1. Downtown Helicopter Flight
Fly over the Valley of the Sun, then watch as the landscape changes from desert to urban spread as the flight circles above Downtown. Try to get the early flight for the sunrise or the late for the sunset. Either way, it’s just beautiful
Take sunglasses and don’t forget your camera. You’ll want a hundred photos of those views.
Be sure to check out the three-hundred and fifty plus exhibitions to discover how solar energy is harvested and used. Have an amazing experience with nature in the Immersion Theater or find out the secrets of Morse code communication.
The Arizona Science Center is a fascinating place to visit. It has a two-hundred-fifty seat planetarium plus Fab Labs where visiting scientific specialists present lectures and workshops. Be sure to take your time to explore it all. The kids will love it.
3. The Tea Pot
There are traditional English savories like quiche, sausage rolls, and pork pies on the menu. Honestly most come for not only the tea but the scones with cream and jam the lattes or a piece of homemade pie. In summer, be sure to try the cold lemonade.
4. Roosevelt Row
Snap a photo under one of the functional Shadow Play sculptures, then take a seat on one of the geometrical benches to ponder on the pattern of shadows cast by the canopy overhead. If your visit to Downtown Phoenix falls on the first Friday of the month, take a quick detour to the A.R.T.S Market. It’s an open-air market where local artisans sell their handmade treasures. There’s live music, plenty of pop-up eateries and more of that fantastic Bohemian atmosphere.