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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

The Nile rebrands theater and café, undergoes renovations

By Connor Dziawura  The historic Nile Theater has had a storied 94-year history in the Valley. Founded as a movie theater and eventually converted to...

Strong Beer fest returns for 18th year amidst Arizona Beer Week

By Connor Dziawura   With more than 200 events planned statewide during Arizona Beer Week from February 8 to February 18, one of the Arizona Craft...

The Arizona Renaissance Festival promises a magical, medieval experience

By Laura Stoddard   The rumble of horses’ hooves and the clashing of swords; the enticing aroma of sweet treats and savory meats; a sky colored...

Green Giant: The ‘Greatest Show on Grass’ treads new turf

By Greg Macafee The Grand Canyon isn’t the only famous hole in Arizona. Every winter, a certain hole in Scottsdale gets surrounded by tens of...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Osteria brings Northern Italy flavors to Mesa

Osteria By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Northeast Mesa residents Jeff and Alec-Lauren Golzio are big on Italian tradition and culture. Alec-Lauren’s great-grandfather escaped the clutches of Mussolini after serving...

Chefs prove culinary prowess using Girl Scout cookies

By Alison Bailin Batz   For the fifth consecutive year, chefs from some of the Valley’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary skills to reimagine...

Voilà!: Northeast France à la Scottsdale

Voilà French Bistro By David Brown “Voilà!,” so the French say with joie de vivre: “Here it is!” So it is, almost like magic!” And so that...

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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