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ON A ROLL: Editor in Chief Michael Gossie prepares for a training ride at South Mountain in Phoenix. Each month on Silent Sunday, the park’s main access roadways are closed to motor vehicles, reserving them for the entire day for non-motorized uses.

Arizona packs adventures for everyone, every day More than a decade after moving to Arizona from my native 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 have a snowball fight in Flagstaff on the same day? Arizona offers something for everyone, every day. From hiking and biking to shopping and spas, Arizona provides the experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. That’s what Experience AZ is all about. We want to guide you to adventures and experiences that will make your visit to Arizona one 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 and riding at South Mountain on “Silent Sundays.” Relaxing at Briar Patch in Sedona. Cheering on the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. 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 toward a visit 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 azbigmedia.com so others can share your amazing memories.

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CONTENTS Chambers of Commerce Glendale..................................................................... 10 Calendars January................................................................ 20, 22 February..................................................................... 24 March......................................................................... 26 April............................................................................ 28 May/June.............................................................. 30, 32 Accommodations Northern Arizona........................................................ 34 Southern Arizona....................................................... 36 East Valley.................................................................. 38 Stay & Play................................................................. 40 Uniquely AZ................................................................ 42 Dude Ranches........................................................... 44 Bed & Breakfast......................................................... 46 Casino Resort Destinations....................................... 48 Restaurants Local Favorites........................................................... 50 Steaks & Chops......................................................... 52 Mexican...................................................................... 54 American Contemporary........................................... 56 Southwestern American............................................ 58 Italian.......................................................................... 60 Seafood...................................................................... 62 Adventures Southern AZ Must Do’s.............................................. 64 Central AZ Must Do’s................................................. 66 Grand Canyon............................................................ 68 Northern AZ Must Do’s.............................................. 70 Day Trips.................................................................... 72 Arizona Great Getaways............................................ 74 Hiking......................................................................... 76 Best Places to Take Kids........................................... 78 Native American Experiences.................................... 80 Performing Arts.......................................................... 82 Air Tours..................................................................... 84 Animal Parks.............................................................. 86 Family Fun Spots....................................................... 88 AZ Tours..................................................................... 90 River Rafting............................................................... 92 Trail Riding................................................................. 94 Lake Activities............................................................ 96 Casinos...................................................................... 98 Sporting Events........................................................ 100 Golf Courses - Public............................................... 102 Auto Attractions....................................................... 104 Beauty & Day Spas.................................................. 106 Wineries................................................................... 108 Parks & Monuments..................................................110 Museums...................................................................112 Jewelers....................................................................114 Outlet Malls...............................................................116 Malls..........................................................................118 8

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GLENDALE Historic Downtown Glendale

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 neverending 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 January Glendale Glitter & Glow February Glendale Chocolate Affaire March Paris in the Spring April Sidewalk & Yard Sale May Mother’s Day Event June Summer Band Concerts July Summer Band Concerts August Dog Days of Summer September Teddy Bear Day October Front Porch Festival November Holiday Open House Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend December Glendale Glitters Holiday Weekend

For more Info Glendale Visitor Center Boasting a countless collection of free local, regional and statewide maps, brochures and travel information, the Glendale Visitor Center is the first place to start your journey. GLENDALE VISITOR CENTER 5800 W. Glenn Dr., #140 Glendale, AZ 85301 (623) 930-4500 / (877) 800-2601 VisitGlendale.com

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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-turned-specialty 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 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 openair 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.

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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.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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 1,185-acre 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.

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Glendale has grown into a true sports destination with the Jobing. com 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.

ARTS & CULTURE Glendale Police Museum 6835 N. 57th Dr. (623) 930-3486 GlendaleAZ.com 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 GlendaleAZ.com Discover one of Glendale’s best-kept 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 GlendaleAZ.com 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 of more than 8,000 hotel rooms within a 15-mile radius, ranging from four - and - five star luxury properties to modest accommodations. Glendale accommodations are conveniently located within easy access to mustsee attractions. Visit VisitGlendale. com for a list of great places to stay.

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You’ll Love Every Minute Glendale, AZ & the West Valley It is more than a perfect blend of the old and the new, the wild and the tame, the luxurious and the rustic. With so much to see and do, you’ll love every minute of your visit. Call us for your personalized itinerary at 623.930.4500. Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau 5800 W. Glenn Dr., Suite 140, Glendale, AZ 85301 Stop in for a free tote to fill with all your great finds.* VisitGlendale.com

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Stop by Macy’s and ask for your Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass*, good for 10% off* thousands of items throughout the store! To learn more about all that we have to offer, click on visitmacysusa.com Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park 2410 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016 Macy’s Scottsdale Fashion Square 7014 East Camelback Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store.

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Here are some ideas about places to go and things to do on public land in Arizona:

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Cowboys

Cowboy skills, cowboy conversations, cowboy music are part of the annual roundup at the Empire Ranch in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. http://go.usa.gov/ys3Y

The Harquahala Mountain Back Country Byway is a rugged and challenging ride opportunity for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. The landscape is the magnificent Sonoran Desert. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep. http://go.usa.gov/ys3w

Water

Water offers lots of attractions. Float the Gila Box. Hike along the San Pedro or Agua Fria Rivers. Boat, swim, and water ski in the freshwater wonderland that is Lake Havasu. Fish in Soap Creek Canyon. http://go.usa.gov/ysc5

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The warm, wonderful winters in western Arizona are a magnet for RVers. The 11,400-acre La Posa Long Term Visitor Area is a perfect home on the road at a reasonable cost. http://go.usa.gov/ys3e

Attention snowbirds, visitors and full-time residents: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has something to offer you in Arizona. The BLM manages 12.2 million acres of federal lands in Arizona, the equivalent of the combined land in all of New Hampshire and Vermont. This public land is managed for multiple uses, such as livestock grazing, mining, and renewable energy. Much BLM-managed land is available for recreational uses, such as hiking, fishing, gathering with friends in RV parks, rockhounding and birdwatching. 16 Vote and learn more at azBIGmedia.com

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Rufous Rufous hummingbirds hummingbirds and and California California condors condors are among hundreds of bird are among hundreds of bird species species that that can can be be seen seen in in Arizona. Arizona. View View aa California California condor condor release release in in the the fall fall in in northern northern Arizona. Arizona. http://go.usa.gov/ysxP http://go.usa.gov/ysxP

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Find the Missing Piece in Your Life! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protects and manages wild horses and burros across ten western states. These living symbols of the West have virtually no natural predators and their herd sizes can double every four years. As a result, their population exceeds the number that can exist in balance with nature. To help restore this balance, the BLM gathers some wild horses and burros and offers them for adoption to people who provide humane, long-term care.


Consider adopting a wild horse or burro at the Friday Adoptions at the New Training & Holding Facility in Florence, Arizona Directions: Take US 60 to exit 212 / SR 79, south 16 miles to E. Butte Ave., east 1.5 miles on Butte Avenue. No signs to the Facility. To learn how you can adopt a wild horse or burro, contact: Bureau of Land Management 1-866-4 MUSTANGS http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/whb.html


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Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Jan. 10-18 (480) 421-6694 barrett-jackson.com For nearly four decades, the BarrettJackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles. From classic and one-of-a-kind vehicles to exotics and muscle cars, Barrett-Jackson attracts only the best.

Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale Collector Automobile Auction Jan. 14-18 (602) 252-2697 russoandsteele.com Specializing in selling the most desirable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles since the year 2000, Russo and Steele’s 15th anniversary Scottsdale event will deliver more than 750 of the finest classic cars available today.

Arizona Bach Festival Jan. 11-25 (602) 357-4224 arizonabachfestival.org A free arts and crafts event in Mesa with music and fun for the whole family.

Arizona Fine Art Expo Jan. 16-March 29 (480) 837-7163 arizonafineartexpo.com For more than 70 days, seven days a week, in January, February and March, local residents and Arizona visitors are invited to enjoy the work of more than 100 world-class artists at the Arizona Fine Art Expo.

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Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival Jan. 16-18, Feb. 27-March 1 (480) 837- 5637 thunderbirdartists.com/carefree The streets of downtown Carefree are closed for Thunderbird Artists festivals, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Terry Bradshaw - America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters Jan. 22–Jan. 23 (480) 499-8587 scottsdaleperformingarts.org Terry Bradshaw takes to the stage in this unforgettable show of comedy, storytelling and singing. Bradshaw shares his entertaining life stories – divided into “four quarters.”


