“Top Places to Visit in Phoenix During Super Bowl LVII You Don’t Want to Miss”

Super Bowl LVII: Can’t Miss Places to See During Your Visit to Phoenix
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In the upcoming 10 days, thousands of travelers will journey to the Valley using planes, trains, and automobiles to attend Arizona’s fourth Super Bowl on Feb. 12 at Glendale’s State Farm Stadium. The main event will feature a competition between Kansas City and Philadelphia in the NFL.

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If you’re visiting for Super Bowl LVII and looking to explore more than just Arizona sports betting, Phoenix has a multitude of fantastic destinations to check out throughout the week.

As the main writer for yengols.com and a long-time Phoenix resident, I have dedicated myself to providing recommendations for the best places for visitors to explore upon landing at Sky Harbor Airport.

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Explore the Desert Botanical Gardens and Phoenix Zoo during your visit.

The Desert Botanical Gardens and Phoenix Zoo offer a unique blend of untouched plant life and wildlife that is hard to find elsewhere.

The two city-owned facilities located on Galvin Parkway, near the intersection of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, provide a special combination of natural beauty and the magic of the animal kingdom.

At the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, guests have the opportunity to discover more than 4,000 types of cactus, along with a wide range of native plants and exotic species from various regions.

As you continue down the road, you will come across the expansive Phoenix Zoo, one of the largest in the Western region. Stretching about three miles from the parking lot to the visitor’s center and gift shop, it offers a vast array of attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Within the park, guests can venture into one of North America’s largest giraffe habitats and engage with a diverse range of animals including mountain goats, orangutans, cheetahs, lions, tigers, and bears.

Both locations are perfect for a day trip, offering breathtaking sights that will amaze you with the wonders of nature and the incredible creatures of the animal world.

The cost of admission to the Desert Botanical Garden varies from $24.95 to $29.95 per ticket for adults, and $14.95 to $16.95 for children. Admission to the zoo is $37.95 for adults and $27.95 for children.

Be sure to visit Hole in the Rock at Papago Park.

Only a brief walk from the gardens and zoo is the famous Phoenix landmark known as “Hole In The Rock,” located in Papago Park.

By hiking just 0.2 miles up 200 feet of elevation from Galvin Parkway, you can easily access the natural geological formation.

You can see the oasis of palm trees at the zoo, South Mountain, and Downtown Phoenix from the “hole.”

Visitors are welcome to access the park at 625 N. Galvin Parkway and discover unique red sandstone formations like Hole in the Rock and other attractions in the vicinity.

Go for a drive or hike to the summit of South Mountain.

The summit of South Mountain offers one of the best perspectives to truly appreciate the immense size of the Valley.

The Valley covers an enormous area of 14,564.76 square miles, approximately the same size as Taiwan. This vast expanse makes it challenging to understand the distance between southeastern locations such as Queen Creek and the northeastern outskirts of towns like Surprise and El Mirage.

There are two ways to reach the antennas on top of the Phoenix landmark at South Mountain: visitors can either drive up Summit Road for 5.5 miles along hairpin turns or hike over two miles with an elevation gain of 1,100 feet.

No matter which way you look, the view from the top of South Mountain is unmatched. When the sky is clear, guests can take in the sights all the way to Casa Grande and the Bradshaw Mountains to the south, as well as Central Arizona landmarks such as Prescott and Prescott Valley.

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Hike Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is a standout hiking destination situated on the border of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley. At a height of 2,704 feet above the Valley floor, this peak is well-known for being one of the most difficult hikes in Arizona.

Whether you opt for the Echo Canyon Trailhead at 4925 E. McDonald Dr. or the nearby Cholla Trailhead at 5150 N. Invergordon Rd., you are guaranteed a challenging adventure at this famous Phoenix hiking spot.

The two hikes may be short at 1.23 and 1.47 miles long, but they are still challenging because of the steep altitude gains. The first hike has an elevation gain of 1,280 feet from the trailhead to the summit, while the second hike has an elevation gain of 1,350 feet.

Climbing Camelback Mountain is a challenging feat, even for seasoned hikers, but the stunning view from the peak makes the effort worthwhile.

