Whether you decide to stay a night or just grab a meal and some time by the pool, the Biltmore is a Phoenix must-see. The resort’s first swimming pool, The Catalina, was reportedly Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pool and the site where Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas.”
The Desert Botanical Garden has been showcasing Arizona’s natural beauty for more than 70 years. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon or to attend a special event, such as the Las Noches de las Luminarias, a breathtaking annual display of lights.
15. Go to Mill Avenue
If you want to relive your college days at one of the best nightlife districts in the Southwest, make your way down Mill Ave on a weekend night. The hordes of people, street musicians, and police officers on horses only add to the glorious ridiculousness of it all.
Enjoy the Valley’s best farm-to-table dining experience at Quiessence, which boasts the “taste of Arizona terroir.” Chef Dustin Christofolo’s seasonal, locally crafted meals have gained the restaurant much-deserved acclaim.
You can never stop learning about the environment, technology, and biology, so head to the Arizona Science Center. It’s fun for all ages, we swear.