Experience AZ Magazine Archives

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 →

Phoenix Comicon returns + more to do this week

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“The Phantom of the Opera” “The Phantom of the Opera,” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical, comes to the Valley this week as part of a North American tour produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Over the course of 12 days at ASU Gammage, the 52-person cast and orchestra will perform 16 shows. A blend of opera… Read More →

Westgate’s free activities offer endless summer fun

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All summer long Westgate Entertainment District is the go-to West Valley destination for free, family-friendly events and activities for all ages. Whether it’s live music under the stars, kids cooling off at the Splash Pad on a warm afternoon, checking out over 1,000 bikes during Bike Night, meet-and-greets with movie-characters during Westgate Wednesdays or taking… Read More →

CityScape hosts official Phoenix Comicon closing party

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Attention all comic-enthusiasts who want to be a part of the total fandemonium that is Comicon! Just two blocks away from the Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape Phoenix is hosting the official Comicon Closing Celebration: Comic-Conclusion…The Final Level. For the event, CityScape will transform into a majestic gamer’s dream with an Arcade Alley, Pop-Culture Dace Party,… Read More →

Westin Phoenix Downtown offers summer packages

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Located in the revitalized urban core of downtown Phoenix, and conveniently situated near Chase Field, US Airways Center, CityScape, and numerous venues, theatres and museums, The Westin Phoenix Downtown now offers the perfect package for a refreshing summer getaway. HOME RUN The boys of summer are back and The Westin Phoenix Downtown has the ideal… Read More →

Summer at the Princess kicks off Memorial Day Weekend

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Good day, sunshine: it’s a summer to remember at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where sunny days start with cool rides down waterslides, zooming across a zip line and finish with fireworks lighting up the night.  This AAA Five Diamond play-cation paradise is presenting “Summer at the Princess,” a three-month calendar of robust entertainment for the… Read More →

Wet ‘n Wild launches ‘Roaring River’ today

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix announced the grand opening of their new experience – The Crazy Cactus Roaring River. Formerly the lazy river, the new experience features wave action, fast-moving water, tipping buckets, refreshing waterfalls and water curtains in an invigorating river ride.  Local dignitaries will join Season Pass Holders for a ribbon cutting and first… Read More →

Royal Palms launches ‘Live on the Lawn’ music series

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, will kick off the “Live on the Lawn, Summer Music Series” to celebrate each of the hottest summer holidays – Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.  The free, three-part event begins this weekend and will be hosted under the stars on the picturesque Vernadero Lawn overlooking… Read More →

Experience AZ: Spring-Summer 2015 Digital Issue

Experience AZ Digital Issue

Arizona packs adventures for everyone, everyday More than a decade after moving to Arizona from my native New York, people still ask me what I like the most about living in the Grand Canyon state. My answer is always the same: “I haven’t had to shovel snow once since I moved here.” But if I… Read More →

Calico the Band will play the MIM in June

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What better way to treat your ears than with some California country music sung by three of the most amazing voices you’ll hear? Calico the Band will be playing the MIM MusicTheater in Phoenix on Saturday, June 6th. Calico the Band is Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher, and Aubrey Richmond. All are great and dedicated musicians, each with accomplished… Read More →

CityScape hosts U2 ‘It’s A Beautiful Day Block Party’

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“It’s a beautiful day!” That’s right, U2 is coming to town and this weekend CityScape Phoenix is throwing the unofficial welcoming of the band with the “It’s a Beautiful Day Block Party”. During the two-night, pre-concert block party at  Patriots Park at CityScape and LUSTRE Bar at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, guests will enjoy live… Read More →

Bono, restaurant week and more to do this week

Short ribs and mashed potatoes at Paul Martin's American Grill. Photo by Shavon Rose

Arizona Restaurant Week Experience Arizona’s finest restaurants with special prix-fixe 3-course meals at over 100 restaurants statewide. The event, which spans 10 days, celebrates local restaurants and world-renowned chefs by giving diners the opportunity to try the state’s best restaurants at a special price. Diners’ options range from exotic Ethiopian and Brazilian food to modern… Read More →

D-backs giving away 10,000 Father’s Day T-shirts

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will give away special Father’s Day T-shirts, courtesy of Audi, to 10,000 dads on June 21 when the D-backs host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. The D-backs also welcome all dads and kids, 12 and younger, to run the bases for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) after the game. For… Read More →

‘100 Days of Summer’ returns to LUSTRE Bar

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Recently named one of the best hotel rooftop bars by USA Today, LUSTRE Bar in Downtown Phoenix plans to keep things cool this summer with events nearly every night of the week, all summer long with its “100 Days of Summer” event series. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix LUSTRE… Read More →