere 2 dome to a birding tour!
The Phoenix Zoo is a great place to spend the day with the family. It has a train that takes you around the zoo, and a petting zoo where kids can interact with some of their favorite animals. There’s also an animal show where you can learn about different kinds of animals.
The Phoenix area has many things to do for both children and adults alike!
The Musical Instrument Museum
If you want to see some of the most beautiful instruments in the world, the Musical Instrument Museum is a great place to go. The museum is located in Phoenix, Arizona and features over 8500 different instruments from all around the world.
The museum offers many different types of shows for both adults and children alike, ranging from educational lectures about music history to interactive demonstrations where visitors can get up close with famous instruments like an autoharp or banjo. In addition to its permanent displays, The Musical Instrument Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions that showcase different types of folk music from all over the globe including Latin American folk dance groups like flamenco dancers performing alongside pan pipes.
The Musical Instrument Museum was founded by Robert Jorling who wanted people everywhere to appreciate music as much as he did through his collection which included over 3000 pieces at its peak (200 more than what we currently have today).
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
Rawhide is a western town with a lot of activities, such as a petting zoo, pony rides and an ice cream shop. It’s a great place to take kids or even adults if they want to try something new. You can also watch gunfights and mini concerts from the local band at Rawhide events center. If you are looking for a great date spot with your significant other than this would be it! There are also shows going on almost every day of the week so keep an eye out for what’s coming up next! This place is also fun for groups and families alike because there are games like bowling or laser tag that everyone will enjoy playing together!
Camelback Mountain Hike
If you’re looking to get out of the city and explore some of Arizona’s natural beauty, then Camelback Mountain is just the place. The hike is about two miles round trip with some steep sections that may be difficult for those who are not used to hiking. The trail can get crowded on weekends and especially on the summit at sunset, so plan your visit accordingly. In addition, this hike should only be done in fair weather; if there is a chance of rain or snow, do not attempt this hike without appropriate gear such as a sturdy pair of hiking boots and plenty of water.
It’s important to note that due to its proximity to Phoenix and its popularity among tourists from all over the world who don’t know how strong desert heat can be (especially when combined with physical exertion), many hikers have been injured (or worse) during their journeys up Camelback Mountain even if they took precautions like bringing plenty of water with them or starting early enough so as not to be caught out in direct sunlight later when temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit which would make dehydration much more likely than normal because it increases thirst but doesn’t necessarily increase production by urination (urine output decreases while sweating).
Regardless whether you’re visiting during summertime or wintertime — which could mean snow falling atop already-icy ground conditions — always bring along extra clothing items before heading out onto any mountain trails; check our weather reports beforehand too!
Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix
You can take a tour to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix, in either a bus, a helicopter or plane. With a guide or on your own, daytime or nighttime excursions are available to see both sides of this natural wonder.
The South Rim is your best bet if you’re looking for an accessible view of this enormous canyon with its multicolored cliffs and rare desert vegetation. You’ll be able to walk along trails lined with cacti and other native plants as well as stop at overlooks where you’ll get one-of-a-kind views down into the canyon far below. If you prefer something less strenuous than hiking but still want an impressive sightline, consider taking one of several aerial tours offered by air charters out of nearby Tusayan (about 20 miles away). If there’s no time for that kind of travel during your stay in Phoenix, there are also plenty of tours available just outside city limits; they all offer similar views but vary slightly in terms of price and length
There are many things to see and do in Phoenix.
Phoenix is a great city for the whole family. There are plenty of things to do that will keep everyone happy. You can go to the zoo, go hiking or take the kids to an amusement park like Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium and see a show at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM).
The Phoenix Art Museum is also a great place to visit because they have many exhibits ranging from contemporary art to Native American art. If you have little ones in your group, then they might enjoy visiting the Children’s Museum where they can create their own artwork, play dress up and even have lunch!