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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.

Quintero Golf Club ranks among ‘America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses’

Quintero Golf Club has been named one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, making it the highest ranked course in Arizona according to the list. Golf Digest panelists play and score the top courses based on seven criteria, including shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety,… Read More →

Chef’s Secret Garden Summer Series coming to Omni Montelucia

This summer, escape the heat with a culinary adventure alongside Omni Montelucia Executive Chef Marcos Seville during his monthly Chef’s Secret Garden Dinners.  Nestled in the back of Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s sprawling 32 acres of trickling fountains and lush, verdant flora sits the Chef’s Kitchen. With incredible views of Camelback Mountain,… Read More →

Kurt Warner will appear at West Valley Gives

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda Warner, will be the honorary speakers at West Valley Gives on June 24. Organizations in the West Valley have teamed up to form a committee designed to give back to the community, titled “West Valley Gives.” This initiative, led by the University of Phoenix Stadium/SMG, Visit Glendale,… Read More →

Mountain Shadows earns 4-Diamond Rating from AAA

Mountain Shadows, the $100 million new resort in Paradise Valley, was awarded with the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating this week. Luxury fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, also named the resort to its list of “Best New Hotel Pools in America.” These accolades come only months following the resort’s opening on April 1. “We are incredibly… Read More →

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Italian restaurants

Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count in… Read More →

50 places you can go to cool off in Arizona

With the first day of summer upon us and with record-setting temperatures in the forecast, we all could use some advice to cool off in Arizona when the heat becomes too much. We can tell ourselves it’s a dry heat all we want. Sooner or later, every Arizona resident will need some relief from the… Read More →

U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 adds Phoenix show

Following Live Nation’s announcement last week that due to incredible demand, select new stadium shows have been added to U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, an additional concert was confirmed today in Phoenix, Arizona on September 19th at University of Phoenix Stadium. Today’s announcement adds to the shows already announced in Detroit, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis,… Read More →

Miracle of Mariposa set For June 24 at Mariposa in Sedona

Sedona Chef Lisa Dahl will host a celebration of Latin music, performance, cuisine and wine at her newest restaurant, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, during “Miracle of Mariposa” set for June 24 at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill in Sedona. In celebration of the restaurant’s second anniversary and benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, the evening… Read More →

Colossal Cave Mountain Park will host Saguaro Festival

Colossal Cave Mountain Park announces it will host the 16th Annual Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival to honor the Saguaro cactus, Arizona’s state flower, and its importance within the local Tohono O’odham Tribal Nation. The annual event will take place on Saturday, June 24 and will provide workshops and activities focusing on the physiology and cultural… Read More →

The Crepe Club celebrates one-year anniversary

The Crepe Club is thrilled to announce its first anniversary as a “brick and mortar” restaurant in the Phoenix metro area. The Crepe Club opened its doors in the Biltmore Fashion Park last June and has since seen tremendous growth and support from the local community. In just a few short years, The Crepe Club… Read More →

Palo Verde Spa opens at Andaz Scottsdale

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has unveiled its highly anticipated Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, following the resort’s December 2016 opening. Located on 23 acres in Paradise Valley less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale, the mid-century inspired resort and spa is a true desert oasis with incomparable views of nearby Camelback Mountain. Every service… Read More →

Arizona Chapter of HSMAI celebrates 35th annual fundraiser

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International — HSMAI — announced that it will present the 35th Anniversary Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Rooster.” This annual event will be held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Resort Paradise Valley-Scottsdale on Friday, July 14, 2017, with over 350… Read More →

GoodTil2 offers deals, guide to Valley restaurants

When locals go out to eat in Phoenix they must sift through the Valley’s culinary landscape to find the best eats in town, from small, neighborhood bistros to classic resort fare at 5-star restaurants. GoodTil2 helps foodies find the local gems, glittering among the national chains. A Phoenix couple want to make the search for… Read More →

Photos: Jean Luc Ponty at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jean Luc Ponty

Last Friday, the famed jazz violinist Jean Luc Ponty played at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Our Art Director Mike Mertes was able to attend to the show and photograph the jazz-fusion leader who brought several musicians with him to play. Click on the slideshow below to view photos in full size    Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ… Read More →

UA will host special events for Asteroid Day

On Tuesday, June 27, a special presentation for Asteroid Day will feature six experts exploring the most up-to-date asteroid science. Moderated by television host Geoff Notkin from the show “Meteorite Men,” the event will bring together researchers from the University of Arizona who work at the forefront of asteroid science. Media are invited to attend,… Read More →