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ARiZoNA PACKS ADVENTuRES FoR EVERyoNE, EVERy DAy Ten years after moving to Arizona from upstate New York, people still ask me what I like the most about living in the Grand Canyon state. My answer is always the same: “I haven’t had to shovel snow once since I moved here.” But if I lived a couple hours north, the yearly snowfall would give my home turf in upstate New York a run for its money. That is what makes Arizona great: Where else can you get a sunburn in Scottsdale and ski in Flagstaff on the same day? Arizona offers something for everyone, every day. From hiking and biking to shopping and spas, Arizona provides the opportunity for experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. That’s what Experience AZ is all about. We want to guide you to the greatest adventures and experiences to make your visit to Arizona one that you will never forget. Based on votes from our readers, we have listed the five best dining experiences, tours, attractions, and places to visit in a variety of categories. Want to know my personal fab five Arizona adventures? Hiking to the waterfalls of Havasupai. Running the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Relaxing at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Going to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. And when friends visit, I always take them to Los Dos Molinos. So get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. And use Experience AZ to guide you to a visit or vacation that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must-see hot spots off your Top 5 lists. And when you find a favorite, be sure to vote for it by visiting ExperienceAZonline. com so others can share your amazing memories.

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Glendale discover Glendale Relax, rev up and have the time of your life in Glendale. Game time, girl time, family time – a trip to Glendale can truly be the time of your life. We welcome you to use our sunsets, championship moments and unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment destinations as the stage for your lasting memories. Looking to get your game on? We’ll knock your socks off. Want to submerse yourself in a never-ending wonderland of shops and boutiques? We’ve got you covered there, too. In Glendale, you can have it all. A visit to Glendale will begin a lifelong romance, marked with memories and excitement.

Special eventS Sidewalk & porch Sale April 6, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. catlin court Girl’s night Out May 3, 2013 5p.m. - 8 p.m. Mother’s day celebration May 11, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Glendale Summer Band concerts June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 8 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. christmas in July July 20, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. dog days of Summer August 3, 2013 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Rev up those credit cards. Between the mega malls, unique boutiques, antique troves and specialty shops with one-of-a-kind buys, Glendale’s shopping destinations have a way of turning a day out on the town into a full-blown mission. The discoveries in retail neighborhoods, like Historic Downtown Glendale, Westgate and Arrowhead, will only whet your appetite for more. You’ll find every store will deliver on your desires, so plan your route accordingly – you won’t want to miss a thing. Historic Downtown Glendale has been named one of the country’s 10 best places for shopping. In fact, Historic Downtown Glendale is actually two distinct neighborhoods: Historic Catlin Court with its white picket fences and mature shade trees welcoming visitors to the bungalows-turnedspecialty shops, and Old Towne boasting brick-trimmed sidewalks and glowing gaslights leading the way to the famous antique stores and ethnic eateries. The neighborhoods span 10 square blocks which can easily be strolled in an afternoon. Shoppers can also delight at the beautifully designed Arrowhead Towne Center. Conveniently located just off the Loop 101 freeway, the mall features water fountains, a movie theater and more than 170 shops and restaurants. The Arrowhead Entertainment District and Glendale’s Northern Shopping Corridor offers boutique clothing shops, wine shops and an enviable collection of rave restaurants. The Westgate City Center Sports and Entertainment District, located at Glendale Avenue and Loop 101, redefines Glendale dining and nightlife. Often labeled the “Times Square of the Desert,” visitors will enjoy an array of shops and restaurants. And, the newest addition, Tanger Outlets Westgate featuring 85 brand-name stores in an open-air mall. The outdoor enthusiast won’t want to miss Cabela’s – the world’s foremost outfitter, located just north of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.


Mouthwatering. Savory. Seasonings. Aroma. Welcome to destination dining the Glendale way. Our restaurants serve up a feast of worldly flavors, with tastes ranging from traditional German or Polish fare to contemporary Chinese and home-style Mexican flavors. Take your taste buds on a global tour. And our reputation won’t let your cravings down, as our restaurants have earned local and national accolades. Another popular attraction is Cerreta Candy Company – the owners delight in giving tours during which visitors receive samples.


Stand atop any of Glendale’s nearby mountain crests, and you’ll soon learn that the climb is well worth the effort. A clear day presents opportunities for nearly endless views of the Valley below. Head to the city’s northern region, and you’ll find Thunderbird Conservation Park – a 1,185acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills dedicated to preserving our native desert environment. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird-watching. The park also boasts nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails.


Glendale has grown into a true sports destination with the Arena, home of the NHL Coyotes; the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL Cardinals and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl; and Camelback Ranch-Glendale, spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.

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aRtS & cUltURe Glendale police Museum 6835 N. 57th Drive. (623) 930-3486  Dedicated to Glendale’s finest, the exhibit spans police history from the early days of the territorial sheriff to the present day. View early police equipment and items. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Manistee Ranch 5127 W. Northern Ave. (623) 435-0072  Discover one of Glendale’s bestkept secrets, operated by the Glendale Historical Society. Enjoy an outstanding tour of Manistee Ranch, a National Register of Historic Places site. Built by Herbert W. Hamilton in 1897 as a home for his family, the house is better known as the residence of Louis M. Sands, who purchased it in 1907 and named it Manistee after his hometown in Michigan. Tours offered October to mid-May; $5 for adults. Sahuaro Ranch Historical area 9802 N. 59th Ave. (623) 930-4200  The 1886 homestead is one of the oldest and best-preserved early ranches in the Salt River Valley. The 17-acre historical area, including 14 structures and a barnyard, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored 1895 Main House and 1898 Guest House are open for tours October-May. The lush grounds and rose gardens are open each day from dawn to dusk. Free.

StaY Glendale boasts more than 8,000 hotel rooms within a 15-mile radius, ranging from 4- and 5-star luxury properties to modest accommodations. Glendale accommodations are conveniently located within easy access to mustsee attractions. Visit for a list of great places to stay.

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FlaGStaFF Snow capped peaks and pine trees as far as the eye can see might not be the first things that come to mind when picturing an Arizona landscape; but a visit to Flagstaff, Arizona’s premier mountain town, provides those amazing forest views. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff is a four-season hub of activity in northern Arizona where an eclectic mix of small town charm and endless outdoor adventure beckons.

Special eventS Summer concert Series Thursday nights in the summer, Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff Movies on the Square Saturday Nights in the summer, Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff Fourth of July parade July 4, 2013, Downtown Flagstaff 80th annual Hopi Festival of arts and culture July 6-7, 2013, Museum of Northern Arizona 64th annual navajo Festival of arts and culture August 3-4, 2013, Museum of Northern Arizona coconino county Fair August 30 – September 2, 2013, Ft. Tuthill County Park Fairgrounds Route 66 days September 6-7, 2013, Downtown Flagstaff pickin’ in the pines Bluegrass Festival September 13-15, 2013, Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park Courtesy of the Flagstaff CVB


With the awe-inspiring San Francisco Peaks as your backdrop and pleasant summer temperatures luring you outside; hike or bike miles of lush forest trails, explore one of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments, rent a canoe and paddle out on a local lake, stroll through gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff or spend the evening stargazing through a century-old telescope at Lowell Observatory. Flagstaff has activities for all skill levels so you can choose the adventure that best fits your lifestyle. To experience thrills high in the pines, visit the area’s newest attraction: Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. This tree-top adventure course includes more than 70 aerial challenges divided into four color-coded courses for children and adults. As participants progress through the course climbing higher into the tree canopy they will encounter rope swings, ziplines, hanging nets, ladders, wobbly bridges and many suspended “surprises.” For adventure seekers or those new to playing outside, Flagstaff Extreme is a great way to connect with nature and push physical boundaries.


If you prefer to make a sport of hitting the town and trekking through locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants, then historic downtown Flagstaff is the place for you. Find treasures crafted by local artists, taste a locally brewed craft beer or simply relax in the town square with live music or an outdoor movie.

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Thirsty for more fun? Then stroll the Flagstaff Ale Trail, a one-mile self guided beer tasting adventure. Take your nightlife experience up another notch with a ride on the Alpine Pedaler pub crawl. This human powered party on wheels takes riders to Flagstaff ’s hot spots and comes with VIP drink specials at each stop. The high country is sure to be a high point of your Arizona experience when you make Flagstaff your destination for all seasons.


Glendale has grown into a true sports destination with the Arena, home of the NHL Coyotes; the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL Cardinals and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl; and Camelback RanchGlendale, spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.


Glendale boasts more than 8,000 hotel rooms within a 15-mile radius, ranging from 4- and 5-star luxury properties to modest accommodations. Glendale accommodations are conveniently located within easy access to must-see attractions. Visit for a list of great places to stay. For more information, visit or call 877-600-1919.


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DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE Downtown Scottsdale Nightlife

dOwntOwn ScOttSdale EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE When you’re in Downtown Scottsdale you have arrived at one of the most acclaimed and desirable tourist destinations in Arizona. WHERE THE OLD WEST MEETS THE NEW WEST! Downtown Scottsdale provides a mix of specialty retail, art galleries, many styles of dining to suit even the most discriminating taste, an exuberant nightlife, along with public art and cultural attractions that appeal to everyone. DOWNTOWN BY THE NUMBERS: 786 acres Free trolley service Free parking 3,500 residential units 3,300+ hotel rooms 100+ art galleries 50+ night spots 85+ restaurants 50+ public art pieces


Downtown hosts a wide variety of art, fashion, culinary and music festivals throughout the year.


Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. Downtown Scottsdale has hosted the Thursday night ArtWalk for more than 30 years. Galleries open their doors to the public and show off the works of some of the Southwest’s most talented artists.


Visit the Market at 2nd Street and Brown Ave. every Saturday morning and shop from local growers, attend educational sessions, and lots, lots more! Visit


Is it an exciting and vibrant nightlife you want? Then we have it in Downtown Scottsdale. Visit any of the 50+ nightspots in the downtown area. The mix will provide anyone with the type of experience they are looking for from neighborhood locations to upscale environments. Visit and view the list of nightclubs, bars, and lounges.


Do you want a new wardrobe, fragrances, or that very special and unique gift or souvenir? Then have we got the special shopping spots for anything you are looking for! Visit the specialty shops in the Fifth Avenue area; go west and visit Old Town Scottsdale or visit the largest indoor mall in Arizona – Fashion Square at Camelback and Scottsdale Roads. Follow Downtown Scottsdale on Facebook at

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want SpORtS? FEBRUARY through MARCH Support the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants while they spring train at the stadium and Indian School Park (4289 N. Hayden Rd.). Then watch the Boys of Summer in a Spring Training Game at the Stadium. If the Giants aren’t your favorite team chances they will play at the Scottsdale Stadium sometime during the month of March so bring the family out for a day at the park. For more info call 480-312-2586 or visit Courtesy of

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QUeen cReek Located at the Heart of Historic Route 66 and just 70 miles from the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. Kingman’s convenient location and affordable lodging — coupled with the historic downtown’s charming hospitality — makes this community a perfect launching point for family adventures down Route 66 and to the Grand Canyon. Kingman is home to nearly 1,000 miles of off-road, ATV, equestrian, biking and hiking trails that wind through the surrounding hills with elevations ranging from 3,000 to over 7,000 feet, offering nature enthusiasts a year-round scenic backdrop against which to set their outdoor explorations.

welcOMe! Incorporated in 1989, Queen Creek is a growing community in Arizona’s East Valley, boasting a population of nearly 26,500 and counting. Along with an explosion in residential housing and population growth during the turn of the 21st century, everything from major transportation projects (e.g. Ellsworth Loop Road) to infrastructure improvements (e.g. sewer, gas), to elite properties (e.g. Encanterra Country Club) have boomed. Importantly, the character and direction of Queen Creek remain balanced: a friendly, courteous community focused on common decency and an appreciation for business. The Town of Queen Creek truly is a wonderful community in which to work, play and reside. We hope you’ll join us and experience Queen Creek for yourself soon! Respectfully, Chris Clark Chairman of the Board Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce



