2020 Best of the Valley

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things.
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You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things – from celebrity taste tests to distance-friendly shopping to surefire mood boosters – in this special COVID-19-era edition of our one-of-a-kind culture guide. Bonus: Dramatically expanded readers’ picks.

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OdySea Aquarium

Scottsdale

480-291-8000

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Place to Swim with Sharks

ON Stage

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Guide to Local Virtual Arts Events

Pat’s Run

Lifestyle & EntertainmentReader’s Pick
Best Running/Fitness Event

Phoenix Zoo

Lifestyle & EntertainmentReader’s Pick
Best Place to Take the Kids

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix

602-286-3800

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Place for a Wild Sleepover

Sarah Hurwitz

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Stickers

Schmooze

Scottsdale

480-999-2822

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Patio for a Meet and Greet

Spokes on Southern

Tempe

480-307-9920

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best WTF Décor

Taliesin West

Scottsdale

480-627-5340

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best Place to See a Shakespeare Play

The Color 8

Lifestyle & EntertainmentEditor’s Pick
Best First Friday Band
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For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.