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Mount Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson. It is 9,157 feet above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. The drive up the beautiful Catalina Highway traverses four completely different ecological strata. From saguaro cactus at the bottom, to the pine and aspen groves at the top, the drive is breathtaking. During this time of year, you can leave the warm Tucson climate, go skiing or sledding for the day, and be back in the desert before dark! The White Mountains along the Arizona - New Mexico border are the state’s second highest range. Pinetop-Lakeside and Springerville-Eagar along the northern edge of the range provide the most popular access points. Take a trip to the White Mountains and experience a real Arizona winter. Ski, tube or sled down snowcovered hills and then get warm by a fire. Located 220 miles east of Phoenix and 250 miles north of Tucson, this recreational winter wonderland is not to be missed. North of Flagstaff at 12,643 feet, the San Francisco Peaks is not only the dominant feature of the forest area known as the Volcanic Highlands, it’s also the highest mountain in Arizona. Three of the summits that ring this dormant volcano’s now quiet inner caldera are higher than any other mountain in the state. This mountain is sacred to the native peoples that live in the area and its soaring profile set against a blue Arizona sky serves as a source of awe to visitors. Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife watching and skiing are the predominant recreation activities enjoyed in this land of mountains, forests and lava flows. The Grand Canyon shows its beautiful, moody side this time of year. Under a blanket of snow, she lays very still. This quietude typifies the canyon in winter and allows one to experience her grandeur as if transported back in time. During winter the air is crisp and the views are sharp. Package a number of Arizona joys into one experience… head to Williams and take the Grand Canyon Railway up to this natural wonder of the world for the day. The Grand Canyon will not disappoint. AZ
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Whether you walk it, bike it, drive it, or ride a horse through it, one thing is certain; make time to visit South Mountain Park, the pride of Phoenix! At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve is the largest municipal park in the country, according to the Trust for Public Land. It boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. From the park’s main entrance, you can drive up the Summit Road 5.5 miles to Dobbins Lookout and spectacular valleywide views or you can continue to the Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. This scenic road is shared by bikers and hikers and there are many steep sections and blind curves, so maximum speed is 25 mph and just 15 mph on curves.
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The history of South Mountain Park/Preserve as a city park dates back to 1924. Prominent local citizens, with the help of Sen. Carl Hayden, bought 13,000 acres from the federal government for $17,000. In 1935 the National Park Service developed a master plan for the park with riding and hiking trails, picnic areas and overlooks, all in rustic regional character. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built many of the facilities in the park, based on this master plan. Visitation at the park has gone from 3,000 a month in 1924 to an estimated three million a year today. It is important to remember that the Phoenix mountain preserves are open, undeveloped desert areas. Please use care when heading out as hikers can encounter rocky terrain, rattlesnakes and other potential hazards native to the Sonoran Desert. If you encounter a rattlesnake, allow it space and time to escape. South Mountain Park is also notable for its chuckwalla population. With an average of 65 chuckwallas per hectare, South Mountain has the highest density of chuckwallas that has ever been reported. Further, male chuckwallas at South Mountain exhibit a “carrot tail” phenotype, which is unique to this population. South Mountain Park/Preserve actually consists of three mountain ranges, the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe. They stretch diagonally from northeast to southwest. Diagonal mountain ranges that protrude from desert floors, like those of South Mountain, are typical features of the Sonoran Desert. Various minerals were mined in the park in the early 1900s before its birth as a park. Welcome to the Grand Canyon State. See you on the trail,
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First is the Black Canyon Adventure, a fun and exciting adventure that includes a true 4 x 4 Jeep Wrangler experience. You can also choose upgrade options that include horseback riding and an old-west town where you can hang out with cowboys and learn to rope, throw an ax, and shoot the gun that “Won the West”, a real single action Peacemaker Pistol. The Jeep tour will take you into the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains, which offers scenic views of the Agua Fria National Monument. We’ll transport you into the Sonoran Desert for a one of a kind off-road adventure you’ll never forget. See Arizona’s wildlife in its natural habitat and learn the ways of our Pioneers, Miners and Native Americans that came before us. Pink Adventure Tours is also offering an exclusive adventure to experience the “wild-side” of Scottsdale. The Sonoran Desert Adventure is a riveting half-day excursion that provides you with the complete natural history of the magnificent Sonoran Desert. They’ll escort you to the stunning McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a
27,800-acre sustainable desert habitat full of diverse wildlife and landscapes untouched by time. They’ll share compelling insights into the lifestyles of the Hohokam people who once inhabited this vast and pristinely beautiful region of Arizona’s desert lowlands. The highlight of the Sonoran Desert Adventure is an unforgettable visit to the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Guests will have VIP access for an up-close and personal experience with rescued Mexican grey wolves, black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and javelina! As trained docents at the Center, their professional tour guides will recount the personal stories of each animal and allow you to understand firsthand the important role Southwest Wildlife plays in rehabilitating and protecting these wonderful animals. To experience these and other tour options that include adventures to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, give Pink Adventure Tours a call. The road to adventure is paved in PINK! AZ
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MIM MUSIC THEATER With outstanding acoustics and an up-close-and-personal experience, the MIM Music Theater is the Valley’s premier concert venue. For tickets call 480-478-6000. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit MIM.org Experience Carnival Saturday, February 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, February 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Let MIM immerse you in the sights and sounds of Carnival! Experience the vibrant musical traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean during this weekend of festivities.
Crystal Bowersox Saturday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22.50-$32.50
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This singer-songwriter brought a relaxed, folksy vibe to Feb 3 ninth season of “American Idol.” First Fridays (PHOENIX)
Self-guided art tour of Sunday, February 23 |central 7 p.m. Phoenix galleries, art Tickets: $29.50-$37.50 spaces, studios, free shuttle rides, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539. This Italian guitar duo beautifully performs a classical and romantic repertoire with unparalleled skill.
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event calendar ALL MONTH Taliesin West Guided Tours (SCOTTSDALE) Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West offers enchanting evening tours as well as a range of daily tours from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd, 888-516-0811. THURSDAYS Art Walk (SCOTTSDALE) wander into galleries while strolling around bubbling fountains and tree-covered courtyards. Downtown Scottsdale, 7pm – 9pm, 480-945-8475. FRIDAYS Farmer’s Market (CAREFREE) Find locally grown produce, freshly baked artisan breads, salsas, jams, pickles, olives, Mediterranean foods and more! Carefree Desert Gardens, 9 – 1 pm, 480-488-3381. FRIDAYS FREE Country Dance Lessons (CAVE CREEK) Enjoy a FREE country western dance lesson every Friday at 7:30pm at Harold’s Corral. Plus all you can eat fish fry, 480-488-1906. THROUGH MAR 30 Arizona Fine Art EXPO (SCOTTSDALE) Produced by the Thunderbird Artists, experience the creative process as it happens. Home to 110 artists’ studios, a cafe, artists’ marketplace and two-acre sculpture garden, there is something for everyone! Open Daily, 10 am – 6pm, Jomax & Scottsdale Rd next to MacDonald’s Ranch, Expo Season Pass $10, $8 for Military & Seniors, 12 and under Free, 480-837-7163. THROUGH FEB 15 Fiddler on the Roof (MESA) Come and enjoy this timeless classic with a rousing and heartwarming score. This Tony Award-winner 20
includes If I Were a Rich Man, Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset and Matchmaker, Matchmaker. The Palms Theatre, 480-924-6260 for tickets and show times. JAN 27 - FEB 2 Waste Management Phoenix Open (SCOTTSDALE) “The greatest show on grass!” One of the PGA Tour’s top events, with the largest crowds on the tour, attracts the finest golfers in the world. Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, 8am – 6pm, $30 daily admission (17 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult). For ticket packages call 602-870-0163 or online at www.wmphoenixopen.com. FEB 1 Open Air Market (GLENDALE) Features Antiques, Collectibles, Art, Treasures, Crafts and food. Historic Downtown Glendale, 5734 W. Glendale Ave, 9 – 2pm, 623-930-4500. FEB 7 Artlink First Fridays (PHOENIX) Self-guided art tour of central Phoenix galleries, art spaces, studios, free shuttle rides, 6-10pm, 602-256-7539. FEB 7 – 9 Glendale Chocolate Affaire (GLENDALE) A festival of chocolate & romance, gourmet cuisine & beverage, horse drawn carriage rides, entertainment and tours of Cerreta’s Candy Company. Murphy Park, free, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun Noon–5pm, 623-930-2299. FEB 8 Parada del Sol Parade (SCOTTSDALE) The parada has the distinction for being known as the “World’s largest horsedrawn parade.” Runs north up Scottsdale Rd from Oak to Indian School. Following the Parade,
enjoy the Trails End Celebration in Old Town Scottsdale on 1st Ave. Enjoy live music, shopping, food, Kids Zone & more, 10am, 480-990-3179. FEB 8 Average White Band (SCOTTSDALE) Widely regarded as one of the most influential acts in music history. Best known for their instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” don’t miss this Scottish soul band at the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, tickets 480-850-7734. FEB 8 Meet the Miners (FOUNTAIN HILLS) The amethyst miners will be at Sami’s sharing all of their wild adventures at the mine. Along with great stories, they will also be showcasing amethyst crystals and special video footage of the mine. Sami Fine TALIESIN WEST Jewelry, Noon – 5pm, 480-837-8168.
