What to Do around The Westin Phoenix Downtown
Collected by Westin AFAR
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.
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"...
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...
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...
308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
Phoenix has been begging for a great music venue that supports top-notch indie tastemakers all while helping create a thriving music scene in the valley. Bands like Iron and Wine, Phantogram, Dawes, Blitzentrapper and more have graced this music...
525 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Want to hang where the locals do? Come to The Duce. This place has everything you could possibly want, including a soda pop fountain, a bar serving Prohibition-era cocktails, an old-school clothesline, a boxing ring, hula hoops, a coffee stand,...
203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
The Orpheum Theatre makes for a beautiful architectural experience, and is a fantastic place to watch a show, or even take a tour. Located at the Phoenix Convention Center, the theater is also nearby to several cafes and restaurants, as well as...
2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
The imported, handmade cycles and gear at British Bicycle Company will have you wanting to cycle everywhere. Their colorful stock of Pashley and Moulton Cycles—crafted in the UK and in production since 1962—would mesmerize any bicyclist. Located...
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA
Billing itself as the only museum in the world dedicated to the display of global musical instruments, Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM, opened in 2010. In the few years since, it has become one of the city's most popular attractions....
815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
FilmBar is flat-out awesome. With a great, relaxed, but hip vibe, and the work of local artists hanging on the walls: this wine bar is a popular place with a local and culturally savvy clientele. It's also a great place to watch an independent...
1685, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The largest art museum in the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum contains more than 17,000 works of all sorts—American, Asian, modern and contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American. There's even a popular exhibit...
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....
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...
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...
20000 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
Racing champ Bob Bondurant founded this high performance driving school in 1968; one of his earliest students was Paul Newman, who needed to sharpen his skills for a movie he was filming. Ever since, Bondurant has been building up his school;...
800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
1826 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007, USA
When the soaring temperatures of a Phoenix summer finally begin to give way to slightly cooler days and nights, locals know it's time for the Arizona State Fair. Spanning three weeks in October and into early November, the fair features every...
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Canals run for quite a distance across Phoenix and Scottsdale. Adjacent to them are excellent, safe biking and walking paths. The Salt River Project has allowed licensed recreational use of the canal banks since 1964, when the first recreational...
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