Tourism Archives

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport


Ridesharing company Uber is petitioning Sky Harbor Airport to allow their UberX service at the airport. Currently, only Uber’s commercial vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. Uber is hoping to show Sky Harbor that there is a demand for the UberX service at… Read More →

Agritourism flourishes in the Valley of the Sun

Photo courtesy of Visit Mesa

In a time when fresh, organic eating is on the forefront of many consumers’ minds, a handful of farmers in the valley are working to bring interest to the process behind the produce that ends up in kitchens nationwide. Local favorites like Schnepf Farms, the Queen Creek Olive Mill and The Farm at Agritopia invite… Read More →

Casino Arizona honors armed forces members with specials

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

Casino Arizona is showing its appreciation for veterans and active-duty military with dining and promotion deals on Veteran’s Day. Offered exclusively to the brave men and women who’ve served and continue to serve our country, the Nov. 11 specials include a two-for-one lunch special at Eagles Buffet, a complimentary car flag, and three-for-one bingo packs… Read More →

15 Things You Must Drink in Phoenix

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When it comes to drinking the night away, there are a few cocktails that reign supreme. Today, the editorial staff of AZ Big Media would like to present the 15 essential drinks that every connoisseur of Arizona nightlife — or day drinking — has to try before they die. We’re not including any PBRs or… Read More →

Joe Jonas, Jazz Night, Nicky Romero come to Scottsdale

Joe Jonas

Week of November 3 – 9 Joe Jonas @ Livewire Thursday, November 5, 2015. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. All ages event. Joe Jonas is a platinum recording artist, actor and musician who got his start as part of the Grammy-nominated Jonas Brothers trio. In 2011, Joe Jonas released his solo album, Fastlane, which reached… Read More →

Pink Jeep Tours invests in the health of Arizona’s forests

Pink Jeep Tours, Grand Canyon

Pink Jeep Tours has announced a partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) that will help protect the Oak Creek and Verde River watersheds by funding restoration projects on the Coconino National Forest. Through the partnership, Pink Jeep Tours will collect donations from its customers for the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, a program developed by… Read More →

AZ Ice Gilbert presents 1st Annual Trunk or Treat

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Celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 31st at AZ Ice Gilbert, the coolest place in town offering a unique Trunk or Treat and Skate. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. with 100 dedicated parking spots available for those who want to decorate their cars as kids trick or trunk around the festive space.  Enjoy a LIVE… Read More →

Wonderland Market comes to Scottsdale December 4-6

Holiday Tree Auction

Wonderland Market, a three day holiday shopping extravaganza, will take place December 4-6, 2015 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The market will have more than 75 vendors to help attendees find the perfect gifts this holiday season. There will be items available to purchase ranging from apparel and jewelry to sweets and toys. In addition to… Read More →

Verde River Golf & Social Club opened in Valley of the Sun


The new Verde River Golf & Social Club opened today, Friday, October 16. Located in the northeast corner of the Valley of the Sun in the community formerly known as Tegavah, the club will become the social and recreational hub for Trilogy® at Verde River, Shea Homes’ newest Trilogy master-planned resort community. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar offers charitable donation package

Hotel Palomar’s arrival lobby. Photo: Isaac Maiselman, The Photographers Gallery

Stay for a good cause! There has never been a better reason to head to downtown and stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix than to donate to Phoenix Children’s Hospital when you book a stay for the “Bed for a Bed” package. During the booking process, guests have the option of donating $1, $10 or… Read More →

Eight’s Great FoodFest comes to Peoria Nov. 1


Arizona PBS presents Eight’s Great FoodFest, featuring a variety of local restaurants, cooking demonstrations and more, Sun. Nov. 1, at Trilogy® at Vistancia® in Peoria, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons can experience cooking-in-action; meet chefs; discover prized tips and techniques and sample culinary offerings from more than a dozen restaurants. Eight’s Great FoodFest showcases local… Read More →

Roosevelt Row named ‘Great Place in America’ by APA

Roosvelt Row

The American Planning Association (APA) announced the country’s 15 Great Places for 2015 through the organization’s national program, Great Places in America. Launched in 2007, Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. These authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning… Read More →

Where will you be sitting at the 5th annual Polo Championships?


Grass, bleacher, blanket, picnic table, VIP Tent, sideline parking – there is no shortage of unusual and high-end seating at the 5th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses and Horsepower on Saturday, October 24th. Set up against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains on the Polo Field at WestWorld of Scottsdale, the field-side seating is… Read More →

Best Western introduces new brand, name and logo

Best Western at Property Sign 092215

Phoenix-based Best Western introduced plans for the largest strategic repositioning in the brand’s nearly 70-year-history. This includes a new brand name, advanced property development, dramatically different logos, increased white space between hotel offerings and a new hotel concept. I thought this might be of interest to you from the development standpoint. Best Western’s newest hotel… Read More →