The Town of Queen Creek boasts a rich heritage based on small-town values and country friendliness. This growing community is proud of the many exceptional features that define the Town’s character. Queen Creek is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area and within minutes of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (PMGA), Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus and Chandler Gilbert Community College at the Williams Campus. Allegiant, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines offer service to multiple national destinations out of PMGA – visit for a full list of destinations. Among the elements that create a unique experience for residents and visitors is a multi-use trails system that is designed to accommodate equestrian, pedestrian and bicycling uses and provide an alternate means of transportation throughout the Town. Planned to ultimately connect Queen Creek to San Tan Mountain Regional Park, these trails help preserve a rural atmosphere while providing recreational outlets and enhance the sustainability of the community. Visit Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre (HPEC) provides a venue for a variety of equestrian and multi-purpose events. From national and regional equestrian competitions, rodeos and roping to family gymkhanas, HPEC provides a state of the art facility with four lighted arenas (one covered), 300 barn stalls and vendor areas, and multi-use space. Visit The San Tan Historical Museum is housed in the Town’s original school and is a great place to visit Queen Creek’s past. For theater enthusiasts, the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (QCPAC) — — provides quality theater for the whole family and will feature “Anything Goes” and “The Wiz” this summer. The Barney Family Sports Complex provides a venue for sports fans, offering family-oriented sporting activities for all ages. Visit Providing entertainment, education and delicious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables is Schnepf Farms. Attracting thousands of visitors each year for its u-pick fruit and vegetable crops and lively seasonal festivals, this working farm has been designated as an “Arizona Treasure.” This family-owned farm celebrates more than 70 years of farming and continues to develop and thrive by creating a place where people from throughout the region can visit, learn and make memories. Visit Another family-owned destination is the Queen Creek Olive Mill, Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill. Arizona’s Sonoran desert climate promotes a highquality olive harvest unsurpassed anywhere in the world, and with daily tours, visitors can learn how the mill produces fine Tuscan style extra virgin olive oil. Delicious breakfast and lunches are available to the public. Visit

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The community has seen vibrant development including more than one million square feet of retail in the Town Center. The Town Center offers both nationally recognized tenants and independently owned businesses and restaurants unique to Queen Creek. In the Town Center you will also find the Town’s municipal center, a state-of-the-art Gold LEED-certified library and the future Communiversity @ Queen Creek, a higher education center organized by Rio Salado College in partnership with the Town of Queen Creek, Maricopa County Community College District and other higher education institutions. This facility broke ground January 2013. Queen Creek offers residents, businesses and visitors an exceptional experience that combines the community’s rich rural heritage and natural beauty with a wide variety of recreational and family activities, all within a short distance from one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

QUeen cReek eventS iF YOU want it, we’ve GOt it! apRil Olive Bloom Festival at Queen Creek Olive Mill MaY – “Life is Peachy” Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms JUne – U-Pick “Extravaganza” at Schnepf Farms JUlY – The Town of Queen Creek 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks SepteMBeR – 9/11 Remembrance Day OctOBeR – Operation Wounded Warrior Ride

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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN SPRING BUTTERFLy EXhIBIT March 2 – May 12 (480) 941-1225 Wander through Marshall Butterfly Pavilion and learn about the hundreds of beautifully colored butterflies fluttering about the lush habitat. CENTRAL ARIzONA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETy ShOW AND SALE April 5 – April 7 (480) 941-1225 A display of cacti that will amaze and amuse, succulents and potted specimens of desert plants from around the world. SCOTTSDALE SUPER EXPO April 6 – 7 (602) 277-6045 All things related to home and garden, health, and women under one roof at Westworld in Scottsdale. It’s a super Expo!



ARIzONA BIkE WEEk 2013 April 5 – April 14 (480) 644-8191 Rides, concerts, organized runs and events at some of the Valley’s favorite local watering holes. SCOTTSDALE CULINARy FESTIVAL April 9 – April 14 (480) 945-7193 Six days of food, wine and music! With over 100 restaurants, 20 events and dozens of top chefs, this is the nation’s longest running event of its kind! DISNEy ON ICE: TREASURE TROVE AT US AIRWAyS CENTER April 11 – April 14 (602) 379-7833 A skating spectacular that tells the stories of the most iconic Disney characters. COUNTRy ThUNDER FESTIVAL April 11 – April 14 (866) 802-6418 Experience one of the hottest (pun intended) country concerts of your life! Camp out or come for a day and see all of the big names on stage at this county music festival.

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ARIzONA JAzz FESTIVAL April 12 – April 14 (602) 244-8444 A celebration of jazz by well-known jazz bands and artists, held at The Wigwam. 103RD ANNUAL PIMA COUNTy FAIR April 18 – April 2 (520) 762-9100 Tucson’s largest annual event offers an old-fashioned fair with carnival rides, exhibits, food and live entertainment. DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN DINNER ON ThE DESERT April 27 (480) 941-1225 Celebrate the Garden’s 75th anniversary and its timeless beauty with gardeninspired cuisine, music and dancing under the stars. MACFEST First and third Saturdays of April (480) 644-6500 A free arts and crafts event in Mesa with music and fun for the whole family.

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May Events

DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE ARTWALk Thursday Nights (480) 377-9366 Take a stroll along Main Street and Marshall Way for a look at new and inspiring pieces of art. DISCOVER yOUR ROUTES: hISTORIC ROUTE 66 FUN RUN May 3 – May 5 (928) 753-5001 Run along historic Route 66 with stops for dancing, BBQ eating and refreshments. Downtown Kingman will put on a show for participants on Saturday before finishing the fun run on Sunday. PhOENIX’S BEST CINCO DE MAyO FESTIVAL May 4 The Valley’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. with live entertainment and traditional foods. SUNDAy EVENING FREE CONCERT SERIES AT MCCORMICk-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARk May 5 – July 7 (480) 312-2312 Free Concerts every Sunday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 20


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WyATT EARP DAyS May 25 – May 27 (520) 457-3511 An annual Tombstone event features chili cook-off, re-enactment competition and street entertainment. FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE 2013 AT US AIRWAyS CENTER May 30, 2013 (602) 379-7833 Multi Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Fleetwood mac makes their stop in Phoenix as part of their 34-city tour. ENTITLED AT ThE hERBERGER ThEATER The month of May (602) 254-7399 The work of 14 Arizona artists display the varried meanings of “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” DA VINCI - ThE GENIOUS AT ThE ARIzONA SCIENCE CENTER The month of May (602) 716-2000 The most comprehensive Leonardo da Vinci exhibit to tour the world.

WILD WEST DAyS November 2-4 (602) 680-0101 This is Arizona’s largest western venue and a Cave Creek’s signature event. Held over four days, come celebrate the state’s grand Western heritage.

June Events

kROC CORPS COMMUNITy CENTER The month of June (602) 425-5000 Take a break from the summer heat at the Kroc Center with pool events for all ages. DIGITAL PRINT FAShION The month of June (602) 257-1222 Digital print technologies allow colorful and complex prints to come alive at this exibit. FAMILy FARM DAy AT TOLMAChOFF FARMS June 1 (623) 386-1301 The 13th Annual Family Farm Day has activities for the whole family plus corn husking, seed spitting and watermelon eating contests. SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL June 3 – June 9 (928) 204-2415 The two-day festival celebrates bluegrass with many bands and artists, headlined by acclaimed mandolinist/producer David Grisman and his David Grisman Folkjazz Trio.



ThE PhOENIX SyMPhONy CIRQUE MUSICA June 6 (602) 495-1999 Cirque Musica combines the grace and tricks of circus performers with the symphonic sounds of classical and pops repertoire to create an action-packed display performance. DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN SONORAN JAzz June 7

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Sonoran Jazz Project returns with their energized blend of jazz, funk fusion and Motown. DIVE ‘N’ MOVIES June 7 – August 9 (623) 201-2000 Watch movies while floating in a wave pool is now possible thanks to Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix. ThE PhOENIX SyMPhONy IDINA MENzEL June 8 (602) 495-1999 Idina Mendez, the star of Wicked, Rent and Glee, brings her charms and talent to her Arizona debut with her diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites.

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ShREk ThE MUSICAL June 14 – June 30 (602) 254-7399 The Valley Youth Theatre brings DreamWorks’ Shrek to the Herberger Theatre with music and live performance that is fun for all ages. DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN PAT ROBERTS AND ThE hEyMAkERS June 21 (480) 941-1225 Pat Roberts and the Heymakers make a return to the Garden with the excitement of their new album “Lonesome and Blue.” WAGNER DANCE AND MUSIC: A DANCER’S DREAM June 22 (480) 782-2680 Journey to New York with a dad and his daughter hoping to make it big in “A Dancer’s Dream.” SISTER ACT June 25 – June 30 (480) 965-3434 Called “ridiculously fun” by the New York Post, Sister Act is a Broadway’s musical comedy that brings a good time to everybody, at the ASU Gammage Auditorium.

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TEMPE TOWN LAkE 4Th OF JULy FESTIVAL July 4 (480) 350-5189 Festival-style rides, games food and fireworks at this Fourth of July bash at Tempe Town Lake.

80Th ANNUAL hOPI FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE July 6 – July 7 (928) 774-5213 Enjoy the Hopi cultural music, dance, food and artwork at the oldest Hopi festival in the world.

CROSSROADS OF ThE WEST GUN ShOW July 20 – July 21 (801) 544-7125 This event will impress the occasional hunter or the avid collector, held at the Arizona State Fair grounds.

INDEPENDENCE DAy ThE FLAGSTAFF WAy July 4 – July 8 A Fourth of July Parade, Concerts in the Park, Symphony Orchestra, Art in the Park and a fireworks show – Flagstaff has everything you need to celebrate Independence Day!

ThE PhOENIX SyMPhONy – IAN ANDERSON July 10 (800) 282-4842 Scottish singer and songwriter, best known for leading the British rock band Jethro Toll, Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist with the gift of entertaining.

9Th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAy OF ThE COWBOy CELEBRATION July 27 (928) 204-2390 Gunfights, roping, music, re-enactments and artists will take over Sedona’s Main Street.

FIRST FRIDAy ART WALk July 5 (928) 799-2300 Enjoy the summer outdoors at one of Northern Arizona’s premier art events. Open-door galleries take you for a tour through historic Downtown Flagstaff. ANNUAL 4Th OF JULy FESTIVITIES July 5 – July 7 Weekend-long festival complete with food, fireworks and a parade. 24

BIRDS ‘N BEER July 18 (602) 468-6470 Spend an evening at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center sipping on some cold Four Peaks beer and learning about birds, wildlife and their habitats.

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BRUNO MARS MOONShINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR July 31 (602) 379-7833 A one-night performance opened by Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars makes a stop at US Airways Center to light up the night with his best singles.

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PEOPLE ShOW AT ThE METhOD ART GALLERy August 2 (602) 326-9622 A fine art photography showcase from local artists displaying a variety of ways human emotion can be portrayed in vivid imagery. SEDONA’S hUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL August 2 – August 4 (800) 529-3699 With five species and five times the number of hummingbirds as usual, the festival guarantees to give people a wonderful break from the intense summer heat. 64Th ANNUAL NAVAJO FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE August 3 – August 4 (928) 774-5213 Learn about the largest tribe in the United States through artists, musicians and dancers at the Museum of Northern Arizona.



SUNDAy FUN DAy ON 5Th IN SCOTTSDALE August 4 A fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family and friends, enjoying the sun with art, food, entertainment and tons of fun!

MUShROOM FESTIVAL August 24 (928) 774-1442 (ext. 110) Learn everything you ever wanted to know about mushroom hunting in Northern Arizona.

MARICOPA FUN ‘N’ SWAP August 4 (520) 568-8821 The first ever swap meet in Maricopa has food fun and good finds for the whole family in the first ever swap meet in Maricopa.

COCONINO COUNTy FAIR August 30 – September 2 (928) 679-8000 Largest Labor Day Weekend event in Northern Arizona, with carnival rides, vendors, livestock shows and an auction.

TRAIN, ThE SCRIPT AND GAVIN DEGRAW CONCERT August 7 (602) 254-7200 Rock band Train stops by Phoenix on their summer tour, having the Script and Gavin DeGraw open the show.

27Th ANNUAL MOONLIGhT MADNESS STREET FESTIVAL & SIDEWALk SALES August 31 – September 2 Enjoy a day of free music, entertainment and activities for all ages, topped off with sidewalk sales along the sidewalks and plazas of Sedona’s Main Street.

RED ROCkS MUSIC FESTIVAL August 23 – September 8 (877) 733-7257 A unique event of its kind, the music festival aims to educate, engage and challenge the audience through performances of world acclaimed artists as well as master classes and workshops for young musicians.

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ARIzONA MUSICFEST 2013 January 28 – March 4 (866) 488-0806 America’s premier winter music festival presenting top artists of classical, chamber, broadway, jazz, pops and country at venues through Scottsdale and Carefree.