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Talking Stick Festival Jan. 22–24 (480) 362-6636 talkingstickarizona.com The Talking Stick Festival, designed for all ages, welcomes you to experience all the excitement of this unique entertainment corridor. Festivities at this destination celebration include a Native American chalk walk, dance performances, an indigenous film screening and more.

Hall of Fame Players Super Bowl Golf Classic Jan. 29 (770) 478 - 2096 hofplayersevents.org Hosted by 30 Pro Football Hall of Famers. Each foursome will have a Hall of Fame player as the team captain.

Travis Tritt at Chandler Center for the Arts Jan. 25 (480) 782-2680 chandlercenter.org Over the three-day festival, thousands enjoy an up close and personal evening of music with two-time Grammy winning and three-time CMA winning country artist Travis Tritt. Since Tritt started this special acoustic tour, many people have left his concerts in awe of his beautiful singing and his exceptional guitar playing.

All Star Benefit Concert Jan. 29 (770) 478 - 2096 hofplayersevents.org Hosted by Randall McDaniel, Pro Football Hall of Famer, and NFL legend Kurt Warner. They will be joined by 27 Hall of Fame players and 25 NFL legends. Arizona Indian Festival Jan. 29–31 arizonaindiantourism.org Experience a very unique showcase of authentic culture and resources of the diverse American Indian tribes of Arizona. Enjoy traditional story — telling, dance, music and food daily.

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Glendale Chocolate Affaire Jan. 30-31 (623) 930-2299 glendaleaz.com/events The Glendale Chocolate Affaire takes over downtown Glendale to create a chocolate-lover’s dream. Chocolate purveyors from Arizona and around the nation gather in Glendale for this awardwinning festival, which celebrates not only chocolate, but romance and the arts as well.

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Hashknife Pony Express Jan. 30 hashknifeponyexpress.com More than two dozen riders in authentic cowboy clothing carry the mail, relaying bags along the route. Beginning in historic Holbrook, the horseback mail route covers more than 200 miles and ends at the Hashknife Pony Express Statue in downtown Scottsdale.

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Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature Feb. 3 (480) 499-8587 scottsdaleperformingarts.org For more than 25 years, Wendy Whelan has been captivating audiences of the New York City Ballet with her elegant yet thrilling movement and her exacting, intelligent approach to performing. “Burning in the Night: A Hobo’s Song” Feb. 6-8 (480) 644-6500 mesaartscenter.com Telling the tales of a Hobo, one of the many who rode the rails of America in the 1930s looking for work, this incredible story is based on the 24

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Superb Owl Shuffle 5K Run Feb. 1 (480) 331-5706 superbowlshuffle.org Get your game face on! Start Super Bowl Sunday morning right with a footballthemed tailgate party, fitness “Endzone” expo and 5K race through beautiful Kiwanis Park in Tempe. There will be chip-timed race, fun run and 100-yard kids’ blitz — something for everyone.

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experiences of Dale Wasserman, the award-winning playwright best known for “Man of La Mancha” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Arizona Renaissance Festival Feb. 7-March 29 (520) 463-2600 renfestinfo.com Don’t miss Raucous Revelry at the 27th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, daylong family adventure. “The King and I” Through Feb. 8 (623) 776-8400 azbroadway.org The musical is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

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Feb. 12-22 (480) 515-1500 scottsdaleshow.com The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld in north Scottsdale and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Arizona Beer Week 2015 Feb. 12-21 arizonabeerweek.com You can enjoy a little hair o’ the dog throughout the week as dozens of the state’s best breweries collaborate to bring craft brew connoisseurs food pairings, tap takeovers, pub crawls, special giveaways, meet the brewer nights and other events that pay homage to craft beer in Arizona. Amazing Arizona Comic Con Feb. 13-15 amazingarizonacomiccon.com The latest and greatest from the world of comic books. Appearing will be Greg Capullo, Steve McNiven, Mark Bagley, George Perez and more. There will also be exhibitors, an artist alley and autograph sessions at the Phoenix Convention Center.


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The Camping World/ Good Sam Rally Through March 1 (800) 701-1399 therally.com This event brings together thousands of RV enthusiasts from all over the country to celebrate the RV lifestyle, enjoy fun activities, seminars, prizes and quality time with family and friends. “The Magic Flute” Through March 1 (602) 266-7464 azopera.org Mozart’s beloved tale follows Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno on an adventure to rescue Princess Pamina. Mozart’s final masterpiece is a look at man’s search for love and his struggle to attain wisdom. Scottsdale ArtWalk March 5 scottsdalegalleries.com Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale. “America’s Original ArtWalk,” this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening. Artlink First Fridays March 6 (602) 256-7539 artlinkphoenix.com Enjoy the spirit and culture of Greater

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Downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour more than 70 art galleries, venues and related spaces. My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge March 7 (888) 754-7017 salsachallenge.com The My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a culinary event featuring restaurants, businesses and individuals competing to make the best salsa in their category. Over 80 competitors prepare fresh salsa on-site in either the mild or hot category. Cesar Millan at Chandler Center for the Arts March 7 (480) 782-2680 chandlercenter.org The Dog Whisperer touches upon his life experiences and teaches the audience at his live shows how to apply his proven techniques to the training and rehabilitation of dogs in a fun and interactive experience for the whole family.

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Ostrich Festival March 13-15 (901) 867-7007 ostrichfestival.com Celebrating the history of the Chandler Ostrich farms, the annual festival features spectacular midway rides, musical performances, “meet-and-greet” opportunities with stars and the best in fair food — including ostrich burgers. Fashioned in America Through March 15 (602) 257-1222 phxart.org Fashioned in America, is an exhibition about how economics, ecology and labor ethics are driving a revival of fashion designs made in the United States.

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Scottsdale Home & Travel Show March 28-29 WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 exposaz.com Are you looking for ways to turn your house into your dream home? Or are you dreaming of finding that ideal getaway that’s the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation? You’ll be able to do both with one stop at the Scottsdale Home & Travel Show.


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Phoenix Film Festival Through April 2 phoenixfilmfestival.com Arizona Broadway Theatre’s New Mel The Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 150 feature films and shorts. Attendees will be a part of screenings and Q&A sessions with producers, directors and talent.

Native Trails April 2 and 4 (480) 499-8587 scottsdaleperformingarts.org Native Trails is a free outdoor festival celebrating the Native American cultures. Each event brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances and authentic attire to share the stories of Southwest tribes, including the Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Akimel Au-Authm and San Carlos Apache. 28

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“Les Miserables” Through April 4 (623) 776-8400 azbroadway.org “Les Miserables,” is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child.

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 7-12 (480) 945-7193 scottsdalefest.org This year’s festival will feature a host of events from cooking demonstrations by some of the nation’s top chefs to a one-of-a-kind James Beard out-ofthe-house dinner. No matter what kind of culinary experience you crave, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival has something for everyone. Phoenix Pride Festival April 11-12 (602) 277-7433 phoenixpride.org The Phoenix Pride festival features more than 150 entertainment performances on five stages. The festival brings a variety of food vendors as well as an Arts Expo, Johnny Rockets, Kids Zone, 1n10’s Youth Space and Lakeside Wedding Chapel for private and mass commitment ceremonies.

Winemaker Dinner Series April 17-18 wigwamarizona.com Sip and savor at The Wigwam during the intimate “Winemaker Dinner Series” featuring an exclusive four-

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course dinner presented by Executive Chef Rich Hinojosa, a certified second level sommelier. Fourth Annual Southeast AZ Wine Growers Festival April 18-19 (520) 455-5582 kj-vineyards.com In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the fourth annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona wineries in one location. “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” April 20-May 17 (602) 256-6995 arizonatheatre.org In a performance that explodes with color, Picasso’s most intimate thoughts rip through the air with each thundering brushstroke as Siguenza creates six new masterpieces live on stage in this Arizona premiere.


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McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show at The Pavilions Ongoing every Saturday thepavilionsattalkingstick.com This is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles. This free open-air event is complete with ‘50s era music provided by “Party Time DJs.” An average night showcases 250 to 500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles.

