For a taste of Phoenix please review our guide below. We hope this can help you plan an exciting trip and enjoy your time here, be it for business or pleasure. We also make available a printed version at the Norton Inn for the convenience of our guests.
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Each winter and spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Arizona to spend the winter or visit the Spring Training facilities of 16 MLB teams throughout the valley. Visit our Things To Do section below for more information.
When people talk of Phoenix, they usually include neighboring cities in the “Valley of the Sun”.
If you have a car, GoogleMaps is a great navigator. Without a car, we suggest using Uber or Lyft.
Sky Harbor Airport 11mi. Glendale Stadium 15mi.
Downtown Phoenix 3mi. ASU in Tempe 13mi.
Old Town Scottsdale 14mi. Gilbert/Chandler 23mi.
At airport (11mi.): Alamo, Avis, Hertz, National
Sky Harbor Airport (11mi.) www.SkyHarbor.com
Terminal 2 Terminal 3
Alaska Air Delta Airlines
Boutique Air Frontier Airlines
Contour Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
United Airlines Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Air Canada American Airlines
British Airways Condor Airlines
Eurowings Southwest Airlines
South Side Terminal 2700 E Tower Rd., Phx
Mesa Gateway Airport (38mi.) GatewayAirport.com
Alliegant Swoop WestJet
FlixBus FlixBus.com Greyhound Greyhound.com
We are giving you suggestions and brief descriptions of some of the points of interest nearby to help you find things to do. Please use your smart phone to “Google” the location and to find out more.
Our recommendations are bolded and italicized.
Food City (0.8mi.) 2709 W Van Buren St., Phx
Safeway (3.7mi.) 340 E McDowell Rd., Phx
Convenience Stores / Gas Stations
Circle K (0.4mi.) 2041 W Van Buren St., Phx
QuikTrip (2.7mi.) 2387 N 27th Ave., Phx
CVS Pharmacy (2.2mi.) 50 W Jefferson St.,Phx
Walgreens (3.8mi.) 4315 W McDowell Rd., Phx
Car Repair / Car Parts
Pep Boys (0.6mi.) 2502 W Van Buren Rd., Phx
Tires / Tire Repair
Discount Tire (4.5mi.) 2240 W Camelback Rd., Phx.
UberEats.com GrubHub.com Door Dash.com
Postmates.com Dominos.com PizzaHut.com
Fast Food and Takeout
Jack in the Box (0.7mi.) 1833 W Van Buren St., Phx
Burger King (1.2mi.) 1901 W Buckeye Rd., Phx
McDonald’s (1.8mi.) 3501 W Van Buren St., Phx
Taco Bell (1.8mi.) 3502 W Van Buren St., Phx
Filiberto’s Mexican Food (2.9mi.) 2001 S 7th Ave., Phx
Famous paces to dine
Mel’s Diner (from TV show “Alice”) Breakfast & Lunch
(1.7mi.) 1747 Grand Ave., Phx
Pizzeria Bianco (voted ‘Top Pizza in the U.S.A’)
(2.8mi.) 623 E Adams Ave., Phx
Casual Dining Top Picks
The restaurants at McDowell Rd. & 7th Ave.
The Habit (burgers) Rubio’s Fish Tacos
Mad Greens (Salads) Starbuck’s
NY Pizza Department Five Guy’s (burgers)
Sports Bars & Grills
Marjle’s (2.3mi.) 24 N 2nd St., Phx
TGIFriday’s (2.4m) 401 E Jefferson St., Phx.
Tilted Kilt (2.1mi.) 2 E Jefferson St., Phx.
Local Pubs & Bars
Bikini Lounge – Tiki (1.8mi.) 1502 Grand Ave., Phx
Seamus McCaffrey’s – Irish (2.2mi.) 18 W Monroe St.
Bitter & Twisted – Cocktails (2.2mi.) 1 W Jefferson St.
The Duce – cool place (2.5mi.) 525 S Central Ave., Phx
Copper Blues (2.0mi.) 50 W Jefferson St., Phx
Rhythm Room (5.9 mi.) 1019 E Indian School Rd.
Nightlife areas in the Valley
Downtown Phoenix (2mi.) Good Variety
Roosevelt District (5.0m) Eclectic and
Tempe (13mi.) Mill & University – College crowd
Old Town Scottsdale (14mi.) Nightclubs & bars 25+
Glendale Westgate (16mi.) Family Friendly Venues
Chandler (25mi.) Mix of good dance clubs and bars
Gilbert (28mi.) Lots of good places to drink or dance
NFL – Arizona Cardinals @ Univ. of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, AZ (14.8mi.)
