DriveShare Phoenix: Travel Guide

Welcome to Phoenix, the capital city situated in a beautiful desert oasis. The Valley of the Sun is known for rust-free vehicles, classic car auctions and a year-round driving season.The only question is; where will your adventure begin? Join us on cruise through our top Phoenix attractions and adventures.

Phoenix Adventures

K1 Speed

K1 gokart park Phoenix
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Race your friends and see who is the fastest! K1 Speed offers kart racing for both juniors and adults with fully electric go-karts capable of 45 mph. This venue offers a multitude of race events: GP style, drifting, and instructional classes all housed indoors in a fully air-conditioned facility. K1 Speed Phoenix is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00AM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Take a tour of the Grand Canyon by air

The Grand Canyon National Park 
Tour by air from Phoenix
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Take off on an adventure to Grand Canyon National Park. West Wind Air Services offers immersive tours both in the air and on the ground. Yes, that’s right: Your tour can include a flight over the Grand Canyon, plus Jeeping or hiking! Hours vary by excursion, see website for details.   

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum Phoenix
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Take a deep, thought-provoking cultural journey through the history of the Native Americans. Spend the afternoon touring 12 different exhibition galleries with over 3,600 unique pieces ranging from Kachina dolls to beautiful Navajo jewelry. The Heard Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Mystery Castle

The Mystery Castle Park Phoenix
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Nestled in the sandy foothills on the outskirts of Phoenix is a life-sized sandcastle known as the Mystery Castle. This eclectic home has attracted curious visitors since its construction in 1945. Take a guided tour through 18 rooms, each adorned with antiques from that period. The castle was uniquely constructed of sand, stone, and auto parts. The Mystery Castle is open from Thursday through Sunday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.     

Rent a cool car and drive Dobbins Lookout

Mondial by DriveShare in Phoenix, AZ
Photo by: JADE, DriveShare member

There is no better way to take advantage of the year-round driving season than to indulge in a day trip behind the wheel of a cool car. We recommend closing out your day with a winding drive through the mountains and catching the sunset at Dobbins Lookout. From there, you can capture a breathing taking view of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Phoenix restaurants

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Chompie’s

Chomp on east-coast favorites at Arizona’s New York Deli. Eat from an eggciting breakfast menu served all day. In addition to the restaurant, Chompies also has an attached bakery and deli for good eats on the go. Chompies is open seven days a week from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Indoor dining and takeout or curbside services are available.

Wrigley Mansion

Dine-in a mansion! The historic Wrigley Mansion was the summer cottage of the founder of Wrigley chewing gum, William Mills Wrigley Jr. This massive Mansion is serving up much more than chewing gum! Enjoy extravagant dishes complimented by a wine list with over 1200 selections. The Wrigley Mansion is open for tours and lunch, dinner, happy hour and wine tasting.

Taco Guild

Go to church and sing praises to a match everyone can agree on, tacos and tequila. Come in for confession and stay for the spirits; Taco Guild is open from Sunday-Thursday for lunch and dinner from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Dine-in and take-out services are available.

Farm & Craft

Dine-out guilt-free, Farm & Craft serves up healthy food options that will keep you on track no matter what the meal. Feast on great food with an emphasis on sustainability and wellness. Sip out of the ordinary with a craft kombucha cocktail. Farm & Craft is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Takeout and dine-in service is available both indoors and out.

The Parlor Pizzeria

Are you looking for a taste of Italy? The Parlor is tossing up all your Italian favorites: traditional antipasto, pasta, and pizza to die for! The Parlor Pizzeria is open from Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM dine-in, take-out and delivery available.

Places to stay

Sonder at Mckinley

Experience a taste of downtown living without compromise. Sonder at Mckinley offers modern studio apartments so good you might not want to leave! Each studio includes a full kitchen, work area and private balcony to take the beautiful views of the city. Parking is provided free of charge in a secure on-site parking deck.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Stay and play in the ultimate home away from home. Nestled in an Oasis canopied in palm trees is a luxurious property that has it all: large suites, golf course, spa, water park, and an award-winning athletic club.

Rise Uptown

Escape to stylish and spacious studio rooms fit for movers and shakers. Cool off and enjoy a cocktail or a booze-infused popsicle poolside at the Lylo swim club restaurant and bar. After a day of sightseeing, Don Wood’s Say When rooftop bar is a great spot to finish the evening with a nightcap. This mid-century modern hotel is the perfect place to rise, retreat and repeat!

Found:Re Phoenix

Find yourself and stay at a hotel with soul! Found:Re Phoenix offers the perfect personal oasis, hip industrial loft-style rooms decorated with rotating artwork from artists all over the state. Found:Re is a great escape for travelers with pets as they stay free, and the historic Portland Park is within walking distance. Additional amenities include on-site parking, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and Match Market & bar. Kick back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable stay.

Castle Hot Springs Resort

Get back to nature and retreat from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix at an adventurous all-inclusive resort. Cure your wanderlust in a desert oasis filled with activities: guided hikes, e-bikes, archery and farm tours. Accommodations range from relaxing spring bungalows to immersive skyview cabins. Get down to Earth and end your day with a soak in a natural mineral hot spring.


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