Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Westgate turns into a winter wonderland

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November 22, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Westgate Entertainment District transforms into a winter wonderland starting Nov. 25 with the opening of the holiday skating rink, the lighting of the 33-foot holiday tree with over 3,180 sparkling lights, Santa’s official arrival, horse-drawn carriage rides and nightly snowfall. All season long you can get into the holiday spirit and make Westgate your festive… Read More →

Thanksgiving menu offered at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms

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November 21, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to T. Cook’s, the renowned restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, and enjoy two dining opportunities with a buffet or specialty menu from Chef Paul McCabe. Guests of T. Cook’s have the opportunity to choose from a prix-fixe menu or holiday buffet featuring Carved Free-Range Turkey… Read More →

CitySkate is back! Ice rink opens Saturday

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November 20, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

For the fifth year in a row, close to 100,000 holiday revelers will descend on CityScape Phoenix to take part in the 10 weeks of CitySkate, the largest and only real outdoor ice rink in the Valley that is bigger than ever and dramatically placed in the center of Central Avenue. The ice rink this… Read More →

Amara debuts redesigned spa, Sedona-centric services

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November 19, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Amara Spa at Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa is debuting a variety of new Sedona-centric services exclusive to the resort that tie into its new look after undergoing a refresh that was part of a $1 million property redesign. Native American rattles, sage smudging, healing crystals, chakra balancing, custom oil blends of lavender, rosemary and… Read More →

There is still time to book a memorable holiday party

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a party. With the economic downturn slowly starting to appear in the rearview mirror, the office holiday party might be something that slipped your mind because it hasn’t been in the budget in years past. So if you still need to place to host your happening,… Read More →

Epic Maker Instrument Challenge, more to do this week

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11/21: Global Dance Festival The global dance festival has spread to several cities after originating in Colorado in 1999. The EDM, electronic, and dubstep music dance fest will feature musicians from all over the world, coming together to provide music for the outdoor dance party. Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Friday,… Read More →

Mesa/Apache Junction KOA earns award

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November 17, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

The Mesa/Apache Junction KOA Campground has been awarded the 2015 KOA President’s Award by Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. The award was presented Friday, November 14 at KOA’s Annual International Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. KOA is celebrating its 52nd Anniversary in 2014. The KOA President’s Award is presented annually… Read More →

Renovation transforms iconic Arizona Biltmore

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November 14, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

The legendary Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has completed a major renovation that has significantly enhanced the guest experience and restored the iconic property’s competitive position in the Phoenix/Scottsdale luxury resort marketplace. The multi-million-dollar renovation has created modern, refined accommodations and public spaces while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand… Read More →

Valley malls offer innovative Santa experience

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November 14, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Chandler Fashion Center and Scottsdale Fashion Square  introduces a thoroughly modern, extraordinarily experiential visit with Santa C — the new Santa HQ, presented by HGTV. Set to open on November 8th at Chandler Fashion Center and November 15th at Scottsdale Fashion Square, HGTV’s Santa HQ invites families to experience the unparalleled wonder of Santa’s world… Read More →

The Pie Social, Jay Mohr + things to do this weekend

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11/13: Third Annual Fall for the Arts ArtWalk 50 local galleries are participating in the third annual fall event to showcase some artwork, exhibition openings and live auctions. The summer exhibitions are ending to make way for a new season with new artwork, and the walk will feature the new art along with some artist… Read More →

Scottsdale CVB showcases golf destinations

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The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to promote Scottsdale as “The World’s Finest Golf Destination” with a redesigned golf website. A fresh look, responsive design and a new URL, ExperienceScottsdaleGolf.com, have refreshed the golf campaign that promotes the destination to one of Scottsdale’s most valuable visitors – the golf visitor. These visitors typically travel… Read More →

Sanctuary’s guests can cruise in a Ferrari

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Who hasn’t pictured him- or herself nestled into a plush leather driver’s seat, hands balanced on the steering wheel, cruising in a bright red Ferrari with its retractable hard-top to exalting speeds?  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale is making that particular dream come true. The resort is now offering rentals of an exotic Ferrari… Read More →

Santa and his sleigh return to Scottsdale Quarter

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November 11, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Looking for a place to take your holiday photos? Grab the family and head to Scottsdale Quarter for The Santa Social, and even Fido is invited. This signature event, now in its third year, will feature FREE photos with Santa for kids and pets, animal adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League, interactive holiday entertainment… Read More →

Cornerstone of Super Bowl Central unveiled

Giant Host Committee Visit Phoenix Football Unveiled in Downtown Phoenix

With 83 days until the kick-off of Super Bowl XLIX, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Visit Phoenix today are unveiling a super-sized football mounted in Downtown Phoenix, which will serve as the cornerstone for Super Bowl Central. Towering more than 20 feet high, it measures more than 32 feet around, and weighs in… Read More →