FEB 8 Subway D-Backs Fan Fest (PHOENIX) Autograph sessions, clubhouse tours, player photo opportunities, test your swing in the D-backs batting cages, waffle ball fields and clinics plus much more! Chase Field, 11 – 4pm, 602-462-6500. FEB 8 – MAR 30 (SAT & SUN) 26th Annual Arizona’s Annual Renaissance Festival (APACHE JUNCTION) A medieval amusement park, 13 stages of continuous live entertainment, an outdoor circus, an arts & crafts fair, a jousting tournament, food and more. Weekends & President’s day (Feb 17th), 10 - 6 pm, $12-22, 520-463-2600 or www.renfestinfo.com.
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event calendar ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MCDONALD’S CAR SHOW The Pavilions at Talking Stick
Every Saturday 4pm – 8pm
The longest consistently run car show! “Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s” takes place every Saturday, year-round at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. This family-fun event is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a FREE open air event. Complete with 50’s era music provided by “Party Time DJ’s”, this showcase of anywhere from 200 – 500 cars, and up to 150 motorcycles and choppers, is sure to satisfy collectors, dreamers, and aficionados, alike. 480.362.2700 www.talkingstickarizona.com
FEB 13 – 16 Carefree Chocolate & Arts Festival (CAREFREE) This festival of romance is just in time for Valentine’s Day, and will feature live entertainment, fine art, and a culinary marketplace. Carefree Desert Gardens, Thurs Noon-5pm, Fri-Sun 9-5pm, 480-488-3381. FEB 13 – 23 59th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show (SCOTTSDALE) The largest and most prestigious Arabian horse show in the world. In 22
addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art. Westworld, 480-515-1500 or 800-745-3000 for tickets. FEB 14 Love in the Hills (FOUNTAIN HILLS) RENEW YOUR WEDDING VOWS and help Sami Fine Jewelry beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the most wedding vows renewed at once (1088 is the record). Last Valentines Day over 764 couples participated in this amazing romantic event. This event is completely free for all couples to participate. Vow ceremony is held at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, 4pm, (See Page 25). FEB 14 Valentine’s Dinner For Two (FORT MCDOWELL) Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special dinner at Café 87 at Fort McDowell Casino, $24.95 with Fortune Card, 1-800-THE-FORT. FEB 14 – 16 Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival (SCOTTSDALE) Thunderbird Artists presents a spectacular show with juried fine artists along with wineries and live musical entertainment. Scottsdale Waterfront, $3, 10 - 5 pm, 480-837-5637. FEB 15 Lunar Bingo (FORT MCDOWELL) Loud music, laser lights, cocktail specials and more! Buy-ins starting at $5 a pack with payouts ranging from $200 to $500 in Cash. Promotions and giveaways through the night with DJ HOSPE in the mix! All starts at 10:30pm and Bingo at Midnight! Fort McDowell Casino, 1-800-THE-FORT.
FEB 19 – 23 Legends in Concert (SCOTTSDALE) Experience tributes to the Blues Brothers, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston in the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, tickets 480-850-7734. FEB 21 – 23 Great Fair (FOUNTAIN HILLS) This three-day juried show on the Avenue of the Fountains features nearly 500 artists, with food booths, beer garden and entertainment. Avenue of the Fountains, free admission, 10–5pm, 480-837-1654. FEB 22 Mega Yard Sale (FORT MCDOWELL) Lots of fun and hundreds of items at bargain prices. The Red Rock Buffet will be offering the $1.99 Breakfast Buffet! Must have a Fortune Club Card ($5.95 Without Card). Fort McDowell Casino, North Bingo Parking Lot, 7am – 1pm, 1-800-THEFORT. FEB 27 – APR 12 South Pacific (MESA) Spins a romantic tale of love and loss on a tropical naval base during World War II. Two couples fall in love and their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The Palms Theatre, 480924-6260 for tickets and show times. FEB 28 – MAR 2 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival (CAREFREE) Thunderbird Artists presents a spectacular show of nationally acclaimed and award winning artists plus wine tasting and entertainment. Easy & Ho Hum Streets, 10 – 5pm, $3 entry fee, 480837-5637.
Sedona, Prescott + N Central AZ ALL MONTH Out of Africa Wildlife Park (CAMP VERDE) Experience a completely different view of wildlife where exotic animals from around the world roam in spacious habitats. Come see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close! And with exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Open daily, 928-567-2840 (See Page 67 for coupon) FEB 1 9th Annual Sedona Marathon (SEDONA) More than 2,500 runners will participate in 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon races which will take the runners through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical red rock formations, and onto the streets of what Good Morning America has chosen as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the United States, 928-204-1123 or SedonaMarathon.com. FEB 1 First Saturday Art Walk (JEROME) Visit 30+ unique art studios and galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings, sculpture and more, 5-8 pm, 928-649-2277. FEB 2 Football Madness (CAMP VERDE) Watch the big game and enjoy great food, drink specials and more. Cliff Castle Casino, 800-381SLOT. FEB 2 The Phoenix Symphony (PRESCOTT) Conducted by James Paul will be performing MendelsArizonaKEY.com
sohn’s Concerto in E minor for Violin & Orchestra with soloist Karen Gomyo plus more. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 3pm – 5pm, for tickets call 928-776-4255. FEB 6 – 10 Sedona Yoga Festival (SEDONA) An authentic, from the heart yoga and healing arts conference in beautiful Sedona. Offering 3 days of yoga, kirtan, and energy medicine that will transform your life. Known for its tangible regenerative effects, deep spirituality and vortex energy, Sedona, Arizona brings Yoga home, 928-451-2192. FEB 7 First Friday Art Tours (SEDONA) Openings, special guests and artists receptions at Sedona’s finest galleries. Take the Sedona Trolley for free to easily visit the galleries, 5-8pm, 928-282-7390. FEB 8 Bella Donna – Rumors of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac (PRESCOTT) From the attention to detail given to the music and vocal impersonations, to the authentic wardrobe and staging, Bella Donna will amaze with their ability to take their audience into a high-energy Stevie Nicks performance. The Elks Theater & Performing Arts Center, 7pm, tickets 928-777-1370. FEB 15 – 16 Bell Rock Art & Craft Show (SEDONA) Enjoy artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings, Native American artists. Bell Rock Plaza, 928-2849627.
FEB 15 - 16 Flavors of the Verde Valley (CAMP VERDE) Come experience a new festival featuring what makes the Verde Valley special, including wineries, artisans, agriculture, small businesses, musicians and more. 325 S. Main Street, 10 – 6pm, www. tasteoftheverdevalley.com. FEB 22 – MAR 2 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival (SEDONA) Join filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests and film buffs from all around the world to celebrate the BEST in independent films. You will be treated to a cinephile’s dream ... NINE DAYS and more than 145 films! Tickets 928-282-1177. FEB 28 Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk (PRESCOTT) Offers locals and visitors a night out to mingle with these creative people, engage in great dialogues with wonderful art, share food, libations and live music and purchase new treasures for their art collection, 800-266-7534.
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Williams, Flagstaff + N AZ ALL MONTH Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park (WILLIAMS) Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs, 928-635-2289. FEB 7 Kenan Thompson (FLAGSTAFF) Kenan Thompson has been featured in movies and television series such as “Kenan and Kel”, “All That”, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Fat Albert”,
and “Saturday Night Live”. Don’t miss this hilarious performance. Prochnow Auditorium, 7:30pm, tickets 928-523-5661. FEB 7 First Friday Art Walk (FLAGSTAFF) Enjoy live music and refreshments, meet local artists, and browse and shop for original artwork at Flagstaff’s many downtown galleries, 6 - 9pm, free, 928-779-2300. FEB 8 Discovery 2nd Saturday at MNA (FLAGSTAFF) Join us for exciting programs, hands-on activities, and crafts for kids and families. Free
with Museum admission. Museum of Northern Arizona, 2pm-4pm, 928-774-5213. FEB 8 - 9 Urban Ski and Snowboard Festival (FLAGSTAFF) A family friendly event with a ski and Snowboard competition on Sunday night. The event transforms the historic San Francisco St. into the ultimate snow run. Featuring live music and performing arts, and a kid’s tent with winter crafts and games. After dark the kids area transforms into a wine and beer garden for adults. Historic Downtown Flagstaff, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am – 2pm, 928-213-2924.
Tucson + Southern AZ JAN 31 – FEB 27 Quilt Show (TOMBSTONE) Free classes offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am to Noon during the show. See beautiful needlework, vote on your favorite! Tombstone Art Gallery, 520-457-2380. FEB 5 - 9 Tubac Festival of the Arts (TUBAC) Arizona’s longest running art festival, showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines. Tubac Village, 9 - 5 pm, 520-398-2704. FEB 8 Bisbee After 5 ArtWalk (BISBEE) 30+ shops and galleries, special promotions, live entertainment, refreshments plus artist receptions, until 8pm, 520-432-5421. 24
FEB 13 - 16 60th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (TUCSON) Tucson’s first and longest-running gem show, with displays centered on the theme “Diamonds, Gems, Silver, and Gold” at Tucson Convention Center. Thur/ Fri/Sat, 10 am to 6 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm, 520-322-5773. FEB 15 – 23 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (TUCSON) The Tucson Rodeo, or La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys), is one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, tickets 1-800964-5662. FEB 17 – 23 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship (MARANA) One of the biggest draws on the PGA TOUR circuit, this
single-elimination match play tournament features the Official World Golf Rankings’ top 64 professional golfers. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, 1-866-942-2672. FEB 20 Tucson Rodeo Parade (TUCSON) world’s longest non-motorized parade including western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians. Parade route begins at Ajo and Park Avenues, 9am, 520294-1280. FEB 22 – 23 Southwest Indian Art Fair (TUCSON) Arizona State Museum presents a premier American Indian art show and market, featuring Santa Clara artist Jody Falwell and including 200 Native artists, performances, demonstrations, auctions and Native foods, 520-626-8381.
