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Phoenix in 2 days

Planning a trip to Phoenix? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Introduce yourself to the flora of the Sonoran Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden.
  • 2 For lunch, dine on locally grown Mexico City street food at Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar.
  • 3 Learn about the history and culture of Southwestern American Indian tribes at Heard Museum.
  • 4 Experience delicious central and southern Mexico cuisine at Barrio Cafe and indulge in their fresh guacamole, made table side.
  • 5 Cap the evening with conversation and cool music at The Lost Leaf Bar & Gallery in Roosevelt Row.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Start by hiking the steep, 2.4-mile trail from Echo Canyon to the top of Camelback Mountain.
  • 2 Reward yourself with a plate of huevos rancheros at Over Easy.
  • 3 Splurge on a massage or Hammam bath at Joya Spa at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa.
  • 4 Have dinner in Old Town Scottsdale at AZ/88. (Beautiful building, park-side patio, tasty $10 burgers.)
  • 5 Settle into a cliff-side couch at the Sanctuary resort’s Edge Bar and watch the sun set against the mountain you hiked in the morning.
  • 6 Dance the night away at Axis-Radius.


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