10 Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix, Arizona - Updated 2021

things to do this weekend in phoenix

Phoenix is known for its warm, dry climate which attracts travellers during the winter months. Being the state capital of Arizona, Phoenix is a sprawling city that has a combination of modern high-rise buildings, Spanish colonial influences, and a touch of the Wild West. The city has a combination of countless cultural and art attractions, historic landmarks and museums. Even if the City has many indoor activities to indulge in, its outdoor activities are also unmatched. Many tourists prefer to enjoy the most famous outdoor activities that Phoenix can offer. The city is rich in golf courses, and if you are not into golfing you can always explore the three mountains around Phoenix that provide hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities. Check out the top 10 list of things to do this weekend in Phoenix.

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1. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (from USD 27.0)

After getting your all-day admission ticket to LEGOLAND Discovery Center, you and your kids will have the day to indulge in many activities. In this tour, your day starts when you hop into one of the chariots found at the Kingdom Quest Laser Rider and with the help of your laser you can zap skeletons and ogres. Your kids will also love it if you take time to snap some pictures with the LEGO background. After that, you can take the elevator up to the LEGO Factory and build a LEGO tower as high as you can. If you are not yet satisfied, you can also go to DUPLO® Farm where you and your kids can try out some songs during karaoke. When you need a break, you can go and enjoy the 4D cinema where you can watch short 15-minute movies.

LEGOLAND® Arizona Discovery Center Admission Ticket in Tempe

Duration: 2 hours

2. Phoenix hot air balloon adventure (from USD 169.0)

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Imagine drifting peacefully through the sky as you watch the sunrise or sunset over the Arizona desert. In Phoenix, your imagination is the reality. The experience starts even before you reach the sky as you assist the crew to inflate the balloon while taking pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. As you rise up the air you will have spectacular vistas of Phoenix. The FAA-licensed pilots will be keen to answer questions as they identify points of interest during your flight. When satisfied with the sites, a ground crew will meet you at the landing site and lead you to a bar where you can enjoy a celebratory toast to cap your unique airborne adventure. For total fun, you should set aside up to 3.5 hours to enjoy this activity.

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Half-Day Adventure

Duration: 3.5 hour

37 reviews

3. Sea Life Aquarium Arizona (from USD 16.0)

At an affordable price, you can visit Sea Life Aquarium Arizona in Phoenix where you will see and learn about more than 5,000 sea animals including sharks, tropical fish, rays and seahorses. You can also choose to attend educational talks which will educate you on the feeding habits of sea animals which includes, sharks, ray, seahorses and rock pool creatures. You can also become a rock pool explorer and discover habitats of the rocky coastline and the shallow seas and then you can finish up the day by venturing into the dark ocean depths. You can stay here indulging in this family-friendly activity for as long as you like and the aquarium’s last entry is normally an hour before closing time.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

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4. Urban adventure quest scavenger hunt in Phoenix (from USD 44.0)

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Urban Adventure Quest created one of the best race-style scavenger hunt game that will allow you to turn Phoenix into your own personal board game. On this three-hour tour of Phoenix, you will get to know more about the city by being guided through the city from any smartphone. This tour is perfect for groups, large or small who are looking forward to making their way through the most well-known sites as they hunt for the hidden gems in the city. It starts near the Herberger Theater Center and will entertain you with the historic and cultural sights of the city. You always have the option to be competitive and race to be the first to finish or you can opt to take as much time as you need to solve clues as you learn more about local history.

Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt in Phoenix

Duration: 2.5 hour

5. Explore Arizona desert and mountains in a 4x4 (from USD 147.63)

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This activity gives you the opportunity to experience an intense adventure on the Sonora Desert and the mountains in Tonto National Forest. With the help of an expert 4x4 driver, guides and the specially modified jeep, you will be able to visit places that seemed impossible to reach. As you indulge yourself in this activity, you will get to see and learn more about the national forest which covers almost three million acres and borders Phoenix and the Native American reservations. Each vehicle has a driver who knows how to handle this terrain and will educate you about the animals and plants that use this unique ecosystem as their habitat. For maximum comfort, this activity is suitable for only 10 people per vehicle.

Arizona Desert in a 4x4

Duration: 2 hour

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6. Musical Instrument Museum self-guided tour in Phoenix (from USD 20.0)

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is only global musical instrument museum in the world. Having over 6,500 musical instruments and objects, the MIM showcases music from every part of the world. When you are here, you will have the opportunity to learn about international musical cultures and celebrate the most famous and loved musicians including Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Elvis Presley. MIM is interactive to the point that guests can immerse themselves in the museum’s displays and get to see the world through Geographic Galleries that feature the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIM is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 om and the last admittance is 4:00 pm.

Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

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7. Outlets at Anthem Shop (from USD 20.0)

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Enjoy great deals on shopping at more than 75 famous stores in the Phoenix’s Outlets at Anthem shopping paradise. Located 10 minutes north of Loop 101, all of the outlets at Anthem Phoenix will give you a taste of a unique and fun shopping experience with more than 75 brand-name stores. If you shop here, you will get the chance to save almost 70% off retail prices on your favourite brands including Calvin Klein, Coach Factory Store, Coach Men’s Factory Store, Aeropostale and The Children’s Place. After you are done shopping, you can enjoy the fabulous Food Court or stop by the Customer Service desk and get your Preferred Customer Card which is filled with additional savings for your shopping adventure.

Phoenix: Outlets at Anthem Shop & Play Day

Duration: 1 day

8. A shooting experience in Arizona (from USD 195.0)

If you like to shoot or would like to try shooting you should learn basic shooting and safety skills from Stellar Adventures who offer incredible shooting experience in the Arizona Desert. As you enjoy the picturesque backdrop of this majestic desert you will also learn basic shooting skills from professional firearm instructors. Each shooter has a chance to fire a full 15 round magazine from 9mm handgun. To top off the experience each shooter will then have an opportunity to try out the 30 Round Magazine from AK-47 Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle. This tour is safe, educational and exciting - an adventure you are certain never to forget.

2-Hour Shooting Experience in Arizona

Duration: 2 hours

9. Hard Rock Café in Phoenix (from USD 33.0)

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Hard Rock Café is the perfect place to be if you are looking forward to escaping the desert heat or just to dine. This joint was initially opened in 1971 and ever since it has grown and expanded to 63 other countries in the form of cafés, casinos and hotels. While you are here you can try out their cheeseburger, a grilled chicken sandwich or you can choose to get a full rack of hickory-smoked ribs, all meals on the prix-fixe menu come with a drink and dessert. The franchise also provides the world’s greatest collection of music, which are all displayed at its locations around the world. It is important to note that menu items often change without notice.

Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix

10. Sedona red rock adventure (from USD 158.0)

Experience the beauty of Sedona on a full-day tour from Phoenix. You will enjoy this tour because it combines exploring the town and a driving tour of Arizona’s spectacular red rock country. In this tour, you will be able to enjoy a 90-minute Jeep tour exploring the Oak Creek Canyon, Sonoran Desert, Bell Rock and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Your knowledgeable guide will share important information about the region as you admire the landscape of Arizona. This is your chance to see and learn more about the prime specimens of towering saguaro cactus and amazing rock formations.

Sedona Red Rock Adventure

Duration: 14 hours

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Amazing things to do in Phoenix

Phoenix has no room for getting bored. When you are here you will have many activities to indulge in. In this article, you will find the best activities you can participate in while you are in Phoenix.

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