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Maya Day + Nightclub

5 hot spots for the ultimate Phoenix pool party

We're well into summer, and for most students and families that means freedom to spend time outside. In the Arizona heat, however, enjoying the outdoors can be a challenge, even at night. Luckily, there are more...
Fireworks and American flag

Ooh and aah: 30 spectacular Fourth of July fireworks shows in Phoenix

To celebrate America's 241st birthday, the Valley boasts more than two dozen events that offer food, games, music and dazzling fireworks displays. Click an icon on the map below to learn more, or read on...
sushi maki and niguiri with soy sauce and wasabi with california roll

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 cuisine. Join us on a tour of some of the Valley’s most...
Father's Day

7 fun things to do for Father’s Day

Everyone makes a big deal out of Mother's Day, but Father's Day often flies under the radar. That's a shame, because dads deserve plenty of love and appreciation, too. Maybe your go-to Father's Day gift boils...
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5 museum special exhibits you need to see this summer

As the temperatures rise in Phoenix, you might be tempted to hibernate indoors. If you want to get out for a bit, however, consider one of the Valley's many incredible museum exhibits. Not only...
Cobra Arcade Bar

Asteroids to Zelda: 5 go-to video game bars in Phoenix

Do you like to knock back a cold one while you aim for a high score? Or do you want a competitive edge against your liquor-loving friends? Phoenix boasts several bars that offer video games...
giant dust storm in arizona

Weather words: Haboob, monsoon and hot, oh my!

Phoenix residents love to talk about our weather. The extreme heat, scary-looking dust storms, and sudden downpours and floods make for great conversation starters and anecdotes. At least they do until someone uses the...
The Phoenician

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 temperatures? However, we can make one compelling argument for a...
broken glass car side window

The one time you can legally break a car window in Arizona

As a rule, you shouldn't break car windows. Not only is it mean, it puts you on the bad side of law enforcement. Thanks to a recent piece of Arizona legislation, however, there is one...
Salt River Tubing

Beat the Phoenix heat: A local’s survival guide to the best summer spots

If you’ve never spent a summer in Arizona, you’ll quickly learn why it requires a survival guide. The struggle is real during those scorching few months when temperatures hit triple digits, you start sweating...

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