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BEST EVENTS IN PHOENIX

INSIDER GUIDES

Top 10 ski destinations in the Southwest

Few things compare to a beautiful day on the slopes — fresh powder at your feet, the cold air on your cheeks, and the...

Santa Sightings: 7 Valley spots to meet the man in red

While Santa visits your home on Christmas Eve to leave presents, he rarely sticks around to chat — Kris Kringle does keep a busy schedule, after all....

6 outdoor ice rinks in the Valley – no, really!

Even with our lower winter temperatures, Phoenix will never get "cold" as those who live north of us understand the term. In the Valley of...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Phoenix Sky Harbor: The best airport in America

If we told you that Phoenix boasts the best airport in the U.S., you might assume we ordered too many confidence-boosting in-flight beverages, or that...

Phoenix Zoo

Opening in 1962, the Phoenix Zoo quickly became the premier place in the Valley to view and interact with wildlife. Since the gates opened,...

OdySea Aquarium

When you think of large aquariums, you generally think of Atlanta, Monterey Bay, San Diego, and other coastal or semi-coastal spots. Now you can...

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterflies in the desert might seem like a strange idea — although they do exist here naturally during certain seasons — but few people realize...

 

 

BEST PLACES TO EAT

Butters: Breakfast done the right way

Chris Syregelas knows a good thing when he sees it. A Chicago native, Syregelas watched his family find success in the restaurant business in and...

5 restaurants with water-side dining – in Arizona!

Water-side restaurants are rare in these parts, as you might expect living in the desert. However, there are more than you might think (as...

A great place to enjoy craft beer – even if you...

Alison Bailin Batz, Entertainer Magazine / Edited for Phoenix.org Arcadia’s Sip Coffee & Beer Garage opened in 2015 and offers a selection of 24 rotating...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

Arizona Biltmore

Perhaps one of the best-known hotels in the Phoenix metro area, the Arizona Biltmore bears the title "jewel of the desert” even after more than 85...

The Wigwam

Part of the West Valley’s rich heritage, the Wigwam was originally built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to house the company’s sales...

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

According to hotel reps, “Royal Palms offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy rich amenities of a resort all within the walls of a...

YOUR HOME IN THE VALLEY

Xeriscaping your home saves water, brings beauty

When Carl Hermanns and his wife, Jeanne Powers, moved from San Diego in 2001 to teach at ASU, they were attracted to Tempe’s ranch...

Valley cities ranked among best for renters

Finance site WalletHub just published an interesting new study that ranks the best and worst cities for renters. In a stunning victory, six Valley cities...

What $1.19 million buys you in Ahwatukee

What will $1,195,000 buy in Ahwatukee? That was the sale price of a nearly 5,900-square foot, five-bedroom, four-bath house atop a hill with gorgeous views of...
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