Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Phoenix. WTR's Phoenix map shows you the location of the Butterfly Wonderland and Desert Botanical Garden .
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Rusconi's American Kitchen and what to order at Chelsea's Kitchen. Then you're off to Scottsdale.
Phoenix & Scottsdale
Welge Travel Report Notables for Phoenix
Getting around in Phoenix
Public transportation in Phoenix
WTR's Tony Transit says you need a car.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching Places in Phoenix
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Dobbin Lookout, Biltmore Fashion Park and Chaparral Dog Park.
Dining in Phoenix
WTR's Carlota Cuisine likes Quiessence Restaurant - D: Tu-Sa, 6106 S 32nd St, 602-276-0601
You can reserve this table and enjoy a meal from their garden. Their wine list has a strong local flavoor.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in Phoenix
Our Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.
Grape Experience for Phoenix
Local wineries. There are now 83 licensed and bonded wineries in Arizona. The high desert climate is similar to Mendosa, Argentina with hot daytime temps cooling off at night. WTR's Winnie Winesnob says the best grape growing and wine making center around three areas: Verde Valley, Sonoita and Elgin and the Wilcox region of Cochise county.
Recognition for Phoenix
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Phoenix
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Heard Museum
Now through August 5, 2018 see Symmetry in Stone
Richard Chavez’s jewelry is featured in a retrospective exhibition. Since his early years of jewelry design and execution, Chavez has continued to painstakingly make each item by hand. An artist who enjoys designing, Chavez places an emphasis on stone selection, placement and presentation. Now, some 40 years since he first tried to solder metals, Chavez is one of the Southwest’s leading jewelers, whose works are recognized for complex inlay, architectural sensibilities and striking color patterning.