Best Instagram spots in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Best Instagram spots in Phoenix and Scottsdale

 

Here at Spirit of Arizona Tours, we understand half the fun of visiting new locations is taking fun pictures to share on social media. I’m sure that there are many lists suggesting great spots around the valley of the sun. Our list is a little different. We chose the best locations as it relates to Arizona history! We are very proud of Arizona’s history so we thought you might enjoy seeing some unique history related locations here in the valley. If you enjoy this list, contact us to arrange a custom tour to visit these locations!

Little Red Schoolhouse/Winfield Scott monument

The Little Red School was originally built in 1909 as the Scottsdale Grammar School. It is a homage to the wisdom and vision of the founder of the town, Winfield Scott. The school building remains in its original location in Old Town Scottsdale and was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. It was one of the first buildings in the historic city of Scottsdale.

 

Arizona State Capitol/Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

A free museum housing wonderful Arizona history, this was the territorial and then eventual state capitol. A throwback to the old west days of Arizona. Make sure to include a visit to Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in your Arizona trip. You can do it in one day at the Arizona State Capitol.

 

Warehouse District in Phoenix

The rebirth of the community is creating exciting vitality and attracting a group of eclectic creative companies and event spaces that have become a community by restoring the area’s characteristics. From the Bentley Art Gallery to the Grant Street Studio at Arizona State University, a warehouse district is a place for visual art creation and planning.

 

Hotel San Carlos

This historical boutique hotel has been in operation since 1928 and has 128 individually decorated rooms. It is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It is a popular place for tourists who want to stay away from the inaccessible parts of the city and close to the city’s most popular tourist attractions. The San Carlos has a history of hosting members of the Golden Age of Hollywood, such as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. There are even reports of ghostly events, including the apparition of a young woman who jumped off the roof in 1928 shortly after the hotel opened.

 

Mill Avenue bridge

The Tempe or Old Mill Avenue Bridge is one of the oldest car crossings on the Salt River in the Phoenix metropolis and has been in continuous use since its completion in 1931. It was the central transportation hub for three intercontinental highways of U.S. Route 80, 60, and 70. An

important example of Arizona’s exit from the old west into modern times.

 

Rosson House/Heritage square

Heritage Square is reminiscent of a Victorian past for the city. The square is located in the 14th block of the original site in Phoenix. Its history can be traced back to the 1800s. The restored Rosen House Museum is the diamond of Heritage square. There are even reports of the Rosson House being one of the most haunted houses in Phoenix. Whether you love history, technology, delicious food, or just a quiet place, you can enjoy visiting Heritage Square!

 

Harkins Theater Valley Art

Nowadays, Hudgens Theater is very common in the valley. But some people may not know that the popular theater chain started in Tempe, which later became the city center. The Valli Art Theater, formerly known as the University Theater, was not Dwight “Red” Harkins’ first career, but of course, it was his longest tenure.The building is particularly eye-catching due to its unique characteristics of the Great Depression era. It has an independent ticket booth along with a wooden framed movie poster cabinet.

 

Tovrea Castle

Tovrea Castle in the Carraro Heights is a historical icon. A gem in the Sonoran Desert glowing quietly every night as a beacon of hope in our uncertain life, making passers-by smile. She has more than 100 years of Arizona history. The past, present, and future stories she tells are refreshing, and her charm envelopes everyone who sees her.

 

Tomb of Governor Hunt

This white pyramid is located on the hills of Papago Park, overlooking Phoenix and The Phoenix Zoo. This mausoleum contains the remains of Governor Hunt and 6 of his family members. Governor George W.P. Hunt became governor of the state in 1912. Hunt has served as the governor of Arizona for seven consecutive terms.

 

The Orpheum theater

The Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the oldest and most precious theaters in the United States. It was built in the late 1920s and is the preferred venue for vaudeville performances. It also acts as a cinema, showing the earliest forms of film media. It uses Spanish medieval architectural design, combining the old world with the latest entertainment. One of the most architecturally unique locations in all of Arizona. This theater is also a stop on our Phoenix Murders and Mysteries True Crime ghost tour.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

Haunted Phoenix Pub Crawl

Grab a drink and saddle up for a fun pub crawl through the haunted streets of historical Phoenix. On our pub tour, we will visit 3 pubs with a dark and mysterious past. We’ll even tell you the names and stories of the ghosts you run into along the way. If you’ve ever wanted to toast with a ghost, this tour will give you that chance. Spooky fun for you and your friends.

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69 USD
Duration
13 hours
Group Size
10 to 14

Haunted Tombstone and Bisbee Tour​

Get your Fill on the Truly Haunted the Old West Left Behind!
Shootouts and lynching's were the norm in 1800’s Arizona. For those more interested in the ghostly, this trip makes an extra stop at one of the more “colorful” locations in Arizona so you can get your fill on the truly haunted the old west left behind.

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159 USD
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

Murders & Mysteries True Crime Ghost Tour in Phoenix

Are you ready to experience spine-tingling accounts of true crime at our city's most haunted locations? Using dark historical facts and urban legends, our murders and mysteries tour will take you on a journey to some of Phoenix's most chilling and unnerving sites, where you may experience supernatural sightings, psychic encounters, and unexplained moments. Every story, 100% true! Join us and see why Phoenix is one of the most haunted cities in the Southwest!

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64 USD
Duration
11 hours
Group Size
4 to 14

Jerome Ghost Town Tour

Explore one of the most Historic and reputedly Haunted Towns in the US!
For those looking to dive into the truly historic, this is definitely the trip for you. At one point the richest copper mine in the entire territory this town is frozen in time. The entire town is listed on the national registry of historic places. We will also explore one of the most historic, reputedly haunted, locations in the US. The Jerome Grand Hotel. Locations of lawlessness await from pre 1900 Arizona.

*Call about our new overnight experience*

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129 USD
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
4 to 14

Phoenix Christmas Lights Tour

Remember the days of loading the family in the car to go see Christmas lights? Not knowing exactly where to go and dodging other cars? Well those days are gone! Come load up on our bus and let us do the driving. We have the route already set so you can relax and enjoy the lights as they were meant to be enjoyed.

So, while you might be preparing for your typical holiday traditions, let us add a new exciting tradition for you and your family and friends. We've rounded up the best the lights Phoenix has to offer to keep your family and friends entertained.

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35 USD