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BEST EVENTS IN PHOENIX

INSIDER GUIDES

Arizona Auto Week: 3 hidden gems every car enthusiast should visit

The world-famous Barrett-Jackson car auction takes place in mid-January. To capitalize on the 350,000 attendees that flock to Scottsdale, several other companies schedule car...

Arizona Auto Week: 5 car auction alternatives to Barrett-Jackson

January sees two events in the Valley that offer national and sometimes worldwide name recognition: the Waste Management Phoenix Open — which we cover...

Best soups in Phoenix to beat the cold

Contrary to popular belief, Phoenix can get decently cold in the winter — especially if you got used to temperatures that exceed 100 degrees. If...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

The Phoenix Zoo remains the Valley's go-to spot to look at animals, but Phoenix boasts more than one such place, and Wildlife World Zoo,...

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum offers a remarkable journey through the early days of combat aviation with restored planes, historical personal artifacts and...

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Located on the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix city limits, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park offers visitors a unique look at...

Heard Museum

Heard Museum holds a place of honor as one of the Valley's top cultural attractions and a prime destination for learning about Native American arts...

BEST PLACES TO EAT

The Watershed

If we told you this restaurant resides in Tempe, you might assume it perches on Tempe's largest body of water, Tempe Town Lake. However,...

Dillon’s KC BBQ Bayou

Fans of Dillon's KC BBQ will be delighted to know that it now boasts a water-front location. Simply take a trip out to the...

Arizona Donut Company offers more than amazing donuts

Hot donuts, made-from-scratch breakfast sandwiches, pastries and real fruit smoothies—they are all on the menu at the Arizona Donut Company, open 24 hours in...

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...

GOLF IN ARIZONA

Waste Management Phoenix Open balances partying and golf

Waste Management Phoenix Open chairman Andy Markham contends that Scottsdale is a great golf town. His tournament builds on that belief by bringing tourists...

The Back Nine: Billy Mayfair looks back on storied career in...

The name Billy Mayfair is synonymous with golf in Arizona, to the point that the Arizona Golf Association presents the Mayfair Award annually to...

Starfire Golf Club opens nine-hole golf course

The Squire nine-hole golf course at Scottsdale’s Starfire Golf Club is now available for play. The Hawk and King courses will continue to be...
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