There’s no better way to escape the heat than by going up north. The picturesque red rocks make the two-hour car ride worth it, but there’s a lot to pack in on a single day. Walk around the small town, take a hike up Cathedral Rock, squeeze in a Pink Jeep tour, and, if you have time, slip down Slide Rock.
Eat at any of the Fox Restaurant Concepts
Fox Restaurant Group is legendary in Phoenix, because it is home to a variety of amazing, reasonably priced restaurants. For a healthy meal, try Flower Child. For a good burger and milkshake, try Zinburger. Or if you want to play ping-pong or foosball while you wait for your table to clear, try The Yard.
If you’re tired of running around Phoenix, take a break and sit down for an evening at an intimate show, where there’s never a bad seat in the house. Every season the director carefully selects which plays or musicals to produce, and they rarely disappoint. And with a brand new director running the show as of February 2018, the theater is making some positive changes in terms of diversity. Be sure to check out The Diary of Anne Frank, which starts in May.