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Things to do in Cave Creek

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“A Scottsdale icon, Pinnacle Peak can be spotted in many paintings and on postcards all around. ⇨ Distance From The Ollie: 11.6 miles ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Awesome on Friday nights! Live country band and real bull riding out back to watch with your beer.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great Food, Great drinks, incredible scene from the SW for a TRUE Cowboy experience! Friday nights rodeo nights are the best for fun!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience; has two 18-hole courses with immaculately groomed fairways that stretch through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant is a MUST if visiting the Cave Creek area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious! One right and two left turns you are there, less than 10 minutes away!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Scottsdale Park Trail that gives you a wonderful view of the city. It's a fairly steep trail but well worth it...bring plenty of water. Have breakfast at the General Store after all your hard work.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great happy hour. Creative and innovative dishes. Inside dining only however. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Janey's is relaxing and everything we love about living in the desert. The surrounding Saguaro cactus and views of Black Mountain are beautiful, and the beers on tap are always changing. Good pub boards and fresh sandwiches, fruits, and salads. Cool vibe and intimate, local live music venue.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Good Hiking but Awesome for Mountain Biking!! Trailhead has water and bathrooms. 23.4 Miles”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Our favorite Italian restaurant! We do recommend making reservations most nights, as it fills up fast. Good food!”
  • 14 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The oldest and most famous restaurant in Cave Creek, it has great Fried Chicken”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Order at the counter coffee shop with good breakfast and lunch. Patio seating is quite nice. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“This is the hike you’ve been waiting for. Take plenty of water and selfies. There isn’t a bad picture anywhere. Hike the Go John Trail or horseback ride at sunset.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The Spotted Donkey Cantina is a fun and casual spot, and the best way to wash down your Mexican meal is with the signature El Pedregal Margarita made with their private-label Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila, Cointreau, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Rancho Manana Golf Club is one of the best courses in Arizona. The stunning views and surrounding landscape make this course truly unforgettable. After a round of golf - enjoy lunch or dinner in the famous town of Cave Creek.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Awesome on Friday nights! Live country band and real bull riding out back to watch with your beer.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Food, Great drinks, incredible scene from the SW for a TRUE Cowboy experience! Friday nights rodeo nights are the best for fun!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience; has two 18-hole courses with immaculately groomed fairways that stretch through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant is a MUST if visiting the Cave Creek area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Delicious! One right and two left turns you are there, less than 10 minutes away!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great happy hour. Creative and innovative dishes. Inside dining only however. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The oldest and most famous restaurant in Cave Creek, it has great Fried Chicken”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Our favorite Italian restaurant! We do recommend making reservations most nights, as it fills up fast. Good food!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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