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.
4 Tear into a dry-aged T-bone at Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse. (Hint: Don’t wear a necktie unless you want it snipped and nailed to the wall.)
5 Wrap up the night at Greasewood Flat, an outdoor bar with fire pits, country music and a surfeit of friendly cowboys and bikers. (Warning: It’s an expensive cab ride from here to anywhere.)
1 Horse or buggy? Take a horseback ride through Camp Creek Canyon (guided by Windwalker Expeditions) or see the desert from the driver’s seat of an Israeli assault vehicle (guided by Desert Wolf Tours). The latter tour includes instruction in shooting a semi-automatic firearm.
2 Have lunch at Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, a restaurant birthed when a resort chef decided to open a pulled-pork joint in the middle of nowhere.