Summer might be winding down, but that doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of adventures to be had. This list of six secret spots in Phoenix is full of hidden gems you and your BFF can discover without having to travel too far. Get your exploring gear on and check out some of these excellent spots!

The Valley is a sprawling area chock-full of hidden places to discover. From incredible secret hikes and under-the-radar bars to historical sites, there's something for everyone. 

The best part is, all of these places are less than an hour away from the city, so you can hit up more than one in a day if you're aiming for an adventure-filled weekend.   

Prepare for a budget-friendly adventure that'll surely make your wallet happy.

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain

Price: 💸

Address: 2303 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This diner from 1938 has over 99 flavors of soda available! 


Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Price: $15

Address: 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 

Why You Need To Go: This huge botanical garden is home to secret hikes and bridges that feel like you're in a different country!


The Farm At South Mountain

Price: 💸💸

Address: 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This adorable farm is home to three amazing healthy restaurants. 


Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

Price: Free

Address: Papago Park, Tempe, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This mysterious pyramid amidst the rocks is the hidden burial site of Arizona's first governor! 


Undertow Bar 

Price: 💸💸

Address: 3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This secret subterranean bar is themed like a pirate ship from the decor to the drinks, it's like taking a trip to the sea. 


Hidden Valley Natural Tunnel

Price: Free

Address: Hidden Valley Trail, South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This aptly-named trail takes you to a hidden valley with a natural rock tunnel you can explore.


Happy exploring! 

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