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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.

The Wigwam offers summer savings deals

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Located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, just 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, The Wigwam is offering hot summer deals and cool activities for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Families have been creating memories at The Wigwam for decades and the fun continues this summer with room rates starting at $99 per night… Read More →

Royal Palms offers unique and seasonal meeting options

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With designer meeting rooms, breathtaking outdoor spaces surrounded by abundant gardens and orange groves and seasonal banquet menus and packages throughout the year, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is anything but traditional when it comes to meetings and conferences. Located at the foot of Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms combines the graciousness and… Read More →

D-backs host APS Green Game on Earth Day Wednesday

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The Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), have teamed up for the sixth annual APS Green Game, which will be held on Earth Day this Wednesday.  The goal of the event is to educate fans on how to become more energy efficient. In support of all the green efforts on Wednesday, all… Read More →

New Recovery Sundays at Hotel Valley Ho

The OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

Sunday is your day to relax and recover from the week. Treat yourself with delicious food and drinks, live music, spa treatments, and poolside fun at Hotel Valley Ho.   ZuZu serves brunch inside and on the shaded patio from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar open from 9:00… Read More →

High-end event space opens in North Phoenix

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Chateau Luxe, a new premier event space that brings high-end design and opulent detail to the Valley, opens this month in Phoenix. Located just north of the 101 off of 7th Street, Chateau Luxe is a multimillion-dollar event space envisioned by owner Deepika Bhalla. It is designed and built by the award winning luxury builders, Chaves AIA,… Read More →

Phoenix mayor proclaims April 19 David Hallberg Day

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David Hallberg is known today as one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers, an “ambassador of a new age of ballet” and, most importantly, a tremendous inspiration to young male dancers worldwide. Having grown up right here in the Valley, Hallberg is an esteemed alumnus of the School of Ballet Arizona and the Arizona School… Read More →

Pink Pony kicks off Summer Crafty Dinner Series

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This May through August, Pink Pony in Scottsdale will be kicking off its Summer Crafty Dinner Series. Each Crafty Dinner will pair craft beer, local spirits and ingredients with Executive Chef, Stephen K. Eldridge’s, playful contemporary comfort cuisine. Each dish on the menus will be custom crafted to specifically partner with each crafty beer or cocktail.… Read More →

Spice up summer with Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

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Enchilada cravers, soup sippers and salad munchers can rejoice. The new summer-ready menu at Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup is ready to serve. Fork up some fun and spoon up some spicy new flavors at Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup, where they offer way more than just their signature build-your-own enchiladas. Did you know that Gadzooks also serves up… Read More →

Local artists get creative in Spring Chalk Art Festival

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On April 18 the sidewalks of Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace will be transformed into spectacular outdoor galleries as crowds gather to watch the incredible chalk artwork unfold before their eyes. As professional artists cover the sidewalks with murals, children ages 3 to 12 are invited to create their own original pieces… Read More →

Greasewood Flat auction offers pieces of history

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Greasewood Flat, an Arizona Icon, is riding off into the sunset. Their last day of operation was March 31st. Local auction company, Sam Auctions, is inviting the public down to own a piece of the wild west on Saturday, April 11th. Greasewood Flat will sell many of the rustic treasures from one of the “oldest,… Read More →

Musical Instrument Museum celebrates 5th anniversary

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With a mission to collect, preserve and make accessible instruments from every country in the world, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is the world’s only global musical instrument museum. This month the museum will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a weeklong series of public events. During its relatively short existence, MIM has already made a… Read More →

Local KOA campground offers special weekend in May

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The Mesa/Apache Junction KOA Campground will be offering camping on Saturday, May 9 for just $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 8 will receive a night of camping on Saturday, May… Read More →

Owners of Crudo opening Okra this summer

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The trio behind the award-winning Crudo & Bar Crudo have announced the plans for their sophomore effort, Okra, an all-new offering that blurs the lines between Southern and Italian cooking.  Led by chef Cullen Campbell, wife/co-owner Maureen Campbell and co-owner/mixologist, Micah Olson, this project represents a return of sorts for Chef Campbell, who was inspired to reconnect… Read More →

Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms highlights citrus benefits

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Winding stone paths transport you past a grove of orange trees, trickling fountains in private courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces and intimate gardens until you happen upon a charming Mediterranean oasis, the Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel. Topping the Valley’s list of best spas, Spanish Colonial architecture, handmade tiles, natural… Read More →

What’s new at Chase Field in 2015?

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Chase Field, considered by many to be the most fan-friendly and affordable ballpark in the country, will host its first game of 2015, an exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs, today at 6:40 p.m.. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ (@Dbacks) home opener for the regular season will take place on Monday, April 6 at 7:10 p.m. against… Read More →