Why You Should Visit Papago Park
You won’t even have to leave the city
Encompassing a whopping 1,500 acres, and located where Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix meet, Papago Park is a uniquely urban destination that boasts an extensive variety of outdoor fun. There’s over ten miles of trails to hike or bike, along with picnic areas to help you refuel and relax. (Pro tip: make sure to visit “Hole in the Rock,” a photo-friendly spot to watch the sun rise or set.) On top of that, Papago Park is home to some of the most beloved area attractions, like the Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, and Pueblo Grande Museum. In short? It’s a terrific place to spend the day for locals and out-of-towners alike.