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Phoenix, Scottsdale and Central Arizona
inter, Spring, Summer or Fall… no matter what time of year you visit the Valley of the Sun, there will be much to see and do. The Sonoran Desert ‘s natural beauty begins with rugged mountains, Saguaro cactus towering over adventure trails, and pink and orange sunsets you thought you only read about in Western novels. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Phoenix – still has real cowboys and rugged mountains. Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and magnificent patio views. Golf courses that beckon players the year round. Shopping centers as stylish as the fashions they house. 877-225-5749 Scottsdale – By day, our sunny skies and lush desert setting create an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping. By night, acclaimed chefs, ArtWalks and dozens of wine bars, lounges and performing arts venues await. And, throughout your stay, our resorts and hotels will pamper you with plush accommodations and the exceptional customer service for which Scottsdale is so well known. 480-421-1004 Carefree / Cave Creek – Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, a sparkling lake and towering saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape waiting for you. Stroll around and visit our unique shops and galleries, enjoy a great meal, try a sarsaparilla at a real Western saloon or just kick back and watch the sun set. At night, the stars shine so big and bright they seem close enough to touch. 480-488-3381 Fountain Hills – You literally can’t miss the World’s tallest fountain – the town centerpiece. Nearby galleries and shops feature clothing, art, and fine jewelry including the Arizona Amethyst. An extensive public art collection, history museum, art festivals and
concerts make Fountain Hills/ Fort McDowell the Gem of the Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike 50-plus miles of trails or pick from five PGA golf courses. 480-837-1654 Glendale – is home to one of the hottest sports and entertainment districts in the country as well as the world’s top concerts and shows, signature restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. Glendale offers families endless fun thanks to Arizona’s biggest water park, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, a chocolate factory, nearby theaters, museums and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish our fairways, tennis courts, hiking trails and nearby regional lake. 623-930-4500 AZ
$ dining & entertainment Whether you are looking to kick up your heels at an
Old Western Saloon, get your Gelato Fix or enjoy true southwestern cuisine, the Valley of the Sun has 5TH AND WINE IN SCOTTSDALE
something for everyone to enjoy.
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you take in a gorgeous sunset or dance the night away with friends.
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* great entertainment * 6895 E. Cave Creek Road Cave Creek, AZ 85331 www.HaroldsCorral.com
“if you haven’t been to harold’s corral, you haven’t been to cave creek.” ArizonaKEY.com
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10424 N Fort McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 1-800-THE FORT www.fortmcdowellcasino.com
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Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Free transportation throughout the Valley of the Sun. Slots, poker, keno, blackjack and video slots all make for a winning experience at the FORT. Fine dining at a great price can be had at Cafe 87, the Red Rock Buffet and Noodle Sushiya restaurants. 360
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-1906 www.haroldscorral.com
As Cave Creek’s original “Wild West Saloon and Restaurant,” Harold’s is a landmark and popular stomping ground for both locals and tourists. Celebrating over 70 years of history and good times, Harolds is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Enjoy live entertainment Thurs. through Sat. plus Country Western Dance Lessons Thursdays and Fridays. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
OLD TOWN TAVERN 7320 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-2882 www.oldtowntavernaz.com Located in Old Town Scottsdale, we are a cozy place to relax, have some drinks and listen to some great live
music in a friendly atmosphere. We offer a full bar, beautiful patio, outdoor seating, smoking area, and are wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly. For a taste of how it used to be in the good ‘ole days, stop by and experience life like it should be relaxed and fun!
SCOTTSDALE STATION 8220 N. Hayden Rd. Ste. C112 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-998-7777 www.ScottsdaleStation.com From the team that brought you, for the last ten years, the acclaimed Carefree Station, and the popular Prescott Station, now brings to Scottsdale, their big and bold flavor interpretation of global cuisine and the award winning “BevHeaven” Bar.
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OLD TOWN TORTILLA FACTORY 6910 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-4567 www.oldtowntortillafactory.com Built from a historic 75-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the Southwest. A beautiful firewater patio along with a world-renowned tequila bar that offers 80 premium tequilas, including an award winning margarita, lends itself to being the perfect place to accommodate your needs. The cuisine is southwest with Sonoran influence, a favorite dish being the Red Chili Pork Chops.
PERSIAN ROOM 17040 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-614-1414 • www.persianroom.com Experience the most exotic dining atmosphere Scottsdale has to offer. Ornate chandeliers, finely carved pillars, and delicate water fountains compliment the inspiring menu of beef, chicken, lamb and a variety of vegetarian dishes. Fresh, homemade clay-oven bread begins your feast, followed by more than twenty unmistakable entrees fit for the ancient Persian Royalty. Open Sun. to Thurs. 11am to 9:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am to 10:30pm. 30
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RUSTY SPUR SALOON
7245 East Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7787 • www.rustyspursaloon.com Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloon celebrating 60 years. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Rusty Spur is an Old West saloon offering rustic charm, great food, live entertainment and, of course, a full bar! Every inch in this unique saloon is decorated with Western memorabilia, a collection of license plates, and thousands of dollar bills hanging from the ceiling. Come leave your mark today!
VENETO TRATTORIA ITALIANA 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-948-9928 • www.venetotrattoria.com Casual and moderately priced, Veneto Trattoria offers light, Northern Italian cuisine with a Venetian accent. Located in Hilton Village, the restaurant is known for its hand-fashioned pastas and gnocchi and luscious risottos. Menu highlights include Venetian-style squid, calves’ liver and dried salt cod, called baccala. An extensive wine list offers a wide selection of Italian and California wines. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside where the atmosphere let’s you drift off to Italy! Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5-10pm.
Old Town Tavern
Scottsdale’s Best Neighborhood Bar
ld Town Tavern, located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, prides itself on being a cozy place to relax, have some drinks and listen to great live music in a friendly atmosphere. Consistently, a visitors’ and locals’ favorite watering hole, Old Town Tavern is Old Town Scottsdale’s best bar, and more. From an eclectic variety of performing artists, to awesome patios and cozy fireplaces, to the best prices in town, The Old Town Tavern seems to have it all. Offering live music 7 nights a week, Old Town Tavern has officially established itself as the live entertainment leader in Old Town Scottsdale. It is one of the only quaint, neighborhood bars left in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The Old Town Tavern supports a wide array of local artists, and also brings in entertainers from across the country, who seek out this little bar in Old Town Scottsdale. Patrons and guests are sure to find some of their favorite artists during the week, and you never know what to expect on the weekends with bands playing a variety of your favorite rock n roll hits. Friday and Saturday nights you are sure to see a great show for the price of just one drink. Where else in Old Town Scottsdale is one likely to find a deal like this? Are you a Cactus League Baseball fanatic? With the Spring Training season right around the corner, Old Town Tavern is sure to be the hot spot for fans, no matter Old Town Tavern your team loyalty, as it is year-over-year. Once in full swing, stop by for our spring training specials on your way to the San Francisco Giants 7320 E. Scottsdale Mall AZ home, just blocks from our front steps. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 With great service, friendly bartenders and live entertainment, Old Town Tavern is a must for your itinerary. You won’t be sorry that you 480-945-2882 www.oldtowntavernaz.com stopped by. AZ
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deliciousbites GRILLED MAHI MAHI FISH TACOS
Grilled Mahi Mahi tacos, roasted corn guacamole and jalapeno sauce served with a side of pico black beans
FISH: 5lbs Mahi / 2 Julienne Radish Cut Mahi into 8oz Portions, and marinate with garlic, oils, and salt and pepper. Bake the fish for 10 minutes in the oven. Place 6 small corn tortillas on the plate (2 on top of each other, total of 3 servings), place 8oz Mahi piece on top, Add scoop of Guacamole, and drizzle Jalapeno Sauce over top. Top with julienne radishes for decoration. JALAPENO SAUCE: 6 diced jalapenos 1/2 cup diced red onions 3 cups mayonnaise 3 cup sour cream salt and pepper to taste
GUACAMOLE SAUCE: 4 avocados 3 diced jalapenos 2 diced tomatoes 1/2 diced medium red onion 1/8 cup chopped cilantro 1 cup roasted yellow corn salt and pepper to Taste
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Mix All ingredients SOUR CREAM BLACK BEAN SIDE: 1 cup black beans 1/2 cup sour cream Mix together and top with Pico De Gallo AZ
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Phoenix/Scottsdale/Central AZ 1. STROLL THROUGH OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE – Get a taste of the Old West as you walk the streets of historic Old Town Scottsdale. Discover the most unique southwestern specialty shops like Shades of the West - 480-945-3289 and Kactus Jock - 480-9456691, then kick up your boots at the Rusty Spur Saloon with live entertainment 7 days & 7 nights - 480-425-7787. 2. MIM – Explore an amazing collection of instruments from every country in the world and from the likes of Elvis, John Lennon, and many more at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Guests wear wireless headsets to hear the sounds of the instruments as they approach different displays. 480-478-6000 3. TALKING STICK RESORT – a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale Resort where fun is limited only by your imagination. Enjoy Vegas-style entertainment, panoramic views at Orange Sky Restaurant, 36-holes of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and fabulous live entertainment. 480-850-7777. 36
4. PINK ADVENTURE TOURS – Offering locals and visitors enjoyable and effortless access to the premier adventures of Sedona and the Grand Canyon. 855-298-3070. 5. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES – Embark on an unforgettable journey as you soar over the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a Hot Air Balloon! Daily flights available with Hot Air Expeditions - 480-502-6999 or Rainbow Ryders - 623-2150346. 6. EXPLORE A DESERT MASTERPIECE – Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy a broad range of guided public tours. 888-516-0811 7. ALL ABOARD! Grab the kids and head over to McCormickStillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Enjoy train and carousel rides, shops, museum, playgrounds and more! 480-312-2312
8. SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Scottsdale is a mecca for shoppers with unique boutiques and speciality shops around every corner. Stroll through the SHOPS Gainey Village and stop by Ritzy Rags and Shoes - 480-596-0533 and Diva - 480-948-8777 for the latest fashions. 9. THE DOLLY STEAMBOAT – Experience the best Arizona nature and dinner cruises on beautiful Canyon Lake, often called “Arizona’s Junior Grand Canyon.” Expect to see a wide variety of wildlife and spectacular scenery while observing from the deck during one of our tours. 480-827-9144 10. KART RACING – At K1 Speed in Phoenix, stay cool and race in their fully airconditioned track & relax in the lounge area overlooking the racing action! 602-2755278 AZ
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shopping In need of some retail therapy? Then get ready to navigate the most incredible array of upscale boutiques, specialty gift shops, outdoor promenades, outlet centers, luxury jewelers and
BISCHOFF’S SHADES OF THE WEST
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4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-5000 • www.cornelishollander.com. Award winning, state-of-the-art jewelry designer. Cornelis produces the finest quality jewelry with custom modern designs using gemstones, and diamonds. Come visit and create your dream piece of jewelry! 360
8787 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-8777 • www.divawomenswear.com Designer plus size clothing women dream about, but seldom find – from bathing suits to casual to special occasion and evening gowns. Sizes 14-24 with lines like Sympli, Comfy, Tianello plus handbags, jewelry and accessories including Brighton, Hobo, and Mary Frances.
