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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.

Cinco de Mayo Lucha Libre at Cobra Arcade Bar

Cobra Arcade Bar

Cobra Arcade Bar, one of the most recent additions to the downtown Phoenix bar scene, is about to throw the most anticipated Live Lucha Libra Cinco de Mayo block party in town. Cobra Arcade Bar’s Live Lucha Libre event will cover all of the necessities for a good time including music, food, tequila, drink specials, chicas,… Read More →

Westgate will host first-ever Bubble Bash

Westgate

On May 21, children of all ages are invited to soak up the fun as millions of bubbles will descend upon Westgate Entertainment District for the first-ever Bubble Bash. During the event, guests will enjoy seven interactive discovery stations, where they can make their own bubble wands, experiment with different kinds of bubble solutions and… Read More →

D-backs naming street after Randy Johnson

RandyJohnson

The Arizona Diamondbacks and City of Phoenix announced Monday that Randy Johnson Way (#RJWay), the new name for the street in front of Chase Field, will be dedicated during a ceremony on May 12 at 5 p.m. on 4th St. between Jefferson and Jackson. Johnson will be in attendance along with D-backs leadership and other dignitaries and… Read More →

Beautiful Arcadia homes for sale (Photos)

Photo provided by Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty

The picturesque Arcadia neighborhood is one of the Valley’s most desirable places to live and raise a family. Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty, is proud to announce that it will be hosting an Arcadia Home Tour on Saturday, May 7th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM to show off more than 20 of Arcadia’s finest homes to prospective home… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho hosts ‘Serene Summer Yoga’

Corepower yoga

Work on your warrior and practice your plank with the Serene Summer Yoga Series at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Experience a one-hour, all-levels flow class at the tranquil OHasis Pool or in the movement studio. VH Spa for Vitality + Health’s skilled instructors will tailor each class to match your level… Read More →

New Central Phoenix restaurants to check out

Central Phoenix restaurants

Central Phoenix is about to get an exciting new addition to the dining scene. The Orchard PHX opens this May. The two acre venue is located at 7100 N 12th St. in Phoenix, between Northern and Glendale avenues. The property was an old citrus farm in the early 1900s that owners Ken and Lucia Schnitzer and partner, Jerry… Read More →

The Camby Hotel heats up with summer packages

Camby Hotel

Autograph Collection’s The Camby Hotel, located in the heart of the Phoenix Biltmore area, is offering playful packages and entertainment for locals and travelers that are exactly like nothing else to celebrate its first summer. Opened in December 2015, The Camby is the first hotel in Arizona to be a part of Autograph Collection Hotels – Marriott International’s… Read More →

Which Golf resort was named the best?

Resort and Spa

The Boulders continues to be honored as “one of the best in the industry” by readers, golf editors and golf experts in the industry. Golf Digest magazine just announced their first time “Best Golf Resorts in the America’s Editor’s Choice Awards” in their May issue and the Boulders Resort & Spa was named “Best Golf… Read More →

Sanctuary resort hosts spiritual intelligence retreat

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“The millennial voice of personal development,” Bizzie Gold is bringing her groundbreaking IGNITE program to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain on July 17 through July 20. With the resort’s spectacular Paradise Valley views as an inspirational backdrop, the three-day IGNITE retreat focuses on facilitating sustainable transformation in three primary areas – movement, nutrition and personal development – and is… Read More →

Diamondbacks will try to set world record

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

PetSmart, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Nylabone and AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods have teamed up to set a Guinness World Records title for the most dogs attending a sporting event. They will need 1,000 dogs needed to set the world record. The attempt will be officiated by a Guinness World Records adjudicator and takes place Sunday, May… Read More →

Scottsdale Postino WineCafé opening date announced

Postino WineCafé

Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for transforming under-appreciated and historically significant properties into vibrant, welcoming neighborhood restaurants, is pleased to announce the opening of its most architecturally significant project yet. Named Postino Highland for the street it resides on at 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 8525, the restaurant & wine bar will… Read More →

Joan Baez is coming to Celebrity Theatre

Joan Baez (Photo provided by Danny Zelisko Presents)

Danny Zelisko Presents welcomes JOAN BAEZ to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on November 1st. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6th at Celebrity Theatre or visit celebritytheatre.com. As a musical force of nature, Joan Baez unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., inspired Vaclav… Read More →

Salt River Tubing to open early, celebrates 35 years

Salt River Tubing

Salt River Tubing‘s opening day is April 30, 2016, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., on the Lower Salt River. The cost is only $17 per person or tube which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer parking at Salt River Tubing. Salt River Tubing is located in the Tonto National Forest, just… Read More →

Here are the 2016 Foodist Awards winners

Italian food: Bruschetta

The Arizona Restaurant Association announced the 2016 Foodist Award Winners. Awards were given on Thursday, April 21 at a ceremony in Tempe. And the winners are: Uniquely Arizona: Lon’s at the Hermosa Food Pioneer: Joe Johnston (Liberty Market, Joe’s Real BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill) Top Chef: Kevin Binkley (Binkley’s, Bink’s Midtown, Bink’s Kitchen + Bar, Cafe Bink) Innovative Restaurant Concept: Kai … Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho annual one-day sale is May 2

Tourism Industry - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The Annual One-Day Sale at Hotel Valley Ho is happening on Monday, May 2. Get the best rates of summer at this hip hideaway in Downtown Scottsdale and stay between May 3 and September 30. The Stay2Play Package starts at $119 nightly, including a $50 daily resort credit, two welcome drinks, complimentary upgraded Internet, and a… Read More →