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INSIDER GUIDES

5 stunning Arizona camping areas you need to visit

Want an escape from the summer heat in the Valley? Look no further than your home state. Arizona houses some of the most beautiful and accessible...

3 dangers of monsoon season every Arizonan needs to know

Non-Arizonans know about the scorching heat during the Phoenix summer. However, they don't know that summer doubles as our rainy season. The official "monsoon season" in the...

7 unique Phoenix spots for ice cream and frozen treats

It will be a few months yet before Phoenix temperatures regularly dip below 100 degrees. That means plenty of time to try any and...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Cobra Arcade Bar

The sounds of joysticks clashing, coins clanging and beers rattling can be heard throughout the bar. Video game characters are painted on the walls and...

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Slides, trampolines and obstacles courses are just some of the fun at the massive Urban Jungle Fun Park in Mesa. Other activities include trampoline...

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs! Need we say more? OK, we will. The 80,000 square-foot Arizona Museum of Natural History offers visitors a trip to the Southwest's prehistoric —...

Pioneer Living History Museum

Over the decades, Phoenix and the surrounding cities have evolved quite substantially. At one time there were trees everywhere, for example. And before the...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Family-owned U.S. Egg knows the way to customers’ hearts

It’s been 26 years since the Gebran family moved to Arizona from Iowa, bringing love and passion to the most important meal of the...

Celebrate sushi: The best Japanese cuisine in Phoenix

If you don’t know sukiyaki from teppanyaki or sushi from sashimi, fear not. We’re here to school you on the “raw” truth of Japanese...

Grubstak serves up waffle fries galore

Colton Grubb knew when he stepped foot into his new Gilbert Heritage District restaurant, Grubstak, that he’d made the right business decision. “Walking in and...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

7 luxury hotels you can afford for your Phoenix staycation

The idea of a summer staycation in Phoenix seems silly at first. If you're on vacation why not escape the Valley and its triple-digit...

Fort McDowell Casino & Wekopa 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...

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Out the outskirts of Phoenix Metro, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino offers a one-stop gambling and entertainment destination for visitors and locals alike. The...

YOUR HOME IN THE VALLEY

Not cool: AC unit ownership costs about to skyrocket

As temperatures soar across the Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Regardless of whether homeowners are trying...

AC advice: Keep costs down as you keep cool

Unlike houses in other parts of the country, virtually every home in Phoenix features built-in air conditioning. People couldn't survive the summer without it....

Moving this summer? Don’t fall for these mover scams

Despite the high temperatures — and the real risk of heat stroke during outdoor activities — summer remains the busiest moving season in Phoenix. To avoid...

GOLF IN ARIZONA

Scottsdale golf-equipment maker counterbalances the industry norm

Little more than a Heavy Putter tap away from TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale Airpark-based Boccieri Golf is changing the way professional golfers in the Waste...

Longbow Golf Club: The essence of Arizona golf

Longbow Golf Club is a tournament-tested track that hits the target When describing golf courses, the word “championship” often surfaces. Although this term can be...

Reinventing golf: Course operators battle flat growth

Last year, the Waste Management Phoenix Open brought in a record $222 million in gross state product, a formula that Arizona State University’s W.P....
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