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“The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor” May 1-23 azirishlibrary.org The exhibition examines the intersection and divergence of ranch life and bench life, and features family and public life photos, ranch artifacts on loan from the Day family, items on loan from the O’Connor family and selected editorials.

All Balanchine Through May 3 (602) 381-1096 balletaz.org “Allegro Brillante,” according to Balanchine himself, this work, with its vigorous pace and precision timing, “contains everything I know about classical ballet in 13 minutes.” Also preformed are “Stravinsky Violin Concerto” and “La Sonnambula,” the dark, mysterious tale of the beautiful sleepwalker who entrances a poet with tragic consequences.

Spring Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden Through May 10 (480) 481-8188 dbg.org Don’t miss out on the chance to spend

Carnival of Illusion Through May 30 (480) 359-7469 carnivalofillusion.com Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun and celebrate a magical night out. Carnival of Illusion revitalizes magic by

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blending an “Around the World in 80 Minutes” international travel theme with the charms of a vaudeville-inspired road show, magic and mystery. Salt River Whitewater Rafting Through May 31 azroa.org Salt River whitewater rafting season on the White Mountain Apache Reservation — not the tubing section of river — offers half-day, full-day, and overnight wilderness trips of up to five days. Cinco de Mayo Festival & Chihuahua Races 2015 dates TBA (480) 310-2018 chandleraz.gov The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival presented by Si Se Puede Foundation honors the Hispanic community’s many contributions to the City of Chandler. The festival also features the popular Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the Chihuahua Race’s king and queen Chihuahua.


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Ride the Vortex 2015 dates TBA nationalmssociety.org Bike MS: Ride the Vortex is Arizona’s premier cycling event with route options for every level of cyclist, ranging from 30 to 150 miles. A fantastic festival awaits you on Saturday after the ride with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun entertainment. Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration May 19 (480) 965-3434 asugammage.com The musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with a signature style. Wyatt Earp Days May 22-24 (520) 457-3511 wyattearpdays.com Tombstone Arizona celebrates its long and colorful history throughout the

year with many events that bring the town of Tombstone and its varied history to life. Wyatt Earp Days activities include gunfights and skits in the street, chili cook-off, hangings, street entertainment, look-alike contests and an 1880’s fashion show. “The Little Mermaid” May 22-June 21 (623) 776-8400 azbroadway.org Ariel’s magical, underwater kingdom comes to vibrant life with state-of-theart effects and brilliant costumes in this family-friendly gem. “The Phantom Of The Opera” May 27-June 7 (480) 965-3434 asugammage.com Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, “The Phantom Of The Opera,” will come to Tempe as part of a brand new North American tour. This “Phantom” features a new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®winning original costume design by

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Scottsdale Beat the Heat Race June 27 scottsdalebeattheheat.com Scottsdale Beat the Heat is the ultimate challenge. The 11.22k/5k race and walk starts at 2:47 p.m., the time when once upon a time, the thermometer struck 122 degrees. Can you take the heat? Prescott Frontier Days June 29-July 5 (928) 717-0094 worldsoldestrodeo.com Since 1888, folks have come from miles around to see what the ruckus in Prescott was all about. Every year that ruckus gets bigger, the contestants more daring and bold. When the bulls, the horses and the clowns come to town ... well, let’s just say you’ll want to see what’s kicking up all that dust.

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TOP 5 | accommodations NORTHERN ARIZONA

Camelback Inn

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Hassayampa Inn

Jerome Grand Hotel

100 Amara Ln. Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-4828 amararesort.com

122 E. Gurley St. Prescott, AZ 86301 (928) 778-9434 hassayampainn.com

200 Hill St. Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 634-8200 jeromegrandhotel.com

Set against a superb backdrop of red-rock buttes and steps from the banks of Oak Creek, this Arizona hotel offers breathtaking views and is just a block from uptown Sedona’s shopping and restaurants.

Enchantment Resort 525 Boynton Canyon Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 826-4180 enchantmentresort.com

Since 1927, when writers and artists were drawn to the stunning landscapes of the Southwest, the Hassayampa Inn has been the “Grand Jewel of Prescott,” a fashionable resort for the wellheeled. Georgia O’Keeffe stayed there. So did D.H. Lawrence, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Tom Mix and Will Rogers.

This 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.

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

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301 L’Auberge Ln. Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 905-5745 lauberge.com

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The Jerome Grand Hotel was originally constructed in 1926 under the name United Verde Hospital. After the United Verde Hospital became the Jerome Grand Hotel, many alleged hauntings began to occur and it has become a quite popular destination for amateur ghost hunters.

L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Condé 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.

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Canyon Ranch 8600 E. Rockcliff Rd. Tucson, AZ 85750 (800) 742-9000

canyonranch.com Canyon Ranch offers dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments.

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The Miraval experience includes fresh locally sourced ingredients to make flavorful food, growth and development activities that make the heart pump, fabulous spa services that ignite the senses and an unrivaled team of wellbeing specialists to help make positive and lasting change in your life. 36

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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Loews 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.

Miraval Resort & Spa 5000 E. VĂ­a Estancia Miraval Tucson, AZ 85739 (800) 232-3969 miravalresorts.com

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Radisson Suites Tucson 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 721-7100 radissontucson.com

Nestled in an upscale midtown neighborhood, the Radisson Suites Tucson is perfect for travelers who want to explore the rich culture and beautiful scenery of the Southwest. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, wireless Internet and an oversized pool.

Westward Look Resort The 1853 Gadsden Purchase, consisting of parts of southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, was the last territorial acquisition of the contiguous United States.

245 E. Ina Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704 (800) 722-2500 westwardlook.com

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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TOP 5 | accommodations EAst valley Aloft Tempe 951 E. Playa Del Norte Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 621-3300 alofttempe.com

The hotel offers modern, state-of-theart facilities and is the first LEED Certified hotel in the state of Arizona. It’s located a short walk from Tempe Town Lake, near eclectic shops and restaurants, and Arizona State University is just a few blocks away.

Best Western Plus InnSuites Hotel & Suites Locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Yuma (800) 842-4242 innsuites.com

Stay where comfort meets value at InnSuites Hotels. InnSuites Hotel & Suites offers hotel deals and accommodations with award-winning value at all of its locations. InnSuites Hotels is certain to please the busy executive and the leisure traveler with its amenities and free extras.

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Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes

Arizona Golf Resort Hotel & Conference Center

2000 W. Westcourt Way Tempe, AZ 85282 (800) 228-9290 marriott.com

425 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206 (480) 832-3202 arizonagolfresort.com

Set against an inspiring backdrop of a majestic hillside butte with breathtaking panoramic views of blue skies and desert sunsets, the resort attracts attendees with its cascading waterfalls, sparkling pools, first class dining and exceptional meeting facilities.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226 (602) 225-0100 wildhorsepassresort.com

Convenient location with 186 resort rooms, on-site championship golf course and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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Arizona’s premier Native Americanowned luxury resort boasts 500 culturally themed rooms, 36-hole Troon North Golf Club, the Aji spa, four pools, a 111-foot waterslide, Koli Equestrian Center and Rawhide, an 1880s Western town theme park.

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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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Hotel Tempe / Phoenix Airport InnSuites Hotel & Suites 1651 W Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 P 480.897.7900 www.hoteltempephoenix.com

Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites Conference Suite Resort 475 N Granada Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 P 520.622.3000 www.hoteltucsoncitycenter.com

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Apache Gold Casino Resort

Hwy. 70, 5 miles east of Globe San Carlos, AZ 85550 (800) 272-2438 apache-gold-casino.com

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Hotel Palomar Phoenix, a Kimpton Hotel 2 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 253-6633 kimptonhotels.com

Palomar’s perfect downtown Phoenix location provides so many options for fun activities that it turns downtown Phoenix into a place to go to get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything. 40

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

Fort McDowell Casino 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 (800) 843-3678 fortmcdowellcasino.com

Situated in Fort McDowell, We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center is close to We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Desert Canyon Golf Club and the famed Fountain Hills Fountain. Additional area attractions include Eagle Mountain Golf Course and SunRidge Canyon Golf Club.

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FireSky Resort & Spa 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945-7666 kimptonhotels.com

FireSky evokes nature’s four elements (earth, air, fire and water) and somehow encourages downtime. You can remain horizontal by its pools for days, but also offer golf, tennis, high desert horseback riding and hiking in all directions.

