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Explore Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix offers live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries, sports arenas and more than 100 restaurants. It is served by one of the newest light rail systems in the nation.

 Nearby CityScape, offers a two-block concentration of restaurants, bars, and fashion retailers, is home to an urban-chic bowling alley, a dance club and arcade, a live-music venue with 60 beers on tap, and a comedy theater and supper club. Restaurants include The Arrogant Butcher, Tilted Kilt, Five Guys, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails and more. Sophisticated entertainment and nightlife at Stand up Live, Copper Blues, Gypsy Bar and Lucky Strike. 


Take a guided tour of Talking Stick Resort Arena (home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury) or Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks).  Roosevelt Row has an eclectic mix of art galleries, boutique shops, coffee houses, restaurants and more, this downtown neighborhood was recently named by USA Today as one of the country’s 10 Best City Art Districts. 

What’s Happening in Phoenix, February 17-19

Attend Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 featuring Paul Appleby, tenor at the Phoenix Symphony

Take a sunrise hike at nearby Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, or Piestewa Peak

Window shop and gallery hop in Historic Old Town Scottsdale

Visit Taliesin West, the winter home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

See what’s blooming at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Witness transcendent, smokin’ live theater in a one-man bilingual show, La Esquinita, USA at the Herberger Theater. 

Staying Over a Bit?

Get centered in romantic Sedona, nestled in the majestic Red Rocks (2 hr. drive)

Visit the site of the Gunflight at O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ (3 hr. drive)

Take a selfie at one of the seven natural wonders of the world, South Rim Grand Canyon (3.5 hr drive)

Other Attractions near the Renaissance Hotel

Heard Native American Museum
Phoenix Art Museum             
Historic Heritage Square       
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Arizona Science Center                                 

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