HIGH SOCIETY BOUTIQUE
10805 North 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-2506 • www.highsocietyresale.com Find exceptional women’s clothing and accessories from the finest homes in the Valley! Vast collection of jewelry including one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver and set stones from India, Indonesia and Nepal.
THE JEWISH COLLECTION 10820 N. 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-368-0001 • thejewishcollection.com The Valley’s finest Judaica shop. Find jewelry, art and religious articles from Israel and the finest Native American craftsman plus custom pieces with a Southwest flair. Your source for Southwest mezuzahs, Kiddush cups, candlesticks, and jewelry. 3 0 6 360 6 30
7247 Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-3289 • www.bischoffsouthwestart.com Founded in 1971, Shades of the West continues to be the most unique shopping destination in Old Town Scottsdale. Featuring a wide variety of custom leather goods & jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, Southwestern foods, pottery from Mexico and much more. Bischoff’s at the Park features Southwest home décor, books and museum quality art.
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Find the latest designer fashions, unique pieces of the southwest to take home, authentic Native American art & jewelry and everything in between. We promise you will shop til you drop! Special note: you might need some extra suitcases! Enjoy! 3 0 6 360 6 30
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WILD HOLLY GALLERY
22 Easy Street Carefree, AZ 85377 480-595-8757 • www.wildhollygallery.com A sprawling art gallery showcasing an eclectic mix of American art of all styles. It’s two stories and nearly 5,000 square feet that showcases the work of over 95 different American artists. The highly multifaceted collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, copper, glass, and more.
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has been a prized gem for centuries. Recognized as the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage, the amethyst is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. Historically, amethyst was believed to assist prophecy and visions and to bring riches and powers to its owners. With all of these amazing qualities this gem has, why not own a piece of Arizonaâ€™s beauty?
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360 DUXIANA 7001 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 480-991-9800 • duxiana.com Discovering the perfect luxury mattress for rest and rejuvenation is step one to creating a great sleep environment. This is what the DUX® Difference is all about. Designed in Sweden to last a lifetime, the unique DUX spring system enhances increased circulation and flow of oxygen throughout the body. If you want to have rejuvenating, restful sleep every night, there is no middle ground.
JO LONDON 201 Easy Street #101 Carefree, AZ 85377 480.488.1162 • www.myjolondon.com An ecclectic mix of everything you’d find in an English Home. From the chic and trendy to the comfy and traditional, Jo London represents the quintessential British Style. A sister company to the English Rose Tea Room right next store. LONDON GOLD Scottsdale: 480-367-1717, Chandler: 480-7054191, Arrowhead: 623-979-4445 LondonGold.com For more than three decades, London Gold has been the premier diamond expert in Phoenix. Voted “Best Of Phoenix” London Gold prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and having one of the largest selections of fine jewelry around. 3 0 6 360 6 30
360 RITZY RAGS & SHOES 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-596-0533 • ritzyragsandshoes.com One of the leading ladies clothing, shoe and accessory boutiques in the Valley for over 24 years. Featuring lines like Alberto Makali, Not your Daughters Jeans, City Girl, Helle comfort and many more. Come see why everyone is talking about Ritzy Rags and Shoes!
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360 SAMI FINE JEWELRY 16704 E. Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-8168 • www.samifinejewelry.com Voted one of America’s Top 5 “Cool Jewelry Stores”, Sami’s is the destination for Arizona gemstones such as The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona “Anthill” Garnet, and Arizona Peridot. Find Hearts on Fire Diamonds, to exotic gemstones.
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5TH AVENUE SHOPS 5th Avenue is home to Scottsdale’s famous Bob Park’s Horse Fountain featuring over 35 eateries and 80 specialty shops. 5th Ave & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 ARIZONA MILLS Features the best names in outlets including Last Call from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH plus dining and entertainment. US 60 & I-10 / Tempe ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER The Northwest Valley’s premier shopping destination with popular department stores, specialty shops, dining and entertainment. 75th Ave & Bell Rd / Glendale BILTMORE FASHION PARK An open-air, lush garden of shopping and dining with luxurious venues such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Louis Vuitton. 24th St & Camelback Rd / Phoenix THE BORGATA OF SCOTTSDALE A charming courtyard atmosphere with upscale shops and eateries in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways and fountains. Scottsdale Rd & Lincoln Dr / Scottsdale Map M3 CAREFREE SHOPS Stroll along Easy Street and enjoy fine art, gourmet food and one of a kind boutiques. / Scottsdale Map B4
SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Arizona’s premier luxury shopping destination with the best shops, department stores and restaurants including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, kate spade, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Juicy Couture. Camelback Rd & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Where the vibe of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Unique shopping, dining and entertainment such as Pandora, Apple Store, H&M and and IPic Gold Class Theaters, a premium movie going experience. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Hayden Loop / Scottsdale Map J4 SCOTTSDALE SEVILLE Intimate and unique shopping and dining experience including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Duxiana and Betteridge Jewelers. Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend / Scottsdale Map M4 SCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT Upscale shopping and dining in an open-air setting including Sur la Table, Urban Outfitters and P.F. Chang’s. SW Corner Scottsdale Rd & Camelback Rd / Scottsdale Map N3 WESTGATE CITY CENTER A variety of shopping, dining and entertainment including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and a 4,000-seat cinema nestled behind the University of Phoenix Stadium and Jobing.com Arena. Loop 101 & Glendale Ave / Glendale
DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE The ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting with over 110 retailers and restaurants. Loop 101 & Tatum Blvd / Scottsdale Map G2 EL PEDREGAL SHOPS & DINING AT THE BOULDERS Moroccan-style paradise nested among rugged foothills and majestic skies features upscale stores and restaurants, a full-service luxury spa, and a tranquil courtyard. Scottsdale Rd & Carefree Hwy / Scottsdale Map C4
Fun, comfy, sophisticated & casual clothing
KIERLAND COMMONS A sophisticated and eclectic mix of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in an urban setting. Greenway Pkwy & Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale Map J3 OLD TOWN SHOPS Stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Scottsdale and find Southwestern specialty shops and restaurants such as Shades of the West, Kactus Jock, Rusty Spur Saloon and Old Town Tavern. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Indian School / Scottsdale Map P4 THE PROMENADE Unique mix of specialty boutiques, stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting with a 125-foot spire designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale Rd & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd / Scottsdale Map J4 THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE A distinctive blend of upscale shops and boutiques like Ritzy Rags & Shoes, Diva plus trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. SE Corner Scottsdale Rd & Doubletree Ranch Rd / Scottsdale Map L4
Brilliant Design with a British Accent Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sun 11:00am to 4:00pm
adjacent to the English Rose Tea Room
201 Easy Street #101, Carefree, AZ 85377 | (480) 488-1162
Stop in to become a Londoner too!
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Fountain Hills 1. WORLD’S HIGHEST FOUNTAIN - At its full height of 560 feet, the fountain in the center of Fountain Hills, spectacular for day or night viewing, is higher than the Washington Monument and three times as high as Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone Park.
