How to Have the Perfect Three-day Weekend in Phoenix

There’s more to the desert city than resorts and retirees. Here’s how to spend an eventful three days in and around Arizona’s surprisingly sophisticated capital.

Check in to Found: Re (doubles from $229), a new industrial hotel featuring work by local artists. Head south to Roosevelt Row, a swath of galleries, street art, cocktail bars, and boutiques (go to Antique Sugar for vintage and Revolver Records for vinyl). For dinner, the tasting menu at Barrio CafeĢ Gran Reserva ($44 for six courses) can’t be beat — dishes like duck breast in cranberry mole are approachable yet elegant. Then venture back to Roosevelt: on first and third Fridays, art walks, exhibitions, and concerts keep the area humming until late....

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