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10 canine-approved Phoenix dog parks

Unleash the hounds! You love your dog and your pup loves you back, especially on those days with unfettered freedom to roam. Lucky for you and your four-legged pal, there are plenty of Phoenix-area dog...
Papago Park

The Climb: 5 fairly easy hikes for beginners in the Valley

Ranked as one of the best hiking cities in America by National Geographic, the Phoenix area offers plenty of sloped ground to cover. That's great for the experienced hiker, but it leaves a novice hikers...
Best Steakhouses in the Valley

‘Meat up’ at 10 of the Valley’s top steakhouses

By Tuesday Mahrle Phoenix is where the Wild West meets resort lifestyle. No matter if your day was spent trail-riding on horseback or out hitting the green on a 5-star golf course, what better way...

Brewers unveil rebuilt Spring Training facility

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Maryvale Baseball Park has been rechristened American Family Fields of Phoenix after a year-long project that brings together the Major and Minor League systems. But Tyler Barnes, Milwaukee Brewers’ senior vice president, communication...
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...
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...
Monument Valley

5 stunning Arizona camping areas you need to visit

Want an escape from the summer heat in the Valley? Look no further than your home state. Arizona houses some of the most beautiful and accessible campsites in the country. You can choose from a wide variety of...
Big Surf Waterpark

7 outdoor hot spots that help you stay cool

If you're going be outside during summer in Phoenix, it doesn't hurt to lounge in – or next to – a cool body of water. If you're fortunate enough to live near an accessible pool, you...
Water accumulated from the July 18 monsoon on other Ahwatukee streets, as this photo along Warner Road shows.

3 dangers of monsoon season every Arizonan needs to know

Non-Arizonans know about the scorching heat during the Phoenix summer. However, they don't know that summer doubles as our rainy season. The official "monsoon season" in the Southwest starts June 15 and lasts until September 30. Some residents...
Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain

5 climbs for hardcore hikers

You conquered all the Valley's easy and intermediate hikes and now want a challenge that really puts your legs and lungs to the test. You're in luck! The Valley offers several hikes that really crank...

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