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ChOCOLATE, ChILI AND COChINEAL: ChANGING TASTE AROUND ThE WORLD AT ThE hEARD MUSEUM The month of September (602) 252-8840 Explore chocolate, chili and Cochineal dye - prized throughout the world since the 15th century. OASIS GIFT ShOW September 6 – September 7 (800) 282-4842 A wholesale gift trade show at the Phoenix Convention Center featuring Scottsdale Arts Festival world imports, home décor, jewelry, Native American art and crafts, Western flair and Southwestern gifts. FUN. September 10 (602) 379-2800 F.U.N. brings FUN. to Comerica Theatre with their top hits and special musical blend of contemporary 70s pop, ornate orchestrations, arrangements, and present-day rock ‘n’ roll.


RASCAL FLATTS WITh ThE BAND PERRy September 12 (602) 254-7200 One of the country music’s hottest trios, Rascal Flatts is bringing their unique blend of country, pop and R&B to Phoenix for one night only. PICkIN’ IN ThE PINES BLUEGRASS AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL September 13 – September 15 (928) 525-1695 Flagstaff’s premier music festival. Camp out and enjoy main-stage performances, informal jam sessions, workshops and kid-friendly entertainment. 40Th ANNUAL FIESTA DEL TLAQUPAQUE September 14 (928) 282-4838 Sedona’s celebration of Mexican Independence Day, lively mariachis, Flamenco dancers, fabulous food and entertainment. FLAGSTAFF MARAThON, hALF MARAThON AND 10k September 21 (928) 220-0550 This 8th annual marathon will put your skill to the test with 100 percent off-road with varying terrain.

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JAVALINA JANGOVER NIGhT RUN 100k/75k/50k/25k/7k September 21 (602) 368-5330 Test your ultra-running skills on a scenic trail through the McDowell Mountain Regional Park! This night run will have you gazing up at the stars. ThE ART OF RECOVERy EXPO September 21 (800) 282-4842 This free expo at the Phoenix Convention Center offers education and resources and for addictions and behavioral health with an emphasis on adolescent, young adult and family recovery. SEDONA WINEFEST September 27 – September 29 (928) 284-8657 Celebrate the wine industry with great wine, tasty local food, and live entertainment. kEITh URBAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN AND DUSTIN LyNCh September 29 (602) 254-7200 Keith Urban brings his hits and energy to Phoenix, the next stop on his road trip along with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

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5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 245-2051 Situated on 53 acres, the resort offers its guests unparalleled privacy and peace. Guests enjoy the most modern of pleasures and conveniences. The spa features 12 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, a meditation garden, Sanctum and Watsu pool.

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6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (800) 354-5892 Come wander the groups of this desert oasis. Explore its hidden corners. Discover its intimate treasures. Enjoy desert-inspired treatments at Agave, The Arizona Spa, 27 holes of championship golf, waterpark, award-winning dining and nearby upscale shopping.

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6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-8200 This AAA 5 Diamond award-winning property offers luxurious casitas, suites and guest rooms; one of America’s best resort golf courses; The Centre for Well-Being spa; tennis complex; nine swimming pools and elegant dining venues.

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 (480) 585-4848 Offering one of the best spas in North America, two award-winning restaurants, meeting facilities and two 18-hole championship golf courses — one of which is home to the Annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly the FBR Open).

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5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 948-1700 An enchanting haven of AAA Five-diamond hospitality and Southwestern charm is yours to rediscover: the hacienda-style entry and lobby, spectacular new restaurants, grand courtyard and the all new 20,000-square-foot Arizona Ballroom await. Experience Scottsdale’s most celebrated Spa Camelback Inn or challenge your game on 36-holes of championship Arizona golf.


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4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (877) 808-2440 This updated 1960s motel with 194 rooms boasts bright hues with its color blocking scheme and sits on the edge of Old Town Scottsdale. It was even placed on Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2012 of the year’s 121 top new hotels.

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34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, AZ 85377 (888) 579-2631 Experience an undeniably unique sense of place astonishingly in tune with the environment. Untouched. Unspoiled. The Boulders provides a luxurious natural refuge immersed within two Jay Morrish 34


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6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 (866) 882-4484 Originally built in 1956, the hotel re-opened in 2005, following extensive renovations. Features include a full-service spa boutique and a pool. Restaurants include the hotel’s signature restaurant, Cafe ZuZu.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 (866) 888-6540 High in the Sonoran Desert, in the

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cooling foothills of Pinnacle Peak, relax in Southwestern-style casitas, dine with heartbeat-skipping views, bask in sun-drenched weather and astonishing scenery, and rise to the challenge of golf at Troon North.

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4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (888) 627-3010 The Montelucia Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel in Paradise Valley that is inspired by the architecture and culture of Spain’s Andalusia region. The resort offers an escape from the city and provides access to recreation, nightlife and dining.

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7370 N. Zanjero Blvd. Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 772-9200 With four floors and 120 suites, SpringHill Suites is the perfect location for sports fans, as it is conveniently located near the Peoria Sports Complex, Phoenix International Raceway, and walking distance to University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals.

Sheraton Crescent hotel

2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 (602) 943-8200 European elegance combines with casual, Southwestern ambiance in a lush, tropical setting. The 342 guest rooms and suites provide a haven during your stay — whether you’re on the links of a nearby golf course or simply lounging by the sparkling pool, featuring a 166-foot water slide.

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7350 N. Zanjero Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 772-8900 Residence Inn Glendale brings the latest in residential design to Glendale. Walking Distance to University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Catch a Coyotes Hockey game at Arena or stroll the shops at Westgate City Center, all just outside its front door.

The Wigwam

300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 (800) 327-0396 The Wigwam is an Arizona treasure rich with history. Featuring 331 casita-style rooms, including 72 suites nestled within 440 acres of lush green grass, tree lined enclaves and vibrant floral landscaping. The Wigwam, a AAA Four Diamond property is celebrated as Arizona’s

most authentic resort destination, coupling historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure.Featuring distinctive dining, 54 holes of on-site golf, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and four pools, The Wigwam has something for tourists and locals alike!

Renaissance Glendale hotel & Spa

9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 937-3700 Hotel offers 320 elegant guest rooms. Attached conference center is complete with 100,000 square feet of flexible space. Guests will enjoy dining at Soleil and Ray’s. Caffeina’s proudly brews Starbucks Coffee. An outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and Spa Botanica offer relaxation without leaving the hotel. Located near Westgate City Center, guests are steps from dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.

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Accommodations Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 826-4180 Th is resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks.

El Tovar Hotel

1 El Tovar Rd. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 29-PARKS (72757) The premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, El Tovar Hotel opened in 1905 and recently renovated in 2005. With 78 rooms and suits, this hotel is located on the Canyon rim and offers a fine dining room, a lounge, shop and more.



L’Auberge de Sedona

301 L’Auberge Ln., Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 905-5745 L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Conde Nast. AAA Four-Diamond luxury accommodations in 89 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages in distinctive settings, including creekside, hillside, spa and garden cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Enjoy creekside dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.

Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

2250 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 203-4111 Guests will immediately appreciate the influence of Spanish and Mediterranean motifs, exotic decor and rich furnishings decorating the 77 rooms.

Poco Diablo Hotel and Resort

1752 State Route 179 Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-7333 With breathtaking views of Sedona’s Red Rocks and location near Oak Creek Canyon, Poco Diablo is the perfect retreat and getaway for both couples and families. This pet-friendly resort offers 137 rooms with Simmons EverNu Beauty Rest beds, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and much more.


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Accommodations Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr., Tucson, AZ 85750 (800) 234-5117 Features 398 guest rooms, four restaurants and lounges, eight tennis courts, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, fitness trails, swimming pools and a full-service spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ 85658 (520) 572-3000 Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa, world-class hiking, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, all within a striking canyon setting.

Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750 (800) 742-9000 Dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 792-3500 Rich with culture, history and beauty, this resort is complete with world-class spa facilities, nationally acclaimed golf courses, fine dining and award-winning restaurants, and perfectly designed convention and meeting spaces.


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245 E. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704 (800) 722-2500 Set high in the foothills overlooking Tucson and warmed by an abundance of desert sunshine, Westward Look Resort is a rejuvenating resort environment inspired by the beauty of its pristine natural surroundings.


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Accommodations Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (602) 955-8614 In-room fireplaces, secluded patios, hand-painted Mexican tile, HD TVs, high-speed Internet, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and Lon’s at the Hermosa.

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2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (800) 950-0086 An Arizona landmark since its opening on Feb. 23, 1929, when it was crowned The Jewel of the Desert.

Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St., Jerome, AZ 86331 (888) 817-6788 Jerome Grand Hotel is not only a National Historic Landmark, but it’s also the highest public building in the Verde Valley with breathtaking views. The hotel was also featured on “Zak Bagans Paranormal Challenge” on the Travel Channel in 2011.


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Hassayampa Inn

122 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301 (800) 322-1927 For nearly a century, the Hassayampa Inn has been a place to escape the stresses of busy urban life, a place for a romantic getaway, and an oasis dedicated to restoring balance within the picturesque setting of Northern Arizona.

La Posada

303 E. 2nd St. Winslow, AZ 86047 (928) 289-4366 Rated as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” by Condé Nast Traveler Gold List in 2009, this hotel is the Last Great Railroad Hotel built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company, offering guests three gardens (Suken, Rose, and Potager), a wedding terrace, and the fabulous Turquoise Restaurant.



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Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures

23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Rd. Bumble Bee, AZ 86333 (623) 374-0002 Horseback riding, cattle drives, nature hikes and Western dinners. Guided history-filled tours through Bumble Bee Creek, into the mountains and through the scenic Sonoran Desert. Guest accommodations are available.

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14301 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 Tanque Verde Ranch, founded in 1868 and located on 640 beautiful acres east of Tucson, offers horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks, weekly breakfast rides and outdoor BBQs. All included in the nightly rate. 46

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Lazy K Bar Ranch

8401 N. Scenic Dr., Tucson, AZ 85743 (520) 299-RIDE (7433) Originally a homestead for the Staggs Family in the 1920s, the Lazy K is now a dude ranch. Located on 160 acres in the Tucson Mountains, this casual ranch offers horseback riding, hiking, wagon rides, nightly cookouts and plenty of relaxation whether for your family or as a corporate retreat.

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1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, AZ 85390 (928) 684-5030 Come experience Rancho de los Caballeros, Arizona’s premier guest ranch, where you can sense the thrill of a desert trail ride or challenge yourself to a round of golf at Los Caballeros Golf Club.

Rancho De La Osa

1 La Osa Ranch Rd., Sasabe, AZ 85633 (520) 823-4257 This 300-year-old intimate property is one of the last great haciendas in America. Established as a guest ranch in 1924, Rancho De La Osa’s history has been lovingly preserved in the beautiful buildings that rest comfortably in the rolling grasslands of the high Sonoran Desert.

Accommodations Adobe Hacienda Bed and Breakfast

10 Rojo Dr., Sedona, AZ 86351 (800) 454-7191 Enjoy true Southwest flavor. Experience the charm of an authentic Santa Fe style B&B. Spectacular red rock views. Sedona’s only B&B on a golf course. whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, gourmet breakfast in your room, dining room or outdoor patio. Fountains, waterfall, outdoor Kiva fireplace. AAA 3-Diamond.

Briar Patch Inn

3190 N. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-2342 Stay in one of the 19 cottages nestled in Oak Creek Canyon and enjoy a peaceful, natural setting. Located three miles from shopping, dining and great views of the Sedona sunset.

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The Surgeon’s House

100 Hill St. Jerome, AZ 86331 (800) 639-1452 In Jerome’s historic old town, this B&B is full of rich history; three different types of spacious suites and rooms decorated with antiques and collectibles; a special garden walk, “Window on Avalon,” in which to relax and take in the magnificent views; and much more.

Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge

8067 N. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-3343 Located among Sedona’s stunning red rocks and Oak Creek Canyon, Garland’s offers 16 cozy cabins, 10 acres of organic gardens and apple orchards, as well as relaxing yoga classes, massages and facials.

Prescott Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast

3155 State Hwy. 89, Prescott, AZ 86301 (928) 778-0442 Located within walking distance of Watson Lake and the Peavine Trail, the Prescott Log Cabin is ideal for the hiking or biking enthusiast, and the quaint atmosphere is sure to provide a picturesque romantic getaway for lovebirds of all ages. The inn offers accommodations for couples and families.

