Enjoy these area attractions in the Phoenix area.
Desert Botanical Garden
The winding paths of this 50-acre desert garden showcase a fantastic variety of arid plants, from towering saguaros to delicate blooms. This beautiful landscape is also the backdrop for the garden’s seasonal events. On Thursdays and Saturdays in the summer months, bring a flashlight for cooler evening exploration along the garden’s trails during Flashlight Tours.
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix – 480.941.1225
Spanning 200,000 square feet, this multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water. With over 50 exhibits and 500 different species, there are more than 30,000 animals that call OdySea Aquarium home. OdySea Aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experience for guests of all ages.
9500 East Vía de Ventura A-100, Scottsdale – 480.291.8000
Discover the amazing life of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis — then to the moment it spreads its wings for the first time and takes flight into the world. And discover more amazing creatures in our new Rainforest Reptile exhibit.
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale – 480.800.3000
Gila River Arena
Gila River Arena is home to the Phoenix Coyotes NHL ice hockey team. The arena also offers concerts, family shows, boxing and wrestling. Located west of historic downtown and Northwest of Sky Harbor Airport, Gila River Arena has convenient access from Loop 101.
State Farm Stadium
Home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, the 2008 & 2015 Super Bowls – the perfect choice for traveling fans, alumni and sports enthusiasts. Maryland Avenue and Bethany Home Road between the Loop 101 and 91st Ave, Glendale.
Phoenix is also home to many different types of motorsports. Included on the annual calendar are Indy Car and NASCAR events at nearby ISM Raceway, drag racing at Manzanita Speedway and boat racing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. From its signature swimming pool to its retractable roof, Chase Field has become one of the game’s most recognizable landmarks. Since the air-conditioned facility first opened its doors to a regular-season game on March 31, 1998, nearly 17.5 million baseball fans have enjoyed the opportunity to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks without worrying about Phoenix’s summer heat or monsoon storms.
401 E. Jefferson, Phoenix – 602.462.6409.
Spring Training Baseball
As Greater Phoenix plays host to 13 major league baseball teams each spring as part of the Cactus League. The San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, LA Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and the Anaheim Angels conduct their spring training here in the Phoenix area while the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies train in Tucson.
College Football Bowl Games in Arizona
If you’re a college football fan, the month of December is one of the most exciting times of the year. The Bowl games are announced and if you’re one of the passionate and lucky fans traveling to see your team play for the final time this season, you must act fast and plan ahead.
Each year, Arizona hosts three or four bowl games. Our team can help you schedule the best things to do in Arizona before and after the big game.