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 22181 Resort Blvd. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 856-7200 twinarrows.com

Twin Arrows, located east of Flagstaff, is northern Arizona’s premier casino resort destination, offering luxury amenities and best-in-class gaming.


TOP 5 | accommodations uniquely Arizona Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 2400 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (800) 950-0086 arizonabiltmore.com

Hermosa Inn

La Posada

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (602) 955-8614 hermosainn.com

303 E. 2nd St. Winslow, AZ 86047 (928) 289-4366 laposada.org

An Arizona landmark since its opening on Feb. 23, 1929, when it was crowned The Jewel of the Desert.

In-room fireplaces, secluded patios, hand-painted Mexican tile, HDTVs, high-speed internet, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and Lon’s at the Hermosa.

Rancho De Los Caballeros Hotel

The Grand Canyon Caverns, Cavern Motel Room

1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd. Wickenburg, AZ (928) 684-5484 ranchodeloscaballeros.com

On Route 66 at mile marker 115, nine miles east of Peach Springs, Ariz. (928) 422-3223 gccaverns.com

Rancho de los Caballeros isn’t your average dude ranch. It’s a historic ranch resort with the soul of a bed and breakfast. The ranch offers full resort amenities and privacy, with the charm and intimacy of yesteryear—it’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name and your favorite horse.

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Imagine, if you can, spending the night in the oldest, darkest, deepest, quietest, and largest suite room in the world. You take the elevator 22 stories underground and spend the night in a place so quiet and dark, so large and so old, and so alone. It is not for everyone, but if you have the desire and will, you can do this.

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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. It offers guests three gardens (Sunken, Rose and Potager), a wedding terrace and the fabulous Turquoise Restaurant.

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The Phoenician hotel was founded by Charles Keating, a primary figure in the savings and loan crisis.

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TOP 5 | accommodations DUDE RANCHES Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures 23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Rd. Bumble Bee, AZ 86333 (623) 374-0002 bumblebeeranch.com

Rancho De La Osa

Rancho de los Caballeros

1 La Osa Ranch Rd. Sasabe, AZ 85633 (520) 823-4257 ranchodelaosa.com

1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd. Wickenburg, AZ 85390 (800) 684-5030 ranchodeloscaballeros.com

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.

This intimate 300-year-old 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.

Lazy K Bar Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch

8401 N. Scenic Dr. Tucson, AZ 85743 (520) 299-RIDE (7433) lazykbarranch.com

14301 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 tanqueverderanch.com

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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The Jay-Six Ranch outside Benson, hired John F. Kennedy as a ranch hand in 1936.

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TOP 5 | accommodations BED & BREAKFAST Briar Patch Inn 3190 N. State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-2342 briarpatchinn.com

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.

Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge 8067 N, State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-3343 garlandslodge.com

Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge is a unique, historic and acclaimed American-plan lodge cradled in Oak Creek Canyon. Open March 29 through Nov. 17, 16 simple cabins dot the lush 10-acre property. Afternoon tea, gourmet dinner and breakfast are included in your stay.

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Molly Butler Lodge 109 Main St. Greer, AZ 85927 (928) 735-7617 mollybutlerlodge.com

940 N. Olsen Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 318-4644 aroseinn.com

Originally built in 1933, the Adobe Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood in central Tucson, just two blocks east of the University of Arizona, and offers six unique rooms, all with private baths.

Adobe Village Graham Inn

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150 Canyon Circle Dr. Sedona, AZ 86351 (928) 284-1425 adobevillagegrahaminn.com

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

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Molly Butler boasts more than 50 unique cabin rentals with a variety of amenities throughout Greer’s beautiful woodlands. The charming and historic Molly Butler Lodge also offers one of the best dining experiences in all of the Southwest.

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Briar Patch Inn Cabins in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Arizona

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9-acre oasis nestled in Oak Creek Canyon along the lush banks of Oak Creek. Nineteen Cabins with Southwestern charm and Native American Art, fireplaces, kitchens and private patios. A healthy, homemade breakfast is included each morning and can be enjoyed creekside with live music in the summer or fireside in the lodge during the winter months. Relax with a soothing massage in our creekside gazebo after your hike in the spectacular Sedona wilderness. Sunset Magazine The West’s Best Cabins 2014 Top Choices Fodor’s & Frommers #1 B & B Ranking Arizona 2013 & 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 3190 N. State Route 89A Sedona Arizona, 86336 www.briarpatchinn.com 888.809.3030


TOP 5 | accommodations CASINO RESORT DESTINATIONS Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 850-7777 talkingstickresort.com

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.

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 22181 Resort Blvd. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 856-7200 twinarrows.com

Twin Arrows, located east of Flagstaff, is northern Arizona’s premier casino resort destination, offering luxury amenities and bestin-class gaming.

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Apache Gold Casino Resort

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Hwy. 70, 5 miles east of Globe San Carlos, AZ 85550 (800) 272-2438 apache-gold-casino.com

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) WIN-GILA (946-4452) wingilariver.com

On-site Apache Gold Casino Resort is a 146-room hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course, convention center, nearby fishing and sightseeing.

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.

Casino Del Sol Resort 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85757 (855) 765-7829 casinodelsol.com

Mediterranean architecture surrounds the gaming space, featuring 1,000 nickel, quarter, $1, $5 and multi-denominational slot machines. The $100 million resort, with luxury rooms and suites, has two new restaurants, a spa and 240,000-square-feet of meeting space.

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3800 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945-1220 cornishpastyco.com

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (602) 955-7878 hermosainn.com/lons

6335 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 287-8900 richardsonsnm.com

Cornwall native Dean Thomas confesses to eating at least five pasties a week when he was growing up in Saltash, Cornwall. Dean still remembers every Friday he would go over to his ‘Nans’(Grandmas) house for pasties. Apparently, “They were bloody ansome!”

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Binkley’s Restaurant 6920 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 437-1072 binkleysrestaurant.com

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This expensive Paradise Valley new American restaurant offers phenomenal views of Camelback Mountain from the patio and unique fare that ranges from melt-in-yourmouth braised beef ribs to a don’tmiss brunch.

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The Stockyards 5009 E. Washington St., #115 Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 273-7378 stockyardssteakhouse.com

In 1947, The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, opened its doors for the first time with a menu focused solely on its historical past: beef. Staying true to its heritage, The Stockyards’ menu continues to feature only the finest corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib.

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


TOP 5 | Restaurants STEAKS AND CHOPS Bourbon Steak 7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 513-6002 scottsdaleprincess.com

Award-winning Chef Michael Mina presents an upscale, contemporary American steakhouse like no other. Indulge in a tantalizing menu at a restaurant that serves only American Kobe and certified allnatural Angus beef.

Cholla Steakhouse 524 N. 92nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 850-7736 casinoarizona.com

Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge offers one of Scottsdale’s best finedining experiences in an intimate, upscale environment. Its menu includes such favorites as crab-stuffed prawns, strawberry fields salad, New York steak and elk tenderloin.

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Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

BLT Steak 5402 E. Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 905-7979 bltscottsdale.com

3101 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-3666 donovanssteakhouse.com

Donovan’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. USDA prime steaks reign supreme. Mouth-watering steakhouse fare. A depth of wine variety that has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Five locations in Arizona (480) 596-8265 (Scottsdale) flemingssteakhouse.com

This modern American steakhouse integrates traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with those of a chic boîte. Scottsdale’s BLT Steak has the personal stamp of the acclaimed Chef Laurent Tourondel, who was named “2007 Restaurateur of the Year” by Bon Appétit magazine.

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For the best regional cuisine in an intimate setting any day of the week, make the Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge your prime choice. Enjoy mouth-watering, eclectic dishes such as Crab-Stuffed Jumbo Prawns, Bacon-Wrapped Elk Tenderloin and our signature Steak and Lobster Tail.

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TOP 5 | Restaurants MEXICAN Aunt Chilada’s

Barrio Cafe

Macayo’s

7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 944-1286 auntchiladas.com

2814 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 636-0240 barriocafe.com

4001 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 264-6141 (13 other Arizona locations) macayo.com

Nestled in the shadow of the Squaw Peak Mountain, Aunt Chilada’s is an historic landmark that was constructed in the 1890s from desert stone and railroad ties. Today, Aunt Chilada’s carries on that century old tradition of heartfelt Southwestern hospitality.

