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Snapshot: MLB All-Star Parade 2011

MLB All-Star Parade, Phoenix, Ariz.

On the fine, summer afternoon of July 12 in Phoenix, I took a trip on the Valley Metro Light Rail into the city to see the All-Star Game Parade. After taking in the sights for a bit, I picked out a nice spot along the side gate and settled in to watch all sorts of… Read More →

Treat Yourself At Some Of The Top Day And Spa Resorts In The State

CopperWynd, Fountain Hills, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Even if you only have a day or even a few hours, you can still get away from it all at one of the many fine day and resort spas that can be found in the state. If you want to find the best places to relax, take a look at the following spa guide,… Read More →

10 Top Famous And Infamous Arizona Alumni

Arizona Centennial Series - 10 Top Headlines Spotlighting Arizona

10 Top Most Famous and Infamous Arizona Alumni Since 1885, both the University of Arizona and Arizona State have graduated hundreds of thousands of students — many of which have gone on to lead successful lives utilizing their education and experience. From the two largest schools in the state, alumni include those involved in wide… Read More →

Arizona’s Tourism Industry Has A Legacy Going Back More Than 100 Years

The Wigwam, litchfield Park, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

As one of the largest economic drivers, tourism has helped to shape Arizona’s culture and lifestyle long before it even became a state in 1912. The Arizona Office of Tourism won’t be releasing 2010s tourism economic impact numbers until July, but in 2009, more than 35 million visitors spent $16.6 billion in Arizona. In addition,… Read More →

235th Independence Day Celebration at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

Cliff Castle Casino July 4 Celebration 2011

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is celebrating the 235th Independence Day July 1 – July 4 with the Hot Seats Drawings’ $18,000 giveaway over a four-day period. The drawing will take place Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests playing with their Castle… Read More →

Big Surf Now in Full Swing for Summer Months

Wave Pool, Big Surf, Tempe, Ariz.
June 15, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events

It started with a fascination with surfing. Phil Dexter wanted to bring the waves to Arizona; and so plans were made, designs sketched and within a year of construction, his dream waterpark Big Surf opened to the public — with just one wave pool. This was the first of its kind to ever be built… Read More →

Father-Son Duo Puts A Twist On Barbecue Dining At Cave Creek’s Las Tiendas

Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue, Las Tiendas, Cave Creek, Ariz.

Within two years since its opening, Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue has not only helped create Cave Creek’s well-known Las Tiendas, run by a father-son duo, but it has become a destination family eatery in the area as well. At a time when the economy has hurt most of the restaurant business, Bryan Dooley’s twist of… Read More →

Show Phoenix Pride And Take Favorite Cities In The U.S. Survey

Show Phoenix Pride, Photo: Michael Ruiz, Flickr

Travel & Leisure is back with its annual survey: Favorite Cities in The U.S. Residents and visitors rank 35 major cities based on eight major categories with Phoenix a contender. So which city is the best? That’s for you to decide — and we’re hoping Phoenix! The survey first inquires whether or not the submission… Read More →

Traveling To Arizona Just Got Easier With Experience AZ Magazine’s New Website

Experience AZ Magazine Now Online

Celebrating its debut last week, ExperienceAzOnline.com is designed to help local and out-of-town travelers plan their Arizona itineraries with its unique “Where to Eat,” “Where to Stay” and “Where to Play” features. Experience AZ Magazine took to the web on June 1, 2011 by launching ExperienceAzOnline.com, a 24-hour resource for everything that is uniquely Arizona.… Read More →

Finding Filipino Food in Phoenix

Lumpia, Filipino food in Phoenix, Ariz.

Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican… But, not once have I heard Filipino food as a plausible suggestion whenever it’s “let’s mix it up and not have pizza tonight” night. So tonight, venture off the beaten path and head into unfamiliar land. Yes, Filipino food can be a bit heavy on the vinegar, soy sauce, oil… Read More →

Showing Another Side Of Tempe Nightlife

View from Papago Peak, Tempe, Arizona

Tempe can be a pretty beautiful place if you know where to go — especially at night. Instead of going to a number of different bars or clubs in Tempe, it is worth it to take a walk and see how the light in darkness changes the normal, dry look we are all so accustomed… Read More →

Centennial Series: Photos Then And Now — Mesa, Ariz.

Centennial Photos Then and Now, Mesa - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” aptly describes the relationship the city of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs share. Major League Baseball first came to Mesa for spring training in 1952. Back then, the Cubs made Rendezvous Park their home until it was razed in 1976 and replaced with… Read More →

Experience AZ Magazine Is Now Online

Experience AZ Online
June 3, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Travel

Experience AZ is officially online! ExperienceAZOnline.com offers everything found within the Experience AZ magazine, including statewide activities as well as options for lodging, dining, shopping, and so much more. But on Experience AZ’s website, you’ll always find timely deals, travel offers, articles and blogs. In fact, you — the visitor and reader — have the… Read More →

10 Top Discoveries In Arizona

centennial top 10, AZ Big Media
June 1, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists

10 Top Discoveries in Arizona There are many mysteries about Arizona. Before it was officially established as the 48th state in 1912, and far before colonization, there was life here. Archaeologists and investigators have been discovering ancient life and civilizations across the state, telling stories about the land before it became what it is today… Read More →