Roosevelt Row Arts District

Just a few minutes from the Cambria® Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center is Roosevelt Row Arts District. This local gem is where you can experience the city’s cultural heartbeat. Spend a day or more searching for street art, browsing boutique shops and discovering a new masterpiece at one of the many art galleries and spaces. The locally-inspired murals located throughout the area are perfect for capturing selfies to share across social media, letting the world know you understand how to go local when you travel.

If you visit Phoenix at the beginning of the month, try to visit the First Friday Art Walk. This one-of-a-kind, locally organized event is where the city’s most talented and outgoing artists and musicians showcase their newest creations. You’ll also find many gallery owners keep their doors open longer for First Friday, welcoming visitors (often with free bites and beverages) to explore new exhibitions and buy never-before-seen art.

Culinary Scene

The Valley of the Sun is one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolises, which is why it’s no surprise the city’s culinary scene has evolved into a foodie collective of established restaurants. Downtown Phoenix is where you can enjoy popular southwestern eateries like Barrio Queen, which serves creative Mexican cuisine and over 200 tequilas. Just north of the hotel is the Fry Bread House where you can delight in sweet and savory creations made from Native American fry bread.

Phoenix is also where you’ll find the headquarters of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Since 1998, Fox has been a leading force in concept dining, opening uniquely themed restaurants like North Italia serving handcrafted Italian fare, Zinburger offering gourmet burgers and wine, and The Henry with its menu of Classic American dishes.

The diversity of Phoenix’s culinary scene offers you new and exciting eateries to discover the best local flavors during your visit to Arizona.

Surrounding Areas

Our Downtown Phoenix location makes it easy to reach surrounding areas where many of the city’s important attractions and businesses are located. We’re just a few minutes away from Interstate 10, giving you direct access to the freeways and routes that will take you to the furthest reaches of the Valley of the Sun. 

Tempe is home of the of Arizona State University’s (ASU) main campus. Visiting this part of the city will lead you to Mill Avenue where you can enjoy a day browsing boutique shops, eat at a local restaurant or take a walk along Tempe Town Lake. You can find entertainment at Tempe Center for the Arts and ASU Gammage, where regional and national shows are featured all year long.

Old Town Scottsdale is the center of dining and entertainment with a variety of locally owned clubs, bars and restaurants. If you’re interested in gambling, head over to Talking Stick Casino located across the 101 Freeway with gaming tables and slot machines ready to call out the newest lucky winner.

The East Valley is where you’ll find the thriving suburb of Glendale. Drawing many young families to the area has made this once quiet township one of the fastest-growing areas of Phoenix Metro. If you head to the West Valley, there’s Westgate Entertainment District where you can do some window shopping, grab a bite to eat and watch a pro football or hockey game.