2. FORT MCDOWELL CASINO – This fantastic casino (open 24 hours every day) brings fun, excitement and premier dining to visitors by offering slots, cards, bingo, colorful stage shows and fantastic buffets and restaurants. 800-THE-FORT 3. UNCOVER ARIZONA GEMS - Sami Fine Jewelry is the destination for Arizona gems (Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst, Arizona Peridot, and Arizona “Anthill” Garnet) and fine jewelry. Voted one of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry stores! 877-376-6323 4. WE-KO-PA GOLF CLUB – Whether you play the awardwinning Cholla Course or the newer Saguaro Course, you’re in for a desert golf experience unlike any other in Arizona. At We-Ko-Pa, it’s just you, your ball and good old Mother Nature. 866-660-7700 48
5. RIVER OF TIME MUSEUM - Through its creative settings and informative exhibits, The River of Time Museum recounts the captivating past of this desert valley. Learn about the large communities that grew here centuries ago and why they disappeared. 480-837-2612 6. BIRDWATCHING - This area is a great place for bird watching due to its diverse habitats. Fountain Lake and the two rivers - the Salt and the Verde, are great hotspots, which are home to many year-round species. 7. MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PARK - Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails await through beautiful desert scenery. Look for deer, javelina, coyotes and a multitude of bird species. Whether you are going for a short stroll or looking for a challenge, this is a must do. 480-471-0173
and surrounding mountains, 480-816-5100. 9. SAGUARO LAKE - Fifteen minutes from Fort McDowell, this is one of the loveliest and most popular recreation sites in Tonto National Forest. Boat ramps, fishing pavilions, swimming, picnic tables and restroom facilities are available at two locations. The golden cliffs and rugged shoreline of Saguaro Lake make a spectacular setting for outdoor activities. 602-225-5200 10. JAZZ IN THE HILLS Some of the Valley’s best Jazz musicians can be heard at Alchemy at CopperWynd Resort from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, reservations recommended. Please call for schedule: 480333-1880 AZ
8. LAKE OVERLOOK TRAIL - An easy-moderate 1.5 mile hike that is accessible from the heart of downtown Fountain Hills and offers some of the outstanding views of the Town and the neighboring Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Mom knew a thing or two when she told you to go outside and play. Mom was right. Fresh air. Physical activity. Fun. Thatâ€™s the way to spend some leisure time. And the place to do it is Fountain Hills, Arizona. Fill your days with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding or a round of golf at one of the award-winning courses. Even art is an outside experience in Fountain Hills, where you can enjoy the extensive public art collection all year long. Come see us. And get outside.
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Carefree & Cave Creek 1. AFTERNOON TEA ANYONE? – The English Rose Tea Room in Carefree offers an extensive menu of authentic foods served with loose leaf teas in a truly unique and authentic Victorian atmosphere. 480488-4812
5. THE SPA AT CAREFREE – Step inside, & enjoy exclusive services for men and women a full array of skin care therapies, aromatherapy, hair salon services and body treatments. Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 888-692-4343.
2. CAREFREE BOTANICAL GARDENS - The gardens weave their way along Carefree’s Easy Street among features that include the Carefree Sundial, the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, a waterfall, art and sculptures, plus numerous shops and restaurants. Open daily during daylight hours. Enjoy Free WiFi provided by the Town of Carefree.
6. RANCHO MANANA GOLF CLUB - Voted one of Arizona’s most scenic golf courses. Book your tee time at this par-70 championship course nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert in Cave Creek - 480488-0398.
3. AN INSTITUTION OF THE OLD WEST – Harold’s Corral is THE place in Cave Creek for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Hitch yer hat, hang yer hoss and kick back to enjoy some good times eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’. 480-488-1906 4. THE TOWN DUMP – There is no way to describe the Town Dump in Cave Creek, except to say that it’s one of the most unique shopping experiences. 480-488-9047 52
9. BAGS & RAGS – Enjoy shopping at this intimate ladies boutique with fun, flirty clothing, handbags and accessories on Easy Street in Carefree. 480-575-3114 10. FRONTIER TOWN – Wooden boardwalks lead to many fun and wonderful gift shops, surrounded by antiques, wagons and western artifacts. One of the last old west towns in Arizona, and full of history and folklore passed down over the years. AZ
7. WILD HOLLY GALLERY – Strolling along Easy Street in downtown Carefree, this gem beckons shoppers to come a bit closer. The steel kinetic wind sculpture turning in the breeze captures the attention of arts and culture aficionados the world over. 480-595-8757 8. CAVE CREEK MUSEUM – Started in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. 480488-2764
attractions When it comes to memorable experiences, Arizona has you covered from sunset horseback rides, one-of-a-kind museums, world-class golf courses, soaring balloon flights and everything in between.
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360 HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS For reservations 480-502-6999 or 800-831-7610 Phoenix/Scottsdale • hotairexpeditions.com Come see why the Sonoran Desert is one of the foremost Hot Air Ballooning areas in the entire world! Daily hot air balloon flights are offered year round. Enjoy the sights and sounds of desert life as you fly within inches of cacti. Then soar to over 2,000 feet to get a great view of the entire area! All with no sensation of motion. Upon landing enjoy either a warm sit down breakfast or yummy hor d’oeuvres catered by the award winning Vincents! Come see why Fodor’s Travel has rated Hot Air Expeditions the Number One hot air balloon company in Phoenix for the past 16 years! FAA Certified, Insured, Wonderful Safety Record. Hotel transportation available.
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360 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-478-6000 • MIM.org Experience the world’s music as never before at the most extraordinary museum you’ll ever hear. Guests are given wireless headsets to wear throughout the museum. As they approach each display, they can hear the instruments being played, either solo or as an ensemble. Ranked as one of five must-see Phoenix attractions by CNN! 3 0 6 360 6 30
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360 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, 85259 888-516-0811 • www.franklloydwright.org Taliesin West in northeast Scottsdale is ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West was a bold new concept for desert living. Guided public tours range from 1 to 3 hours long. Enter at 114th St. & Cactus Rd.
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Glendale/West Valley 1. LIONS, TIGERS AND SHARKS, OH MY! – The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals! Take in the breathtaking aquarium with 75 exhibits. See their ad for a special coupon. 623-935-9453
5. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM - Home of the NFCChampions Arizona Cardinals, and is also adjacent to Westgate City Center. Catch a game or take a tour of this massive stadium. 623-433-7100
2. CURTAIN UP – Dinner and a movie is so yesterday. Dinner and a show…now that’s an experience. Voted “Best of the Valley” by Phoenix Magazine, the Arizona Broadway Theatre is sure to entertain the senses. 623-776-8400
6. STROLL IN THE GARDENS – 1,000 cactus, trees and shrubs await you desert style, where you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour at Xeriscape Botanical Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the library to check out a listening wand, so you may learn the names of the foliage. 623-930-3596
3. WIGWAM RESORT – Beloved by generations, this Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America couples historic charm with a truly modern sense of adventure. Enjoy legendary golf, superb spa, distinctive cuisine, 623935-3811.
7. FOR THE “CHOC-O-HOLIC” IN ALL OF US – The Cerreta Candy Company has been making candy by hand for over 40 years. Enjoy a guided tour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday and a nonguided video tour anytime. 623-930-9000
4. BLAST OFF WITH SOME FAMILY FUN – Children, and grown-ups, alike, can enjoy simulated space missions, interact with real NASA astronauts and learn all about the wonders of the cosmos at the Challenger Space Center. 480-488-1906
8. BOOTS AND BIKES – The 19,840 acres of Estrella Mountain desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954, and once you hike or bike in it, you’ll understand why. 623-932-3811
9. PACK A ROMANTIC PICNIC LUNCH – The crown jewel of Glendale’s park system, Sahuaro Ranch Park offers users both a recreational and historic experience. This park is unique with it’s historic ranch buildings and wonderful flora. 623-930-4200 10. LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK – One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun”, the park offers many activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Turn off your mobile phone and unleash some family fun! 602-372-7460 AZ
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Sedona and North Central Arizona
aried and vibrant aptly describe the north central region. The famous Red Rocks of Sedona. The bar where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday drank whiskey. The mining town carved on a hillside. With four seasons and something for everyone, this region begs to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.
POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Sedona – Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; outdoor sports; or the spiritual and metaphysical, imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Indeed, this picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that even today, is wildly wonderful. 800-288-7336 Prescott – Just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, “Everybody’s Hometown” is an ideal destination for golfers, outdoor adventure seekers, and western history buffs. From its majestic rock formations at Granite Dells to five area lakes to more than 450 miles of wellgroomed hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Prescott knows no boundaries for exploring the area’s stunning natural beauty. The downtown Courthouse Plaza is Prescott’s historic heart. The plaza is bordered by the famous Whiskey Row, known to have hosted the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday--and still hosts eclectic boutiques, galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. 800-266-7534 Jerome – After the mines closed in 1953 and “King Copper” left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 in the 1920s to a low of 50 people. The Jerome Historical Society guarded the buildings against vandalism and the elements, the Douglas Mansion became a
State Park in 1965, and Jerome became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. During the 60’s and 70’s, Jerome offered a haven for artists. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life. Today, Jerome is very much alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians, and families. 928-634-2900 AZ
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SEDONA ROUGE HOTEL & SPA
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SEDONA SKY TREKS 235 Air Terminal Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-6628 www.skytreks.com Spectacular air tours from Scottsdale and Sedona to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, plus packages that include Colorado River rafting, helicopter flights and boat tours! Our highly qualified pilots will be your guide and narrate your unforgettable tour. FAA certified air carrier.
