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Top 5 places to play miniature golf

By Daisy Finch Need a place to show off your mini-golf skills? These courses may be what you need, as each one presents its own...

10 cool coffee shops in the Valley

By Daisy Finch On the lookout for your next favorite coffee shop? Look no further than these Valley locations. With their unique vibes and tastes,...

7 fun outings for the whole family

Not many people know that August holds the unofficial title of "Family Fun Month." That doesn't mean you can't enjoy family fun time during the...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Robert Cray brings his universal style to town

Robert Cray By Kenneth LaFave Robert Cray knew what kind of music he wanted to make when he heard the blues on the radio as a...

The MIM’s new exhibit is a study of Chinese music

The Musical Instrument Museum By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Musical and philosophical harmony has always been important in China. The Musical Instrument Museum is bringing those together with...

Holiday light displays across the Valley

Holiday light displays  By Carson Mlnarik Phoenix won’t exactly see a White Christmas, but there are plenty of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit with...

Fall Fun: Arizona Harvest Fest & Farmers Market to offer seasonal...

By Colleen Sparks Children can toss small pumpkins through holes, while their parents stuff their faces in pie-eating contests during the annual Arizona Harvest Fest...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Mom-and-pop Alessia’s brings big flavors to Mesa

Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa. He greets his guests at Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano like they’re lifelong friends. Carr...

Bloody Mary, Benedicts key to Sunnyside’s success

Breakfast in Mesa By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Inspired by his grandfather, Gabriel Garfio has always been fascinated with food. Sometimes it was much to his parents’ chagrin. “When...

Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

By Connor Dziawura November is a transitional time. As the weather begins to cool off (for us Arizonans) and All Hallows Eve passes, Thanksgiving approaches...

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 & 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...

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

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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