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About Experience AZ

Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Patrick Peterson will host celebrity golf event

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Arizona Cardinals’ Star Cornerback, Pro Bowler and All–Pro Patrick Peterson will host his first annual Patrick Peterson Celebrity Golf Tournament at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, March 19th  and Sunday, March 20th. “I am extremely excited to launch the Patrick Peterson Celebrity Golf Tournament at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale. I’ve been playing in Celebrity… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs will host Birdies & Greens

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Connect volunteer group will host its 9th annual Birdies & Greens Golf Classic on December 12 at 12 p.m. Birdies & Greens Golf Classic will feature a delightful lunch from Gainey Ranch’s Clubhouse Kitchen and will include award festivities, fabulous raffle prizes as well as the opportunity to… Read More →

Stay and skate at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix

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After a long day on the ice at CitySkate (the Valley’s largest real outdoor ice rink), warm your heels at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix located within steps of the skating, shopping and dining that CityScape Phoenix has to offer. Starting from $139/night, the “Stay & Skate” package is available Nov. 28 – Jan. 3 and… Read More →

Wickenburg Ranch among best new courses of 2015

Wickenburg Ranch
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Golf Digest, the world’s largest, most-respected golf publication, has named Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club among the Top 10 Best New Courses of 2015. In what turned out to be the stiffest competition in years, Wickenburg Ranch placed No. 6 among a standout list of courses that included such luminaries as Cabot Cliffs in Nova Scotia and… Read More →

String Theory opens Dec. 19 at Tucson Museum of Art

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Fiber art can be purely aesthetic, with a concentration on design and technique, or it can be filled with narrative, political, and conceptual content—or combinations of each of these approaches. This exhibition presents contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds, approaches, and media, who blur boundaries between craft and fine art. String Theory: Contemporary… Read More →

Paul Martin’s American Grill launches fall menu

Paul Martin's Mushroom Soup, Photo by Bob Hodson
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To welcome the Valley’s much anticipated winter months, Paul Martin’s American Grill has introduced an updated, fall-inspired menu. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. The menus now feature hearty soup selections, several new entrees, a warm and comforting dessert, plus a variety of… Read More →

Amara offers Jingle Bell Red Rock package

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Celebrate the season with a professional photo in front of the picturesque red rocks of Sedona with the “Jingle Bell Red Rock” package at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa. For one day only, the resort is offering guests the opportunity to take a free professional family photo (pets included!) overlooking the Cleopatra Red Rock Formation… Read More →

Bitter & Twisted makes Best Bars in America list

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Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has been named one of the Best Bars in America for 2015 by the prestigious online drinks publication, As the only Arizona bar to make the‘s new “Drink Here Now” List, Bitter & Twisted was named one of the must-visit “New Kids,” renowned for its “ramen burgers and… Read More →

SaltRock offers Thanksgiving dinner menu

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This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona and enjoy a specialty menu from Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca. Guests of SaltRock have the opportunity to dine from a prix-fixe menu featuring a Roasted Turkey and Ham as well as other Thanksgiving dishes. Details include… Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at SaltRock Thursday, November… Read More →

Uptown Farmers Market launches chef series

Uptown Farmers Market
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Uptown Farmers Market has joined forces with local restaurants, chefs and C-CAP to host a Neighborhood Chef Series at the market each Saturday through Janaury 2016. Each week, we will feature a different neighborhood chef with a restaurant between 7th Street & 7th Avenue. These chefs will transform seasonal Arizona products into delicious, simple tastes… Read More →

Colossal Cave Mountain Park reopens for visitors

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
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Colossal Cave Mountain Park, located approximately 15 minutes southeast of Tucson in Vail, Ariz., has officially reopened to the public after completing its first phase of renovations. “We are very excited to re-introduce Colossal Cave Mountain Park to the Vail community and travelers to the area,” said Brian Held, general manager of Colossal Cave Mountain… Read More →

Westgate will transform into a winter wonderland
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Westgate Entertainment District transforms into a winter wonderland starting Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve with free, festive happenings every day of the week including horse-drawn carriage rides, nightly snowfall, a skating rink and visits with Santa Claus. The holiday season officially kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 24 when with the lighting of the 33-foot holiday… Read More →

Sam Fox’s Flower Child opens in Uptown Plaza

Flower Child
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Flower Child, Sam Fox’s rapidly growing healthy fast-casual restaurant opened its third Valley location today at Camelback Road and Central Avenue in the Uptown Plaza shopping center. The newest Flower Child is one of the first businesses to open in the iconic, mid-century shopping center, which is undergoing a highly-anticipated revitalization. The one-of-a-kind restaurant will… Read More →

The Shout! House remakes space and menu

The Shout! House
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The Shout! House at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale has recently undergone a $50K interior renovation to the restaurant, bar and stage, in addition to a completely overhauled menu and more live music options for the West Valley. As part of the revamp, The Shout! House has upgraded the restaurant and reconfigured the seating area… Read More →

CitySkate returns to CityScape November 28

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For the sixth year in a row, close to 200,000 holiday revelers will descend upon CityScape Phoenix to take part in the seven weeks of CitySkate, the Valley’s largest real outdoor ice rink, presented by APS. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream with a massive 36-foot holiday tree dramatically placed in the… Read More →