Roosevelt Row

Let’s kick things off in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at Roosevelt Row – an absolute must for artists, gallery lovers, and anyone seeking an offbeat urban vibe. This funky, walkable district centers around Roosevelt Street, lined with colorful muralled walls, sculpture gardens, and airy converted loft spaces showcasing contemporary works from local creatives. But the real highlight here is the monthly Artlink First Friday celebration. Hit up this massively popular art walk to hobnob with painters, printmakers and performers while bouncing between openings, impromptu street performances, food trucks and a few lively watering holes. Keep an eye out for major annual events like February’s Nude Noir charity art showcase and November’s celebrated Las Guadalupanas procession. It’s the perfect place for your Party Bus squad to immerse themselves in Phoenix’s flourishing creative soul.


For a slice of Phoenix history with serious curb appeal, spend an afternoon strolling around the leafy, bungalow-lined streets of Encanto. This charming residential enclave first blossomed in the 1930s and showcases some of the best preservations of the city’s distinct “ranch-style” architecture. Many of the cozy adobe-walled homes still sport their original wooden accents, beamed ceilings, and terracotta rooftops. But you don’t have to own property here to soak in Encanto’s vintage vibes. Hit up the neighborhood’s hidden gem hangouts like The Vig, a laidback backyard hangout dishing out craft cocktails and tasty shareables from their shipping container kitchen. Or spend a lazy afternoon at Encanto Park picnicking amidst citrus groves and playing vintage lawn games. This quaint, old-world ‘hood offers the perfect counterpoint to the towering high-rises sprouting all around.

Melrose District

Don’t sleep on the Melrose District, one of Phoenix’s trendiest up-and-coming neighborhoods centered around the iconic “Melrose Curl” road loop of 7th Avenue. This former antique shopping mecca has reinvented itself as a boho-chic hub for stylish boutiques, galleries, and some of the best foodie finds in town. Wander the sunny palm-lined streets and pop into eclectic vintage outfitters like Melrose & Madison and Frances Vintage. Stop for Instagram-worthy brunch at Neighborhood, linger over pour-over coffee at Provisions, or indulge in Postino’s famous bruschetta boards paired with $5 wines on the charming patio. However you experience it, Melrose oozes laid-back creative energy – the kind of place your Party Bus crew will feel right at home amidst the local bohemian crowd.

Old Town Scottsdale

Leave the bland resorts and golf courses behind – the real heart of Scottsdale’s charm beats in its Old Town district. This historic walkable area dates back to the 1880s, centered around jam-packed Main Street overflowing with lively saloons, Old West museums, chic art galleries and shops selling every kind of Southwestern knick-knack. But Old Town really comes alive at night when the facade lighting casts a warm vintage glow. Join the rowdy party hopping between high-energy bars, buzzy eateries, and live music clubs lining the local streets. Hit up spots like Rusty Spur for line dancing, The Sugar Bowl for old-school soda fountain vibes, or El Chorro known for its sticky, syrupy Tequila Sunrise cocktails. Old Town is the ultimate spot for your Party Bus crew to drink, socialize and soak in a little taste of Scottsdale’s frontier roots.

Gilbert Heritage District

For a true slice of Americana, hop aboard your Party Bus and spend a day getting lost amidst the timeless charm of Gilbert’s Heritage District. This delightfully well-preserved corner of this sprawling Phoenix suburb centers around a historic haymakers square dating back to the early 1900s. Surrounding this grassy park, you’ll find gorgeous Southwest architecture housing an eclectic mix of locally-owned boutiques, cafes, and Insta-worthy murals. Pop into The Farmhouse for a modern spin on country cooking, complete with fluffy biscuits, chicken n’ waffles, and a tempting pie case. Trail dust off at The Hops Spot, grabbing craft brews like Four Peaks Kilt Lifter from an honest-to-goodness Airstream trailer bar. And don’t miss crowd favorites like the iconic Gilbert Water Tower, providing a rustic backdrop for epic group photos with the whole Party Bus squad.


Need a home base right in the center of buzzing Downtown Phoenix? Look no further than CityScape, this pedestrian-friendly urban hub that truly delivers a one-stop destination for dining, nightlife, and entertainment. You’ll find this compact, landscaped enclave at the intersection of Washington & Central, towered over by soaring high-rises and threaded through with sun-splashed courtyard spaces. Start your night sampling shareables and boozy craft cocktails at hotspots like The Arrogant Butcher, Grimaldi’s, or flamboyant Mexican cantina Chico Malo. Then head to the District Stage or “The Dock” areas featuring live bands, DJs, and big lounges like Lustre Bar and Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails. Sports fanatics will go wild for CityScape’s massive bowling lanes and dueling swim-up pool bars too. It’s a veritable party playground, and just steps away from your bus for an easy exit later.


Slightly removed from the bustle of Downtown, Arcadia offers a refreshing departure with its ultra-laidback community vibe and endless options for outdoor exploration. At the heart of this verdant neighborhood lies the mammoth Camelback Mountain, a true natural wonder and hiking haven worth drafting your Party Bus to experience. Fuel up for your summit trek with hearty farm-fresh fare from places like Arcadia Farms, where produce, grains, and eggs all come direct from a backyard locavore plot. Or grab picnic bites and craft beers to-go from the boho-chic Ingo’s Tasty Food and PIUS Wine Bar for a scenic trailside spread. After working up a sweat on Camelback’s legendary trails, cool off with frosty cocktails and live music at Arcadia’s low-key local watering holes like Canyon Char and O.H.S.O. Brewery. It’s the perfect way to reward your Party Bus crew’s adventurous spirit.


Home to Arizona State University, the college town of Tempe maintains a relentlessly youthful energy steeped in Sun Devil pride. Base your Party Bus crew in Mills Avenue District right near the ASU campus and you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore Tempe’s eclectic mix of dive bars, funky vintage shops, and globally-inspired eateries. Kick things off on University Drive chowing down on famous Lumberyard brews and battered avocado tacos at gems like Cafe Maharani and D’Lite Eatery & Bakeshop. Then barhop through the lively University Drive scene hitting up iconic cash-only dives like Barvalu plus open air bro-fests at El Hefe. Get your game on at Tempe’s quirky retro arcades and bowling alleys. Or go all out at Mill’s party monster Mill Cue Club – a three-story mega complex with DJ beats, dueling pianos, and a mechanical bull guests are encouraged to “Cowboy Up” on!

Book a Bus With Us

However you choose to experience The Valley’s neighborhoods, make Party Bus Phoenix your transportation solution for seamless group travel around Phoenix. We have an extensive selection of spacious coaches and minibuses decked out with luxury amenities to keep your whole crew riding in style. Business professionals, bridal parties, sports teams, you name it – we’ll match you with the perfect vehicle and experienced team to ensure comfortable travels. Never worry about slamming brakes or white-knuckle driving, our staff does it all for you. Just kick back and enjoy pampering extras like plush reclining seats, crisp air conditioning, booming speaker systems, stocked coolers, and flat screen TVs. Best of all, our team knows Phoenix’s neighborhoods inside-out. Just provide your dream itinerary and we’ll craft the most efficient routes to all the local hotspots while keeping you all together in one place. Grab your squad and give us a call at 480-425-9845 – let’s show you what makes Phoenix so incredible!