Phoenix is an urban oasis that’s home to a diverse collection of museums. Explore Arizona’s history or learn all about musical instruments, right here in the Valley of the Sun. Every venue offers a unique look at the world, and all are worth exploring. Whether you’re entertaining snowbirds or looking for a new way to spend a hot afternoon, here are four top cultural adventures in the Phoenix area.
The Heard Museum
A cultural icon, The Heard Museum was founded in 1929 and has continued to grow and expand since opening its doors. Today, enjoy 12 renovated galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, and an outdoor amphitheater.
The museum’s collection features 40,000 objects that tell the story of Arizona’s native peoples and the greater Southwest. You’ll discover baskets, beadwork, jewelry, pottery, and textiles. Listen and learn about the 22 American Indian communities that still call Arizona home.
View the display of fine artworks featuring 4,000 pieces representing the American Indian Fine Art Movement over the last century. Have a snack at the café, and browse contemporary native art at the museum store and bookshop. Continue reading
Whenever you get your hair done, you’re stuck with that for five-to-six weeks. You need to find the right barbershop and stylist to get your cut right. Instead of taking the chance, head over to one of these top spots for barbershops and stylists and Phoenix.
The Root Salon
Whether you need an emergency color touch-up or a routine wash and cut, the Root Salon has you covered. The team of over 10 stylists knows hair in and out. They are also there to help you come up with a look that’s best for your face if you’re open to suggestions. You can get a full suite of services when booking your appointment, which includes haircuts, texturing, coloring, facial waxing, and makeup. They also have a collection of bridal services to choose from. Continue reading
Today, pizza is no longer just a commodity, but an artisanal dining experience for many. Trying a new flavor or pizza can also just be a great way to spend a Friday night. Phoenix is home to several great pizzerias that are worth checking out. One of these top spots is bound to become your new favorite indulgence. Check out five of them below.
This local favorite has two locations. One on East Adams Street and the other on East 20th Street. They specialize in wood-fired pizzas and many feel that it sets the bar for other kitchens offering similar dishes in the country. One of their house specialties is the marinara pizza, which — surprisingly- has no cheese but still racks up lots of orders on a Friday night. Another interesting option is the Rosa, which is topped with Parmesan, red onions, and Arizona pistachios. Continue reading
Donuts are a widely appreciated and timeless treat. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, or as a late night snack. These are a few of the best donut shops in the Phoenix area.
Many would agree that BoSa Donuts makes the best donuts anywhere in the Phoenix area. This small donut shop has become so popular that they have expanded to include 12 different locations around Arizona. The shops are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The most popular donut on the menu is the apple fritter, but other popular choices are the devil’s food donuts and the bear claws. Choose one of the combos for a discount on coffee and donut pairings. BoSa also serves freshly made smoothies and breakfast sandwiches. Continue reading