DID YOU KNOW? Adobe is a natural building material made of dried clay, sand, and organic ingredients.


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Briar Patch Inn Cabins in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Arizona


9-acre oasis nestled in Oak Creek Canon along the lush banks of Oak Creek. Nineteen Cabins with Southwest charm and Native American Art, fireplaces, kitchens and private patios. A healthy, homemade breakfast is included each morning and can be enjoyed creek side with live music in the summer or fireside in the lodge during the winter months. Relax with a soothing massage in our creek side gazebo after your hike in the spectacular Sedona wilderness. 3190 N. State Route 89A Sedona Arizona, 86336 888.809.3030

Accommodations Fort Mcdowell Adventures

14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 (480) 816-6465 Featuring hiking, biking, kayaking, Jeep tours, cattle drives, cultural heritage tours, team building and trail rides through the Verde River. Experience outdoor fun in the Valley of the Sun’s most pristine setting.

Corona Ranch

7611 S. 29th Ave. Laveen, AZ 85339 (602) 237-3303 Corona Ranch is a rich experience that offers rodeos and entertainment varying from authentic Mexican fiestas, tours and weddings. This fantastic location can even accommodate groups of 30 to 3,000. Enjoy a Mexican or Western rodeo during your stay for an experience you will never forget.


Rawhide Western Town At Wild Horse Pass

5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 502-5600 Arizona’s largest Western-themed attraction, with desert stagecoach and train rides, rock climbing, mechanical bull and more. Theatrical performances include shootouts, gun twirling and musical performances.

Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 Tanque Verde Ranch, founded in 1868 and located on 640 beautiful acres east of Tucson, offers horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks, weekly breakfast rides and outdoor BBQs. All included in the nightly rate.

Desert Foothills Events and Weddings

Located on private land (480) 502-1215 With breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert, this special event venue can hold unforgettable events for intimate groups (as small as 50) to large event with more than 1,000 guests. This venue, located on private land in the middle of the desert, is the only one of its kind.


The Tanque Verde Ranch is named for the “green pool” and seasonal river that the Indians used as a source of water.


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From barn weddings to bachelor parties, family fun with the kids to an educational Arizona experience

Fort McDowell Adventures has it all!

4 Great Venues - 4 Unique Dining Experiences La Puesta del Sol offers the ultimate western cookout, world-class dining extravaganzas, and spectacular Arizona sun sets.

Boulder House offers guests architecture, Native culture, and is ideal for dinner parties and receptions.

Rosa’s Ranch is all about fun; Pina Coladas on da Rum Bus, ride The Tequila Bus, cowboy games, music and dancing.

Authentic cowboy cookouts, cattle drives, river rafting, cultural tours, and more just 35 minutes from Phoenix.

14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Road Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 480.816.6465




Talking Stick Resort


Apache Gold Casino Resort The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Hwy. 70, 5 miles East of Globe, San Carlos, AZ 85550 (800) 272-2438 On-site Apache Gold Casino Resort is a 146-room hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course, convention center, nearby fishing and sightseeing.

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 850-7777 A distinct resort and entertainment destination in Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort offers luxuries such as a rejuvenating open-air spa, eight world-class restaurants, 10 entertainment lounges, a lively 240,000 square foot gaming floor, and two pools. 52

10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85264 (480) 789-5300 A four diamond Scottsdale resort that won Radisson brand’s “Hotel of the Year” award in 2008, the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort offers a casino, golf course, restaurant, pool, spa, free Wi-Fi and specials.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) WIN-GILA (946-4452) Home to 1,200 slots with live poker and blackjack, a 1,500-seat concert venue, 250-room hotel, gift shop and great dining experiences, including Shula’s Steak House.

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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s people are descendants of the ancient Uto-Aztecan people from Sonora, Mexico. In the 1800s, many of the Yaqui escaped persecution traveling north and settling in current-day southern Arizona.

Casino Del Sol Resort

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757 (855) 765-7829 Mediterranean architecture surrounds the gaming space, featuring 1,000 nickel, quarter, $1, $5 and multidenominational slot machines. The $100 million resort, with luxury rooms and suites, two new restaurants, a spa and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.



Luxury that invites you in to relax. Gaming and entertainment that lures you out to have fun. Make your reservations to Play in Style at Talking Stick Resort. S C O T T S D A L E | 8 6 6 . 8 7 7. 9 8 9 7 | T A L K I N G S T I C K R E S O R T. C O M Proudly owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Š2013 Talking Stick Resort

Restaurants Carolina’s Mexican Food

1202 E. Mohave St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-1503 Carolina’s Mexican Food offers fantastic Mexican food, catering, and even dedicates itself to help the community by donating to nonprofit organizations, such as the Free Arts for Abused Children and Phoenix Day.

DID YOU KNOW? El Chorro Lodge opened in Paradise Valley in 1937, such vacationing celebrities as Clark Gable and Milton Berle dined there.

LOCAL FAVORITES  The Fry Bread House

Matt’s Big Breakfast

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse and Microbrewery

Pizzeria Bianco

4140 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 351-2345 Locals love the green chili stew, the restaurant’s small, rustic charm, the red chili burro and, of course, the fry bread.

10426 E. Jomax Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (480) 615-1113 This history-filled establishment is known for delicious mesquite broiled steaks and a firm “no necktie policy.” Enjoy a cold Pinnacle Peak Amber Ale in this Old Western steakhouse at the foot of beautiful Pinnacle Peak.

116 E. Garfield St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 254-1074 Using only cage-free eggs from humanely raised chickens, Angus beef, grain-fed natural Iowa pork and local organic produce, this breakfast hotspot only serves high quality dishes. 623 E. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 258-8300 Come for the pizza — as it has been rated as the best pizza in the U.S. by Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Vogue, and Rachel Ray; and, it mhas also been recognized by Martha Stewart, Oprah, GQ, and Gourmet.


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WINE BARS  Postino

Three locations in the Valley (602) 274-5144 Opened 10 years ago, Postino is the Valley’s original local WineCafe with a “warm, edgy culture,” unique wines and delicious food.

D’Vine Bistro & Wine Bar

Two locations, in Chandler and Mesa (480) 782-5550 (Chandler) D’Vine doesn’t just serve high quality food, craft beer, wine and spirits, but local entertainment, too.

Kazimierz World Wine Bar 7137 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 946-3004 Considered the Valley’s finest wine bar, Kazimierz features more than 3,200 wines, signature cocktails, global small plates and live entertainment.

Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar

1326 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 307-0022 This wine and cheese cafe located in downtown Phoenix, offers daily happy hours and monthly events featuring fine wines and international cheeses.

Sportsman’s Fine Wines & Spirits

3205 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 955-9463 Whether you’re a novice or connoisseur, head to Sportsman’s to pick up a bottle of wine or sit at the WineBar for food pairings and samplings.


According to Arizona’s Wine Tourism Industry Survey, conducted by NAU’s Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center in 2011, about 61% of wine tourism visitors were on day trips — 41% were out-of-state visitors.


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Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn


5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 245-2051 Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at Elements a Sanctuary highlight.

Binkley’s Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 437-1072 In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like blacktruffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached fi let mignon. 58

★ Tarbell’s

3213 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 955-8100 One of the Valley’s most happening places with bistro fare, using locally grown and organic produce where possible.

Quiessence Restaurant

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 276-0601 Featuring one of the Valley’s only true “daily menus” Quiessence invites you to savor award-winning handcrafted contemporary American cuisine inspired by tradition and seasonality.

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LON’S has a one-acre organic garden onsite at The Hermosa Inn. It’s located just outside of the kitchen and is a natural training ground for the culinary team.

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 241-1210 Lon’s offers comfort cuisine that utilizes age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling and the use of authentic Arizona flavors.


Restaurants Cowboy Ciao

7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) WINE-111 (9463) What began as Tex-Mex Italian 14 years ago has evolved into Modern American with global influences. Whether you’re not sure what you’re craving, or if you’re with a group on finicky foodies, the Cowboy Ciao menu offers something for everyone.

Tonto Bar & Grill

5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 488-0698 This rustic restaurant takes pride in creating signature dishes from the finest, freshest ingredients, all-natural meats and sustainable seafood, and as many native Arizona products as possible. And you’ll love the ambiance: it looks like an Old West pueblo without the restaurant kitsch.

SOUTHWESTERN  Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

Five locations in Arizona (480) 948-9010 (Phoenix) Z’Tejas appeals to families, business lunch professionals and happy-hour crowds. It offers creative Southwest fare with Cajun, Mexican and Pacific influences. Popular dishes include voodoo tuna, shrimp tostada bites, catfish beignets, Santa Fe smoked-chicken enchiladas and ancho fudge pie.

El Chorro Lodge

5550 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (480) 948-5170 El Chorro Lodge, which sits on 14 desert acres in Paradise Valley, is more than a Valley tradition, it’s a sensory experience. Enjoy the captivating Sonoran landscape and relish in the chef’s nightly inspirations and award winning dishes.


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Richardson’s of New Mexico

6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 287-8900 Home of the original green chile potato, Richardson’s of New Mexico has the ambiance, service and TexMex menu that will keep you coming back for more.


An Arizona cheese crisp is an openfaced, flour tortilla covered in butter and shredded cheese, baked until crisp on top.

Restaurants Franco’s Italian Caffe

4327 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 481-7614 After a six year hiatus, Franco Fazzuoli and Chef Steve Martin are once again impressing Italian cuisine seekers at their new Franco’s Italian Caffe, now located in Old Town Scottsdale.

ITALIAN  Sassi

10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 502-9095 Drink in the breathtaking view from the base of Pinnacle Peak and experience Sassi’s old-world architecture, inspired by the timehonored traditions and hospitality of Southern Italy.


3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85016 (602) 956-0836 Voted best Italian Restaurant in the Valley since 1977, Tomaso’s celebrates simplicity and quality of authentic Italian food and wine with humor and hospitality.



15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., #160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 948-2055 Taking its cue from an Italian trattoria, NoRTH offers a fresh new approach to Modern Italian cuisine. With sleek interiors, a sexy atmosphere, and a menu offering unique antipasti, gourmet pizzas, inventive pasta dishes and many wood roasted and grilled dishes, NoRTH is the perfect spot for any dining occasion.

Marcellino Ristorante

7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 990-9500 Chef Marcellino has opened restaurants in Calabria and Abruzzo, cooked on the island of Poros in Greece and owned trendy bistros in Rome. In New York, the chef received a highly coveted rating of “Excellence” from the New York Times for his superior cuisine at Riva Grill.


After famed Mafia turncoat Sammy “The Bull” Gravano entered the witness protection program in Arizona, he opened an Italian restaurant in Scottsdale before ending up back in prison.

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SEAFOOD  Ocean Prime

5455 E. High St., Phoenix, AZ 85054 (480) 347-1313 Ocean Prime, a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant, serves prime beef, fresh seafood and fish accompanied by an award-winning wine list and handcrafted cocktails.

Bluefin Seafood Bistro

7053 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704 (520) 531-8500 Bluefin Seafood Bistro offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner with bar specials and dessert available as well. Bluefin has a variety of entertainment visit on Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., all posted online.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood


Arizona’s official state fish is the Apache Trout, one of two fish native to Arizona, the other being the Gila Trout.

15323 N. Scottsdale Rd, # E1-160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 730-4800 Eddie V’s Prime Seafood was inspired by the great classic seafood restaurants of New Orleans, San Francisco and Boston. Eddie V’s offers the freshest seafood, right off the docks, in an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (480) 947-1963 While the specialty is seafood — baked, broiled, sautéed, deepfried, steamed and sliced — that will exceed all your expectations, it’s the funky atmosphere — the dining rooms, bar and kitchen are underground — that makes Salt Cellar a must-visit restaurant.

Mastro’s Ocean Club

15045 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 443-8555 Mastro’s Ocean Club combines world-class service and seafoodfocused cuisine in an elegant and energetic atmosphere. The restaurant’s menu features an impressive array of fresh upscale seafood, including favorites such as the three-tiered iced Seafood Tower, bone-in filet, lobster mashed potatoes and a one-of-akind warm butter cake. 64

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SUSHI BARS 



14344 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 607-1114 Sapporo offers its guests a fresh experience with premium sushi and Teppanyaki, Asian specialties like grilled black cod (glazed in Miso), happy hour specials and more.

