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Fun Things to Do in Phoenix

Wow, where to start with all the Fun Things to Do in Phoenix area! There is something to do EVERY day here in Phoenix and with 330 days of sunshine, there’s almost always great weather to do it in!

Here’s our short list of Fun Things to Do in Phoenix as well as links for more information. We’ve tried to include something about each of the following:

  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Children’s Museum of Phoenix
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

That should keep you and your friends and family busy here in Phoenix for at least a little while! Enjoy our list of Phoenix Fun Things to Do and check out the links for fast access to getting the fun started!

Hot Air Balloon Rides

fun things to do in Phoenix

There are many balloon ride companies to choose from so be specific about what you want to see. Do you want to see desert plants and scenery or would you like a more urban experience? Do you prefer early morning or sunset?

Prices start at $179 (search Groupon and Living Social for deals) and include transportation and usually a little celebration after the trip. This truly is a SPECIAL way to enjoy the Phoenix area.

Phoenix Zoo

fun things to do in PhoenixLove animals? So do we! Going to the Phoenix Zoo is one of our favorite things to do.  There are several interactive exhibits from giraffes and sting rays to squirrel monkeys. It’s fun for the whole family!


Desert Botanical Garden

fun things to do in PhoenixThe Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix hosts everything from educational classes to Chihuly glass sculptures and Bruce Munro’s Sonoran Light exhibit. So be sure to check out the latest exhibits when scheduling your visit.

The Desert Botanical Garden is open from 7am to 8pm every day throughout the year.




Musical Instrument Museum

fun things to do in phoenixWear comfortable shoes to enjoy your country by country tour of the world’s largest collection of musical instruments. You can also enjoy amazing concerts by nationally renowned artists in the “Carnegie Hall” like acoustics.

Be prepared to spend the day! There’s a yummy café inside when you need a break.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

fun things to do in phoenixThis museum is thoughtfully designed to be unique, to arouse curiosity and to engage the minds, muscles, and imaginations of its visitors. Open-ended, imaginative play is a guarantee if you bring your family here.

Get the details for planning your visit here.


Phoenix Art Museum

fun things to do in phoenixIn the last 50 years, Phoenix Art Museum has hosted more than 400 exhibitions, grown the collection to more than 18,000 works of art and been visited by millions.

Plan to spend the day and enjoy all of the exhibitions and collections.


Arizona Science Center

Fun things to do in PhoenixOpen Daily from 10am – 5pm
Plan to spend the day as there is a Planetarium and several exhibits. A great way to spend the day with the family here in Phoenix







Golf in PhoenixPhoenix is renowned for its golf courses. We’ve included a link to what believes are the top courses, but feel free to try them all and let us know what you think! We’ve heard Phoenix has 434 courses at last count!




hiking in PhoenixThere are literally hundreds of hiking trails all over the Phoenix area. Get out and enjoy our 330 days of sunshine, take some amazing photos, and then enjoy a meal at one of our one-of-a-kind restaurants.  The 270 degree vistas are just incredible!



Horseback Riding

horseback riding in PhoenixWell, it IS the wild, wild West so of course we have horseback riding! Who better than Yelp to help you choose the stables that meet your needs? You can ride near our lakes, in our mountains or take riding lessons – we have it all here!