Things to do in Phoenix
The capital of Arizona is one of Vinnie Van GO’s favorite places to visit. With plenty of arts and cultural events, delicious food spots and breathtaking nature, it can be difficult to decide what to do first when you’re in town. Never fear — we have a guide of Phoenix just for you.
Whether you need a shuttle in Phoenix or just tips on what to do next, Vinnie's Phoenix city guide is here to help.
Cinco de Mayo
Phoenix is a wonderful place to take in this traditional Mexican celebration, and is one of the city’s largest multicultural celebrations. Live music, award-winning food, and activities for kids of all ages await you! Your festival shuttle in Phoenix awaits.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Did you know Scottsdale, just a short shuttle ride from Phoenix, hosts the largest Arabian horse show in the world every February? This 10 day long festival is the first leg in the Arabian Triple Crown, and sees horse lovers attend from all over the world. Millions are donated to charity from the show’s proceeds every year, so there’s no reason not to check it out.
This annual celebration of Japanese culture is not to be missed. Join thousands of people in late February to participate in cultural events and traditional exhibits. Check out the event’s program for more.
University of Phoenix Stadium
The area’s best-known stadium is certainly the University of Phoenix’s multi-purpose football venue. This arena is also home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. This stadium is equipped with anything you could need while you take in a game — and it’s only a shuttle-ride from Phoenix!
1 Cardinals Drive
Glendale, AZ 85305
Desert Botanical Garden
This 140-acre botanical garden in Papago Park, a short shuttle ride from central Phoenix, hosts the world’s best collection of desert plants. This place is a great spot for flora enthusiasts, as well as just a beautiful place for family photos.
1201 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
This municipal park is a great place to spend the day outdoors. The park has many natural landmarks and hidden spots — such as the Hunt’s Tomb, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
625 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 885008
The Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately-owned, non-profit zoo in America. With thousands of species of animals and informative exhibits, this zoo also has 2.5 miles of walking trails, making it truly an immersive, natural experience.
Phoenix has plenty of urban and natural tours to make sure you see the best of the best while you’re in town. Vaughans Southwest Custom Tour will take you to the area’s best natural landmarks in Phoenix, providing informative and interesting commentary along the way. If you’d like something slower pace, check out Taste It Tours. This tour will take you all throughout Phoenix, allowing you to taste all the local cuisine the city has to offer.
This quaint Italian spot is a great place to unwind and take part in the city’s best wood-fired pizza. This place also has some of the best dessert in the city!
623 E Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Whether you’re looking for an upscale night out on the town for a date or for a business dinner, there’s not better restaurant than Durant’s. This classy, old-school chophouse has a lush but comfortable setting. It’s a bit pricey, but Vinnie can confirm the steaks are worth it!
2611 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix City Grille
This stylish spot is a local favorite. Phoenix City Grille serves eclectic foods and hosts events throughout the year, all while celebrating local culture and history.
5816 N 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016