Stingray Sushi

Three locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale (602) 955.2008 (Phoenix) Delivering a unique blend of contemporary style and energy with Latin-influenced Japanese cuisine, Stingray Sushi is a truly distinctive experience.

RA Sushi Bar

Six locations throughout the Valley (480) 940-1111 (Phoenix) Signature rolls, Japanese fusion cuisine, a vibrant atmosphere with lively music and inventive cocktails — you’ll find it all (and more) at RA

Roka Akor

7299 N. Scottsdale Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (480) 306-8800 Voted by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the Top 10 Sushi Spots in the United States, Roka Akor offers prime steak and sushi in a robatayki style (open charcoal) cuisine

Geisha A Go Go

7150 E. 6th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 699-0055 This is truly an entertainment dining experience, bringing Japanese pop culture to Scottsdale with sushi, rock ‘n’ roll and private karaoke rooms.


The word “sushi” does not refer to the fish. It refers to rice that has been seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt.

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Coup Des Tartes

Zinc Bistro


Bistro 24

4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 212-1082 Coup des Tartes is a charming bistro-style restaurant with eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms. With hardwood floors, coved ceilings and candlelit rooms, it has been hailed as one of the most intimate dining experiences in Phoenix. 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 522-2344 This American-contemporary French bistro allows visitors to feel at home, with a glass wall separating the kitchen from dining area, while indulging in anything from specialty pizzas to smoked truffle infused filet mignon with suggested wine pairings.

15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85281 (480) 603-0922 Zinc Bistro has been described as “A Taste of Paris in the Arizona desert that charms the Scottsdale dining scene.” Awarded by Phoenix New Times as the Best French Restaurant in Arizona and the Best French Restaurant in Phoenix by the Arizona Republic. 2401 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 952-2424 Located within The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, Bistro 24 is an Americaninspired bistro, defined by fresh, seasonal ingredients and dishes and combine flavors of America’s melting pot of culture.



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Amuse Bouche

17058 W. Bell Rd., #104, Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 322-8881 Serves French fare, including fi let mignon, quiche and croissants as well as hummus, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches. Favorites include the homemade meatloaf sandwich and beef tenderloin with carrot butter sauce over mashed potatoes.


Clemenceau, a neighborhood in Cottonwood, was named in honor of French Premier Georges Clemenceau, a friend of James Douglas, Jr., who created the town to serve his mine in Jerome.



STEAKS & CHOPS 


Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

3101 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-3666 Donovan’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. Cordially friendly. Donovan’s is a place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

15322 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 951-4440 Serving only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers and elegant desserts. Rich mahogany, crisp linens and superior service combined with the superior product and the dedicated people create an experience you won’t soon forget. 68

J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 214-8000 Overlooking the valley’s dramatic sunsets, J&G offers a bold and sophisticated atmosphere to match Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s bold and sophisticated flavor for premium meats and a wide array of seafood.

Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse

6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-4700 Mastro’s City Hall is a Steakhouse is built for the new millennium. This hybrid steakhouse and sophisticated night spot combines every bit of the straight forward elegance and timeless style of Mastro’s Steakhouse with local cosmopolitan flair and uptown sex appeal.

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Five locations in Arizona (480) 596-8265 (Scottsdale) Fleming’s offers the best in steakhouse dining, with a sophisticated wine list featuring 100 wines by the glass.


Cattle was once among the 5 Cs that controlled Arizona’s economy. The others were copper, cotton, citrus and climate.

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Prime steak & 100 Wines by the glass Fleming’s features the finest prime steaks and an award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Join us for an evening with family & friends in our lively, relaxed atmosphere.

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tUCson 6360 North Campbell Avenue 520-529-5017

sCottsdale 6333 North Scottsdale Road 480-596-8265

PeoRia 9712 West Northern Avenue 623-772-WINE (9463)

Restaurants Aunt Chilada’s

7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 944-1286 Nestled in the shadow of Squaw Peak Mountain, Aunt Chilada’s is truly an historic landmark with a personality all its own. Constructed in the 1890’s from desert stone and railroad ties, the original building served as a supply depot and general store for the mercury miners passing through the Dreamy Draw.

Barrio Cafe

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 636-0240 Established in 2002 by partners Wendy Gruber and chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio was a dream come true for the duo — a little neighborhood eatery providing authentic southern Mexico cuisine and chef ’s original creations in a unpretentious atmosphere.

MEXICAN  Carolina’s

1202 E. Mohave St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-1503 Carolina’s was founded in 1968, and Carolina herself continues to run the kitchen. Despite the rough exterior, Carolina’s serves countless regulars and visitors with delicious and inexpensive Mexican cuisine, and is famous for its home-made flour tortilla.

Los Dos Molinos

8646 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85210 (602) 243-9113 Dig in to hot Mexican fare such as stacked enchiladas, tacos, burros and flautas at this casual eatery. The prices at Los Dos Molinos are reasonable and the food — a specialty is the adovada ribs — is amazing.

Milagro Grille

4280 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 773-5844 Meaning “Miracle” in Spanish, Milagro Grill serves MexicanAmerican fusion cuisine with a South American flair and European influences. Like many miracles, one must see it -- or taste it – to believe it!


Established in 1922, El Charro Cafe in Tucson is the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family.


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Titan Missile Museum

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 625-7736 Once one of America’s most top-secret places, this National Historic Landmark site and oneof-a-kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. Tour the underground missile site. See the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center, experience a simulated launch and more.

Kartchner Caverns

State Park 2980 S. Hwy. 90, Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-CAVE (2283)




Kartchner Caverns were formed by acidic water that seeped through the earth and dissolved 13,000 feet of passageways through the limestone below.

Discovered in 1974, these caverns recently opened to the public and feature stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. Guided cave tours, a discovery center, interactive displays, gift shops, 62 camping sites, hiking and walking trails.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 318-8000 Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun.

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P.O. Box 813 Tombstone, AZ 85638 (520) 457-3884 The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”

Chiricahua National Monument

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd., Willcox, AZ 85643 (520) 824-3560 Called the “Wonderland of Rocks,” this 11,985-acre site is comprised of an eight-mile paved scenic drive as well as 17 miles of day-use hiking trails to discover the beauty of this 11,985 acre site.

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Adventures Saguaro National Park

3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730 (520) 733-5158 The east and west districts of the park span for a total of 71,400 acres of wilderness, and the Eastern Rincon Mountain District hosts 128 miles of trails over an 8,000foot elevation change. Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Biosphere 2

32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623 (502) 838-6200 The $150 million facility opened in 1991 as a massive closed system that would last for 100 years to test nature, technology and human endurance. Opened to the public in 2002, visitors to Biosphere 2 can explore inside the 3.15-acre structure on a fully-guided tour.

TUCSON  University of Arizona

1200 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721 (520) 621-2211 With its main campus covering 380 acres in Central Tucson, this university offers plenty of attractions and activities, including the Arizona State Museum, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Campus Arboretum and more.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743 (520) 883-2702 A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden — all in one place. Within the museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants.

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746 (520) 294-2624 Mission San Xavier del Bac is referred to as the “White Dove of the Desert.” This active Franciscan mission is located on the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation.


After his famous transatlantic flight in 1921, aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh flew his airplane the Spirit of St. Louis to Tucson to dedicate the Davis-Monthan airport, at the time the largest municipal airport in the U.S.


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Taliesin West

12345 N. Taliesin Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (888) 516-0811 Visit a national historical landmark constructed in the 1930s and designed after the surrounding desert. The school features architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Chase Field

401 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 462-6000 Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field offers an array of family-friendly entertainment from baseball games with fireworks on Fridays, to supercross and monster truck shows. 76

Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008 (480) 941-1225 The Desert Botanical Gardens features a variety of desert plant life and offers education programs for students and adults alike. Alongside touring the grounds are numerous lectures and art events throughout the year.  

South Mountain State Park

10919 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 262-7393 Covering more than 16,000 square acres, South Mountain is the largest municipal park in the country, and boasts numerous hiking trials, rock climbing and mountain biking.

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Tuzigoot National Monument

100 Main St., Clarkdale, AZ (928) 634-5564 View an ancient pueblo nestled on top of a hillside that belonged to the Sinagua civilization from 1100 A.D. through 1400 A.D.


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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West—one of the world’s most important architectural treasures. Frank Lloyd Wright built this desert masterpiece as his home, studio, & architectural campus at the base of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale. Guided tours range from 1–3 hours. Be inspired by experiencing the architectural brilliance that shapes our world today.

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Chapel of the Holy Cross 780 Chapel Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 (888) 242-7359 Sitting atop and among the red rocks of Sedona, built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, located not too far from Cathedral Rock, is the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a destination for world-wide visitors. Designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, this architectural attraction was completed in 1956 and is a Roman Catholic chapel.

Pink Jeep Tours

204 North State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 873-3662 For over 50 years, Pink Jeep Tours have been thrilling visitors and residents with rides over the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona. With multiple tours to choose from, this is a must for any and all first time visitors. 78

Cathedral Rock

Off SR 179, on Back O’ Beyond Rd. One of many energy vortexes in Sedona known to empower and energize those who step foot upon the rock formation, Cathedral Rock is not only an awe-inspiring sight to see, but it consists of a short, steep hike to the base of the rock. At the end of the hike are 360-degree views of Sedona; you’ll even spot Oak Creek.


Sedona’s first postmaster, Theodore Carl Schnebly, originally wanted to name the town Oak Creek Crossing or Schnebly Station, but the names were rejected because they were too long to fit onto the postal cancel stamp.

Evening Sky Tours

PO Box 463 Sedona, AZ 86339 (928) 853-9778 Spend the evening under the stars with an evening of stargazing guided by the professional astronomers of Evening Sky Tours. Explore planets, galaxies, star clusters, double stars and other objects, while relaxing among the red rocks.

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Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-4838 Tlaquepaque, the “Art and Soul of Sedona,” offers more than 40 specialty shops and exclusive galleries. Shopping becomes a joyful revelation of art treasuries and distinctive gifts.

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Cathedral Rock at sunset

Located in Sedona, AZ near beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, Poco Diablo Resort is just a couple of miles from the alluring Cathedral Rock Vortex, majestic Bell Rock, Montezuma’s Castle, the mysterious ghost town of Jerome and the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross. The nearby hiking trails, shopping, galleries and Cliff Castle Casino make Poco Diablo Resort the perfect Sedona Arizona retreat.

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Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas Tours

100 Lake Shore Dr., Page, AZ 86040 (888) 896-3829 Whether you’re a seasoned houseboater or a first-timer, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas provides everything you need to have the vacation of a lifetime — from instruction and advice to sheets and towels

Hoover Dam

Nevada-Arizona border (702) 494-2517 The Bureau of Reclamation started conducting tours through the Hoover Dam in 1937. Today, close to 1 million visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the U.S.

London Bridge

314 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (800) 242-8278 In 1962, the 130-year-old London Bridge was discovered to be sinking into the Thames. In 1968, the bridge was put up for auction and Robert P. McCulloch was the winning bidder. He spent $7 million to move the bridge to Lake Havasu City. 80

Navajo National Monument

End of State Highway 564 off of US Highway 160, Tonalea, AZ 86044 (928) 672-2700 The monument preserves and protects three large ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. At the largest cliff dwellings in Arizona, experience first-hand the museums, picnic areas, campgrounds and short trails.

Antelope Canyon

5975 E. Highway 98, Page, AZ 86040 (928) 698-2808 Antelope Canyon, located in Page, is one of the most photographed areas of Northern Arizona and one of the most popular slot canyons. The upper canyon is translated as “the place where water runs through rocks” and the lower canyon as “spiral rock arches.” The canyon can be visited when accompanied by authorized tour guides.

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The walls of the Grand Canyon are a cross section of geologic history extending back two billion years.

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San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff

Lowell Observatory

1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-3358 Sitting atop Mars Hill in Flagstaff, on the Mogollon Rim, Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope is the 5th largest telescope in the continental U.S. — and one of the most technologically advanced. Come for daytime guided tours, solar viewing, multimedia shows and evening gazing.

Meteor Crater

Interstate 40, Exit 233 Winslow, AZ 86047 (800) 289-5898 The most well known, most preserved meteorite crater on Earth, Meteor Crater is the result of an asteroid collision about 50,000 years ago. It’s nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. Come for its outdoor observation trails, indoor viewing, interactive discovery center and more. 82

Sunset Crater Volcano

Off U.S 89, on Sunset Crater Wupatki Loop Rd. (928) 526-0502 When this volcano erupted 900 years ago, the surrounding landscape was reshaped, where twisted Ponderosa Pines and an array of wildlife now coexists. Hike the trail through the lava flow and cinders, located near Flagstaff.


