spring-summer 2012 Archives

Top 5: Southern AZ Must-See Spots (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Southern AZ Must-See Spots (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Must-See Spots — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743 520-883-2702 desertmuseum.org A world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden — all in one place. Within the museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200… Read More →

Top 5: Southwestern Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Southwestern Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southwestern Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Cowboy Ciao 7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-WINE-111 (9463) cowboyciao.com What began as Tex-Mex Italian 14 years ago has evolved into Modern American with global influences. Whether you’re not sure what you’re craving, or if you’re with a group on… Read More →

Top 5: Italian Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Italian Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Italian Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: La Fontanella Italian Restaurant 4231 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-1213 lafontanellaphx.com Originally from Chicago, this chef-owned, multi-awarded, charming, Italian, romantic, villa-like restaurant entices many loyal customers back again and again. Features lace-curtained windows, art and antiques, crisp linened tables… Read More →

Top 5: Seafood Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Seafood Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 15323 N. Scottsdale Rd, # E1-160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-730-4800 eddiev.com Eddie V’s Prime Seafood was inspired by the great classic seafood restaurants of New Orleans, San Francisco and Boston. Eddie V’s offers the freshest seafood, right off… Read More →

Top 5: French Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 French Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 French Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Amuse Bouche 17058 W. Bell Rd., #104, Surprise, AZ 85379 623-322-8881 amusebouche.biz Serves French fare, including filet mignon, quiche and croissants as well as hummus, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches. Favorites include the homemade meatloaf sandwich and beef tenderloin with carrot butter sauce… Read More →

Top 5: Steakhouses (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Steakhouses (Spring-Summer)

The Top 5 Steakhouses — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: BLT Steak & Bar at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-948-1700 bltscottsdale.com Chef Tourondel presents his adaptation of the American Steakhouse, elevating it with his signature style and all-around finesse. The result — the… Read More →

Top 5: Mexican Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Mexican Restaurants (Spring-Summer)

The Top 5 Mexican Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Aunt Chilada’s 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-944-1286 auntchiladas.com Nestled in the shadow of Squaw Peak Mountain, Aunt Chilada’s is truly an historic landmark with a personality all its own. Constructed in the 1890’s from desert stone and railroad… Read More →

Top 5: American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 American Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Binkley’s Restaurant 6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-437-1072 binkleysrestaurant.com In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached… Read More →

Top 5: Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts — 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 tubs,… Read More →

Top 5: East Valley Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 East Valley Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 East Valley Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Arizona Golf Resort Hotel & Conference Center 425 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-832-3202 arizonagolfresort.com Convenient location with 186 resort rooms, on-site championship golf course and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort… Read More →

Top 5: West Valley Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 West Valley Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 West Valley Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Comfort Suites Glendale 9824 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale, AZ 85305 623-271-9005 comfortsuites.com Located just minutes away from many popular landmarks and local points of interest, this hotel is a sport enthusiast’s dream-come-true. Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.,… Read More →

Top 5: Southern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Southern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Canyon Ranch 8600 E. Rockcliff Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750 800-742-9000 canyonranch.com Dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments. JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa 3800… Read More →

Top 5: Dude Ranch Adventures (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Dude Ranch Adventures (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Dude Ranch Adventures — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Bumble Bee Ranch Adventures 34900 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy., Black Canyon City, AZ 86333 623-374-0002 bumblebeeranch.com Horseback riding, cattle drives, nature hikes and Western dinners. Guided history-filled tours through Bumble Bee Creek, into the mountains and through the scenic Sonoran Desert.… Read More →

Top 5: Weekend Destinations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Weekend Destinations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Weekend Destinations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Canyon de Chelly Visitor Center is 3 miles from Route 191 in Chinle Chinle, AZ 86503 928-674-5500 nps.gov/cach The cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly include distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery while exhibiting remarkable preservation integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for… Read More →