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Experience AZ

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.

Verde Canyon Railroad offers Fall Colors Tour

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Glorious fall foliage adds to the colorful intensity of Arizona scenery each fall, and nowhere do the branches dazzle quite as brilliantly as they do along the Verde River. An adventure aboard Verde Canyon Railroad’s Fall Colors Tour showcases the rich hues of scarlet and amber, crimson and gold further enhancing the beauty of this… Read More →

Phoenix Resort Offers 116 Record-Breaking Heat Deals

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Summer means hot deals in Phoenix and following July 24’s record setting heat of 116 degrees, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is offering special discounts and deals when guests mention the code “116.” The AAA Four Diamond mountainside resort will keep golfers on its Lookout Mountain Golf Course cool and hydrated with two complimentary non-alcoholic… Read More →

Bobby-Q named one of the best BBQ restaurants in America

Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ is located at 8501 N 27th Avenue in Phoenix.

Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ has been named the one of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America, as voted by OpenTable diners. One of only 30 restaurants nationwide to earn this prestigious honor as part of the 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice awards, Bobby-Q was selected after analyzing more than five million reviews of nearly… Read More →

Lodge at Ventana Canyon Plans Major Renovation

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Arizona’s leading golf resort and club, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, today announces the first phase of the property’s multi-million dollar renovation. This first phase of the renovation, set to complete in January of 2015, will update all one-bedroom suites while the second and third phase, to start following the completion… Read More →

Top 5: Places to celebrate National Tequila Day

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July 24 is National Tequila Day, a celebration that we find pairs best with some delicious Mexican food. We’ve rounded up five restaurants with multiple locations Valleywide that will serve a fabulous entree on the side of your margaritathon. Macayo’s This Phoenix mainstay — established in 1946 by Woody and Victoria Johnson — has 14… Read More →

Kimpton plans New Sedona Restaurant

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A new restaurant, SaltRock, is opening this September when Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants unveils its signature dining destination at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, Ariz., now undergoing a property-wide redesign, where Chef Massimo De Francesca has just been appointed executive chef. Chef Massimo is currently the executive chef at Taggia, located at Kimpton’s FireSky… Read More →

Boulders’ spa turns over new leaf for autumn

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Autumn will bring fresh changes to Scottsdale’s legendary Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Boulders. The world-class spa is completing a series of refurbishments just in time to introduce its new fall menu of services, which will focus on healing and renewing skin damaged by the summer sun. Physical changes to the spa include renovations to… Read More →

Sanctuary Hosts Satori Meditation Retreat

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For those in quest of a little more Zen, rejuvenation and inspiration this fall, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will host its first dedicated Satori Meditation Retreat Oct. 5-8, 2014. Led by master meditation instructor Sarah McLean, who has directed programs for Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie, among other notable figures, the retreat will unlock the… Read More →

2nd annual Red, White and Rawhide

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RED, WHITE & RAWHIDE benefitting H.A.A. RAWHIDE presents! LIVE ON STAGE July 4th “JAY PEREZ” 5 TIME Grammy Nominated, Male Vocalist and show band of the Year winner Jay “The Voice” Perez, “Shining Star” out of Chicago one of the most well-known Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Bands, “Ambixion” Tejano favorite known for their Tex-Mex… Read More →

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Wins Gold Tee Award

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The AAA Four Diamond Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix has earned the 2014 Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine. One of just 65 resorts honored this year, this highly-respected award is given annually to outstanding golf/meeting properties worldwide. Winners of the Gold Tee Award were nominated and selected by the… Read More →

Stockyards celebrates 60th anniversary of saloon

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This summer, The Stockyards Restaurant, which opened in 1947, and then suffered a devastating fire in 1953, is celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the grand re-opening and the establishment of the 1889 Saloon. On June 26, 1954, the restaurant re-opened with the addition of the massive hand carved cherry stained Honduran mahogany bar. The… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale honored for excellence

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world… Read More →

Pratte Collection will be sold at Barrett-Jackson

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Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, is honored to be selected by world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte for the sale of his world-renowned collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction. Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson… Read More →

Scottsdale Resort Offers Summer ‘Stay and Play’ Getaway

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Scottsdale Resort gives its guests the best of both worlds: All of the excitement that bustling Scottsdale is known for within reach, yet all of the serenity of a secluded oasis. This summer, Scottsdale Resort invites guests from near and far to “Stay Scottsdale, Play Scottsdale” with rates from $89 weekdays and $99 weekends from… Read More →

Westward Look Grand Brings the Baja Coast Closer

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Experience the Baja coast in Tucson this summer with Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa’s “Baja Bound” summer special. Offering rates starting at $99 per night with no resort fee from May 18 through Sept. 18, 2014, the special includes a passbook of savings that guests may use at the resort’s restaurants and Sonoran… Read More →