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Sonoma

Sonoma: the ultimate guide to wine country

By Alison Bailin Batz   Did you know the true birthplace of California wine is Sonoma, where the first wine-making grapes were planted by Russian colonists in 1812, and then developed and farmed by the Franciscan...
Grand Canyon Cavern’s Inn

Valentine’s Day Getaways Near Phoenix

By Phoenix.org Staff   Arizona is for lovers, what with our statehood day falling on February 14th. With majestic mountains, stunning vistas, and of course the Grand Canyon, Arizona has so much to offer within a...

Our favorite animal encounters in Arizona

By Alison Bailin Batz   Despite being a desert, Arizona has some of the most unique ways to interact with animals around the world – no matter what age you are. Here are some not to...
CitySkate

5 outdoor ice rinks for the holiday

By Tuesday Mahrle Even with our lower winter temperatures, Phoenix will never get "cold" as those who live north of us understand the term. In the Valley of the Sun, the temperature might dip below freezing...

Three family-friendly holiday events in northern Arizona

The holiday season in the North Valley offers myriad merry adventures, from the billions of blinking bulbs at Illumination: Symphony of Light to Santa rocking around Arizona’s tallest Christmas tree at The Outlets at...
The Nutcracker

Where to see ‘The Nutcracker’ this Winter

By Madison Rutherford   ‘Tis the season for life-size toys, pirouetting sugar plums, rodent armies and waltzing flowers. The Nutcracker is a holiday institution that has been synonymous with the Christmas spirit for decades. The timeless...
Alternative Black Friday

Alternative Black Friday: Breaking Black Friday Norms in Downtown Phoenix

By Shannon Haupert   Just hours after consuming turkey on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers line up at the most popular stores in the U.S. to get deals that appear to be one-of-a-kind. Black Friday has become an epidemic,...

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 to finally lead us into the winter season. But while...
Bisbee

Haunted Bisbee: Arizona’s favorite arts town celebrates its ghostly residents

By Sherry Jackson   The small town of Bisbee, nestled in the Mule Mountains in Southern Arizona, has been heralded as an artsy enclave, winning multiple awards. But there’s a darker, more mysterious side to Bisbee lurking...
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City’s suds scene is surprisingly robust

By Niki D’Andrea   Lake Havasu City, aka “Arizona’s Playground,” is a well-known for a few things. First, it’s home to London Bridge, relocated to the city piecemeal from England in 1968, reconstructed over the course of...

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