Phoenix for Families
Collected by Max Power
In many ways, Phoenix embodies the best of the Southwest, with its complex cultural mix, delicious food, and easy escapes into the great outdoors. Shop for vintage finds, check out the coffee scene, or even a ballgame at Chase Field—your oasis awaits.
401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Chase Field has a sliding roof so if it's too hot, the roof closes and the place gets air-conditioned. Plenty of open air when you want to watch a game outdoors, plenty of air-conditioning when the outdoors in the summer is a bit warm. There is a...
Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
On an otherwise nondescript downtown wall behind a light rail transit stop, a line-up of bolas make for some unlikely art in Phoenix. Artist Michael Maglich has interpreted Arizona's official neckwear, the bola tie, in a row of a few dozen...
2502 E Camelback Rd #148j, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Bright and brimming, this is the kind of shop kids dream about and parents become nostalgic in. When Georganne, nicknamed Smeeks by her grandfather, opened this quirky candy store she created an atmosphere that brings out the kid in everyone....
225 W University Dr #101, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Cartel Coffee is a growing establishment in Arizona, with a hip, edgy feel and a deep knowledge of the craft. While the coffee is consistently rated as among the best in Phoenix, the baked goods are anything but ordinary as well—try a bacon...
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
There are few places where you can better learn about the beauty and complexity of desert ecology than the Desert Botanical Garden, not far from downtown Phoenix. Check out the Desert Discovery Loop Trail for a look at local flora, go for a...
215 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA
With nearly 50,000 square feet of breathing room, the Children's Museum of Phoenix is a great place for the kids to get involved in the exhibits. The museum offers a wide variety of different activities—with classes ranging from yoga to music to...
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The Heard Museum is a can't-miss cultural institution in Phoenix. Founded in 1929, the Heard details and celebrates American Indian art, history, and tradition through exhibitions, interactive learning, and festivals supporting American Indian...
14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The Phoenix Public Market is committed to bringing healthy, fresh food options to the community while helping farmers and small businesses. Every day something is going on here: the cafe is open daily, their open-air market runs Wednesdays and...
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
One of my favourite things about Phoenix is the mountains that pop up out of nothing. Well, not nothing, really, but out of expanses of sand or suburbia. They grab your attention, and suggest that hey, maybe this isn't a sprawling city after all....
603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
If you'll excuse the pun, CIBO bring a lot to the table—this italian eatery goes well beyond the typical pizza and pasta, offering hot and cold saltimbocca during lunch hours along with freshly grilled bread, as well as a large variety of pizza...
419 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Eye Lounge is a contemporary art space, run by a group of artists, committed to the local creative scene in Phoenix. This is a gallery that typically includes a healthy mix of artistic approaches, and a great place to stop on a "First Friday"...
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
This place always has a wait (though reservations are available for a party of six or more). Thankfully, the bar across the street makes waiting a little easier, and when you taste the pizza, you'll know why Pizzeria Bianco has...