The asteroid that created Meteor Crater was only roughly 130 feet wide, traveling at 26,000 miles per hour, when it collided and created a crater 570 feet deep and nearly 32 times its size, at 4,100 feet across.

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Museum of Northern Arizona

3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-5213 Showcasing anthropology, biology, geology and fine art, Museum of Northern Arizona has eight galleries, three of which are changing exhibits. While there, learn about the Native American Tribes of Northern Arizona and which mountain in Flagstaff is a volcano.

Arizona Snowbowl

Off Hwy. 180, on Snowbowl Rd. (928) 779-1951 When Flagstaff transforms into a winter wonderland, residents and visitors alike flock to Arizona Snowbowl for snowshoe hiking, skiing, snowboarding and more. With 25 rooms in a cabin setting, the Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins are also an ideal place to stay, whether in the winter or summer.

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Grand Canyon Whitewater 1000 N. Humphreys, Ste. 202, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (800) 343-3121 Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting trips give you the opportunity to be in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Whitewater rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is beyond your imagination and gives you a chance to experience the true spirit of the Canyon.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Located near Grand Canyon West Airport, Peach Springs, AZ (888) 868-9378 The Grand Canyon Skywalk at Grand Canyon West extends 70 feet beyond the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, allowing visitors to gaze down nearly 4,000 feet to the canyon floor, a height far exceeding those of the world’s largest skyscrapers. 84

The Grand Hotel

149 S. State Rte. 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 63-GRAND (47263) The Grand Hotel is one of the premier Grand Canyon hotels, with the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park just one mile away, and the South Rim of the Canyon just a short car ride away. The warm and spacious lobby is reminiscent of a mountain lodge with exposed timbers and stone, a large flagstone fireplace and cozy seating areas.

Canyon Trail Rides

280 W. Bryce Way, Tropic, UT 84776 (435) 679-8665 The half-day mule trip descends down the North Kaibab Trail to the Supai Tunnel, 2,300 feet. Wranglers take riders of all levels into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon every day.

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Maverick Helicopters

Grand Canyon National Park Airport-Hwy. 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 261-4414 Maverick Helicopters offers a list of unique air tours for every attraction seeker. They have helicopter tours that will take you deep into the aweinspiring Grand Canyon.

DID YOU KNOW? The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, about 6,000 feet deep and stretches 18 miles across at its widest point.

Adventures Jerome

P.O. Box K, Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 634-2900, Once an old mining camp, Jerome is alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians and families. The city is known as the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”


827 S. Main St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (928) 634-5526, Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Mingus Mountain to the west and the Mogollon Riim stretching north and east, Cottonwood is located in the Verde Valley. Come visit the Verde Valley Wine Trail, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Tuzigoot National Monument and more.

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1360 N. Broad St., Globe, AZ 85501 (800) 804-5623, globemiamichamber. com Located along the Historic Old West Highway, visit the Salado Indian Ruins at Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, walk historic downtown and its antique shops, or visit the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.


303 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 85541 (928) 474-5242 Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona and situated in the world’s largest group of Ponderosa pines.


201 S. Cortez, Prescott, AZ 86303 (928) 777-1100 Arizona’s territorial capital is the perfect place to escape summer heat.


Tonto Natural Bridge is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world.


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200 W. Railroad Ave., Williams, AZ 86046 (800) 863-0546 Dubbed the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon,” the picturesque town of Williams sits at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world, and it’s just a mere 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon. Here, you can hop aboard the Grand Canyon Railway; stroll its main street, Route 66; or, visit Bearizona, where you can watch bears up-close.


P.O. Box 1507, Page, AZ 86040 (888) 261-PAGE (7243) Page is your destination for hiking, biking, boating and off-road adventure. Have you heard of Horseshoe Bend, the horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River? That’s in Page. How about the the mostvisited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest, Antelope Canyon? That’s here, too. Page is your “Frontier of Adventure.” 88



Canyon de Chelly has been occupied by humans for more than 4,000 years.

Navajo Indian Reservation Kayenta, AZ 86033 (928) 697-8451 Just 20 miles south of the Utah border on US 163 is Kayenta, located on the Navajo Reservation. Kayenta is considered the gateway to one of the world’s most photographed landscapes, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, just 30 miles north of the town.

Sedona Flagstaff

One E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (800) 842-7293 Welcome to high mountain country, where you can take part in skiing in the winter, watch the flowers bloom in the spring, play rounds of golf in the summer and witness the fall foliage. Breathe in the clean, mountain air as you hike the San Francisco Peaks; or, just a drive away, visit the Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument or Meteor Crater.

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331 Forest Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 288-7336 The spectacular Oak Creek Canyon. The magnificent red rocks. Vortexes. There is virtually no end to Sedona’s attraction. Hike or bike the red rock trails, including the popular Cathedral Rock; spend a night or two in one of its award-winning resorts and spas, including Enchantment Resort; or come for the weekend for one of the town’s many festivals and events, such as its Yoga Festival. The possibilities are endless. Monument Valley







100 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 (800) 638-8350 Although a growing metropolis, Tucson is rich with history and culture. Whether you come to visit the Old Tucson Studios, the Kitt Peak National Observatory, hike a trail or two at Saguaro National Park, or visit the University of Arizona’s campus, Tucson makes for a memorable day trip.


P.O. Box 813, Tombstone, AZ 85638 (520) 457-3884 The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


1326 W. Highway 92, #9, Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-5421 Bisbee was founded in 1880 and has since evolved into an artist colony and retirement community emphasizing monthly events and tourism. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm ... a blend of creativity, friendliness, style, romance and adventure wrapped in the splendor of the Old West. 90

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Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight are among the ghost towns scattered throughout the state.


P.O. Box 1866, Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-2704 Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature handcrafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Tubac is also the gateway to birding, hiking, and mountain biking.


P.O. Box 607 Sonoita, Arizona 85637 (520) 455-5498 Sonoita: “A short drive from where you are, to where you want to be.” Located in the heart of Arizona’s Wine Country, head to Sonoita for its nine, award-winning wineries, go horseback riding or bicycling, or simply take the trip to surround yourself with the views of breathtaking mountain peaks and rolling hills.






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Hidden Meadow Ranch

620 County Rd. 1325, Greer, AZ 85927 (866) 333-4080 Includes 12 luxuriously furnished log cabins, dining room, lounge, library. Spring-fed trout pond for fly-fishing and canoeing.

HON-DAH Resort Casino Conference Center

777 Hwy 260 Pinetop, AZ 85935 (800) 929-8744 After a full day of outdoor activity around Pinetop, come inside for games and live entertainment five nights a week at Hon-Day ( meaning, “Be Our Guest”) Casino.

Molly Butler Lodge

109 Main St., Greer, AZ 85927 (928) 735-7617 Molly Butler Lodge offers more than 50 unique cabin rentals on lots throughout Greer’s woodlands. Whether for a romantic get-away to sip wine and stargaze, or for a memorable family weekend to hike, bike, ski or ride horseback, Molly Butler Lodge will cater to any of your needs.

Sunrise Ski Park

12 miles west of Greer Greer, AZ 85927 (928) 735-7669 It’s located in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains and considered Arizona’s premier ski destination — Sunrise Park Resort. In the winter, come ski on one of the country ski trails, go tubing, or snowboard on one of the 65 runs for boarders of any level. And let’s not forget about the kids; they can hop on a sleigh ride! 92


White Mountain Family Fun Park

4725 White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929 (928) 368-4420 Go-karts, mini golf, an arcade and more! This family-fun hot-spot will keep your kids entertained for hours — possibly even days. And nestled in Pinetop-Lakeside, it’s sure to be a vacation to remember.

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With 334 species, Arizona has a greater diversity of butterflies than any other state except Texas.



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Payson Hidden away in Tonto National Forest, South Fork Trail 46 offers a unique experience traversing an interesting canyon. The hike has an elevation gain of 2,850 feet, and bears are known to be in the area.

Aspen Nature Loop

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Flagstaff Near Flagstaff, this easy, 1.5-mile hike with an elevation gain of 270 feet showcases beautiful fall foliage and scenery.

Council Rock

Tucson This hike near Tucson is an incredibly easy 1.2-mile, round-trip hike showcasing pictographs thought to be painted nearly 1,000 years ago. 94


Prescott, Arizona is home to the World's Oldest Rodeo, which dates back to 1888.

Globe One of the most challenging hikes in Tonto National Forest with a 4,200Moderate: foot elevation gain and faint trail, Bear Mountain Trail 54 downhill travel is recommended when Sedona hiking Moody Point 139. During This well-traveled and moderately times of flooding, Cherry Creek is not strenuous hike with rocky switchbacks traversable. leads to panoramic views of the San Francisco Peaks at the Red Canyon For more information about these overlook. Descending the mountain hikes, visit requires a different path. top5/hikes-fall-winter

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Arizona Science Center

Stratum Laser Tag

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 716-2000 Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more.

Children’s Museum Of Phoenix

215 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 253-0501 With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from infants to age 10, the focus is on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

1455 E Stapley Dr. Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 545-5500 This 13,000-square-foot laser tag facility makes it the world’s largest. Kids and adults alike will enjoy conquering the battlefield, with the 90 towers, bridges and ramps; light show and “The Black Hole Time Travel Simulator.”

Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 (800) 582-7245 Acclaimed as Arizona’s longest-running nature show, this four-hour scenic ride takes you through a piece of “natural Arizona,” featuring spectacular views that are breathtaking and invigorating to the senses.

Sea Life Arizona

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, #145, Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 478-7600 Located in Arizona Mills, Sea Life is an aquarium built for kids that transports visitors into an amazing ocean world that provides close encounters with a vast array of creatures.

DID YOU KNOW? FP7 locomotives, two of only 12 in North America, pull the trains of the Verde Canyon Railway along 20 miles of track.



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Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8848 Experience myriad cultures and the art of American Indians in 10 worldclass exhibit galleries, plus enjoy sculpture courtyards, superb dining and shopping for your own uniquely Southwestern gifts and art.


The last Native Americans arrived in Arizona between 16,000 BC and 10,000 BC, while the history of Arizona as recorded by Europeans began when Marcos de Niza, a Franciscan, explored the area in 1539.


Fort Apache Historic Park

White Mountain Apache Lands, AZ (928) 338-4525 Learn about the Apache heritage and lifestyle at this Apache traditional holy come, cultural center and museum. Extend your experience by touring the Kinishba Ruins a few miles down the road.

Hubbell Trading Post

1 mile West of Hwy. 191, Ganado, AZ 86505 (928) 755-3475 Feel the old wooden floor give slightly and squeak beneath your feet as you enter the oldest, continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. As your eyes adjust to the dim lighting of the “bullpen,” you might catch the trader negotiating a deal with a Native American artist for their art.

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Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise

W. Highway 264 & SR-12, Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-4090 The only enterprise of the Navajo Nation that specializes in handmade Navajo jewelry, such as bracelets, rings, belts necklaces and more, Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise also offers woven rugs and represents many artisans on and off the Navajo Reservation.

Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise

6677 W. Thunderbird Rd., #J176 Glendale, Arizona 85306 (888) 831-7384 Come visit the largest Indian Reservation in the United States. The Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise owns and operates three properties in the heart of Indian Country — Quality Inn Navajo Nation, Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital and the Navajo Travel Center.


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Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 (520) 455-5893 Opened in 1983, Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in the state — consistently creating award-winning wines. The vineyard also hosts festivals, special events, tastings and group events.

Dos Cabezas WineWorks

3248 Highway 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637 (520) 455-5141 Dos Cabezas WineWorks is a family-owned and operated winery that challenges the perception that Arizona does not produce exceptional wines. Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Its wine has been enjoyed at the White House, earned critical acclaim and has grabbed international attention. 100

Kokopelli Winery & Bistro

35 W. Boston, Chandler, Arizona 85225 (480) 792-6927 Arizona’s largest and oldest continual producing winery, Kokopelli wines are available in more than 550 retail locations. The 5200-square-foot restaurant houses a winery and wine bar, which pours Kokopelli’s wines by the glass or by the bottle.


Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool, operates Caduceus Cellars winery in Jerome.

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Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards 158 Main St., Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 639-9463 “Blood Into Wine” is a documentary about winery owners Maynard James Keenan’s and Eric Glomski’s embarkation into winemaking in the desert conditions of Arizona’s Verde Valley, and the success they’ve seen in the decade since its inception.

