fall-winter-2012 Archives

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: Casino Resort Destinations (Fall-Winter 2012)

Talking Stick Resort

The Top 5 Casino Resort Destinations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85264 (480) 789-5300 radissonfortmcdowellresort.com A four-diamond Scottsdale resort that won Radisson brand’s “Hotel of the Year” award in 2008, the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort offers a casino, golf course, restaurant,… 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: Outdoor Event Venues (Fall-Winter 2012)

Photo: Fort McDowell Adventures

The Top 5 Outdoor Event Venues — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Tanque Verde Ranch 14301 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85748 (800) 234-3833 tanqueverderanch.com Tanque Verde Ranch, founded in 1868 and located on 640 beautiful acres east of Tucson, offers horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks, weekly breakfast rides and… 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: Mexican Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

Mexican Restaurants - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Mexican Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Los Dos Molinos 8684 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85210 (602) 243-9113 losdosmolinosaz.com Dig in to hot Mexican fare such as stacked enchiladas, tacos, burros and flautas at this casual eatery. The prices at Los Dos Molinos are reasonable and the food… 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: Bed And Breakfast Accommodations (Fall-Winter 2012)

Heron cabin. Photo: Briar Patch Inn

The Top 5 Bed And Breakfast Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Adobe Hacienda Bed and Breakfast 10 Rojo Dr., Sedona, AZ 86351 (800) 454-7191 adobe-hacienda.com Enjoy true Southwest flavor. Experience the charm of an authentic Santa Fe style B&B. Spectacular red rock views. Sedona’s only B&B on a golf course. whirlpool… 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 →