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Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Palomar Phoenix helps you make the most of your Phoenix stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Phoenix, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

One of a kind
Chris Hibler

Chris Hibler

Guest Service Agent

  • It is loaded with history, culture, science and music. You'll be guided and invited to dance around the world at MIM.

  • Known to the locals as “The Chip”, The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is the essence of what we once were, the “West”. Cowboy fare, plenty of beers to wet your whistle.

Eat
John Frieda

John Frieda

Front Office Supervisor

  •  Pizzeria Bianco stays true to it's top rating by the New York Times & even Oprah.

  • Thick slabs of bacon for me with buttery golden hash browns, huge slices of toast with handmade jam and soft poached eggs. Get to Matt’s Big Breakfast early, because I’m not the only one who’s in the know.

Wellness
Tim Soule

Tim Soule

Bell Captain

  • Hiking, cycling, running au natural.  I mean in nature! South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, all great city-wilderness type hikes within 10 miles of the Palomar. 

  • Feed your yoga craving at Sutra Midtown, voted The Best in the Valley!

Play
Jim Hollister

Jim Hollister

General Manager

  • With over 322 golf courses in the state of Arizona, there is no lacking in options.  For an easy destination; Raven Golf Club, with its Georgia Pines, multi-tiered greens. 

  • In search of a quick city course near the Palomar, Encanto is your spot.

Retail therapy
Kaitlin Borrell

Kaitlin Borrell

Kaitlin Borrell

  • Bishoff’s is my go to place for gifts of all kind. I find everything there from unique hostess gifts, gourmet foods, leather shoes, belts and handbags to turquoise jewelry, hand crafted goods and other odds & ends.

Drink
Macen

Macen

Front Desk Agent

  • The Main Ingredient Ale House & Café houses some of the best sandwiches and brew selections in the valley including local and domestic beers.

  • If you’ve been a fan of the wine bottle since well before you could legally drink, you’ll love Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Palomar Phoenix's concierge at (602) 253-6633.

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