If you're the type of person who likes to find things off the beaten path, this list is full of spots to explore. These hidden gems in Phoenix are all relatively secret spots that are well worth seeking out.
Whether you're into underground speakeasies with no visible entrance, parks in the middle of the city, or hidden spots on a popular hike, you won't be disappointed.
The Valley has tons of things to do, but the best things aren't always the most obvious or the easiest to find.
The hunt is what makes these destinations worth checking out.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Address: 37615 E. Arboretum Way., Superior, AZ
Why You Need To Go: You can explore tons of trails in this vast park full of super cool bridges and wildlife.
Hidden Valley Natural Tunnel
Address: 8610 S. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: Found in South Mountain, this tunnel is accessible via the Mormon Trailhead and feels like a real mountain adventure.
Pigtails Desert Ridge
Address: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 46-1405, Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: For major prohibition vibes, this hidden speakeasy has a huge plant wall and a secret exit behind a bookcase.
Rio Salado Habitat
Address: 2439 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: A true oasis, this marshy preserve is smack dab in the middle of the desert and is excellent for an escape.
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Room
When: Reopens to the public on October 14
Address: 1625 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: Filled with tons of tiny mirrors, this dazzling firefly room is absolutely magical.
Maggie Keane Prince Tribute Mural
Address: 1350 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This huge and epic mural is a memorial to Prince; it takes up almost an entire block!
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.