weekend in Phoenix!
February 22, 2009 4:08 PM Subscribe
I'm visiting a friend in Phoenix next weekend - what are some fun things to see and do?
posted by beandip to travel & transportation around Phoenix, AZ (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
A dear friend of mine moved from the midwest to Phoenix two years ago and is gradually getting acquainted with the area. I finally have a chance to spend a long weekend visiting her (yippee!!) We are looking for ideas of what to see and do during my visit. We'd prefer not to spend more than a couple hours driving anywhere and our budget is modest.
Things on our list so far:
the botanical gardens
the Heard Museum
some easy/moderate hiking not too far from town
Things I am wondering about:
The Science Center - is it worth a visit?
looking for a couple great local restaurants (in the less-than-$20-a-meal range)
maybe a good low-key place to grab a beer and hear some music
Things I'm not particulary interested in:
driving to the Grand Canyon (too far!)
Taliesin West (I hear it's really expensive to tour?)
What else should we check out?? Her apartment is on the northern end of Scottsdale, I think, so things to do and see in that area would be especially welcome.