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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.

Renovations earn honors for Wigwam Resort & Course

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The Wigwam’s $30 million multi-phase resort and golf course renovations have recently grabbed the attention of several prominent golf and travel publications in their annual ‘best-of’ rankings. GOLF Magazine,, GolfWeek and Conde Nast Traveler have all recognized The Wigwam for its exceptional golf, premier accommodations and historical significance. In the September 2016 issue of GOLF Magazine, the Wigwam’s Robert Trent… Read More →

The Crepe Club opens in Biltmore with free crepes

The Crepe Club
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The family-run creperie, The Crepe Club, will celebrate the opening of its new location in the Biltmore Fashion Park by giving away free crepes on Tuesday, October 18. Guests will be able to get a free Nutella or Parisian (butter and sugar) crepe at the restaurant from 8:30 am – 9 pm. The new location is… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum celebrates art at Bright Night benefit

Phoenix Art Museum
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In what is sure to be the grand event of this year’s social season, Phoenix Art Museum presents Bright Night, an evening among art enthusiasts featuring live musical performance and a private glimpse at the works of internationally-acclaimed artist Kehinde Wiley, all in benefit of exhibition and education programming at the Museum. Bright Night is on Friday,… Read More →

Arizona weather forecast calls for art at Sky Harbor

Sky Harbor
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Weather is often a popular subject of small talk, but in Arizona it can be a major topic of discussion. Unsurpassed sunsets, summer monsoons, intense heat, amazing lightning shows, dramatic cloud formations, duststorms, microbursts, flash floods, snowstorms and forest fires may all be part of Arizona’s forecast as well as inspiration for artists featured in… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum presents overview of Horacio Zabala’s work

Phoenix Art Museum
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Beginning October 19, 2016, Phoenix Art Museum presents the exhibition Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome, the first expansive overview of this artist’s work at a major U.S. museum. Featuring original scholarship by Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, Dr. Vanessa Davidson, the exhibition includes nearly 40 artworks from the 1970s to today. Horacio Zabala was… Read More →

Phoestivus returns to Downtown Phoenix this December

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Phoestivus will be held on December 8 and 15 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market. Inspired by the famous Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets in Germany) and Seinfeld’s Festivus, a parody and secular holiday celebrated in an episode of the show, Phoestivus was born to be the perfect all-inclusive December celebration. The Phoestivus market features locally grown… Read More →

Tanque Verde Ranch will host Boots n’ Brews Festival

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Tanque Verde Ranch will host their first-ever Boots N’ Brews Festival this November, taking place from Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6. The country’s largest dude ranch invites guests to put on their cowboy hats and grab a boot-shaped beer mug for an unforgettable Wild West-inspired weekend, filled with the latest and greatest flavors courtesy of Arizona’s culinary and microbrew industry.  Located on… Read More →

Hermosa Inn is offering ghost tours for guests in October

Hermosa Inn
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With a haunted history dating back to the 1930’s, The Hermosa Inn will be encouraging guests to explore the property and experience their own ghost sightings throughout the month of October. Guests who book any room or room package at the resort between October 1 – 31, 2016 will receive a list of the ghost… Read More →

Mountain Shadows resort will open in early 2017

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Mountain Shadows, the highly anticipated $100 million new boutique resort coming to Paradise Valley, is scheduled to debut in early 2017. Set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, the property will feature a modern take on its iconic 1950’s namesake.  The original Mountain Shadows opened in 1959, setting the benchmark for desert luxury before the… Read More →

‘Check, Please! Arizona’ announces new host

Check, Please! Arizona
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Mark Tarbell, an award-winning Arizona chef and restaurateur featured on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” is the new host of Arizona PBS’s four-time Emmy-winning series “Check, Please! Arizona.” Tarbell, who owns Tarbell’s restaurant, The Tavern and The Wine Store in Phoenix, will kick off Season 7 of “Check, Please! Arizona” in January 2017. As… Read More →

Macayo’s celebrates 70th Anniversary

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Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen is  excited to be celebrating its 70th Anniversary officially on Monday, September 26, 2016. With seven decades of serving the great state of Arizona, Macayo’s has become an iconic piece of living history in the community. From its modest start at the Johnson’s six table restaurant named Woody’s El Nido in 1946 to… Read More →

The Hermosa Inn receives AAA Four Diamond Award

The Hermosa Inn
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As the The Hermosa Inn celebrates its 80th Anniversary, and prepares for a major expansion, the Inn has something else to boast about. Hermosa Inn received the AAA Four Diamond resort  accolade– a title given to only 5.7% of the nearly 28,000 hotels Approved and Diamond Rated by AAA. “This comes at a very exciting time as we… Read More →

Talking Stick Resort announces new acts for 2017

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Talking Stick Resort announced its entertainment acts for 2017 earlier this week. The schedule is chock-full of world-renowned musicians and a hilarious Emmy award-winning comedian. The Talking Stick Resort Showroom will be the place to be this winter, and tickets are available online or over the phone at (480) 850-7734. Kenny Wayne Shepard: Saturday, Feb. 4; 8 p.m.… Read More →

Arizona Gunslingers to show visitors how to shoot

Arizona Gunslingers
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Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, known as the Arizona Gunslingers, who share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting, will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot during The Horny Toad’s 40th anniversary in historic Cave Creek, Ariz. The event will take… Read More →

Trans-Siberian Orchestra coming to Gila River Arena

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of the group’s beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. In its Platinum anniversary year, TSO is bringing back its treasured tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 61 cities across North America, concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year’s Eve… Read More →