Explore Old Town Scottsdale

After completing your workout on Camelback Mountain, reward yourself with top-notch beverages and genuine Western fare.

Scottsdale’s Old Town district offers a fantastic mix of bars, restaurants, and cafes, all conveniently situated near Camelback or Indian School roads.

During Super Bowl week, ESPN will be live from Old Town, bringing an exciting vibe that will draw visitors to explore Scottsdale in the east.

Scottsdale is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Phoenix on the specified roads. Known for its welcoming atmosphere and mix of art galleries, museums, and other points of interest, a trip to Scottsdale is highly recommended for anyone in the Valley for Super Bowl LVII.

Take a look at the lowriders cruising down Grand Avenue.

While the official Saturday night lowrider shows on Phoenix’s only diagonal road came to an end in 2020, visitors can still catch a glimpse of random hot-rods cruising the streets on any weekend night.

Grand Avenue, situated within close proximity to the city center, continues to attract car enthusiasts with its wide variety of vintage shops, stores dedicated to cars and motorcycles, and other points of interest.

Be sure to stop by The Wayward Taphouse on Grand Ave for a pint of beer brewed locally, then walk over to Snapback Pizzeria for a slice of pizza. Take a seat and enjoy the ambiance as the rumble of vintage engines passing by on the avenue catches your ear.

One of the best ways to experience the Southwest spirit is by admiring the unique lowriders, and Phoenix’s Grand Avenue is a prime location in Arizona to view these iconic vehicles in all their glory.

Visit the Phoenix Art Museum and explore Roosevelt Row.

The Phoenix Art Museum is ideal for football fans who have a love for both Picasso paintings and rotating exhibits featuring top American, European, and Asian art.

Located at 1625 N. Central Avenue in Midtown Phoenix, the museum boasts multiple floors with an impressive collection of over 20,000 pieces of art that are a must-see.

The museum is currently highlighting a range of exhibits that showcase the works of Asian artists, including Japanese folk art, Indian Sikh art, and Japanese enamels. Despite this impressive lineup, visitors can always uncover new treasures at the historic Phoenix landmark.

Roosevelt Row is an arts district in Phoenix that is quickly growing, situated approximately half a mile south of the museum.

The row of breweries, restaurants, and art galleries in Phoenix has been a key element of the city’s cultural landscape for more than thirty years. Renowned for its exceptional craft beers and live blues shows at The Nash Jazz Club, this area is a must-see spot in the Valley.

Enjoy an afternoon at Greenwood Brewing, the region’s first female-owned brewery, followed by a relaxing walk to experience live blues music on Roosevelt Row or indulge in Phoenix’s finest French cuisine at Sottise.

Regardless of your travel companions, Roosevelt Row is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Visit Tovrea Castle and Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix on a guided tour.

Because Phoenix was once a winter retreat for the wealthy and famous, the city now has a significant amount of well-maintained mansions.

Phoenix is home to two well-known landmarks: Tovrea Castle on Van Buren Road and the Wrigley Mansion in the Biltmore neighborhood.

Built in 1928, Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is affectionately known as the “gem of the Sonoran Desert” and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

The spacious four-level manor covers 5,000 square feet and is perched on a bluff, offering stunning views of downtown and Sky Harbor Airport.

The Tovrea Carraro Society has been offering public tours of their facility for the past 11 years. Guests have the opportunity to ride a tram through the castle’s cactus garden and outbuildings before taking a tour of the main floor and basement.

It is advisable to purchase tour tickets online ahead of time as they often sell out quickly.

Down the road, another historic mansion has drawn in countless visitors over the course of its long history.

The Wrigley Mansion, located at 2501 E. Telewa Trail, features two dining venues (Geordie’s and Christopher’s) and has stood since 1932 as a historic landmark.

Since 1992, the Wrigley Mansion, built by William Wrigley Jr., the chewing gum tycoon, has been owned by the city, allowing the public to enjoy its distinctive architecture all year round.

To learn more about the famous Biltmore-area location, please visit their website. Reservations are required for tours and dining at both of the mansion’s restaurants.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, now heads the writing team at yengols.com. He has held positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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