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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.

Get your guac on for National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

National Guacamole Day, this Sept. 16th, is sure to be a great one as SOL Cocina is offering free naked guacamole from 3 to 6 p.m. All you’ve got to do to get in on this free guac (who doesn’t love free guac?) is purchase an entrée during the restaurant’s happy hour. Located at the… Read More →

Artists for Artlink Juried Exhibition announced

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Fifty artworks by 45 exceptional Arizona artists will be presented in a special one-night-only event, the 18th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum. The Heard Museum, located at 2301 N. Central Ave. in midtown Phoenix’s Central Arts District, is hosting the Juried Exhibition… Read More →

PIR announces date for IndyCar series race

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Following the announcement of INDYCAR and the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, Phoenix International Raceway will host the return of the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix on Saturday, April 29, 2017 under the lights. Phoenix will mark the fourth race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with all events on the schedule set… Read More →

JW Marriott Camelback Inn announces next restaurant

JW Marriott Camelback Inn
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Introducing a new indigenous experience to Scottsdale this fall, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa announces the addition of Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936 to the resort’s portfolio, opening October 2016. Boasting breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and an outdoor demonstration kitchen and grill, Lincoln will offer Scottsdale a unique and interactive dining experience. The menu at Lincoln Restaurant will be handcrafted by newly appointed Executive Chef… Read More →

Andaz Scottsdale will open in November

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced plans to open this Fall, November 1., marking the Andaz brand’s first hotel in Scottsdale. Located on 23 acres in Paradise Valley, less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping and renowned Scottsdale dining and entertainment, the resort will feature a unique combination of majestic… Read More →

Tailgate for ASU at the Tempe Mission Palms

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There will be no flag on the play as Tempe Mission Palms crosses the line and scores a touchdown with its tailgate parties for Arizona State University Sun Devils’ 2016-17 football season. ASU’s Sun Devil spirit (and pitchforks) will be out in full force during tailgate festivities, which will begin approximately three hours prior to… Read More →

Zombie Walk has been resurrected in Phoenix

Zombie Walk
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The Zombie Walk, the largest gathering of zombies in the southwest, will return to Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 29. after its cancellation earlier this year. With the help of co-producing charitable partner Arizona Hemophilia Association and downtown’s Warehouse District, Zombie Walk has been brought back to life. Admission to the popular family friendly event, which last year attracted… Read More →

Two Brothers Tap House adds chef, dishes

Two Brothers Tap House
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery’s new executive chef, Josh Downing, unveiled a revamped menu packed with nearly a dozen new elevated dishes that complement the brewery’s handcrafted artisan craft beers. Core favorites like the Chimichurri Nachos, Waffle BLT and others remain, but diners will be pleasantly surprised to find more vegetarian options, out-of-the-box appetizers,… Read More →

Cave Creek’s The Horny Toad turns 40

The Horny Toad
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Few restaurants and saloons survive four successful decades in business. However, The Horny Toad is preparing to celebrate its 40-year anniversary on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The popular establishment’s big day will feature prices rolled back 40 years on its world famous fried chicken and strawberry shortcake (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.); there also will be drink… Read More →

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho rolls out burger menu

ZuZu
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

ZuZu inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale unveiled a brand-new burger menu. The restaurant serves seasonal American fare made with fresh, local ingredients. Burgers are ground fresh daily, served on homemade buns. Stop in for lunch or weekend brunch to try these new favorites. Each burger comes with a side of twice-cooked… Read More →

FireSky Resort offers $89 rates for final days of summer

FireSky Resort & Spa
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

Now through Labor Day, FireSky Resort & Spa is offering its lowest rates of the year for guests to soak up the final days of summer in Scottsdale. An oasis in the heart of bustling Old Town Scottsdale, FireSky Resort & Spa delivers a tranquil boutique resort experience with vibrant tropical landscaping, a Mediterranean lagoon… Read More →

Amara Spa first to offer ‘gem water’ in Arizona

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The age-old tradition of infusing water with gems dates back thousands of years, but as of late, it’s taking the spa world by storm. Nestled amongst the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. Amara Spa is the first in the state to introduce VitaJuwel gem water to its storefront, and they can barely keep it in… Read More →

LUSTRE hosts 100th Day of Summer pool parties

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The final days of summer are upon us, but that’s not stopping LUSTRE Rooftop Bar from having a good time this Labor Day weekend. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is kicking off the long weekend with the “100th Day of Summer” pool party series offering live music, giant… Read More →

Desert Ridge Marketplace, Tempe Marketplace add retailers

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Exciting developments are underway at Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace, as the shopping centers prepare to welcome several in-demand retailers and restaurants to their respective properties this fall. With a combined 2.5 million square feet of space drawing 30 million visitors annually, the two Vestar-operated shopping centers are already home to a wide array… Read More →

Gila River Arena will host ArenaBowl for first time

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For the first time in the Arena’s history, the Arena Football League will hold a championship Bowl Game at AEG Facilities’ Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ.  The five-time ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers will host the Philadelphia Soul in the AFL ArenaBowl on Friday, August 26 at 4:00PM PDT at Gila River Arena. The game will… Read More →