Phoenix blankets more than 500 square miles, ensuring that the list of Phoenix things to do remains full and varied. Most tourists will make a beeline for the Grand Canyon and Saguaro National Park, leaving the city’s own riches for the locals to enjoy. Indeed, there’s really no reason to leave the Valley for sightseeing and a heavy dose of culture. The Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum of Native Culture and Art expose visitors to thought-provoking works from around the world. Concerts in Phoenix, meanwhile, can always be counted on to feature nationally renowned bands and comedians. Stop by venues such as the Crescent Ballroom and Trunk Space to see what we mean.