Alcantara Vineyards

3445 S. Grapevine Way, Verde Valley, AZ 86326 (888) 569-0756 Alcantara Vineyards, the first winery on the Verde River, is one of the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. Make it a day trip from the Phoenix or Scottsdale area. Check out the Arizona winery tours and tasting with an outstanding selection of wines, made right here in Arizona. The winery’s vineyards have more than 19,000 vines and offers 12 different varietals.


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Maverick Helicopters

Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Hwy. 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 261-4414 Maverick Helicopters offers a list of unique air tours for every attraction seeker. They have helicopter tours that will take you deep into the aweinspiring Grand Canyon.

Arizona Helicopter Adventures

1200 Airport Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 282-5141 Up-close, breathtaking tours by experienced pilots of all the wonders that this area has to offer. Three different package deals with eagle-eye views of Sedona. 102

Westwind Air Service

732 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027 (480) 991-5557 Scenic aerial and air/ground tours of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona.


The Arizona Air National Guard was founded by Barry Goldwater in 1946 and was integrated two years before President Truman’s military integration order.

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Red Rocks Bi-Plane Tours

Airport Location: 1225 Airport Rd #14 Sedona, AZ 86336 Uptown Location: 250 N State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 204-5939 Choose from four tours and view Sedona from above in the NEW Waco open cockpit Biplane!

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

3568 Airport Rd., Hwy. 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 635-7272 Since 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been showing guests the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

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Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 (623) 935-WILD (9453) Wildlife World Zoo has been an integral part of the West Valley for more than two decades, and with the opening of a multimillion-dollar aquarium, it just keeps getting better and better. The Zoo is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The aquarium is open to 9 p.m.) That means we are open every day and night of the year — even holidays.

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 273-1341 Guests can take a walk through Monkey Village, have an up-close encounter with a giraffe, ride a camel, hop aboard the Safari Train, learn about farm life at the petting zoo and enjoy several water-play features during spring and summer months. 104

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 Camp Verde Bridgeport Hwy Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-2840 At Out of Africa, you get a different view of wildlife. Here, exotic animals roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.


Grizzly bears lived in Arizona until sometime in the early twentieth century, when they were hunted to extinction in Arizona.

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1500 E. Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046 (928) 635-2289 Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment and all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy the wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble bighorn sheep to stealthy mountain lions and adorable bear cubs.

Reid Park Zoo

1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716 (520) 791-4022 Meet more than 400 animals — rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more. Venture into the African, Asian and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection — the full-flight, walkthrough aviary.


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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

3505 Camp Verde Bridgeport Hwy., Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-2840 At Out of Africa, you get a different view of wildlife. Exotic animals roam in spacious habitats, so you can see their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like the Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.



Castles ~n~ Coasters

9445 N. Metro Parkway East Phoenix, AZ 85051 (602) 997-7575 More than 18,000 square feet of arcades, 300 games, roller coasters, water rides, a miniature golf course and an old-fashioned carousel.

Amazing Jakes

1830 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 926-PIZZA (7499) All-you-can eat pizza, pasta and salad, train riding, carousel, go-karts, laser tag, rock wall, bumper cars and 12 lanes of galaxy bowling.


The Challenger Space Center’s Technology Flight Deck features more than $1 million in technology, including a Mission Control room designed after Johnson Space Center.


Challenger Space Center

21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382 (623) 322-2001 An exciting space-themed learning environment where students, families and others fly simulated space flight missions and more.

Rawhide Western Town At Wild Horse Pass 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 502-5600 Arizona’s largest Western-themed attraction, with desert stagecoach and train rides, rock climbing, mechanical bull and more. Theatrical performances include shootouts, gun twirling and musical performances.

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Legend City, located in what is now Papago Park, was Phoenix’s first theme park and was a regular destination for fun and wild west adventure. It closed in 1983.



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Pink Jeep Tours

Pink Jeep Tours

204 North State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 873-3662 (928) 282-5000 For over 50 years, Pink Jeep Tours have been thrilling visitors and residents with rides over the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona. With multiple tours to choose from, this is a must for the whole family.

Arizona Food Tours, A Taste of Old Scottsdale

(480) 293-4096 This walking tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at what makes Old Town Scottsdale a favorite destination — one delicious taste at a time.


Scottsdale Segway Tours

10105 E. Via Linda,Bldg. 103, Ste 244 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (855) SEG-TOUR (734-8687) Segway tours of Scottsdale’s Arts District, Civic Center Mall and the Waterfront that capture the culture, history and excitement of downtown Scottsdale.

Queen Mine Tour

478 Dart Rd., Bisbee, AZ 85603 (866) 432-2071 Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train deep into the mine and experience the life of the miners as they tell you how they toiled in the subterranean tunnels. Fun and educational for the whole family. Tours last about one hour and are offered five times a day, seven days a week.

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Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas Tours

100 Lake Shore Dr., Page, AZ 86040 (888) 896-3829 Whether you’re a seasoned houseboater or a first-timer, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas provides everything you need to have the vacation of a lifetime — from instruction and advice to sheets and towels.


No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house in Prescott.




Rainbow Ryders

1725 W. Williams Dr., Bldg. D, #39 Phoenix, AZ 85027 (623) 215-0354 The premiere balloon ride company in the Southwest, Rainbow Ryders offers scenic hot air balloon rides daily in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Fleur De Tucson Balloon Tours

Tucson, AZ (520) 403-8547 Each journey is unique, combining low-level views of the beautiful desert landscape, javelina, deer, bobcat, rabbits and red-tailed hawks, and spectacular panoramas from higher elevations. After landing, each flight is celebrated with a continental brunch. Season is from October 1 to April 1. 112

Hot Air Expeditions

Launch Site: Deer Valley Airport 704 W. Deer Valley Airport Phoenix, AZ 85027 (800) 831-7610 As you gently leave the Earth, you’ll be amazed at how light the balloon feels. During the flight you have an unobstructed 360-degree view to take excellent photographs.


The Arizona Balloon Club, as it is commonly known today, was founded in 1974 as the Gila & Salt River Base & Meridian Hot Air Balloon & Airship Ascension Social Society, Inc.

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Arizona Balloon Safaris

Exclusively in Tucson (520) 505-9647 There is no better way to see Arizona than by hot air balloon, floating silently over the majestic Sonoran Desert. Flying close to the ground, usually under 400 feet, you’ll be able to hear and see the sights and sounds of desert life.

Hot Air Balloon Company

Launch Site: Deer Valley Airport (800) 843-5987 The vast desert and the ideal Arizona weather make it the perfect environment for hot air ballooning. Watch your pilot gradually lower the balloon to inches above saguaro cacti and evergreen trees as you spot a coyote or jackrabbit. Flights end with the traditional champagne toast and brunch.



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AZ Raft Adventures

Salt River Rafting

US Hwy. 60 - AZ State Route 77 Mile Marker 293, Salt River Canyon, AZ 85501 (800) 472-5194 Salt River Rafting offers guided whitewater raft trips in Arizona’s spectacular Upper Salt River Canyon March through May.


The Colorado River no longer consistently reaches the Gulf of California because of water diversion upstream.


Colorado River Discovery

130 6th Ave., Page, AZ 86040 (888) 522-6644 Colorado River Discovery offers smoothwater float trips perfect for the entire family (ages four years and older).

Yuma River Tours

1920 Arizona Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364 (928) 783-4400 Offers a variety of jet boat tours, including day trips with stops at historic sites, student field trips, canoe trips, photography and birding trips, or custom charters. For a relaxing cruise, take a lunch or dinner cruise aboard the Colorado King sternwheeler.

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Arizona River Runners

P.O. Box 47788, Phoenix, AZ 85068 (800) 477-7238 Since 1970, Arizona River Runners has provided complete Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River.

Arizona Raft Adventures

4050 E. Huntington Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (800) 786-RAFT (7238) With an emphasis on adventure, education, and fun, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River allows you to see places you have never seen before, do things you’ve never done before, and awake every morning to beauty so breathtaking the images will last a lifetime.



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Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures

2395 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Rd., Bumble Bee, AZ 86333 (623) 374-0002 Horseback riding, cattle drives, nature hikes and Western dinners. Guided history-filled tours through Bumble Bee Creek, into the mountains and through the scenic Sonoran Desert. Guest accommodations are available.

Fort Mcdowell Adventures

14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 (480) 816-6465 Featuring hiking, biking, kayaking, Jeep tours, cattle drives, cultural heritage tours, team building and trail rides through the Verde River. Experience outdoor fun in the Valley of the Sun’s most pristine setting.

A Day in the West

Tanque Verde Ranch

M Diamond Ranch

14301 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 Tanque Verde Ranch offers trailriding adventures on horseback, mountain bike and on foot. With experienced guides to explore the Saguaro National Park and Rincon Mountains, you will experience the flora, fauna and wildlife of our beautiful desert location. All ranch activities are included in the rate. 116

252 N. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 973-3662 Start your adventure with a 4x4 Jeep tour through the beautiful high desert surrounding Sedona, then saddle-up for a scenic one-hour horseback ride on a 45,000-acre working cattle ranch. 3255 National Forest 618 Rd., Lake Montezuma, AZ 86335 (928) 300-6466 A working cattle ranch with cowboys who take you on trail rides and cookouts. The M Diamond Ranch provides the only horseback rides permitted by the Coconino National Forest in the Red Rock Ranger Distric tand is the only working ranch in the Sedona area that is open to guests.

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Paleontological evidence shows that the genus that includes horses evolved on the North American continent.


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It took 17 years for Lake Powell to fill the canyon to the high water mark (3,700 feet above sea level), giving America its second-largest, manmade lake.

The Dolly Steamboat

P.O. Box 977, Apache Junction, AZ 85117 (480) 827-9144 The Dolly Steamboat is a familyowned and operated business for more than 25 years, continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925 starting with the SS Geronimo. 118

Bluewater Jet Boat Tours

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas

Roosevelt Lake Marina

100 Lake Shore Dr., Page, AZ 86040 (888) 896-3829 Take a boat tour, a dinner cruise or rent a powerboat for a little exploring or to have a picnic with your family on a secluded beach — Lake Powell Resort has it all.

28085 N. AZ Hwy. 188, Roosevelt, AZ 85545 (602) 977-7170 It’s the largest lake in Central Arizona, consisting of 112 miles of shoreline and 22,000 acres of surface water — Roosevelt Lake. Head to the lake to water ski, fish, boat or camp.

Bartlett Lake Marina

Bluewater Jet Boat Tours

20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (480) 502-4354 Located in the heart of the Tonto National Forest, just 45 minutes north of downtown Phoenix, Bartlett Lake Marina offers fishing, boating and watersports; it’s a wonderful location for a weekend getaway with the family.

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70 London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (928) 855-7171 Enjoy breathtaking views as the tour travels up the Colorado River through the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. You’ll see places like Devils Elbow, interesting rock formations and 3,500-year-old Indian petroglyphs.


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Lone Butte Casino

Lone Butte Casino

1077 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) WIN-GILA (946-4452) Minutes from the Chandler/ Ahwatukee area, Lone Butte is the destination for the slot lover. Lone Butte has 850 of the newest slots, with classic reels and video slots, as well as video keno and video poker. Lone Butte also has live blackjack, with limits from $5 to $1,000, plus a state-of-the-art bingo hall. There are also six restaurants to choose from.

Fort McDowell Casino

10424 Ft. McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 800-THE-FORT (843-3678) Fort McDowell Casino offers some of the finest, most exciting gaming in the Southwest. Slots, keno, bingo, poker, black jack, and lunar bingo, which takes the traditional game to thrilling new heights.



Currently, there are 15 Tribes operating 23 casinos in Arizona. Another 6 Tribes do not have casinos but have slot machine rights they may lease to other Tribes.

Casino Arizona At Salt River

524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 850-7777 Offers more than 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming and entertainment. Amenities include 52 table games, 1,026 slot machines, keno, a high-limit lounge and a world-class showroom. Guests seeking food and refreshments can enjoy one of the facility’s five lounges and four restaurants.

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Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757 (855) 765-7829 Mediterranean architecture surrounds the gaming space, featuring 1,000 nickel, quarter, $1, $5 and multidenominational slot machines. The $100 million resort, with luxury rooms and suites, two new restaurants, a spa and 20,000 square feet of meeting space, opened on Nov. 11, 2011.

