Spring in Phoenix means great weather for enjoying time outdoors. However, new exhibitions and experiences at many of Phoenix’s most popular museums and attractions mean there’s plenty to do indoors, as well. From culture and cuisine to music and wildlife encounters, discover activities for the entire family this season.
Buzz-worthy eateries are as plentiful and diverse as cactuses in Greater Phoenix. Discover concepts by celebrity chefs, local gems that craft Southwestern fare from homegrown ingredients, scenic patio and rooftop bars plus James Beard Award winners and semi-finalists including Stephen Jones (pictured).
As the urban heart of the Sonoran Desert, Greater Phoenix is home to attractions of all varieties. Outdoor lovers will find countless trails, parks and gardens to explore. Museums showcase history and culture, both specific to this region and globally relevant. And diverse districts invite you to explore their hidden gems.
From water parks to wildlife parks and desert botanical gardens to the Southwest’s largest art museum (Phoenix Art Museum), expect a plethora of family activities. Kids can interact with the 300-plus hands-on experiences at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and play instruments from around the world at the Musical Instrument Museum.
The Sonoran Desert is one of the lushest and most vibrant deserts in the world. Find out what makes this landscape so unique with a tour by land, air, water or even by saddle. You’ll learn about the region’s flora and fauna, lakes and rivers, top hiking trails and even the best places to catch an iconic Phoenix sunset.