Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ

The Top 10 Things To Do Near The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort In Phoenix

03. December 2021 Resorts 0

The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, located in north Phoenix, is an ideal home base to explore the city and the suburbs of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Glendale. While the resort features a spa, multiple pools, a waterpark, 18 hole PGA-rated golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center, complimentary weekday round-trip transportation to different hiking trails, there are many cultural, historical, scenic, and recreational sites to explore. Here are the top ten things to do near the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. 

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve contains over 1,500 prehistoric petroglyphs created by the Hohokam, Patayan, and Archaic people. The petroglyphs are etched on approximately 580 boulders. A self-guided nature trail allows visitors to see the petroglyphs, the preserve, and its wildlife, including bobcats, javelinas, and rattlesnakes. (3711 West Deer Valley Road, shesc.asu.edu/dvpp)

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden showcases over 50,000 arid plant displays covering over 4,400 species, almost 500 of which are rare and/or endangered. Many of the displays and specialty gardens are located along five separate trails. Exhibits include a butterfly pavilion, cacti, and succulent pavilion, and occasional installations incorporating art with the plants. (1201 North Galvin Parkway, dbg.org)

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

The Hall of Flame Museum displays over 100 fully restored pieces of firefighting equipment from the U.S., Europe, and Japan dating back to 1725. The museum also exhibits photographs, lithographs, prints, engravings, and paintings of fires, firefighting equipment, and firefighters. The Hall of Heroes salutes firefighters who have demonstrated extraordinary valor or have died in the line of duty. (6101 East Van Buren Street, hallofflame.org) 

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum spotlights Native American art. Twelve galleries house artworks and sculptures dedicated to telling Native American life and history. The Home Gallery exhibition features artwork and objects that illustrate Native American traditions of the past and present. The permanent and temporary exhibitions give a more complete picture of the Native American experience. (2301 North Central Avenue, heard.org)

Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum holds a collection of over 8,000 musical instruments from 200+ countries. The museum focuses on mechanical musical instruments; instruments played by artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Maroon 5; instruments played in different countries; the role of science in making music; and musical instrument conservation and restoration. A series of exhibitions change regularly. (4725 East Mayo Boulevard, mim.org)

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is considered the heart of Scottsdale. The area bordered by Chaparral Road, 68th Street, Osborn Road, and Miller Road contains nine districts with historical sites; art exhibits, museums, and galleries; local shops and boutiques; an upscale shopping center; and bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Highlights include the Old Adobe Mission, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, and Scottsdale Fashion Square. (experiencescottsdale.com/old-town)

Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum showcases over 20 exhibitions containing over 20,000 works of art and photography from throughout the world. The exhibitions often feature renowned artists and photographers like Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, and Claude Monet. Permanent collections focus on American, Asian, Contemporary, European, Latin American, Modern, and Southwestern art; fashion design; photography; and miniature replicas of historic American and British rooms. (1625 North Central Avenue, phxart.org)

Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Flight

Hot Air Expeditions offers scenic year-round sunrise hot air balloon flights over the Sonoran Desert, allowing passengers to see spectacular views of Phoenix and the mountains surrounding the city. Evening flights are available from November through March. All flights include breakfast or appetizers. Transportation is available between the resort and the launch site. (702 West Deer Valley Road, hotairexpeditions.com)

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the winter home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who used the house as both a laboratory for his designs and a desert utopia. Wright and his apprentices constructed and maintained the house and its furniture and decorations. Guided interior and exterior tours and self-guided exterior tours are available. (12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west)

Wrigley Mansion

Constructed by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr,  the Wrigley Mansion offers scenic views of the mountains and the city. The mansion’s architecture represents Spanish, Mediterranean, and California Monterey styles, with tiles coming from Wrigley’s tile factory. Visitors can take a guided mansion tour and dine at the mansion’s two restaurants. (2501 East Telawa Trail, wrigleymansion.com) 

Leisure Time Tours

If you are looking to book a vacation at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, contact Leisure Time Tours today! We look forward to assisting you with your trip.

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