All of these are within walking distance of the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. Read about the FOUND:RE Hotel HERE.
Roosevelt Row–The city’s über arts neighborhood, “RoRo’s” has galleries, performances spaces, boutiques and First Friday art events. rooseveltrow.org
Phoenix Art Museum–With collections emphasizing contemporary, Latin American and Western art plus fashion, the architecturally striking museum also features must-see exhibitions. phxart.org.
Heard Museum–The center of the universe for art by native peoples. Exhibits also explore the history and culture of Arizona’s tribes. A great shop and bookstore, too. heard.org
Irish Cultural Center–Irish? You can research genealogy at the center’s library. If not, look for exhibits, lectures and events at the center’s lovely stone buildings. azirish.org
Japanese Friendship Garden–Lushly landscaped and tranquil, the zen-like garden is a quiet place for a stroll or enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. japanesefriendshipgarden.org
Her Secret is Patience–Artist Janet Echelman’s ethereal public art sculpture at Civic Space Park evokes monsoon clouds and is best seen at night, illuminated. https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/parks/alphabetical/c-parks/civic-space
Phoenix Public Market–Both an open-air farmer’s market and a hipster cafe, the market is a favorite gathering place for Phoenix urbanistas. phxpublicmarket.com
Valley Bar–Underground and hidden, the bar is all about cocktails and emerging musicians, poets and storytellers. valleybarphx.com
The Nash–A music education center and nightspot, The Nash is ground zero for live jazz. thenash.org
The Light Rail–Don’t feel like walking? The light rail will drop you near most of these destinations and let you explore more of metro Phoenix. valleymetro.org