1. Live Music!
    Crescent Ballroom and Valley Bar are favorites
  2. Jazz
    The Nash on Roosevelt was named top 4 for Jazz in the U.S.
  3. Museum Art
    Love Phoenix Art Museum or Heard Museum is famous for Native American art
  4. Street Art
    Cool murals everywhere!
  5. Art Galleries
    Great local art on 1st or 3rd Fridays or anytime. Try MonOrchid or ArtHaus
  6. Farmers Market
    Phoenix Public Market on Sat am or Wed afternoons
  7. Theater
    See what's playing at the beautiful Orpheum, or the Herberger, Phoenix Theater, or Valley Youth Theater
  8. Sports
    Major league Diamondbacks baseball or Suns basketball, or arena football Rattlers and WNBA Mercury
  9. Film Bar
    Indie and cult movies with craft beer
  10. Museum for Kids
    Arizona Science Center or Children's Museum of Phoenix
  11. Festivals
    Always something happening - McDowell Mountain Music Festival rocks, and other favorites are Viva PHX, Local First Fall Festival or PHX Flea
  12. Parks
    Hance Park for a picnic or playing, Civic Space for people and the "jellyfish" sculpture, and the Japanese Friendship for serene beauty
  13. Hike!
    Not technically downtown, but it's a pretty rad when you have epic hiking within minutes, from Camelback, to Piestewa, to Quartz Mountain, to Fat Man's Pass