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Things to do in Colorado River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 457 locals recommend
Park
“Obviously, if you have time to make it to the Grand Canyon, it something you must see once in your life. There are plenty of things to see along the way, so make a day of it and enjoy the sights and scenery of Northern Arizona”
  • 231 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Old Town Scottsdale is a must visit. Great for sightseeing, food, bar/club scene, and more!”
  • 386 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The largest upscale mall in Arizona that pretty much has every store you can think of indoors.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Its an upscale mall! Across the street more restaurants and Scottsdales finest area. All the stores and more that you would expect to be in an upscale environment. Fun to shop, bring $$ though as its a bit pricey. ”
  • 202 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“This place is a must visit for shopping therapy enthusiasts. 🛍 One, has a big variety of stores to choose from, such as, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Lululemon, and more. Their products always change to reflect the season a costumer will visit the shopping outlet, winter, summer, etc. And the best part? The majority of those shops have up to 70% off of their products all year around. And at the same time, options to drink and/or eat, are available as well, such as Chipotle, The Cheesecake Factory and more. Tip: If you have a local friend, better you invite them along. Non residents of Nevada are required to pay a parking fee (around $7), when on the other side Las Vegas residents just have to scan their ID and parking ticket without having to pay anything.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.”
  • 188 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“The Heard Museum is a private, not-for-profit museum located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. The museum presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art by American Indian artists and artists influenced by American Indian art. The Heard Museum collaborates with American Indian artists and tribal communities on providing visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Stadium
“I very close by and its very convenient to go to events at the Cardinals Stadium and you can even go over to Westgate,Tanger Outlets, or Top Golf...less than 10minutes away”
  • 178 locals recommend
Museum
“The Musical Instrument Museum is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Opened in April 2010, it is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabited continent.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 226 locals recommend
History Museum
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“A local favorite, and great place to visit, take pictures in, and see items you wouldn't find anywhere else.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The best casino experience in Scottsdale, featuring more than 50 table games, 800 slot machines, and poker tournaments almost every day.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
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“You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy Top Golf. Think driving range meets bowling alley, but outside, with golf balls, party vibe and delicious food and cocktails. Expect a bit of a wait during busy season and weekend evenings. Don't worry they have a bar area to get you loosened up for your turn!”
  • 162 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Its an upscale mall! Across the street more restaurants and Scottsdales finest area. All the stores and more that you would expect to be in an upscale environment. Fun to shop, bring $$ though as its a bit pricey. ”
  • 202 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The best casino experience in Scottsdale, featuring more than 50 table games, 800 slot machines, and poker tournaments almost every day.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy Top Golf. Think driving range meets bowling alley, but outside, with golf balls, party vibe and delicious food and cocktails. Expect a bit of a wait during busy season and weekend evenings. Don't worry they have a bar area to get you loosened up for your turn!”
  • 162 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 157 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“You can attend Arizona Cardinals football games, Phoenix Coyotes games, shopping, restaurants, concerts!”
  • 116 locals recommend
Office
“Kierland Commons has great restaurants and shopping and is just down the road.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Located right on Scottsdale’s waterfront, good for breakfast/brunch. Big space, you can always get a seat.”
  • 92 locals recommend

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