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Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Heard Museum

This extraordinary museum spotlights the history, life, arts and culture of Native American tribes in the Southwest. Visitors will find art galleries, ethnographic displays, a get-creative kids exhibit and an unriva…
Top Choice Gardens in Greater Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden

Blue bells and Mexican gold poppies are just two of the colorful showstoppers blooming from March to May along the Desert Wildflower Loop Trail at this well-nurtured botanical garden, a lovely place to reconnect wit…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Musical Instrument Museum

From Uganda thumb pianos to Hawaiian ukuleles to Indonesian boat lutes, the ears have it at this lively museum that celebrates the world's musical instruments. More than 200 countries and territories are represented…
Top Choice Native American in Greater Phoenix

Kai Restaurant

Native American cuisine soars to new heights at Kai, enhanced and transformed by traditional crops grown along the Gila River. Dinners strike just the right balance between adventure and comfort. Dress nicely (no sh…
Top Choice Vegan in Greater Phoenix

Green New American Vegetarian

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Vegan food isn't supposed to taste this good. Or is it? Your expectations will be forever raised after dining at this hip cafe where vegan chef Damon Brasch stirs up savory vegan and vegetarian dis…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Phoenix

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Even if you're not staying in Mesa, this museum is worth a trip, especially if your kids are into dinosaurs (and aren't they all?). In addition to the multi-level Dinosaur Mountain, there are loads of life-size cast…
Top Choice Breakfast in Greater Phoenix

Matt's Big Breakfast

First, a warning: even on weekdays lines are often out the door. There are no reservations, so sign your name on the clipboard and expect a 20-minute wait (and bring quarters for the meter). The upside? Best. Breakf…
Top Choice New Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Dick's Hideaway

At this pocket-sized ode to New Mexican cuisine, grab a small table beside the bar or settle in at the communal table in the side room and prepare for hearty servings of savory, chile-slathered New Mexican fare, fro…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Greater Phoenix

Postino Winecafé Arcadia

Your mood will improve the moment you step into this convivial, indoor-outdoor wine bar. It's a perfect gathering spot for friends ready to enjoy the good life – but solos will do fine too. Highlights include the mi…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

The Mission

With its dark interior and glowing votives, we'll call this nuevo Latin spot sexy – although our exclamations about the food's deliciousness may ruin the sultry vibe. The tecate-marinated steak taco with lime and av…