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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.

Meet the roving concierge at Scottsdale Fashion Square

There is one special amenity at Scottsdale Fashion Square that no other property in the world can boast. That’s Roving Concierge Peter Harden, who’s also a proud Chandler dad and resident.  Known throughout the mall, and in fact throughout all of Arizona, as the “mayor” of Scottsdale Fashion Square, Harden for more than 21 years… Read More →

Avondale recognized as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Avondale is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 4th time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as… Read More →

What are the 5 most popular procedures for a bikini-ready body?

As temperatures rise and layers of clothing are shed, many people feel like they might need a little nip tuck to get ready for pool season. But what are the most popular procedures to get ready for swimsuit season? Americans spent a whopping $16 billion on plastic surgery procedures last year… more than ever before.… Read More →

Artlink announces call for ‘Artist Forward’ grant applications

rtlink Inc. is now accepting applications from emerging Arizona-based artists for its inaugural grant program: The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF). The deadline for applications is midnight May 31, 2017 Mountain Standard Time (MST). The program, originally announced at the 2017 Art d’Core Gala during Art Detour 29, is produced by Artlink in collaboration with a… Read More →

The Boulders named ‘Best Golf Resort in the Southwest’


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 the annual “Best Golf Resorts in the America’s Editor’s Choice Awards” in their May issue.  The Boulders Resort & Spa was named “Best Golf Resort in… Read More →

Jean Luc Ponty to play at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Jean Luc Ponty

Jean Luc Ponty will bring his violin to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a jazz performance on Friday, June 9. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $75. Doors for the show will open at 7 p.m. and it will begin at 8 p.m. Ponty was born in France in… Read More →

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess celebrates ‘Summer Splash’

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating the past 30 years and the next with its Summer Splash Birthday Bash, a cool mix of throw-back, decade-themed pool parties, combined with all-new experiences, making this the play-cation destination for families. With water, water everywhere, pools are the place to be and… Read More →

‘100 Days of Summer’ at LUSTRE brings staycation deals

Summer is right around the corner and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in Downtown Phoenix will beat the heat with events nearly every night of the week with the annual “100 Days of Summer” series along with summer offerings at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is… Read More →

Tavern+Bowl opens at Westgate Entertainment District

Southern California favorite, Tavern+Bowl, will hold the grand opening for its first Arizona location at Westgate Entertainment District on May 18. Located adjacent to Yard House, the 18,243 square-foot space, which has already had its soft opening, features 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a full restaurant, billiard tables, shuffleboard, a large outdoor patio overlooking Fountain Park,… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport adds medical clinic

“America’s Friendliest Airport” is getting friendlier and even more healthy with new shopping opportunities and the Airport’s first-ever medical clinic opening soon. On May 10, the Phoenix City Council approved the second and final phase of the retail overhaul at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s busiest terminal, Terminal 4.  Sixteen new retail stores will be… Read More →

CityScape shutting down Central for Phoenix Comicon fun

CityScape Phoenix is closing Central Avenue and cooling things down for Phoenix Comicon fans this year from May 25 – May 28 with the H2Oasis featuring water rides and activities for all ages and the return of the highly anticipated “Quest Fest.” Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix just two blocks away from the… Read More →

Cactus Flower Florists toasts 45th anniversary with new wine, beer store

Cactus Flower Florists is celebrating 45 years in the Valley by opening a boutique wine and craft beer store called Vines, Hops & Blooms inside its Scottsdale retail shop located at 10822 N. Scottsdale Road. As the first and only flower shop in the Greater Phoenix area to sell alcohol and offer same day delivery,… Read More →

Spring herbs and vegetables inspire cocktail menu at SaltRock

SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa is bringing 15 new libations to the lineup with the debut of the “Quintessential Spring” cocktail menu. “Every Sunday, we head to the Sedona Famer’s Market where we chat with some of the local farmers to get an idea of what herbs and vegetables are in-season.… Read More →

The Phoenician announces extensive renovation plan

The Luxury Collection, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing luxury hospitality brands, announced that The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, will be undergoing major refurbishments.  These plans showcase the brand’s continued commitment to expanding and enhancing its North America portfolio. One of Scottsdale’s most luxurious resorts, The Phoenician will remodel its signature… Read More →

Quintero Golf Club in Peoria makes Golfweek list

Phoenix prides itself on having some of the best golf courses around, and now we have proof. Golfweek just recently came out with their 2017 rankings of “Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Each State”, and Quintero Golf Club in Peoria was listed No. 3 in Arizona – one of the only Valley courses… Read More →