Phoenix’s perpetual sunshine, Serene desert gardens, one-of-a-kind museums, award-winning dining and more:

Make sure these can’t-miss spots are on your Phoenix to-do list.

Arts and Entertainment

A highlight of any visit to Greater Phoenix is the area’s rich arts-and-culture environment. Performances at a multitude of theaters, concert halls and cultural centers are constant attractions, while art and history lovers can flock to a diverse group of fascinating museums. Following are the events occurring around the same time as the Trade Summit:

24/7-2/8: Life in the Theatre Lunch Time Theater
30/7 Shania Twain at Talking Stick Resort Arena
31/7: 311 and The Offspring at Ak-Chin Pavillion
1/8: Paris Combo at MIM Music Theater

Sporting Events

There’s almost always a game happening in Phoenix. The city fields teams in all four major professional sports leagues. Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks will be in town during the Trade Summit.

Arizona Diamondbacks Schedule
30/7: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers
31/7: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers
2/8: Arizona Diamondback vs. Giants


Buzz-worthy eateries are as plentiful in Greater Phoenix as cactuses, and they come in just as many varieties. Some are the creations of celebrity chefs who grace the pages of magazines and the sets of cooking shows. Others are local gems that serve Southwestern and Mexican dishes crafted from homegrown ingredients such as peppers, pomegranates and citrus fruits.

In between you’ll find flavors from faraway lands and cozy wine bars that pair fantastic food with great grape. And if you’re looking for American fare, Phoenix has many famous steakhouses.

Award Winning Restaurants
Barrio Cafe
Nobuo at Teeter House
Beckett’s Table