Milagro Grill 4280 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 773-5844 milagrogrillaz.com

Milagro means “miracle” in Spanish. Milagro Grill created a new, fresh take on Mexican food in a contemporary, casual environment. Operated by a family with more than 68 years of restaurant experience, Milagro is an Arizona Taco Festival champion.

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La Hacienda 7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 585-4848 ext. 7320 scottsdaleprincess.com

Richard Sandoval brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Mexico into the culinary spotlight, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican cuisine with timeless European cooking techniques.

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With a focus on community involvement and fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen grows its own farm-fresh chiles, blends them into delicious signature recipes and delivers each meal with unmatched hospitality. You will taste the 68 years of tradition in every dish.

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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 Esparza’s original creations in an unpretentious atmosphere.

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3717 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 954-1700 beckettstable.com

6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 276-0601 quiessencerestaurant.com

5700 E. McDonald Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 245-2051 sanctuaryoncamelback.com

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Chef Justin Beckett has created a menu that features a hearty assortment of seasonal, American dishes. The neighborhood restaurant is a safe haven for sophisticated foodies and families alike. Expect incredible comfort food and service without pretension or fluff.

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Featuring one of the Valley’s only true “daily menus,” Quiessence invites guests to savor awardwinning handcrafted contemporary American cuisine inspired by tradition and seasonality.

Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at elements a Sanctuary on Camelback highlight.

The House Brasserie 6936 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 634-1600 thehousebrasserie.com

Tucked away in a shaded corner of Old Town Scottsdale, The House is a place of culinary artistry that allows guests to be a part of cutting-edge world cuisine, as well as leaving them slightly nostalgic for Grandma’s kitchen.

Mark Schnepf of Schnepf farms served as Queen Creek’s first mayor for 11 years, earning The title of “Best Public Servant” award.


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7133 E. Stetson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) WINE-111 (946-3111) cowboyciao.com

5550 E. Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (480) 948-5170 elchorro.com

Five locations in Arizona (480) 948-9010 (Phoenix) ztejas.com

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What began as Tex-Mex Italian 14 years ago has evolved into modern American cuisine with global influences. Whether you’re not sure what you’re craving, or you’re with a group on finicky foodies, the Cowboy Ciao menu offers something for everyone.

Richardson’s of New Mexico 6335 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 287-8900 richardsonsnm.com

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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 awardwinning dishes.

Z’Tejas appeals to families, business 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.

Old Town Tortilla Factory 6910 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945-4567 oldtowntortillafactory.com

Built from a historic 75-year-old Scottsdale adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest and its cuisine with a Mexican twist.”

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


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TOP 5 | Restaurants ITALIAN Avanti

Franco’s Italian Caffe

Oregano’s

2728 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 956-0900

4327 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 481-7614 francosscottsdale.com

Locations throughout Arizona oreganos.com

Award-Winning Valley tradition since 1974. . . Dramatic, crisp black and white interiors, candlelight and a quiet atmosphere. Vegetarians and Seafood lovers will be awed by the selections of homemade pasta from deliciously light Gnocchi Alfredo, Eggplant and Meat Lasagna, to seasonal hand crafted Ravioli.

EVO 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 265-9814 evoscottsdale.com

The cozy restaurant and lounge offers Italian comfort food, pizza, salads and appetizers like housemade meatballs, bruschetta and scallops. Beer and wine are available on tap, or guests can try one of EVO’s signature cocktails such as the EVO Maid.

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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 location in Old Town Scottsdale.

Sassi 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 502-9095 sassi.biz

Sassi’s food, ambiance, attentive service and wine selection has garnered several awards including Wine Spectator and AAA 4 Diamond Awards five years in a row. Seasonal menus are based on the cooking methods and ingredients of traditional Southern Italian cuisine.

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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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TOP 5 | Restaurants SEAFOOD Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant 1720 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 277-3474 bluewatergrill.com

This Camelback Corridor restaurant makes seafood its specialty. Bluewater is casual, fun, owner-operated, offers a kid’s menu, oyster bar, patio dining and full bar with a great wine list and happy hour.

Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen 8777 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 947-3214 cuttlefishscottsdale.com

Cuttlefish is a seafood restaurant with modern Italian flair, courtesy of a well-known family of restaurateurs. The restaurant is the brainchild of Joey Maggiore, who starred with his sister, Melissa, in the Food Network reality show “Family Style.”

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Mastro’s Ocean Club

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 a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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-a-kind warm butter cake.

15323 N. Scottsdale Rd, #E1-160 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 730-4800 eddiev.com

The Salt Cellar

550 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (480) 947-1963 saltcellarrestaurant.com

While the specialty is seafood — baked, broiled, sautéed, deepfried, steamed and sliced — that will exceed your expectations, it’s the funky atmosphere — the dining rooms, bar and kitchen are underground — that makes Salt Cellar a must-visit restaurant.

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

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES SOUTHERN AZ MUST DO’S Kartchner Caverns State Park

Old Tucson Studios

Titan Missile Museum

2980 S. Hwy. 90 Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-CAVE (2283) azstateparks.com/parks/KACA

201 S. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ 85735 (520) 883-0100 oldtucson.com

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd. Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (520) 625-7736 titanmissilemuseum.org

Kitt Peak National Observatory

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

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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Passing through the gates of a Western frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West and the setting for the more than 300 movies and television productions filmed at the location since 1939. P.O. Box 813 Tombstone, AZ 85638 (520) 457-3884 cityoftombstone.com

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.”

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Once one of America’s most top secret places, this National Historic Landmark site and one-of-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.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES CENTRAL AZ MUST DO’S Desert Botanical Garden

Salt River Tubing

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008 (480) 941-1225 dbg.org

9200 N. Bush Hwy. Mesa, AZ 85215 (480) 984-3305 saltrivertubing.com

The Desert Botanical Garden features a variety of desert plant life and offers education programs for students and adults. Alongside touring the grounds are numerous lectures and art events throughout the year.

Taliesin West 12345 N. Taliesin Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (888) 516-0811 franklloydwright.org

Visit a national historical landmark constructed in the 1930s and designed after the surrounding desert. The school features architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Hot Summer Nights Concert Series CityCenter of CityNorth

Enjoy a floating picnic and experience the natural wonders of the Salt River in beautiful Tonto National Forest near Mesa. You may choose two,three, and five-hour trips that include float time and shuttle bus ride, weather and water flow permitting.

5515 E. Deer Valley Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85054 highstreetaz.com

In addition to free music by great local talent, the concert series includes food and drink specials courtesy of each host restaurant and enough tables, misters and fans to keep attendees cool – literally.

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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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES GRAND CANYON

Grand Canyon Whitewater 1000 N. Humphreys, #202 Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (800) 343-3121 grandcanyonwhitewater.com

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.

Canyon Trail Rides

Grand Canyon Movie in IMAX

280 W. Bryce Way Tropic, UT 84776 (435) 679-8665 canyonrides.com

The half-day mule trip descends 2,300 feet down the North Kaibab Trail to the Supai Tunnel. Wranglers take riders of all levels into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon every day.

The Grand Hotel 149 S. State Rte. 64 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 63-GRAND (47263) grandcanyongrandhotel.com

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This IMAX movie opens with the beginning of man’s fragile kinship with the twisting 277-mile Grand Canyon in Arizona, then moves the audience through time with brief glimpses at the stone pages of human history.

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Located near Grand Canyon West Airport Peach Springs, AZ (888) 868-9378 grandcanyonwest.com

The Grand Canyon Skywalk at Grand Canyon West extends 70 feet beyond the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, allowing visitors to gaze nearly 4,000 feet to the canyon floor, a height far exceeding those of the world’s largest skyscrapers.

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

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES NORTHERN AZ MUST DO’S Havasu Falls

Meteor Crater

London Bridge

Supai, AZ 86435 (928) 448-2121 havasupai-nsn.gov

Interstate 40, Exit 233 Winslow, AZ 86047 (928) 289-5898 meteorcrater.com

314 London Bridge Rd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (800) 242-8278 golakehavasu.com

The waterfalls in the Grand Canyon are known for their natural pools and high calcium carbonate concentration in the water, which creates a vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls.

Hoover Dam Nevada-Arizona border (702) 494-2517 usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam

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.

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This meteor crater is the breathtaking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 mph and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.