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Sedona 1. OUT OF AFRICA WILDLIFE PARK – Watch exotic animals roam in spacious habitats plus exciting shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed. Mention Promo code AZKEY14 for special savings. 928-5672840 2. MUST DO ADVENTURE! – Pink Jeep’s Sedona Jeep Tours have thrilled visitors for over 50 years! The Premier Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin, and Diamondback Gulch tours take you places you may never imagined existed. 800-8733662 3. COME OUT AND PLAY – The entertainment destination on the way to Sedona is Cliff Castle Casino - Hotel. Enjoy fun for the whole family including Bowling, Kid’s Quest, fabulous dining, newly renovated accommodations and of course great slot and table gaming. 800-381-SLOT 4. GOLF AMIDST THE RED ROCKS – Oakcreek Country Club boasts a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. This 18-hole championship golf course is nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks with views beyond compare. 888-284-1660 70
5. SEDONA AIR TOURS – The most-trusted and well known helicopter, biplane, and airplane tour company in Sedona. Take a tour in a jetpowered helicopter, a red open cockpit WACO biplane to view the fantastic formations of the red rocks of Sedona, or fly to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Skywalk in a airplane. Mention KEY and Save 10% 888.866.7433 6. THE ART & SOUL OF SEDONA – Tasteful galleries and unique shops live in harmony at Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek. Wander, shop, eat, drink and refresh the body and soul. 928-2824838 7. WHERE THE FOOD LIVES UP TO THE VIEWS – Enchantment Resort’s signature restaurant sets the stage for a grand dining experience. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine with a hint of Southwest influence while relaxing on the Wine Bar terrace or at Che-Ah-Chi, the spectacular centerpiece of Enchantment. 928-204-6000
8. DISCOVER AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ART & ARTIFACTS – Kachina House is the ultimate destination for authentic Native American art, artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Find Kachina dolls, Hopi Baskets, Hopi Kachina dolls, and so much more. 866-587-0547 9. SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – Sedona’s world-wide reputation as a spiritual mecca and global power spot has drawn some of our planet’s most amazing healers, artists and spiritual guides. Experience the body, mind and soul. 928300-7796 10. MESA GRILL AT THE SEDONA AIRPORT – Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in this open and airy setting with spectacular views overlooking gardens, the airport and the red rocks of Sedona. 928-2822400 AZ
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Why Are Sedona’s Rocks
The answer to one of the most asked questions by Sedona visitors is iron! The incredible array of colors displayed by Sedona’s famous Red Rocks is a direct result of iron oxide in water seeping into sandstone rock formations. Water carrying dissolved iron oxide drains through the porous sandstone and literally paints quartz grains – you guessed it – red! The Red Rocks vary in origin, color and age. Some were originally sea sediment while others came from blowing sand. You’ll see bright orange, red and tan rocks. The brightest orange rocks are more than 250 million
years old. White and grey rocks are limestone that formed at the bottom of the sea or sandstone that had its red color washed out by water. You may also stumble across basalt extruded by volcanoes in the past. Sedona and its famous Red Rocks have been in the making for hundreds of millions of years. There are many ways to enjoy the scenery, just be sure to get out and experience Sedona’s world renowned Red Rocks! And remember, take only memories, leave only footprints. AZ
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Prescott 1. BIRD WATCHING - With over 360 species of birds confirmed in the Prescott area, you will enjoy popular sighting locations including the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve and the Watson-Willow Lake Ecosystem Important Bird Area (IBA). 2. SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM - Prescott is home of the restored territorial Governor’s Mansion built in 1864. The Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. 928-445-3122 3. HASSAYAMPA INN & HASSAYAMPA INN SPIRITS LOUNGE - A must for savvy travelers searching for a relaxing respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Yesteryear’s charm combines with today’s modern amenities to make the Hassayampa Inn a haven for sophisticated guests seeking a sense of pampered well-being. 928-778-9434 4. WHISKEY ROW – Whiskey Row is a vibrant center of activity in downtown Prescott, and while the number of saloons has decreased greatly 76
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gional tribes through a variety of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts. A must-see when in Prescott. 928-445-1230
5. CITY OF PRESCOTT LAKES - With kayak, canoe and bicycle rental at all three lakes via Prescott Outdoors, you’ll have no problem planning your outdoor escape to enjoy all the natural bounty that Northern Arizona has to offer. 928-9251410
9. HIKING IN PRESCOTT – Don’t miss the Mile-High Trail System in and around Prescott containing approximately 28 miles of beautiful trails, including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, and the Greenways Trails System.
6. HERITAGE PARK ZOOLOGICAL SANCTUARY - A non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Open year round, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. 877-778-6008
10. ANTIQUE ROW - Browse and shop in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere where specialty boutiques and interesting galleries offer shoppers a delightful diversion. This historic city has long been known as one of the West’s best places to shop for antiques. AZ
7. ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE - Features 36 holes of championship golf in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona. At an elevation of 5,000 ft., the two courses sport bent grass greens and bluegrass. 928-777-1888 8. THE SMOKI MUSEUM – This treasure documents early Native American history of re-
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Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona
ne of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Colorado River. Painted deserts. What more could you ask for? Northern Arizona invites you to indulge your sense of adventure and wonder. Hike it, drive it, ski it, fly over it, float down it – just be sure to get here and immerse yourself in it. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Grand Canyon – The canyon is a spectacular experience at any time of year. Whatever the season... spring, summer, fall, winter... each brings an intimate mood to the splendor of the Grand Canyon that will make your first visit very special. Savor the delicate fragrance of spring wildflowers as you stroll along the Canyon Rim. Enjoy a fresh summer breeze rich with the scent of pine following a brief afternoon thundershower. Discover color that only nature can create in the fall flowers and canyon oaks as they prepare for the coming winter season. See winter clouds hanging heavy over the Canyon after a fresh snow, lifting like a theatre curtain to reveal nature’s newest spectacle. In every season the Grand Canyon is a spectacular vision Williams – While today’s visitors can experience the modern amenities seen in most tourist destinations, they are also invited to personally share in the history and nostalgia of this mountain community. Founded in the late 1800’s by ranchers, railroaders, and lumbermen, remnants of those early days are still visible in the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods of modern-day Williams. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life and visitors can now stroll the brick sidewalks of the historic district, enjoying the sights and sounds of times now nearly gone. 800-863-0646 Flagstaff – Surrounded by natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff offers dozens of inns, a multitude of hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, more than 200
restaurants, numerous night spots, and a variety of cultural, historic and scientific attractions. Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, historic downtown charm and our Western legacy of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen. 800-842-7293. AZ
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MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES in Northern Arizona 1. BEARIZONA – This Wildlife Park in Williams allows visitors to drive into the wilderness and witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. From adorable bear cubs to High Country Raptors, this is a must do adventure! 928-635-2289 2. MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA – One of the great regional museums of our world showcasing Native cultures, natural sciences, and fine arts. With its nine exhibit galleries, four annual Heritage Festivals, outdoor adventures, and onsite Museum Shops, MNA evokes the very spirit of the Colorado Plateau. 928-774-5213 3. OPEN A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE – Peer through the telescope that Percival Lowell used to sketch Mars or the telescope that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff offers guided tours, telescope viewings and more. 928-233-3211 4. EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT! Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site at Meteor Crater just minutes from Interstate 40 near Winslow. The Visi84
tor center offers guided tours, an Interactive Discovery Center, Gift Shop, Theater and more. $2 off admission with ad on page 83. 928-289-2362 5. THE GREAT CHASM – 12 miles wide. One mile deep. Hike the Bright Angel trail, shop for Native American jewelry, enjoy a hot cocoa at El Tovar, and float the Colorado River. Whether you are seeking adventure or solitude, The South Rim at the Grand Canyon has it all. 928-638-7888 6. HOOVER DAM – The crown jewel of dams of its day and a proud Arizona Landmark, the Hoover Dam vaults up from the floor of the Black Canyon between Arizona and Nevada. A colossal feat of man, the dam is located at the bottom of Lake Mead. 702-494-2517 7. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VISITOR CENTER - Located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, watch the famous IMAX movie! Then enjoy one of the new Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours - a must do adventure! 928-638-2468 (Visitor Center) 800-873-3662 (Pink Jeep)
8. GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 – Whether it is through preservation of the still existing historic buildings and vintage signs, or the cruising experience overall, we love to be connected to our love of the road. Visit Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow and Kingman for a trip back in time. 9. HOVER OVER IT ALL AT GRAND CANYON WEST – The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai Tribe, consists of a horseshoe shaped steel frame with glass floor and sides that projects about 70 feet (21 m) from the canyon rim. Tours also include other points of interest and unique canyon views. 928-769-2636 10. STEP BACK IN TIME – The Petrified Forest has plant and animal fossils going back over 200 million years. Some petrified logs found in the park measure over 190 feet! 928-524-6228 AZ
Thunderbird Artists A Family Affair
udi Combs can relate to the participating artists in Thunderbird Artists festivals art is in her blood. She started by participating in small art shows and then, in 1981, Judi’s love for art grew into producing awardwinning fine art and wine festivals. Combs stated, “Thunderbird Artists began in parking lots with a small group of artists and a loyal following. I hoped, but never imaged Thunderbird Artists would become so successful.” Denise Dale, Judi’s daughter, joined the business in 1986 and has become an integral part of Thunderbird Artists, taking numerous awards and accolades. Judi’s husband, Roger, sons, Mike and Bret, and grandson, Dustin Bulot, complete the family circle, working throughout the festivals, from set-up to tear down. For years, artists encouraged Judi to expand her business and produce a ten-week event with artists’ working in studios. Knowing the commitment, time involvement and project size, Judi knew she needed someone loyal who understood and cared about the artists. “Partnering with my brother, Dennis, and sister-in-law, Judy, just made perfect sense.” comments Combs. In 2005, The Arizona Fine Art EXPO was born! Running two businesses left little time for anything else, but Judi felt very strongly that she wanted to give back to US Veterans, who had so bravely fought for our great country. In 2009, the 501c3, non-profit charity, American Healing Arts Foundation was launched, providing free art classes for U.S. Veterans. Judi’s oldest daughter, Kim Bulot, joined forces and shares Judi’s passion for veterans and has become Executive Director. Judy & Dennis agreed AHAF classes held at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO would be great and acArizona Fine Art EXPO cepted a board position. “My world is complete” says Judi. “Being surrounded by family love January 16th - March 30th and support is all that matters.” Open daily 10am - 6pm Judi Combs is CEO of Thunderbird Artists & the Arizona Fine Art EXPO and Founder of the American Healing Arts 26540 N Scottsdale Rd Foundation. 480-837-5637. email@example.com Scottsdale, AZ 85255 For more information about Thunderbird Artists, please visit Thunderbirdartists.com. For More information about the $10.00 Season Pass; Arizona Fine Art EXPO please Military & Seniors $8.00 visit Arizonafineartexpo. Children under 12 FREE com. For More information Parking is FREE about the American Healing Arts Foundation, please visit (480) 837-7163 AmericanhealingartsfoundaArizonaFineArtEXPO.com tion.com. AZ 85
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“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison--beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world .... Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” — President Theodore Roosevelt ENJOYING THE SOUTH RIM Individual interests, available time, weather, and health considerations can influence your visit to the South Rim. Use the information available on the web site, www.nps.gov/grca/, to help plan your visit. Once you arrive in the park, read The Guide and talk with the rangers for up-to-the-minute information. Elevations along the rim vary from 6650 feet (2030 m) at Hermits Rest to more than 7400 feet (2260 m) at Desert View near the East Entrance. Summer temperatures are pleasant along the rim, but increase rapidly as you descend into the canyon. Low humidity makes for big temperature differences between day and night. The low humidity and high elevation also means that it is important to drink water frequently. Afternoon thundershowers are common in July, August, and early September. Windy conditions prevail in April and May. Snow may fall as early as November. Winter snowstorms continue into March. Many miles of roads along the rim feature numerous pullouts to enjoy the views. Hermit Road to Hermit Rest is open to private vehicles only from December through February. The free shuttle bus system provides a worryfree way to explore the developed areas of the rim. 86
The Rim Trail winds along the rim for more than 13 miles (21 km), much of it paved and suitable for visitors in wheelchairs. The Greenway, a broad, paved pathway suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wheelchairs, leads two miles (3 km) from Grand Canyon Visitor Center to Grand Canyon Village. A separate segment heads east from Hermits Rest along the rim. The Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend steeply into the canyon. Rangers present programs—walks, talks, and evening presentations—throughout the year. All activities are free. Check in The Guide for programs during your stay. VISITOR CENTERS The National Park Service staffs several visitor centers on the South Rim. All are open every day of the year; hours vary seasonally. Grand Canyon Visitor Center Located near Mather Point The largest visitor center on the South Rim is a good stop for an introduction to Grand Canyon and for assistance in planning your visit.
