Overview of Central Phoenix
Central Phoenix is brimming with the city's history, especially in the areas immediately off Central Avenue. The historic Murphy Bridle Path is a shady gem popular with runners, walkers and bikers year round. Grab a drink at the Lustre Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Palomar and soak in the bird's-eye view of the city. End your evening at the historic 1929 Orpheum Theatre for a concert or performance in one of the city's most iconic venues.
Best of Central Phoenix
Best Restaurant for Authentic Arizona Food: Rancho Pinot has been a central Phoenix highlight for decades. Each item on the menu is cooked in the style of comfort food and made with seasonal, local ingredients.
Best Place to Get Creative: Whether you're a master scrapbooker or a painter, Crafeteria is the place of your dreams. Skip the big box stores this year for Christmas and bring your Pinterest board to life at this locally owned shop.
Best Place to Catch a View: It's rare to get some of the best views in Phoenix while enjoying authentic southwest cuisine (like rattlesnake!), making Rustler's Rooste a worthy stop. It's located on South Mountain and provides sweeping views with belly-bursting cowboy fare.
Best Place for a Staycation: Talking Stick Resort is a high-end resort that offers more than just gambling. It's a great place to take the kids to splash in one of the resort's pools or for a romantic getaway with a couples massage at the on-site spa.