Navajo National Monument End of State Highway 564 off of US Highway 160 Tonalea, AZ 86044 (928) 672-2700 nps.gov/nava

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.

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.

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THE PERFECT PLACE TO PLAY Just south of Sedona in the heart of Verde Valley wine country, you’ll find Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, voted the number 1 casino in Arizona for 15 years in a row. • Newest, most popular slot machines • Vegas-style live Blackjack and Poker • Family fun amenities • Hotel Play & Stay Packages • 4 restaurants offering casual to upscale dining • Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon / Sedona Red Rocks

cliffcastlecasinohotel.com 800.381.7568 | I-17, Exit 289 • Just south of Sedona Must be 21 or older to play. Please play responsibly. ©2015 Cliff Castle Casino Hotel


TOP 5 | ADVENTURES DAY TRIPS Jerome

567 W. Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85120 (480) 982-3141 ajchamber.com

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Apache Junction is located at the base of the famous Superstition Mountains. According to legend, the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, a very rich gold mine, is generally believed to be hidden in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction

Jerome P.O. Box K, Along Route 89-A Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 634-2900 azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com

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Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona, Payson is situated in the world’s largest group of ponderosa pines.

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

Yuma 180 W 1St St Yuma, AZ 85364

Located in the Southwest corner of the state of Arizona, Yuma holds the Guiness World Record for being the sunniest place in the world. Undoubtedly, this year-round warm temperature makes the city an ideal location for those wanting to escape the cold of winter, and thus, the city receives nearly 100,000 people who have second homes or travel to Yuma during the winter months.

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Globe 1360 N. Broad St. Globe, AZ 85501 (800) 804-5623 globeaz.gov, 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.


TOP 5 | ADVENTURES ARIZONA GREAT GETAWAYS Page

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Crown King

6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona 86040 (928) 645-9496 visitpagelakepowell.com

P.O. Box K, Along Route 89-A Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 634-2900 azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com

457 Main St. Crown King, AZ 86343 (928) 632-4477 crownking.com

Page is a small town in northern Arizona located on the southern shores of Lake Powell. It offers visitors outstanding recreation and a wide variety of lodging and services. The location is ideal for exploring many of the American Southwest’s renowned national parks and monuments, and discovering the unique culture of the Navajo Nation.

Prescott 201 S. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86303 (928) 777-1100 cityofprescott.net

Nestled at an elevation of 5,200 feet above sea level amongst the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S., Prescott provides an average temperature of 70 degrees, with four beautiful and distinct seasons, breathtaking landscapes, granite mountains, lakes, streams and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.

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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.”

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

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Sedona exists at an impossible intersection of soul-nourishing wilderness and pampered luxury— where soaring red rock monoliths cradle an array of resorts, spas, art galleries and boutique wineries. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES HIKING

Beginner: Aspen Nature Loop Flagstaff

Arizona has the largest Native American population of any state, with 27 tribes or nations.

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

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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.

Moderate: Lava River Cave

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This well-traveled and moderately strenuous hike with rocky switchbacks leads to panoramic views of the San Francisco Peaks at the Red Canyon overlook. Descending the mountain requires a different path.

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Advanced: Moody Point 139 Globe

One of the most challenging hikes in Tonto National Forest with a 4,200foot elevation gain and faint trail, downhill travel is recommended when hiking Moody Point 139. During times of flooding, Cherry Creek is not traversable.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES BEST PLACES TO TAKE KIDS Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 716-2000 azscience.org

Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more.

Butterfly Wonderland 9500 E. Vía de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 800-3000 butterflywonderland.com

Butterfly Wonderland welcomes you into a magnificent, lush, rainforest environment where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely, alighting on fragrant flowering plants and, quite possibly, on a friendly visitor’s shoulder or finger.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Castles N’ Coasters

215 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 253-0501 childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from infants to age 10, the museum’s focus is on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

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5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, #145 Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 478-7600 visitsealife.com

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.

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The approximately 10-acre park features four outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses, several rides and an indoor video game arcade.

Sea Life Arizona The Phoenix Zoo, host of Zoo Lights, has about 1,200 animals.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCES Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise

10005 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 362-7740 srpmic-nsn.gov

W. Highway 264 & SR-12 Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-4090 gonavajo.com

Hubbell Trading Post

Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise

1 mile west of Hwy. 191 Ganado, AZ 86505 (928) 755-3475 nps.gov/hutr

6677 W. Thunderbird Rd., #J176 Glendale, Arizona 85306 (888) 831-7384 explorenavajo.com

The SRPMIC operates two casinos on its land, both operating under the Casino Arizona brand name. It also operates Salt River Fields at Talking Stick — home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies — the first Major League Baseball spring training facility to be built on Indian land.

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 a trader negotiating a deal with a Native American artist for their art.

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Fort Apache Historic Park White Mountain Apache Lands, AZ (928) 338-4525 wmat.nsn.us/fortapachepark

Learn about the Apache heritage and lifestyle at the tribe’s traditional holy home, cultural center and museum. Extend your experience by touring the Kinishba Ruins a few miles down the road.

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.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES PERFORMING ARTS THEATER Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center 147 E. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 254-9817 alacaz.org

The Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center illuminates, celebrates, and promotes Latinos in Arizona through education, advocacy and collaboration. The exhibition “Galeria 147” showcases the vast range of diversity and talent from across Arizona.

Herberger Theater

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 499-8587 scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the center each year.

222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 254-7399 herbergertheater.org

Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually.

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This unique, architecturally stunning, international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa is home to four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios that host concerts, performing arts, events, art activities, music, dance, shows, comedy and more.

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Orpheum Theatre 203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 534-5600 orpheum-theater.com

After 12 years, $14 million and an incredible amount of perseverance, the historic Orpheum Theatre has been renovated for “adaptive reuse.” The Orpheum Theatre hosts a great variety of first class productions, drawing thousands of people to a vibrant downtown venue. 82

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Notable bands that came from Arizona include Jimmy Eat World, Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, Phunk Junkeez, Dead Hot Workshop, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES AIR TOURS Arizona Helicopter Adventures

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

1200 Airport Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 282-5141 arizonaheli.com

3568 Airport Rd. Heliport address: 3563 Hummingbird Dr. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 635-7272 papillon.com

Up-close, breathtaking tours by experienced pilots of all the wonders this area has to offer. Three different package deals provide eagle-eye views of Sedona.

Since 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been showing guests the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

Maverick Helicopters

Red Rocks Biplane Tours

Grand Canyon National Park Airport-Hwy. 64 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (888) 261-4414 maverickhelicopter.com

Airport Location: 1225 Airport Rd #14 Sedona, AZ 86336 Uptown Location: 250 N. State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 204-5939 sedonaairtours.com

Maverick Helicopters offers a list of unique air tours for every attraction seeker. It has helicopter tours that will take you deep into the aweinspiring Grand Canyon.

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732 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027 (480) 991-5557 westwindairservice.com

Scenic aerial and air/ground tours of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES ANIMAL PARKS Bearizona 1500 E. Route 66 Williams, AZ 86046 (928) 635-2289 bearizona.com

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.

Arizona farmers began breeding ostriches for their feathers in the late nineteenth century.

Keeper of the Wild 13441 E. Highway 66 ​Valentine, AZ 86437 (928) 769-1800 keepersofthewild.org

Keepers of the Wild is currently home to more than 140 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies. Animals placed at Keepers of the Wild can depend on a safe and life-long home. 3505 W. Camp Verde Bridgeport Hwy. Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-2840 outofafricapark.com

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. With exciting shows like Tiger Splash and the Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.

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Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 273-1341 phoenixzoo.org

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Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium 16501 W. Northern Ave. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 (623) 935-WILD (9453) wildlifeworld.com

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 seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The aquarium is open until 9 p.m.) year-round — even holidays.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES FAMILY FUN SPOTS Challenger Space Center

CrackerJax

21170 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, AZ 85382 (623) 322-2001 azchallenger.org

16001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 998-2800 crackerjax.com

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

CrackerJax is a family fun and sports park where you can work on your golf or baseball swing, play miniature golf, or enjoy bumper boats and go-karts.

