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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

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....

‘Dark Lullaby’, a unique film noir musical, comes to Phoenix

By Ally Richmond Murders and musicals come together to form Sheri Amourr and Serene Dominic’s latest creation: Dark Lullaby. This show centers around a musician...

OdySea in the Desert’s “Bodies Revealed” exhibit offers intimate look at...

By Eric Newman   Scottsdale’s OdySea in the Desert is set to open a temporary exhibition that gives visitors a chance to take a deep dive...

iPic brings food and film together

And it's all thanks to Tanzy's chef By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sherry Yard is passionate about two things: food and film. Six years ago, she saw an opportunity in...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Airport Eats: Travelers get a taste of Arizona at Sky Harbor

By Nicole Hehl   Imagine an airport experience that feels like a night on the town. Where the TSA-recommended two-hour preflight arrival time flies by as...

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...

Dave & Buster’s new menu items are all fun and games

By Niki D’Andrea   With multiple locations in all points of the Valley, Dave & Buster’s is never far from Phoenicians. Its sports-bar/arcade model has been...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

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...

The Strawberry Inn is a Pinterest-ready destination

By Catherine Hathaway   Strawberry is dreamy. From the towering pine trees, brisk air and quaint living, it’s hard to believe this travel destination is just...

Fort McDowell Casino & We-Ko-Pa Resort

Located near Fountain Hills off of AZ-87 on the east side of the Valley, Fort McDowell Casino offers a huge gambling area that includes...

YOUR HOME IN THE VALLEY

Heed an air conditioner’s warning signs

The 100-plus degree days have arrived, marking the beginning of air conditioning season. Air conditioners can fail at any time. “Some of the warning signs...

5 things not to do when buying a home

One of the first things you want to do before looking for a house is get pre-qualified by a mortgage lender. However, getting pre-approved for...

Technology makes cooling down a little easier

By Sherry Jackson It’s pool season here in the East Valley. So, whether you’re buying a new home equipped with a pool, having one constructed...

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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