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The summer sun is starting to shine, and if you’re in the mood to catch some rays, it might be time to take it out West! Phoenix is the perfect destination to experience a unique blend of beautiful natural spaces and engaging urban attractions. Sports, shopping, scenic views (and art, of course) — there’s no shortage of sites to see and experience in Arizona’s capital.

With so much to do, Phoenix might get a little overwhelming, but not to worry: your favorite bands and artists know just where to go. Check out our perfectly curated Phoenix adventure, curated by the people who know the city best!


Gold Bar

The coziest café in town, Twin Ponies designates Gold Bar as their go-to coffee spot. Grab a cup to go or stick around for a fresh pastry — you might catch some live jazz if you’re lucky!

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Open Mind Emporium

For the more eclectic among us, check out Open Mind Emporium for some of the city’s artsy offerings. With custom t-shirts, posters, and prints, this is your one-stop shop for souvenirs with some serious personality. The Hourglass Cats gave it some high praise — “a true example of the local Phoenix art collective.”

Recommended by The Hourglass Cats in Waterloo City Guides


Antique Sugar

What’s a vacation without a little shopping spree? If your answer is something along the lines of “unacceptable,” check out Antique Sugar to get your fill! This shop offers some of the best vintage threads in Phoenix, and Wyves swear the visit will be worth your while. “Go there and fall in love with some of the pieces and take them home!”

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Dick’s Hideaway

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner — Dick’s Hideaway has you covered. This rustic restaurant specializes in both traditional Tex Mex and classic American fare, and it’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Playboy Manbaby can’t get enough of the menu!

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Salt River

If you thought Arizona was all desert, Salt River is ready to prove you wrong. Check out this stunning body of water for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. For the more adventurous, rent out a tube and get floating! New Chums say you might even spot some wild horses along the way. “Did you know that you can lead them to water, but you can’t make them drink? It’s a fact.”

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The Rebel Lounge

Cap off your day with a classic combo — drinks and live music! The Rebel Lounge is one of Phoenix’s most historic sites, and with a full-service bar and some of the city’s best artists always on the line up, you’re sure to have a good time. It’s a favorite among locals like Harrison Fjord for their great stage, friendly staff, and stellar performances.

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