Stratum Laser Tag

Main Event Entertainment

1455 S. Stapley Dr., #11 Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 545-5500 stratumhq.com

8545 S Emerald Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85284 (480) 753-1200 mainevent.com

Stratum’s 18,000-square-foot, fullservice entertainment facility includes a 13,000-square-foot laser tag arena with 15 different levels, 90 towers, bridges and ramps equipped with 60 Zone Laser Tag vests and phasers.

This 55,000-square-foot one-top spot for fun offers more than 100 video arcade games, an upscale bowling alley, laser tag, and gravity ropes. For the grownups, there’s a full-service bar, pool tables and shuffleboard.

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Rawhide is 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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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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Pink Jeep Tours

2144 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 400-2445 arizonaoutdoorfun.com

478 N. Dart Rd. Bisbee, AZ 85603 (866) 432-2071 queenminetour.com

204 N. State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 873-3662; (928) 282-5000 pinkjeeptours.com/sedona

Arizona Outdoor Fun offers everything you’d possibly need for outdoor recreational fun, including affordable ATV rentals, jet ski rentals, sport quads, motorcycle rentals and more. Its sightseeing tours include ATV tours and jeep tours of the historic and scenic Arizona desert.

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AZ Hummer Tours 4824 W. Waltann Ln. Phoenix, AZ 85306 (602) 692-7124 azhummertours.com

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Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the train deep into the mine and experience the life of the miners as guides tell you how miners toiled in the subterranean tunnels. Tours last about one hour and are offered five times a day, seven days a week.

For more than 50 years, Pink Jeep Tours have thrilled 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.

Taste It Tours 114 W. Adams St., #109 Phoenix, AZ 85003 (866) 577-3552 tasteittours.com

The tour takes you inside the restaurants that have shaped downtown Phoenix’s culinary culture and show you what it is, where its going and how great it tastes. Taste for yourself why Phoenix’s food scene is one of the hottest in the country.

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According to one estimate, every year about 8,000 people try to find the Lost Dutchman’s Mine, supposedly hidden in the Superstition Mountains.


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Salt River Rafting

15211 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85068 (800) 477-7238 raftarizona.com

4050 E. Huntington Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (800) 786-RAFT (7238) azraft.com

US Hwy. 60 - AZ State Route 77 Mile Marker 293 Salt River Canyon, AZ 85501 (800) 472-5194 raftthesalt.com

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Since 1970, Arizona River Runners has provided complete Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River.

Yuma River Tours 1920 S. Arizona Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364 (928) 783-4400 yumarivertours.com

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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.

Colorado River Discovery 130 6th Ave. Page, AZ 86040 (888) 522-6644 raftthecanyon.com

Colorado River Discovery offers smoothwater float trips perfect for the entire family (ages 4 years and older).

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Salt River Rafting offers guided whitewater raft trips in Arizona’s spectacular Upper Salt River Canyon March through May.

Legend says that a person who drinks from the Hassayampa River, a mostly underground tributary of the Gila River, can never tell the truth.


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252 N. Hwy. 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (800) 973-3662 adayinthewest.com

3255 National Forest 618 Rd. Lake Montezuma, AZ 86335 (928) 300-6466 sedonahorsebackrides.com

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Tanque Verde Ranch 14301 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 tanqueverderanch.com

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 the ranch’s beautiful desert location. All ranch activities are included in the rate. 94

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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.

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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 District and is the only working ranch in Sedona that is open to guests.

MTM Ranch 43001 N. Spur Cross Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 488-4538 mtmranch.com

At MTM Ranch, amateur and long-time horse enthusiasts will be thrilled with their specially chosen trail ride mount. The age and fitness of MTM Ranch’s horses allows them go where many can’t.

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

Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures 23925 S. Bumble Bee Ranch Rd. Bumblee Bee, AZ 86333 (623) 374-0002 bumblebeeranch.com

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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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES LAKE ACTIVITIES

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

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Bartlett Lake Marina 20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (480) 502-4354 bartlettlake.com

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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Bluewater Jet Boat Tours 70 London Bridge Rd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (928) 855-7171 coloradoriverjetboattours.com

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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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Roosevelt Lake Marina

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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.

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.

The Dolly Steamboat is a family owned and operated business for more than 25 years, continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925 starting with the SS Geronimo.

100 Lake Shore Dr. Page, AZ 86040 (888) 896-3829 lakepowell.com

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28085 N. AZ Hwy. 88 Roosevelt, AZ 85545 (602) 977-7170 rlmaz.com

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES CASINOS

Casino Arizona at Salt River 524 N. 92nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 850-7777 casinoarizona.com

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Casino Del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85757 (855) 765-7829 casinodelsol.com

Mediterranean architecture surrounds the gaming space, featuring 1,000 nickel, quarter, $1, $5 and multi-denominational 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. 98

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555 W. Middle Verde Rd. Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-7900 cliffcastlecasinohotel.com

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You’ll find slot machines, poker, blackjack and other gaming options here. 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, gift shop and 20-lane bowling center.

The Hohokam built a society based on agriculture supported by a vast network of canals, which drew water from the Salt, Gila and other rivers.

Lone Butte Casino 1077 S. Kyrene Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) WIN-GILA (946-4452) wingilariver.com

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.

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Fort Mcdowell Casino 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 800-THE-FORT (843-3678) fortmcdowellcasino.com

Fort McDowell Casino offers some of the finest, most exciting gaming in the Southwest. Slots, keno, bingo, poker, blackjack, and lunar bingo, which takes the traditional game to thrilling new heights.


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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES SPORTING EVENTS Arizona Coyotes Regular season games through April 11 Gila River Arena 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 coyotes.nhl.com

Before the start of the 2014-2015 NHL season, the Arizona Coyotes invested more than $3 million in improvements to enhance the fan experience at Gila River Arena, which only makes watching the non-stop hockey action even more fun.

62nd Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo Feb. 26-March 1 WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 paradadelsol.rodeo

The 62nd annual Parada del Sol Rodeo is a PRCA sanctioned event with competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada. There are four exciting days of competition, including bull riding, team roping, calf roping, barrel racing and bronc riding.

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JTBC Founders Cup

Regular season games through April 14 US Airways Center 201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 nba.com/suns

March 16-22 Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5350 E. Marriott Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85054 lpgafounderscup.com

All-NBA (third team) point guard Goran Dragic and point guard Eric Bledsoe lead the Suns as they battle for NBA supremacy. The Phoenix Suns Dancers and the famed “Gorilla” make going to a Suns game a memorable experience.

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Sedona Marathon Jan. 31 Start and finish at Sedona Medical Center 3700 W. State Route 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 sedonamarathon.com

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The Sedona Marathon is one of the most beautiful races in the country. Race organizers pride themselves on giving runners an extraordinary experience, with plenty of Southwestern hospitality. From first-timers to veterans, this race is designed for all runners.

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The top women golfers in the world will tee it up and compete at Wildfire Golf Club in the fourth edition of the LPGA Founders Cup. The JTBC Founders Cup pays tribute to the people who had a major role in creating the LPGA.

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.

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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC Talking Stick Golf Club

Grayhawk Golf Club

9998 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 860-2221 talkingstickgolfclub.com

8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 502-1800 grayhawkgolf.com

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, together as a design team, created the magic of Talking Stick. Located on and owned by the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community, the north and south courses provide a serene yet challenging day of play.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club 18200 E. Toh Vee Cir. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 (480) 836-9000 wekopa.com

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.

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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 Frys. com Open (2007-2009).

Golf Club At Eagle Mountain 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (866) 863-1234 eaglemtn.com

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10320 E. Dynamite Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (480) 585-5300 troonnorthgolf.com

Troon North Golf Club has created an executive nine-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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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.

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Arizona Speedway 47346 N. Ironwood Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 (480) 926-6688 arizonaspeedway.net

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Dirt track race fans can get all the action they will ever need with races featuring the IMCA Modifieds South West Modified Championships, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, Robert Horne Ford Bombers and Lady Stocks.

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

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Bondurant School of High Performance Driving 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Gate #3 Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) 842-7223 bondurant.com

Channel champion racecar 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 that will help you accomplish your driving goals.  

K1 Speed

2425 S. 21st St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 275-5278 k1speed.com

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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Octane Raceway 9119 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85034 (602) 302-RACE (7223) octaneraceway.com

The self-proclaimed largest indoor racetrack in America, Octane Racing features two quarter-mile tracks and go-karts that drive up to 45 mph.