LODGING IN THE PARK An authorized concessioner provides a variety of lodging options within the park. Reservations should be made well in advance as facilities tend to be full for much of the year. Prices vary from approximately $70.00 to more than $400.00. Located at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch offers overnight lodging in dormitories or individual cabins. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Xanterra Parks and Resorts, www. grandcanyonlodges.com, (888) 297-2757.
Yavapai Geology Museum On Yavapai Point Displays explain the geology and formation of the canyon. Memorable views unfold from the picture windows and nearby overlooks. Verkamp’s Visitor Center East of El Tovar Hotel Housed in the former Verkamp’s Curios, displays tell the story of the South Rim community. Tusayan Museum 3 miles (5 km) west of the East Entrance Exhibits provide a glimpse of the rich Native American cultures, both past and present. A short trail circles an 800-year-old ancestral Puebloan village.
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ith its towering saguaros standing guard, Southern Arizona is an impressive region filled with wonders of nature, steeped in history, and rich in culture. You can tour a Spanish Colonial mission and explore stunning caves. You can shop for antiques and dine in style. You can stay at world-class resorts and play golf amid splendorous landscapes. POPULAR DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Bisbee – located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Bisbee sends visitors back to a time when the Wild West was blossoming. Famous for the historic Copper Queen Mine, strolling the sidewalks of this southwestern gem lets you relish in art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses and antique shops. A visit to the wonderfully restored Victorian neighborhoods set on the hillsides will transport you to Europe. 866-2BISBEE Tombstone – founded in 1877, the “Town too Tough to Die” is home to the infamous gunfight at OK Corral. Step back in time and enjoy its notorious streets lined with saloons, restaurants, shops and stores. Take in a reenactment of the bitter fight between the Earps and the Clantons. Visit Tombstone and walk where heroes and villains of the old west lived, worked and fought. 888457-3929 Tubac – notably cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, this centuries-old town lies adjacent to the Coronado National Forest. Tubac features a variety of locally owner restaurants and comfortable bed and breakfasts. Other highlights include the Art Colony of Tubac, the Tubac Presidio
State Historic Park, and the Santa Cruz River – a favorite for birdwatchers. 520-398-2704 Tucson – Boasting over 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is a mecca for outdoor adventure and golf. The city also contains an extensive arts community, world-class accommodations and spas, and a growing culinary and nightlife scene. You’ll want to take in major events such as the Tucson Culinary Festival, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Accenture Match Play Championships. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson will keep you entertained. 800-638-8350 AZ
MEMORABLE WAYS TO EXPLORE Southern Arizona 1. TUCSON ADVENTURES What better way to view the gorgeous landscape of Southern Arizona than from a Hot Air Balloon! Bring your camera for incredible photos. After your magic carpet ride enjoy a champagne toast! FAA Certified Pilots & Hot Air Balloons. Book your adventure today 1-800-742-2556 • tucsonadventures.com 2. SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT FOOTHILLS MALL! Discover one of the most unique shopping experiences in southeastern Arizona. With a vast of array of stores, outlets, restaurants, eateries and entertainment venues, Foothills Mall has something for everyone! 520-219-0650 • shopfoothillsmall.com 3. ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM Experience the majesty of the Sonoran Desert at this fusion, zoo, botanic garden, natural history museum and art gallery nestled in the Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park (West). Enjoy 21 scenic acres and live animal presentations. 520-8832701 • desertmuseum.org
4. O.K. CORRAL TOMBSTONE Tour the world’s most famous gunfight site at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Walk where Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys. Gunfight reenacted daily at 2 p.m. 520-457-3456 • okcorral.com 5. PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM Where history takes flight! Tour one of the largest air and space museums in the world. See more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced. 520-574-0462 • pimaair.org 6. OLD TOWN ARTISANS The True Historic Tucson Experience. Located in the El Presidio Historic District, the 150 year old adobe building features magnificent shops and galleries, plus a Spanish-style courtyard and patio offering a relaxing place to enjoy lunch. 520-623-6024 • www.oldtownartisans.com
7. KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Open daily with self and guided tours plus nightly star gazing programs by RSVP. Visitor center and Gift Shop. 520-3188726 • www.noao.edu 8. BISBEE AFTER 5 Join us for a unique shopping and cultural experience the second Saturday of each month. The town-wide art walks features over 30 shops and galleries, artist receptions, live entertainment and refreshments. 520-432-3554 • discoverbisbee.com. 9. TOHONO CHUL PARK Recognized as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. Stroll along themed nature trails and tours, dine in the Tea Room, shop the greenhouse and Museum shops. Experience art exhibitions, classes and workshops plus special events. 520-742-6455 • www.tohonochulpark.org.
10. UA BIOSPHERE 2 Named one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World”. Guided tours take you inside the world’s largest living science center dedicated to exploring future life on our planet. Located north of Tucson on Oracle Rd./Highway 77. Open daily. 520-838-6200 • B2science.org 11. COLOSSAL CAVE MOUNTAIN PARK Explore the ancient crystal cave which is on the National Register of Historic Places. See beautiful cave formations while your guide shares the Cave’s history, legends and geology. 520-647-7275 • colossalcave.com. 12. DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery. Consignment room and gift shop. 520299-9191 • degrazia.org.
13. OLD TUCSON STUDIOS From cowboy gunfights and daring stunts to rip-roarin’ musical revues and comedies, Old Tucson Studios offers exciting Old West entertainment. Guided tours walk you in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. 520-883-0100 • oldtucson.com.
14. QUEEN MINE TOURS IN BISBEE Don a mining lantern, hat and slicker and ride the mine train. Five tours depart everyday from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Old Bisbee’s business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. 866-432-2071 • queenminetour.com. 15. KARTCHNER CAVERNS STATE PARK Experience a stunning limestone cave during a memorable 1½ hour guided tour. The Discovery Center features museums exhibits, a gift shop, theater and more. There are also campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and a hummingbird garden. 520-586-2283 • www.azstateparks.com/Parks/ KACA/ 16. MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC A National Historic Landmark, this “White Dove of the Desert” is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. Located 9 miles south of downtown Tucson. Take I-19 to exit 92 and follow signs. 520294-2624 • www.sanxaviermission.org.
18. EXPLORE TUBAC Located 45 miles south of Tucson, Tubac offers scenic high desert vistas, art galleries, restaurants, year-round golf, hiking, camping and more. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park includes a Visitor Center, museum, an archaeological exhibit, historic buildings, a picnic area, and a trailhead for the Anza Trail. 520-398-2704 • www.tubacaz.com. 19. STROLL, SHOP AND PLAY ALONG 4TH AVENUE Tucson’s tree lined 4th Avenue features over 100 shops and an incredible variety of restaurants serving up everything from authentic Mexican to pizza, burgers, Greek, Italian and more! Discover live music venues to wine and sports bars for amazing nightlife. 520-624-5004 • www.fourthavenue.org. 20. TUMACÁCORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK The park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. Located at exit 29 off of Interstate 19. Open daily. 520-398-2341 • www.nps.gov/tuma/ AZ
17. TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK The museum features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art. 520-624-2333 • www.tucsonmuseumofart.org.
