Sip Arizona's finest wine in one of our many tasting rooms
Visitors might be shocked to learn that a few of Arizona’s best wines are made locally, on the way to Flagstaff or Sedona. Grab your designated driver and hit up Javelina Leap Winery, Oak Creek Vineyards, and Page Springs Cellars in one day -- they’re all within a five-minute drive of each other. Flights cost less than $12 and you walk away with a souvenir wine glass. We've also got a few great wine bars in town, too.
Grab a coffee at Lux
If you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends or get some work done while in town, Lux doesn’t disappoint. With homemade pastries, mismatched chairs, and tons of nooks to curl up in, it’s a place to get cozy. If you make it to happy hour, the coffee shop also turns into a bar with a huge beer list and a rotating cocktail menu. (Pro tip: Order the mac & cheese.)
Eat a biscuit (and a lot more) at the Welcome Diner
This 1940s diner has been one of our best restaurants in town for a while, and it was originally built in Wichita, Kansas, and brought over to Route 66. In 2002, it got a makeover and opened at the end of Roosevelt Row, where the bright red building is hard to miss. The menu features traditional diner items, but with a comforting Southern twist, and you definitely won’t want to skip over the long list of biscuits, either.
You’ll see Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence all over Arizona, so why not visit the place where it all started? The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Night Lights tour gives you a look inside his house, but it will give you an even better view of the stars. If you’re looking for a good date-night activity, this is something even most locals probably haven’t done yet, so it should be on your radar.
After gathering together a large group of friends and a cooler of beers, all you have to do is figure out whether you want to spend two, three, or five hours floating down the salt river in Tonto National Forest, the fifth largest national forest in the country. The cheap ticket covers your parking, bus ride to one of the three drop off points, and your tube rental. You just have to bring the energy.