THINGS TO DO
Explore all that Phoenix has to offer!
Only minutes from Rise Uptown Hotel
Fun & Adventure
Phoenix is the perfect place to experience outdoor adventure, high culture, and relaxing resorts.
Phoenix is known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures. It anchors a sprawling, multicity metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. And Rise Uptown hotel sits right in the midst of it all.
Culture & Arts
There is so much to see and do during your stay. Explore the famous Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants. Or enjoy some of the best hiking with trails for every skill level. If you love the arts, plenty of theater, music venues and more all within 20 minutes of our hotel in Phoenix. Experience it all just outside your beautiful accommodations at Rise Uptown hotel.
Hiking & Nature
(22 minute drive from the hotel)
Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona and is located in the middle of the Phoenix Valley with great views just a short drive from our hotel. Camelback Mountain is a hiking destination for both locals and tourists in the Valley and is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area between Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
(20 minutes from the hotel)
Just minutes from us, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities. Comprised primarily of sandstone, the range is known for its massive buttes that rise and fall throughout the park. The trails that interlace the area are generally easy treks. A famous attraction is the Hole-in-the-Rock, a series of openings eroded in a small hill composed of bare red sandstone formed some 6-15 million years ago. The park's smooth footing and low elevation gain make it a popular place for running and mountain biking. Papago Park is home two of the regions most visited attractions, the world-class Phoenix Zoo and the stunning Desert Botanical Garden.
(21 minute drive from the hotel)
The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species. The zoo has over 1,400 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles of walking trails. It is divided into four main themed areas or trails: The Arizona Trail (American Southwest flora and fauna), the Africa Trail (animals from Africa), the Tropics Trail (residents of the rain forests), and the Children's Trail, which includes a petting zoo.
Desert Botanical Gardens
(22 minutes from the hotel)
Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona. The garden now has more than 50,000 plants of which one-third of are native to the area, including 379 species, which are rare, threatened or endangered.
Hot Air Balloon Expeditions
(25 minutes from hotel)
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona is a dream location for a hot air balloon ride for locals and visitors alike, with mind-blowing sunrises and sunsets, expansive saguaro dotted mountain ranges, and native animals like jackrabbits, coyotes, and burros scurrying about, there is no better way to take in views (and snap amazing photos!) of our beautiful city. Boasting optimal flying conditions with over 300 days of sunshine a year, Phoenix/Scottsdale is home to the most flyable days per year of anywhere in the country for hot air ballooning, making it one of the most desirable places to take flight.
(15 mins from the hotel)
From its signature swimming pool to its retractable roof, Chase Field has become one of the game's most recognizable landmarks. Since the air-conditioned facility first opened its doors to a regular-season game on March 31, 1998, millions of baseball fans have enjoyed the opportunity to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks without worrying about Phoenix's summer heat or monsoon storms. Read More …
Arts & Culture
(15 minutes from the hotel)
The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona's largest performing arts organization. Founded in 1947 as a part-time orchestra in a city of fewer than 100,000 people, The Symphony has grown to become Arizona's only full-time symphony orchestra.
(16 minutes from the hotel)
The Orpheum Theater hosts a great variety of first class productions, drawing thousands of people to a vibrant downtown venue.
Carnival of Illusion
(12 minute drive from the hotel)
A UNIQUE Old-World Illusion Show perfect for anniversaries, date nights, birthdays, and special evenings! Imagine a vaudeville-inspired theater show with old-world magic, add a twinkling hint of 1900's Parisian humor, shake and stir for 100 minutes for your passport filled with FUN! You are a passenger in this entertaining theater of illusion.
The Phoenix Theatre Company
(11 minute drive from the hotel)
The largest producing regional theatre company in the Valley.
The Phoenix Theatre Company offers more programs and experiences than any other. With nearly 500 performances on multiple stages and thriving education and outreach programs, we inspire more than 100,000 citizens every year.
(9 minutes from the hotel)
Located in the heart of the Camelback Corridor in Central Phoenix, Camelback Colonnade is a true community staple centered around shopping, dining, and living essentials. The plaza offers over 40 familiar shopping and dining favorites, including Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Fry’s Marketplace, Michaels, Nordstrom’s Last Chance, Old Navy and Ulta.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
(22 minutes from the hotel)
Located in Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Fashion Square is a top shopping destination with more than 240 specialty stores and restaurants. Visit top retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's, and Apple and dine at Nobu, Ocean 44, Francine, Toca Madera, and Zinque.
Golf at Mountain Shadows Resort
(A Benchmark Resorts & Hotels affiliated resort only an 18 minute drive from the Rise Uptown hotel)
Enjoy some fresh air, exercise, and a safe environment with the serene backdrop of Camelback Mountain. Our par-3, 18-hole course offers fun and fast rounds, ideal for beginners and pros alike. The original 1961 course was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder, and redesigned by his mentee, Forrest Richardson. Read More:
VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho
(A Benchmark Resorts & Hotels affliiated resort a 21 minute drive from the hotel)
HISTORIC + MODERN.
Hotel Valley Ho is where historic charm meets modern luxury, effortlessly fusing the best of vintage personality with contemporary styling. As our guest at VH Spa, enjoy eight treatment rooms, including a couple’s treatment room, along with men's and women's lounges and saunas with chromotherapy. Feeling famished? Let us order food and drinks for you to enjoy on the spa deck or in the spa lounge before or after your service.