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Tucson is tailor-made to tickle anyone’s fancy

By Alison Bailin Batz   Though it was founded more than 240 years ago, with more than seven million people visiting annually, Tucson remains one of...

Sapporo knows sushi: top 20 sushi restaurants serving Sapporo

By Allison Neri   Don’t know sukiyaki from teppanyaki or sushi from sashimi, fear not. We’re here to school you on the “raw” truth. In honor...

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About… Summer in Arizona

By Carson Mlnarik You may break a sweat walking to class in August, but by October, it’s all short sleeves and cool breeze. Real Arizonans...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Charming amusement park delights all ages

By Julie Carlson One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park,...

Three Wild West Experiences

By Allyson Wittekind   Arizona’s Wild West history plays a big part in its modern culture and what people do to have fun. Our state’s past...

Four southern day trips to take right now

By Hannah Dahl   Jet ski on a calm lake, explore an underground cavern, and sip wine while surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards – all...

Sierra Vista: Bicycling, birding and ethnic food play important tourism roles

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Judy Hector saw an ad for a Sierra Vista public affairs manager and instantly fell in love—even before seeing the southern Arizona...

Arizona Science Center’s interactive “Mirror Maze” exhibit now open

By Ally Richmond   This summer, the Arizona Science Center is taking visitors on a journey into the world of nature’s amazing mathematical patterns. The new exhibit,...

5 Amazing Summer Pool Parties

By Ally Richmond   FOUND:RE  FOUND:RE Hotel presents RE:VIVE, a weekly pool party that will feature DJ Tricky T, drag queens and boozy snow cones! If...

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s New “Ruff Draft Book Club”...

By Alexis Andreopoulos   Entering the walls of any animal shelter is usually the same, there are cages full of sad and hopeful animals longing and...

Get out of the heat and chill out at these Arizona...

By Niki D’Andrea and the Arizona Department of Tourism   Yeah, yeah, yeah – it’s hot in Phoenix in the summer. Unusually, uniquely, don’t-have-a-heat-stroke hot....

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Italian restaurant receives enthusiastic welcome

With an “Old World charm and a New World vibe,” Sam & Luca Rustic Kitchen brings those two worlds together in East Mesa under...

Clever Koi puts a different spin on Asian cuisine

By Connor Dziawura   Clever Koi has been creating inspirational Asian entrees since 2013, when the Central Phoenix location opened. The restaurant belies its façade. Upon...

Top 5 boba spots in the Valley

By Andrea Estrada   Bobas, bubbles, pearls, tapioca balls. Whatever you call them, bobas are sweet, chewy, (usually black) tiny balls made of tapioca starch. These...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

The Scott Resort & Spa gets a refresh

By Lynette Carrington   With a dreamy new look and a signature restaurant, The Scott Resort & Spa is completing its resort renovations. The remodel exudes...

For an authentic western experience, head to Tucson’s Tanque Verde Ranch

By Sondra Barr   If it’s a truly immersive cowboy adventure you’re seeking, grab your boots, don a Stetson, and head to Tucson’s Tanque Verde Ranch,...

Valley resorts focus on relaxation and wellness

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Arizonans love their spas. Sure, visitors partake in Sabai foot treatments at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, “indestructible” manis and pedis at...

YOUR HOME IN THE VALLEY

The Dealmakers/Falling in love with the right home

By Jim Belfiore and Jordan Rose   People have been moving this year—literally. More Arizonians have purchased homes this year than during any year since 2007....

Monsoon season means extra wear on foundations

By Bob Brown   It is a pattern that Phoenix homeowners know all too well. Beginning in July, the Arizona monsoon season begins with an increase...

Raising a down payment can be easily done

By Stacey Lykins   You can make the next 12 months the year of the down payment. It’s easy. Cut a few things from your budget in...

GOLF IN ARIZONA

Las Sendas Golf Club is a true masterpiece

By Tim J. Randall Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. has dazzled professional and high handicappers alike with his challenging and picturesque designs around...

Talking Stick Golf Club offers two different games

By Tim J. Randall With the massive Topgolf facility in the foreground, and the bustling Talking Stick Resort and Casino casting a wide shadow...

5 hidden golf gems around the Valley

By Tim J. Randall With so many phenomenal golf courses around the Valley—more than 200 in Greater Phoenix—players have a tour bag of options on...

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