10 Popular Attractions in Phoenix to Visit This Summer

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or simply looking for something new to do that you may have missed, here is the list of top 10 attractions in Phoenix.


10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Located at South Mountain, Dobbins Lookout is a great place to capture some Instagram photos that will last a lifetime. What makes this outdoor spot even better is that you can drive to it, so no need to worry about missing the spectacular view in case you aren’t interested in hiking.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Desert Ridge Marketplace is a perfect spot for you to shop and dine. The outdoor shopping mall has plenty of department stores, restaurants, and entertainment areas so that you’re able to bring the whole family along.

Camelback Mountain

5700 N Echo Canyon Pkwy

Holding one of the highest peaks in Arizona, Camelback Mountain is a great attraction for outdoor fanatics. Not only are there plenty of scenic views for you to see on your hike, but this is a great way for you to take in the beautiful desert landscape on foot.

Heard Museum

2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Representing American Indian culture, art, and the surrounding area, the Heard Museum is a staple destination in Phoenix. Hear stories from the lives of the natives of the land throughout the years, and see how their style has influenced art and culture today.

Roosevelt Row

922 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ

This walkable arts district in Phoenix is a great cultural destination for people of all ages. The mixed use area allows you to shop, browse galleries, grab a bite to eat, and snap some photos of the painted murals — all in the same space.

Wrigley Mansion

Wrigley Mansion

2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ

The historic landmark that is Wrigley Mansion is one you won’t want to miss. Originally built in 1932 by William Wrigley Jr., whose name may be familiar due to the chewing gum industry, the mansion has been an architectural dream, as well as an event space.

Papago Park

625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

Papago Park is a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With many trails to explore and scenic views, this park in Phoenix is one of the best for you to explore various desert landscapes. Be sure to grab a photo at the iconic landmark, Hole in the Rock!

Phoenix Zoo

455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

Sitting on 125 acres of land, the Phoenix Zoo is a great way to take your loved ones for a trip on the wild side. It’s the largest privately owned non-profit zoo in America, and houses animals from all climates around the world.

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

You may think vibrancy from plants in the desert is nonexistent because of the dry weather, but the Desert Botanical Garden exists to change that mindset. With lush greens and breathtaking colors from plant blooms, a botany lover’s dream come true awaits at this 140 acre attraction.

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

As one of the largest of its type in the world, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix contains over 15,000 instruments in its collections. Representing various styles of music and cultures from around the globe, this is a great place to spend the day and expand your knowledge.

Lydia Matteoni is an avid plant lover, cat mom, and self-declared Twitter addict. After moving from Pittsburgh to Chicago in 2018, she decided to fully immerse herself in Chicago culture, more specifically, in music and the arts.