Local Attractions

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician is uniquely situated among an array of enchanting and authentic Southwestern experiences, including exceptional dining, shopping, tours, museums and activities. Set amidst the incomparable beauty of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers unforgettable outdoor adventures, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and desert eco-tours.

For further guidance and personalized recommendations, from one-of-a-kind tours to the best of regional dining, engage the services of your personal ambassador at 480 423 2645.


Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest United States’ largest museum for visual art. A vibrant destination for more than 50 years, Phoenix Art Museum presents exhibitions, live performances, independent art films and educational programs that enlighten, entertain and stimulate.
Telephone – 602 257 1222 | phxart.org


Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States. It is home to more than 1,300 animals and contains 2.5 miles (4 km) of walking trails. It is divided into four themed, main sections: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Discovery Trail, which includes a petting zoo.
Telephone – 602 273 1341 | phoenixzoo.org


Musical Instrument Museum
The MIM offers a shared experience of music history throughout the world. The collection includes instruments from nearly 200 countries and territories, for a truly entertaining cultural adventure. Guests are given wireless headsets to wear throughout the museum. As they approach each display, they can hear the instruments being played, either solo or as an ensemble. Audio and video clips familiarize guests with the unique sounds of each musical culture.
Telephone – 480 478 6000 | mim.org


Heard Museum
The Heard Museum educates the public about the heritage, living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with emphasis on the American Indian tribes of the Southwest. A point of pride for Arizona, it is internationally recognized for its extensive collections, educational programming and festivals.
Telephone – 602 252 8840 | heard.org


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
This is a must-see destination for architecture buffs. The grounds and buildings were constructed during a period of approximately 20 years by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices. It’s Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark — a mecca to architecture students and Wright’s devotees from around the world. Guided tours daily.
Telephone – 480 860 2700 | franklloydwright.org


Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert, and desert wildflowers.
Telephone – 480 941 1225 | dbg.org


Pueblo Grande Museum
Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, a 1,500 year-old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture, located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark has been a part of the City of Phoenix since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.
Telephone – 602 495 0901 | pueblogrande.org


Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The museum features regularly changing exhibitions, entertaining events, gallery tours, and engaging activities that bring to life the unique stories of the people, places and events that embody our Western heritage and play a role in shaping its future.
Telephone – 480 686 9539 | scottsdalemuseumwest.org