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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.

Phoenix International Raceway announces 2015 schedule

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NASCAR released the 2015 Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) schedule and Phoenix International Raceway will once again host two NSCS race weekends next season. PIR’s spring event weekend, headlined by the Camping World 500, moves two weeks later, to March 12-15, is scheduled to be broadcast on FOX. In the fall, PIR will continue to host… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum exhibit shares self-published photobooks

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August 27, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks will be at Phoenix Art Museum from August 23 to September 28, 2014. It explores the ways photographic artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks. Entries were accepted until the end of July when a jury of seven industry professionals reviewed the 271 photobooks that… Read More →

Orange Sky earns Wine Spectator 2014 Award of Excellence

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August 27, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is proud to announce that its signature restaurant, Orange Sky, has once again been the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. This marks the fourth consecutive year the restaurant has been recognized for its impressive wine list. “We consider Orange Sky to… Read More →

Hilton Sedona Resort Celebrates Renovations

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Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa, the 219-room resort located along Sedona’s Red Rock Scenic Byway, is offering a new way for travelers to immerse themselves in the adventures, tastes and true spirit of Sedona, Ariz. with the “Essence of Sedona” resort package. Launched in celebration of the resort’s recent renovations, the “Essence of Sedona” package… Read More →

Bridal expo, punk rock + things to do this weekend

Stop daydreaming about the perfect wedding and do something about it at the Bridal Expo! Photo: 123RF.com, Copyright: iofoto

Here are some of our top things to try this weekend. Though we’re sad to say we can’t help you choose between the Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran concerts on Saturday.   8/29: Tim Meadows Tim Meadows was one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live with 10 seasons under his belt… Read More →

Arizona Open, Tony Bennett + more things to do

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8/21-8/23: 2014 Arizona Open Pull up those argyle socks, Tide-wash your white britches on an extra hot water setting and get ready for some serious golf! Did you know the second-oldest professional tournament in the state is the Arizona Open? The 54-hole stroke play event offers prize money for professionals and gift certificates to amateurs.… Read More →

Crudo Unveils New Seasonal Food and Drink Menus

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The kids may be back in school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the summer celebration going. Crudo Chef Cullen Campbell and Mixologist Micah Olson have opened up their big bag o’ tricks and created an all-new seasonal food and cocktail menu to end the summer on a high note. Crudo features several new… Read More →

Royal Palms Offers Labor Day Deals

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August 18, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

As summer comes to a close, why not hold onto the last few precious moments and celebrate at one of the Valley’s most luxurious resorts, the Royal Palms Resort & Spa? The resort is offering a special discounted package (over 60% off a standard room rate of $479) with its DeLuxe Lounging Package, along with… Read More →

Tamale Festival coming November 15th

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August 15, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

On November 15th, 2014, the 79th Annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner will move into its new event location at The Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix and present an exciting day of family-friendly festival activities. Presented by APS and organized by Friendly House, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that has proudly served the local community since 1920,… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 19-28

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Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) will return this fall with 10 nights of incredible edibles, commencing for the first time on a Friday night. Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall Edition will be held Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28. During Fall ARW, over 150 Phoenix restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $33 and $44… Read More →

Road creates easier trip to Skywalk at Grand Canyon

CORRECTION Grand Canyon Skywalk Road

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe held a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Crews recently paved the final 9-mile stretch of dirt and gravel road that had tour operators complaining of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. Motorists now… Read More →

McLinn Hired as Executive Chef at Superstition Mountain

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August 12, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club has hired Matthew McLinn as the new Executive Chef. Superstition Mountain, located in Gold Canyon, is a premier private golf club and 878-acre luxury gated community that provides an unparalleled golf experience and resort-style amenities for its members. McLinn brings more than 20 years of experience to the Superstition… Read More →

Kimpton Unveils $1M Redesign at Amara

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Today Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants unveiled a $1 million redesign at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, Ariz., that includes a refresh of the boutique resort’s 100 guest rooms, common areas and a coming-soon restaurant, SaltRock, that will open in early September. In celebration of the redesign, the resort is offering a “Refresh Your Perspective”… Read More →

Tilted Kilt launches a battle of the burgers

Banger Burger, paired with the Fire Scotch drink.

While the nation’s favorite NFL and college teams will be battling it out on the field this fall to show who’s best, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is gearing up for its own battle with the launch of… Read More →

D-backs Announce 2 Upcoming Concerts

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks and @LosDbacks) have announced two second-half concerts featuring Christian-rock band Third Day for Faith & Family Night on Aug. 23 and Mexican-pop artist Cristian Castro for Hispanic Heritage Day on Sept. 27. Four-time Grammy Award winner Third Day will perform on the field after the D-backs vs. Padres game on Aug.… Read More →