MLB – Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chase Field
401 E Jefferson St., Phx (3.4mi.)
NBA – Phoenix Suns @ Talking Stick Arena
201 E Jefferson St. Phx (2.8mi.)
NHL – Arizona Coyotes @ Gila River Arena
9400 W Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ (14.7mi.)
WNBA – Phoenix Mercury @ Talking Stick Arena
201 E Jefferson St. Phx (2.8mi.)
Soccer – Phoenix Rising FC @ casino Arizona Field
751 N McClintock Dr., Scottsdale, AZ (13.8mi.)
Arena Football – Arizona Rattlers @ Talking Stick Arena 201 E Jefferson St. Phx (2.8mi.)
CONVENTION CENTER 100 N 3rd Street, Phx (2.4mi.)
16 teams call the Phoenix area home. The spring season goes from late February to late March. To check out your favorite team, where they play and ticket information, please visit:
If you are looking for WalMart or Target, just do an online search. Here are some malls in the valley…
Arizona Center (2.4mi) 455 N 3rd St., Phoenix
Christown Mall (6mi.) 1727 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix
MetroCenter (9mi.) 9617 N Metro Center Pkwy., Phoenix
AZ Mills Mall (13mi.) 5000 S AZ Mills Circle, Tempe
Tempe Marketplace (14mi.) 2000 E Rio Salado, Tempe
Scottsdale Fashion Square $$ (14mi.) 7014 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Paradise Valley Mall $ (17mi.) 4568 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix
Phoenix Zoo (11mi.) 455 N Galvin Pkwy., Phx
OdySea Aquarium & Butterfly Wonderland (23mi.)
9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
Wildlife World Zoo (26mi.)
16501 W Northern Ave., Litchfield Park
Sea Life Center (13mi.) 5000 S AZ Mills Circle, Tempe
Out of Africa (91mi.)
3505 W State Rte. 260, Camp Verde, AZ
Bearizona (171mi.) 1500 E Rte. 66, Williams, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum (3.4mi.) 1625 N Central Ave Phx
Heard Museum (3.8mi.) 2801 N Central Ave., Phx
Children’s Museum (4mi.) 215 M 7th St., Phx
AZ Science Center (4.2mi.) 600 E Washington St., Phx
Desert Botanical Gardens (11.2mi.) 1201 N Galvin Pkwy., Phx
Pueblo Grande Museum (12mi.) 4619 E Washington St., Phx
Musical Instrument Museum (24mi.) 4725 E Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale
Tallesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright house) (30mi.) 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale
Tempe Town Lake (14mi.) Rural Rd. to McClintock
South of Loop 202, Tempe, AZ
Salt River Tubing (36mi.) 9200 N Bush Hwy., Mesa
Desert Belle Lake Cruise on Saguaro Lake
(45mi.) 14011 N Bush Hwy., Mesa
Lake Pleasant (47mi.) 41835 N Castle Hot Springs Rd. Morristown, AZ
South Mountain Mormon Trailhead (10mi.)
8610 S 24th St., Phoenix
South Mountain Javelina Trailhead (11.5mi.)
7822 S 46th St., Phoenix
Papago Park West Butte (13mi.)
Camelback Mtn. Echo Canyon Trailhead (14mi.)
4925 E McDonald Dr., Phoenix
Cart Racing – K1 Speed (6mi.) 2425 S 21st St., Phx
Paintball & Laser Tag – American Paintball Coliseum
(7mi.) 2901 E Washington St., Phx.
Top Golf Glendale (15mi.) 6101 N 99th Ave., Glendale
Top Golf Scottsdale (23mi.)
9500 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Indoor Sky Diving – iFly (23mi.)
9206 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Virtual Reality – Velocity VR (23mi.)
9119 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Please use this resource to view the channels available and what is on TV:
Film Bar (serves beer & wine) (3.9mi.)
815 N 2nd St., Phoenix
AMC Arizona Center 24 (4.1mi.)
565 N 3rd St., Phoenix (validated parking)
Harkins Christown 14 (6.9mi.)
1620 W Montebello Ave., Phoenix
West Wind Glendale DRIVE IN (8.2mi.)
5650 N 55th Ave., Glendale
AMC DINE-IN Esplanade (food & booze) (9.1mi.)
2515 E Camelback Rd., Phoenix
SONORA CINEMAS PHOENIX (Spanish) (9.3mi.)
7611 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix
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