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RenFest Awaits BY JAMES RUBERTO
It’s that time of year again... the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival starts this month! Welcome to the greatest party since Camelot (which I know more about since reading The Once and Future King). The Festival is an explosion of sights and sounds in a 30 acre village with the King and His court, castles and cottages, shops and pubs, and over 200 artisans with open air shops, plus thirteen stages of non-stop music, dance, swordplay and comedy to enchant every age. Last year, dad and I indulged in The Pleasure Feast, the most exclusive event at the Festival! Savor five courses of fine foods and ample drink, served with a side order of live music, raucous entertainment and Festival souvenirs in the Fairhaven Feast Hall. Be treated like royalty as the King’s kitchen and the Feast Master dish up a roaring good time. And don’t forget the games, rides, wooden swords, and turkey legs. That’s right, I said turkey legs! Here are answers to commonly asked questions: What are the dates and hours of the Festival? The Festival is open Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day Monday, from February 8th to March 30th. Festival hours are 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. What is the cost of admission? Advance discount tickets available at Fry’s are $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 –12, and children under 5 are always FREE. Tickets purchased at the Festival Box Office are $2 more. Discount tickets for seniors (60 and older) are $19, only available at the Festival Box Office. What does the admission price include? Free parking, all entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting and Birds of Prey show. You may choose to purchase arts and crafts items, food or beverage, or enjoy some rides and games (costs vary). Location and more information? The Festival is seven miles east of Apache Junction on US Highway 60. For more details, please visit www. royalfaires.com/arizona/ or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RENFESTINFO
James Ruberto is the 14-yearold son of Key publisher Tom Ruberto and a freshman at Brophy College Preparatory.
A giant festival with food, games, rides, and royalty… what more could you ask for? A day at the festival has become an annual family tradition and is great time for teens, kids and families. I cannot wait to see you at the Arizona Renaissance Festival - Huzzah! AZ
‘Tis the SSAGUARO eason THE MIGHTY BY DANIELLE RUBERTO
I highly recommend a visit to Saguaro National Park where you can learn about and come to appreciate the Mighty Saguaro in its natural environment. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/sagu or call The mighty Saguaro grows only in the Sonoran Desert, an arid desert region the Rincon Mountain District defined by two rainy seasons per year that supports a tremendous amount of biological diversity. The range is determined by temperature and elevation - the Visitor Center at (520) 7335153 or the Tucson Mountain absence of freezing in the winter and from sea level to about 4000 feet. District Visitor Center at (520) Biologists believe that the average life span of a Saguaro is between 150 - 175 733-5158. AZ years with some plants living for over 200 years! Slow growing, the young plant advances between 1 - 1.5 inches early in life and grows the fastest between it’s Saguaro information courtesy of the National Park unbranched to branched period. Branches start to appear when the majestic cactus reaches between 50-70 years of age. If precipitation is low, this may not Service. The iconic image of giant cacti silhouetted by the setting sun instantly brings to mind thoughts of the American Southwest, and in particular, Arizona. In addition to numerous state laws (don’t mess with our cactus) Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of these sub-tropical giants, on the edge of the modern City of Tucson.
occur until the Saguaro reaches 100. A full grown cactus may weigh 6 tons or more and reach a height of 50 feet. The roots grow out from the plant in a radial fashion several inches under the ground. During heavy rains such as the monsoons, the Saguaro will absorb a significant amount of water. To accommodate this sudden influx, the pleats of the cactus expand like an accordion. Most of the plant is made up of water and as mentioned above, the weight approaches 6 tons! To support this, the inside of the cactus is a circular skeleton of woody ribs. In late April thru early June, the tops of the Saguaro’s trunk and arms sprout a dizzying array of large, creamy white flowers that open at night and close the following afternoon. Pollination must occur during this time by nectar feeding bats, birds and insects. Each fruit contains a few thousand small black seeds. Eaten by coyote or cactus wren, the seeds pass through the digestive system unharmed throughout the desert. Biologists believe that the plant produces 40 million seeds during its lifetime, with only a few surviving to adulthood. ArizonaKEY.com
Danielle Ruberto is the 21-year old daughter of Key publisher Tom Ruberto and a student in the ASU School of Social and Family Dynamics working on a second Bachelor Degree in Family and Human Development.
corner Arizona Visitors Ask…? BY JOHNNY FENTON, M.A. CONCIERGE, OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT
A visitor to cactus country? The concierges are often a key to finding answers to guests’ questions and giving them the scoop on the Southwest’s diverse offerings. This column includes some of our tourists’ most frequent queries and these area travel authorities’ replies.
Q. What is your idea of a perfect day spent here? A. “Today comes to us flawless at midnight. It is placed perfectly clean into our hands hoping we’ve learned something from yesterday.” This sentiment expressed by John Wayne is no less true today. While we generally try to tailor this to our visitors’ inclinations, often they really want to know about places my colleagues and I treasure for ourselves—some of which are not on all the maps and vary with the seasons, but for now…. It’s 7:30 a.m. on this perfect day in Northern Arizona. Colleen is serving up lemon ricotta pancakes and Huevos Rancheros at my table in the Mesa Grill next to the Sedona Airport, billed as “America’s most scenic airport.” This little glass-encased eatery has no walls, affording its patrons spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets over the mesa on which the Airport perches. Nostalgia brings me to this one-runway airport and warm memories of the exhilarating red biplane excursion my husband and I took over Boynton Canyon from its terminal. www.sedonaairport.org Before leaving this land of red rock artistry, I would return to walk the labyrinth behind the charming Lodge at Sedona situated on a 50-acre estate and open to the general public. One of the largest in the U.S.A., this labyrinth affords a spiritual and meditative space with views of the area’s spectacular mountains and mesas. Many would put shopping on their agenda for the perfect day in Phoenix with half a dozen outlet malls in the vicinity and most of the major chains in this the sixth largest city in the country. Others would choose a day on the greens with over 250 golf courses in the area to choose from year ‘round where PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA events are held. And a perfect cocktail spot away from the tourists in a city noted for nightlife is a sacred quest which leads some of my Phoenix metro area concierge associates to the Citizens Public House time and again for their perfect hand-crafted Ketel One vodka martini generously poured (daily happy hours 3-6 p.m.) Located next to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art this denizen for artists serves some creative bar bites as well, including bacon popcorn and roasted rosemary nuts. The master mixologist and manager Thomas Stratton infuses magic in his potions. Now my perfect day in Central Arizona would include a visit with grandkids Cynthia and Evan in Mesa, and a trip to Organ Stop Pizza, a local town landmark since 1972 where Charlie and Lew have each been taking requests for more than twenty-five years on one of the world’s largest Wurlitzer organs. (I always request “Thriller.”) This magnificent instrument with over 6,000 pipes and percussions was built in 1927 for the Denver Theater. It fell silent after talking films replaced the silent
movies and the Great Depression of the 1930’s halted most entertainment. www.OrganStopPizza. com Their Spicy Italian pizza, potato bacon soup and caramel turtle fudge ice cream don’t take a back seat to the entertainment either. Solvitur ambulando, Saint Jerome would instruct us. Walk to solve. And in Tucson surrounded by five mountain ranges, the opportunities abound for wrestling a problem to the ground by hiking or walking it off. Walking also sharpens my senses to the sounds of birds, the small variations in plants and rocks that are blurred by the speed of other forms of transportation. My favorite places to stroll at a Pleistocene gait are Sabino Canyon, the University of Arizona campus and Tumamoc Hill. But being a people person I also vote for February as the perfect month for festivals, fiestas and showcases in Southern Arizona. From a long list, my favorites are: the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Sierra Vista; the Tubac Festival of the Arts in Tubac; La Reunion de el Fuerte; and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson. Still chasing perfection just before putting on my PJs, I’m compelled to seek out a view of the night skies here in the astronomy capital of the world. My favorite haunt for a quick starlight cocktail on a clear Friday or Saturday night is Starizona, a small telescope shop on Tucson’s northwest side where stargazers can peer into outer space through Celestron telescopes at no charge asking questions of astronomy experts and enthusiasts at no charge. AZ
[Johnny Fenton—a 35-year resident of Tucson—is past President of the Southern Arizona Concierge Network, member of the National Concierge Association, and Les Clefs d’Or. U.S.A.]
art for your body
Wild Holly Gallery Introduces Its Wearable Art Collection
ild Holly Gallery in Carefree Arizona is proud to announce the opening of its Wearable Art collection. The Wearable Art collection occupies a space of 500 square feet and is turning heads, both inside and outside of the gallery. The collection, which owner Holly Bergman calls ‘art for your body,’ features the work of 25 new artists that work in a variety of materials to create clothing, leather goods, jewelry, handbags, shawls, hats and just about anything else you can put on and wear around town. Everything is handmade by the artists themselves. One of the many world renown artists featured in the in the collection is Teri Jo Summer. She has worked as an accessories & clothing designer for close to 30 years. Her collections have been well received in fine stores and galleries throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Early on, her experiments with vintage textiles generated requests from friends and catalyzed a more curious exploration. This led to custom orders and some collaborations with local artists and designers for “amazing” pieces sold at the legendary boutique, Obiko, in San Francisco, and is now showing at the Wild Holly Gallery. Also, from Teri Jo Summer, and brand new for 2014, Wild Holly Gallery is announcing the arrival of Teri Jo Summer’s wearable art collection of handbags. These amazing works are art for wearing, in every sense and compliment an ensemble, like no other. Others included in the collection are Sofissima Studio, String Theory, Kent Stetson, To find out more about Bo’s Art, and many more. Wild Holly’s Wearable So whether you are looking Art collection, call for that one-of-a-kind piece that will be the envy of your 480.595.8757, visit friends and family, or it’s time wildhollygallery.com and to simply make a statement connect with the Gallery on with a new unique wardrobe Facebook and Twitter. piece, be sure to take in Wild Holly Gallery for this amazing exhibit. AZ ArizonaKEY.com
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