Arizona is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and for that reason attracts millions if visitors each year!

While most visitors to the state come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon, there’s tons of other great sights to see and things to do in Arizona!

We’ve already covered 5 things to remember and bring with you on your trip to Arizona, but how about 5 fun things that you MUST do when visiting Phoenix?

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in the state of Arizona and sits in the southern portion of the state in the desert. There’s a good chance that if you’re flying to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon, or coming into the state on a road trip you’ll end up at Phoenix at some point!

Phoenix, and it’s surrounding suburbs and cities make up what’s called the Phoenix Valley, or as it’s simply referred to as by the locals, the valley.

There are tons of great things to do all around the valley, and today we’re going to share our top 5!

The Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is one of the most beautiful zoo’s in the country and is home to all sorts of wild life. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the wildlife that calls Arizona home, or just looking for a fun day with the family, The Phoenix Zoo is an amazing way to spend the day in the Phoenix Valley.

Goldfield Ghost Town

Does your trip through the desert have you feeling a bit like a cowboy? Goldfield Ghost Town can make you feel like even more of one with their incredible real functioning western town!

With a beautiful backdrop of the Superstition mountains, Goldfield Ghost Town is an amazing trip for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike!

Goldfield Ghost Town is located east of Phoenix and Mesa in Apache Junction, AZ! It’s completely free to enter and walk around, and has all sorts of fun activities for families. From taking your picture with outlaws, to shooting in the gallery, to stopping by the saloon for a cold sarsaparilla, Gold Field Ghost town is one of the last of its kind in Arizona, possibility even the country!

Mill Avenue

Mill Avenue is known as party city in Arizona. While it’s not a great spot for families looking for fun in Arizona, it’s certainly great for solo travelers and couples looking for a bit of fun on the town!

Located right next to the ASU campus, it has a vivid night life and party scene. There’s not much to do on Mill Avenue other than eat, drink, and party but if that’s what you’re looking for then there is no better place in Arizona to let it happen.

Downtown Scottsdale

Like Mill Avenue, Downtown Scottsdale is another great place to enjoy the evening. Scottsdale is known as one of the more affluent cities in the Phoenix Valley, and as such the downtown area is absolutely spectacular!

It’s also another hot spot for bars, clubs, and nightlife. If you’re a night owl and looking to get a bit wild in Phoenix, downtown Scottsdale is the spot to be at.

Talking Stick Casino And Resort

Not to be confused with Talking Stick Casino And Resort Arena, (the stadium in downtown Phoenix where the Phoenix Suns basketball team plays), Talking Stick Casino And Resort, further abbreviated as TSCAR throughout the rest of this article is an amazing spot to enjoy in Phoenix!

With it’s incredible 24/7 casino gaming, impressive golf course, buffets, luxury rooms, and huge pool, you might think you’re in Las Vegas rather than just outside of Phoenix.

Located in Scottsdale, TSCAR is a hot destination for visitors and locals alike! If you’ve got the itch to gamble, or are just looking for a more luxurious stay in the valley, TSCAR is the place to be!

Well there you have it, 5 fun things to do in the Phoenix Valley!

We will soon be making a post as well on more great things to do across the state, things that aren’t the Grand Canyon!

Arizona is a beautiful state with lots to see, do, and explore! Get on out there! But remember to stay hydrated!

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