Cliff Castle Casino

555 W. Middle Verde Rd., Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-7900 You’ll find slot machines, poker, blackjack and other gaming options. Lodging and dining are also offered. Everything at Cliff Castle Casino is catered for comfort, from its spacious aisles to its extra-padded seats. The casino also includes a gourmet steakhouse, a gift shop and a 20-lane bowling center.



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Fiesta Bowl

Nascar Sprint Cup Series

7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323 (623) 772-2000 Held at the Phoenix International Raceway, the Sprint Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

WM Phoenix Open

7226 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 870-0163 One of the PGA’s premiere tour stops, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is a must-see tournament for all professional golf enthusiasts. 122

Fiesta Bowl

7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 350-0900 One of the largest events in college football, the Fiesta Bowl takes place at the start of the new year and is part of the Bowl Championship Series.

Cactus League Spring Training

Ten Valley stadiums (623) 773-8700 Watch your favorite West Coast baseball teams prepare for the fall season during spring training games. Ticket prices range from $6 to $23 dollars.

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More than three million out-of-state visitors have traveled to Arizona for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and its surrounding events during the Bowl's history.

Accenture Match Play Championship The Golf Club at Dove Mountain

13900 N. Dove Mountain Bldv., Marana, Arizona 85658 (520) 572-3500 The Accenture Match championship is a knockout event hosted in January and February that opens the world golf tournament season.

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Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

The Pavilions at Talking Stick Rock & Roll Car and Bike Show

20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Gate #3, Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) 842-7223 Channel champion race-car driver Bob Bondurant while learning tricks and honing skills to make you a better driver. Take a late model GM car out on a 1.6-mile racetrack with a professionally trained staff who will help you accomplish your driving goals

9175 E Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Every Saturday night beginning at 4:30 p.m. This casual, weekly event brings in anywhere between 250 and 500 cars and motorcycles! Stop by, have a look around, talk to the locals and visitors and then grab a bite to eat or see a movie around the Scottsdale Pavilions.

Octane Raceway

K1 Speed

9119 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (602) 302-7223 The self-proclaimed largest indoor racetrack in America, Octane Racing features two quarter-mile tracks and go-karts that drive up to 45 mph. 124

2425 S. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 275-5278 Go-kart racers can experience a professionally designed track at K1 Speed, as well as karts that go up to 45 mph.

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Barrett-Jackson Auction 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 421-6694 Barrett-Jackson’s nine-day classic car auction features more than 1,000 collector automobiles from around the country.


Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually.

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Adventures We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

18200 E. Toh Vee Cir., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 (480) 836-9000 Featuring views of the Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla Course, designed by Scott Miller and a second 18, the Saguaro Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Talking Stick Golf Club

9998 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 860-2221 Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, together as a design team, created the magic of Talking Stick. Located on and owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the north and south courses provide a serene yet challenging day of play.

GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC  Eagle Mountain Golf Club

14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (866) 863-1234 Located minutes from Scottsdale in the rugged McDowell Mountains of Fountain Hills, the Scott Millerdesigned Eagle Mountain Golf Club dramatically weaves its way through shaded box canyons and around majestic mountain peaks unique to this scenic corner of the Sonoran desert.

Grayhawk Golf Club

8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 502-1800 Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated daily-fee golf clubs, mostly because of Grayhawk’s two exceptional 18-hole golf courses – Talon and Raptor. Both have hosted high-profile events such as the Open (2007-2009).


Monument Express at Troon North

10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (480) 585-5300 Troon North Golf Club has created an executive 9-hole golf course called Monument Express. The course measures to more than 1,500 yards and offers two different par options based on each player’s experience and ability. The course can be played for a very affordable price. It’s great exercise and perfect for beginners, juniors and golfers of all skill levels. Free for kids 15 and under playing with an adult.


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BEAUTY & DAY SPAS 


Alvadora Spa

Spa Avania At Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 444-1234 Personalized treatments, mineral water therapy, synchronized music, YogaAway, diet and the antioxidants of fine teas are blended for an awakening experience at Spa Avania.

Mii Amo At Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 (888) 749-2137 This destination spa at Enchantment Resort offers a wide range of treatments, from facials to massages and spiritual readings, as well as fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and outdoor adventures.

Alvadora Spa At The Royal Palms Resort & Spa The Spa at Camelback Inn 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 977-6400 Old World ambiance melds with contemporary amenities, including a fitness center, professional massage therapy, pools, golf, biking and nearby hiking trails.


5402 E. Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (800) 922-2635 With a variety of massages, facials, body treatments, packages and specials available, including farm to treatment table experiences, the Spa at Camelback Inn allows you experience complete rejuvenation and relaxation.

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Famed song composer Irving Berlin penned many tunes, including “White Christmas” while sitting poolside at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

Amara Spa

100 Amara Lane Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-4828 Amara Spa offers a truly relaxing experience, surrounded by Red Rock Country. Take a dip in the zero-edge salt water pool, detox with an herb and mineral seaweed blend or enjoy a sacred stone massage, among other amenities.

Arizona Mills is like a vacation all its own. Home to more than 185 retailers like: 2b bebe, Forever 21, Gap Outlet, H&M, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Levi’s Outlet Store, NikeFactoryStore, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, and Tommy Hilfiger, Arizona Mills has always been the vacation place to shop with more stores, more brands, more value and more fun. So finding the perfect something for less will be a breeze. Now you can relax in style.

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Herberger Theater

Silverstar Play House

5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85205 (480) 325-6700 A sister theatre to Desert Star Playhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, this broadway-style theatre produces “original musical parodies with a melodramatic twist.”

Herberger Theater

222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8497 Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

(480) 499-TKTS (8587) 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Presenting dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.


The Phoenix Symphony first rehearsed in the band room of a high school.

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Phoenix Symphony

One North 1st St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 495-1999 The Phoenix Symphony offers an extraordinary array of musical experiences, from pop concerts to exhilarating selections of classical masterpieces that give the full symphonic treatment to music you love.

Orpheum Theater

15 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 556-1580 Northern Arizona’s premier live entertainment venue, Orpheum Theater is a local landmark in historic downtown Flagstaff that started as an old movie house. It continues to show films, hold events and is also a live music venue.


PARKS & MONUMENTS 


Montezuma Castle National Monument

P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-3322 An enduring legacy of the prehistoric Sinagua. The 20-room stone, timber and adobe dwelling is 80 percent intact, making it one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the U.S.

Petrified Forest National Park

1 Park Rd., Petrified Forest, AZ 86028 (928) 524-6228 History speaks volumes as you take in the spectacular scenery in the land where the surroundings have aged for 225 million years, turning wood into stone. The park is located in Northeast Arizona, and features one of the world’s largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

10 Organ Pipe Dr., Ajo, AZ 85321 (520) 387-6849 The monument exhibits an extraordinary collection of plants of the Sonoran Desert, including the organ pipe cactus, a large cactus rarely found in the U.S.


Saguaro National Park East 3693 S. Old Spanish Tr., Tucson, AZ 85730 (520) 733-5153 With districts skirting the east and west boundaries of Tucson, this national park is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world — the saguaro.

Monument Valley

Bldg. 36A E. Hwy. 264 at Route 12, Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-6647 monumentvalley.htm This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet, framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.

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“Montezuma Castle,” well-preserved cliffdwellings located near Camp Verde, is a misnomer. Emperor Montezuma of the Aztec Empire had nothing to do with the site.

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MUSEUMS 


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Musical Instrument Museum

Heard Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 478-6000 At the first global musicalinsturment museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-1222 The Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts, features popular exhibitions and a collection of more than 18,000 works. 134

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8848 Experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians in 10 world-class exhibit galleries, plus enjoy sculpture courtyards, superb dining and shopping for your own uniquely Southwestern gifts and art.

7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 874-4666 SMoCA is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture, and design.

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The Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the world’s largest nongovernment-funded aviation museums.

Pima Air & Space Museum

6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706 (520) 574-0462 Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum.

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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-1222 Explore the PhxArtKids gallery, photography exhibition and the Dorrance Sculpture Garden at the Phoenix Art Museum. The Museum’s restaurant, Palette, offers a great place to grab a bite to eat, and festivals, performances and educational programs are hosted throughout the year.

Sedona Arts Festival


In 1913, artist Jackson Pollock and his family lived on a small farm halfway between Phoenix and Tempe, where the north runway of Sky Harbor International Airport now sits.

First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix (602) 256-7539 First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. By starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Road on Central Avenue, participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route. 136

Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale (480) 990-3939 See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale.

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995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, AZ 86339 (928) 204-9456 The festival itself — which runs Oct. 12-13, 2013 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.

Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 837-5637 The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.



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Desert Ridge Marketplace

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Kierland Commons

7014-590 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-2140 Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers including Nordstrom,

15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 348-1577 An intimate, open-air lifestyle center with extensive landscaping, upscale shops and restaurants, walkways, patios and courtyards that invite pedestrian interaction.

Biltmore Fashion Park

Scottsdale Quarter

2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-8400 The original luxury shopping destination in Phoenix is a newly polished classic. Think Saks, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Apple and more. A delicious collection of restaurants, including True Food Kitchen and The Capital Grille, let you order up levels of flavorful virtue. 138

15279 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 270-8123 This new city district is one of the most unique shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in the Valley. With lounges, bars, movies, art and fashion shows, Scottsdale Quarter is a bustling hub of activity.

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Park Central Mall was the first shopping mall in Phoenix and is located on Central Avenue and Osborn Road. The property is currently known simply as Park Central.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 513-7586 Desert Ridge Marketplace delivers the ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues spread over 110 acres. The center’s 1.2 million square feet of retail space – home to more than 110 retailers and restaurants – bursts with color, energy and fun, creating a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination you’ll want to come back to again and again.

DISCOVER THE MAGIC! The best brands, the biggest selection, plus 1O% off * for visitors. Stop by any Macy’s nationwide and ask for your Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass*, good for 10% off* thousands of items throughout the store! Plus, we now ship to over 100 countries around the world, so you can enjoy international shipping online. For details, visit Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park Visitor Center: 2410 East Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ (602) 468-2100 Macy’s Scottsdale Fashion Square Visitor Center: 7014 East Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ (480) 840-0333 Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store.



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Lasting from 1973 to 2007, Arizona was the only state with official state neckwear, the bola tie.

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Arizona Mills

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 791-7300 Shopping isn’t the only thing you’ll find here. Take the whole family and enjoy the SEA LIFE Arizona aquarium, Harkins Theater IMAX and Rainforest Cafe.

Tanger Outlets at Westgate

6800 N. 95th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 877-9500 Tanger Outlets offers something for everyone in the West Valley, located near a variety of restaurants, a lively night scene, University of Phoenix Stadium and Arena. 140

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4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ 85086 (623) 465-9500 Over 60 designer shops fill this open-air shopping district, offering the perfect road stop when heading in or out of the valley.

Oakcreek Factory Outlet Stores

66001 S. Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 (602) 687-6764 The only retail outlet mall in Northern Arizona, located in the popular Sedona Oak Creek Village shopping mall.

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4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler, AZ 85226 Shop Phoenix Premium Outlets®, located in Chandler, and enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day at an amazing collection of designer and name-brand outlets including Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Elie Tahari, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nike, Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and much more. For complete information, including center hours, a complete list of stores and to join the free VIP Shopper Club, visit



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Cornelis Hollander Designs Inc.

4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 423-5000, Cornelis Hollander Designer is a well-established jewelry design company working to produce the finest quality jewelry and providing clients with custom designs.

Molina Fine Jeweler

3134 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-2055, With a “never say no” attitude, Molina Fine Jewelers delivers legendary service with a focus on quality.


In 1872, two men claimed to have found diamonds in southern Arizona, creating a mining frenzy and topdollar investors before the claim was debunked and now known as the Arizona Diamond Hoax.

E.D. Marshall Jewelers

10261 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 922-1968, Providing clients with Arizona’s largest selection of high-end gems since 1981, E.D. Marshall Jewelers produces original fine jewelry designs with a focus on craftsmanship.


Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers

7131 W. Ray Rd., #22 Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 763-1300, With a mission to create jewelry that is unique, beautiful and well crafted, Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers continues to offer exceptional service and is also one of the few retailers of Rolex watches in the state.

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Jewelry By Gauthier

4211 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-1707, Scott Gauthier is recognized as one of the most renowned jewelry designers in the country. Jewelry by Gauthier designs each piece uniquely and these highly-soughtafter pieces are worn by many well-known, public figures.


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