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Super Bowl Central will take over downtown

From left: David Rousseau, Chairman of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, Councilwoman District 8, Jim Waring, vice mayor of Phoenix and Michael Nowakowski, Councilman District 7.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced several major initiatives that will take over 12 city blocks in downtown Phoenix and together will serve as the hub of fan, sponsor, media and NFL activities for Super Bowl XLIX. The activities will cover 5th Street to First Avenue and Jefferson Street to Monroe Street and be… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Nightlife (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Nightlife, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5 Arizona Nightlife — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Mabel’s on Main 7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 889-5580 mabelsonmain.com Chef Aaron May and crew have created a mid-20th- century New York watering hole with red brick, dark-walnut accents, red-velvet curtains, antique furniture and Prohibition-era drinks. At Stump the Chef… Read More →

Top 5: Art & Food Festivals (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Art & Food Festivals, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Art & Food Festivals — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace 12601 E. Hwy. 60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 (520) 463-2600 royalfaires.com/arizona Escape the rigors of the 21st century and travel back into the past with Arizona’s Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace. The festival showcases events… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Wineries (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Wineries, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Wineries — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Sonoita Vineyards 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 (520) 455-5893 sonoitavineyards.com Opened in 1983, Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in the state — consistently creating award-winning wines. The vineyard also hosts festivals, special events, tasting and group events.… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Malls, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Scottsdale Fashion Square 7014-590 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 941-2140 fashionsquare.com Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination. Scottsdale Quarter… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Celebration of Fine Art 8602 E. Cortez St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 443-7695 celebrateart.com A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, where you can meet and watch them in the creative process. Sedona Arts Festival 995 Upper… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Museums (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Museums, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Museums — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 478-6000 themim.org At the first global musical-insturment museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments. Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Parks & Monuments (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Parks & Monuments, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Parks & Monuments — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Montezuma Castle National Monument P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (928) 567-3322 nps.gov/moca An enduring legacy of the prehistoric Sinagua. The 20-room stone, timber and adobe dwelling is 80 percent intact, making it one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings… Read More →

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Performing Arts & Theater venues in Arizona — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Herberger Theater 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8497 herbergertheater.org Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually. Silver Star Playhouse 5247… Read More →

Top 5: Beauty & Day Spas (Fall-Winter 2012)

Photo: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

The Top 5 Beauty & Day Spas — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Spa Avania At Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 444-1234 scottsdale.hyatt.com Personalized treatments, mineral water therapy, synchronized music, YogaAway, diet and the antioxidants of fine teas are blended for an… Read More →

Top 5: Public Golf Courses (Fall-Winter 2012)

Troon North Golf Club. Photo: Troon North

The Top 5 Public Golf Courses — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Grayhawk Golf Club 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 502-1800 grayhawk.com Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated daily-fee golf clubs, mostly because of Grayhawk’s two exceptional 18-hole golf courses – Talon and… Read More →

Top 5: Auto Attractions (Fall-Winter 2012)

Photo: Octane Raceway

The Top 5 Auto Attractions — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Bondurant School of High Performance Driving 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Gate #3, Chandler, AZ 85226 (800) 842-7223 bondurant.com Channel champion race-car driver Bob Bondurant while learning tricks and honing skills to make you a better driver. Take a late model GM car out… Read More →

Top 5: Sporting Events (Fall-Winter 2012)

Photo: Andy Jou

The Top 5 Sporting Events — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Nascar Sprint Cup Series 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323 (623) 772-2000 phoenixraceway.com Held at the Phoenix International Raceway, the Sprint Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. WM Phoenix Open 7226… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Casinos (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Casinos - Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Casinos — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Fort McDowell Casino 10424 Ft. McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 800-THE-FORT (843-3678) fortmcdowellcasino.com Fort McDowell Casino offers some of the finest, most exciting gaming in the Southwest. Slots, keno, bingo, poker, black jack, and lunar bingo, which takes the traditional game… Read More →