May 24, 2024

5 Steps to the Perfect Day in Phoenix, AZ: Building the Ideal Itinerary

Desert landscape featuring saguaro cacti, green shrubs, and rocky mountains under a clear blue sky.

I just wanted to start out by saying that this was a great opportunity for me. Very recently I had Jeremy Steckler from ApartmentGuide reach out to me, because he noticed I was a Phoenix/Scottsdale Photographer & Videographer. As someone that grew up in Arizona, he felt that I may be able to make a contribution to a blog post he was writing for ApartmentGuide on building an ideal itinerary for Phoenix. I thought about a great wedding that I shot at The Hotel Valley Ho two years ago, and also one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix, Ajo Al’s. I was fortunate enough that Jeremy included the two places that I mentioned in his article and appreciate him taking the time out to listen to my suggestions!

A panoramic view of a cityscape at dusk, with the city lights beginning to illuminate and a tall radio tower in the foreground against a backdrop of a colorful sky.

Because of this new contribution, I will be adding a press page to my website in hopes that I am able to provide more information and help for visitors of Arizona in the near future. If you are interested in reading the article, please feel free to check it out here: 5 Steps to the Perfect Day in Phoenix, AZ: Building the Ideal Itinerary

Key Points from the Article “One Day in Phoenix”:

  1. Try a New Experience: Engage in activities like coffee classes, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, or exploring cowboy towns.
  2. Enjoy Local Food: Sample local cuisine at spots like Word Of Mouth Grill, Chico Malo, and ZuZu Restaurant.
  3. Get Fueled Up: Visit eclectic coffee shops like Sip Coffee, Luci’s At the Orchard, and The Henry.
  4. Explore Outdoors: Visit parks and natural attractions such as Papago Park, Phoenix Zoo, and the Superstition Mountains.
  5. Grab a Drink: Relax at local breweries like The Phoenix Beer Co., Huss Brewing, and Wren Brewing House.

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Start your day in Phoenix/Scottsdale with a vibrant coffee experience at Sip Coffee or Luci’s at the Orchard. Afterward, head to Papago Park for a morning hike and take in the stunning desert landscapes. Explore the Phoenix Zoo or Desert Botanical Garden nearby for a touch of nature and wildlife. For lunch, enjoy local flavors at Word Of Mouth Grill or ZuZu Restaurant in Scottsdale.

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In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the culture at the Heard Museum or visit the Old Town Scottsdale for unique shops and art galleries. As evening approaches, consider a hot air balloon ride for breathtaking views of the desert sunset. Wrap up your day with a relaxing drink at a local brewery like The Phoenix Beer Co. or Huss Brewing. For dinner, indulge in the vibrant cuisine at Chico Malo before unwinding at one of Scottsdale’s trendy rooftop bars.

Two hands clinking glasses of beer with frothy tops, one hand with blue nail polish and the other in a blue sleeve.