Rock & Roll Car and Bike Show

Pavilions Shopping Center at Talking Stick, 9180 E. Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 277-1864 Every Saturday night, 4:30 p.m. rockandrollcarshow.com

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 at the Scottsdale Pavilions.


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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES BEAUTY & DAY SPAS Mind, Body & Soul

Red Door Spa

The Spa at Camelback Inn

3165 Crossings Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305 (928) 776-6474 prescottazdayspa.com

2502 E. Camelback Rd., #215 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (1 other Metro Phoenix location) (602) 553-8800 reddoorspas.com

5402 E. Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (800) 922-2635 camelbackspa.com

When entering the doors, you will enter a retreat for both men and women to escape the rigors of daily stress and most importantly, to replenish your spirit. Mind, Body & Soul is a three-time winner of Best Day Spa in Arizona.

Alvadora Spa at The Royal Palms 5200 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 977-6400 royalpalmshotel.com/phoenix-spasalvadora.php

The iconic red door has welcomed guests since day spa pioneer, Elizabeth Arden, opened her first spa location in 1910. Today, Red Door Spa promotes Arden’s fundamental belief that beauty should be “an intelligent union of nature and science to develop one’s finest natural assets.”

Old World ambiance melds with contemporary amenities, including a fitness center, professional massage therapy, pools, golf, biking and nearby hiking trails.

Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort

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.

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

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With a variety of massages, facials, body treatments, packages and specials available, including farmto-treatment-table experiences, the Spa at Camelback Inn allows you experience complete rejuvenation and relaxation.


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TOP 5 | ADVENTURES WINERIES Page Springs Cellars

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards 1023 N. Main St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (928) 639-2789 azstronghold.com

Page Springs is a family owned vineyard and winery tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek. Page Springs Cellars offers delicious Rhône style wines, gourmet food selections and breathtaking views.

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards 158 Main St. Jerome, AZ 86331 (928) 639-9463 caduceus.org

Maynard James Keenan, made famous as the vocalist of rock band Tool, and vintner Eric Glomski embarked into winemaking in the desert conditions of Arizona’s Verde Valley. Their story is documented in the film “Blood Into Wine” and the success they’ve seen in the decade since its inception. 108

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Alcantara Vineyards 3445 S. Grapevine Way Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (888) 569-0756 alcantaravineyard.com

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 varietals.

Dos Cabezas Wineworks Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool, operate Caduceus Cellars winery in Jerome.

3248 Highway 82 Sonoita, AZ 85637 (520) 455-5141 doscabezaswinery.com

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 grabbed international attention.


TOP 5 | ADVENTURES PARKS & MONUMENTS Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Petrified Forest National Park

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

2800 N. Montezuma Castle Hwy. Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-3322 nps.gov/moca

1 Petrified Forest Rd. Petrified Forest, AZ 86028 (928) 524-6228 nps.gov/pefo

10 Organ Pipe Dr. Ajo, AZ 85321 (520) 387-6849 nps.gov/orpi

This monument is 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.

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Monument Valley Bldg. 36A E. Hwy. 264 at Route 12 Window Rock, AZ 86515 (928) 871-6647 navajonationparks.org/htm/ 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. 110

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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.

South Mountain 10919 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 262-7393 phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/ south/

At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve is the largest municipal park in the country. South Mountain features some of the most popular urban hiking and biking trails in the city and horseback riding.

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.

Arcosanti is an experimental town built to embody Paolo Soleri’s concept of arcology: a fusion of architecture and ecology.


Journey into the ancient past of Arizona and discover what life was like more than 600 years ago.

The most accessible ancient ruins in the Southwest

Open 7 days a week, 9am-4:30pm Adults $5 Seniors (65+) $4 Children 12 and under FREE

1324 S. Jesse Hayes Rd. Globe, AZ 85501 globeaz.gov/visitors/besh-ba-gowahw

Photography provided by: Lee Kinnard and Rick Hossman


TOP 5 | ADVENTURES MUSEUMS Heard Museum 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8848 heard.org

Experience the myriad cultures and 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 Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the world’s largest non-governmentfunded aviation museums in the world.

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 478-6000 mim.org

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At the first global musical instrument museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments.

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Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 257-1222 phxart.org

The Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts, features popular exhibitions and a collection of more than 18,000 works.

Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706 (520) 574-0462 pimaair.org

Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world and the largest nongovernment funded aviation museum.

Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art 7374 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 874-4666 smoca.org

SMoCA is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture and design. Photo: Bill Timmerman 112

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TOP 5 | SHOPPING JEWELERS

E.D. Marshall Jewelers 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 922-1968 edmarshalljewelers.com

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.

Hamra Jewelers 15435 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 946-5110 hamra.com

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3134 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-2055 molinafinejewelers.com

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With a “never say no” attitude, Molina Fine Jewelers delivers legendary service with a focus on quality. Owner Alfredo J. Molina dazzled the diamond world in 2012 by selling the 76-carat Archduke Joseph diamond for $21.5 million, the most ever paid at auction for a colorless diamond.

London Gold

Sami Fine Jewelers

10441 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ (480) 367-1717 (Two other Metro Phoenix locations) londongold.com

Regardless of your jewelry interests, customers find than they are always satisfied at London Gold, which prides itself on providing affordable luxury at prices always better than a sale. London Gold has direct access to the finest diamonds, so your choices are virtually unlimited. 114

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Hamra features an exquisite selection of platinum, gold and gemstone designs in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings from such renowned artists as Jack Kelege, Charles Krypell, Roberto Coin, Aaron Basha, Penny Preville, Jude Frances, Simon G., Tacori, Michael B., Scott Kay and David Yurman.

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16704 E. Ave of the Fountains, #100 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 837-8168 samifinejewelry.com

Voted one of “America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores,” Sami has been designing jewelry for more than 40 years. Discriminating jewelry buyers around the country have sought out original Sami designs. This certified gemologist works with diamonds and exotic gemstones from around the world.

Chase Field is the first sports stadium in the world to have a retractable roof, air conditioning, and a natural turf field.


Buyers and sellers of diamonds, fine gold and estate jewelry.

LONDONGOLD.COM arrowhead

(623) 979- 4445

chandler

(480) 705-4191

scottsdale

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TOP 5 | SHOPPING OUTLET MALLS

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Outlet Stores 6600 S. Hwy 179 Sedona, AZ 86351 (602) 687-6764

The only retail outlet mall in Northern Arizona is located in the popular Sedona Oak Creek Village shopping mall.

Tanger Outlets at Westgate 6800 N. 95th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 877-9500 tangeroutlet.com/glendale

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 Jobing.com Arena. 116

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

Phoenix Premium Outlets 4976 Premium Outlets Way Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 639-1766 premiumoutlets.com

Phoenix Premium Outlets, located in Chandler, offers deals ranging from 25 to 65 percent off items at 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.

Arizona Mills 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 791-7300 simon.com/mall/arizona-mills

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.

Outlets at Anthem 4250 W. Anthem Way Phoenix, AZ 85086 (623) 465-9500 outletsanthem.com

More than 60 designer shops fill this open-air shopping district, offering the perfect road stop when heading in or out of the Valley.


TOP 5 | ADVENTURES MALLS

2502 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-8400 shopbiltmore.com

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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.

Scottsdale Fashion Square 7014-590 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-2140 fashionsquare.com

Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination. 118

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Biltmore Fashion Park

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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.

Westgate Entertainment District 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd. Glendale, AZ 85305 (623) 385-7502 westgateaz.com

Westgate is the premier entertainment destination of the West Valley and a place where people come together for dining, nightlife, shopping, community events, business, concerts, sporting events and celebrations of all kinds. Westgate is also adjacent to the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the 2015 Super Bowl.

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Kierland Commons 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., #150 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 348-1577 kierlandcommons.com

An intimate, open-air lifestyle center with extensive landscaping, upscale shops and restaurants, walkways, patios and courtyards that invite pedestrian interaction.

Scottsdale Quarter 15279 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 270-8123 scottsdalequarter.com

Scottsdale Quarter is an open-air center where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. The hip, urban destination sits on 28 acres and restaurants, specialty and fashion retailers include Sephora, Pottery Barn, iPic Theaters, NIKE, Dominick’s Steakhouse, H&M, Apple and True Food Kitchen.


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AZ TOTEM ART Custom Bird Feeders ❋ Ceramic Art ❋ Totems

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