Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Arizona breweries celebrate SB 1030

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Thanks to the hard work of brewery owners, beer drinkers and supporters of small business across the state, SB1030 will officially take effect Friday, July 3, 2015. Members of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, who led the legislative efforts, are asking Arizonans to take part in a celebratory virtual toast at midnight, July 2, and… Read More →

Scottsdale resorts offer hot discounts that beat the heat

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

When you envision Scottsdale during the summer, do you see a dry, barren desert, where weather-worn locals proclaim through parched lips, “At least it’s a dry heat”? Well, think again. Locals have a secret weapon that helps them survive May, June, July and August. We’ll let you in on the secret. Scottsdale’s 70 hotels and… Read More →

Phoenician takes heat out of summer with spa special

Summer Spa Events and Specials

The Forbes Four-Star Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician is making the intense temperatures more manageable this summer with refreshing savings on its spa menu.  Between now and September 3, 2015, guests, local visitors and residents can purchase one treatment and receive a second of equal or lesser value for 50 percent off. Showcasing more… Read More →

Arizona’s best resorts offer summer staycation deals

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Wildfire Pool.

Need a summer getaway? Stay home and save money. Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So you can forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically… Read More →

Westgate Firework Fest will light up Fourth of July

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

The sky will light up over Westgate Entertainment District this Fourth of July for the third annual Westgate Firework Fest presented by Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment West Valley on Saturday, July 4 from 5pm – 9:30pm during the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival. Last year, more than 40,000 people turned out and… Read More →

Live on the Lawn series continues at Royal Palms

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Royal Palms Resort and Spa will host the second installment of the Live on The Lawn Music Series as well as other activities throughout the weekend. Starting Friday, July 3, the free, live music series serve up sips and bites while guest enjoy sitting under the stars on the picturesque Vernadero Lawn and listening to a local… Read More →

Princess will host 4th of July Freedom Fest

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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is unfurling its 5th annual “4th of July Freedom Fest,” a two-day event with vintage air shows, concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes and poolside fun, with vacation packages benefitting military families, July 3-5, 2015. Saluting Heroes & Vintage Air Shows Saluting America’s heroes, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host a… Read More →

CityScape offers summer deals to beat the heat

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It’s not the Arizona heat that’s sizzling, it’s Summer in the City at CityScape Phoenix offering smoking deals, special events and a whole lot of cool fun throughout the summer. With temperatures rising, Summer in the City gives Phoenicians a reason to venture outside to grab a bite, a refreshing cocktail or even do a… Read More →

L’Auberge de Sedona gets $7M in enhancements

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This summer, L’Auberge de Sedona, the acclaimed creekside retreat nestled among the Red Rocks of Sedona, will undergo more than $7 million in property enhancements, and unveil an elevated creekside arrival experience and enhanced luxury guest accommodations this fall.  The L’Auberge de Sedona is owned and operated by IMH Financial Corporation. As part of the multi-million… Read More →

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers come to Pepsi Amphitheater

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

Pepsi Amphitheater has presented the nationally renowned Arizona talent Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers with special guest Cracker, and tequila tasting to raise the celebratory spirit on Sat., July 4, at 8pm.  Gates open and tequila tasting begins at 6:30pm. Over the last 17 years, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, the Arizona-based quartet, has delivered… Read More →

Arizona rates as 11th best state for summer road trips

Top 5 Northern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

With 85 percent of Americans planning summer getaways, 90 percent of which will be by car, the personal finance website WalletHub followed up on its analysis of Best Gas Credit Cards with a look at 2015’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips. Using 20 key metrics, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states to identify… Read More →

Binkley’s will host 15-course tomato dinner

Binkleys Tomatoes

Savor the award-winning cuisine of food pioneer, Chef Kevin Binkley, during a special 15-course Tomato Dinner on July 1 at Binkley’s in Cave Creek. Chef Binkley will host a 15-course dinner with all courses highlighting fresh tomatoes prepared in ways that only Chef Binkley can achieve. Diners can expect Tomato Tartare, Roasted Roma Tomato, Caramelized… Read More →

Catch ‘XTREME’ fun at the circus this week

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME Have some XTREME fun with your family this week as the circus comes to Phoenix! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have pulled out all the stops for this exciting event, which celebrates all things extreme, extraodinary and exotic. The young―and young at heart―will love… Read More →

Phoenician receives USTA Outstanding Facility Award

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The Phoenician’s renowned Tennis Complex, one of the largest resort facilities in the Southwest, has been named by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a 2015 Outstanding Facility Award Winner.  The honor will be presented Sunday, September 6, during the USTA’s semi-annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, coinciding with… Read More →