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Justin Timberlake

Timberlake and McCartney in one week + more things to do

It’s gonna be a hot week — and we’re not just talking about global warming’s effects on our sweltering desert. Two of our biggest musical heartthrobs are in town this week: Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney. Plus, there will be some serious grape stomping and theatrical Tombstone shenanigans to get in on!

8/9: Justin Timberlake
Whether you loved him when he had those tight, frosted curls or are more partial to his current dapper style, the ever versatile performer Justin Timberlake is landing in the Phoenix Metro this weekend. Everyone who can fit into Jobing.com Arena will be there for the “20/20 Experience” of Mr. Timberlake. Hello, the awards and nominations he’s received has its own Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Justin_Timberlake
Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, Saturday, August 9, 8 p.m., $65 to $205

8/9: Rage in the Cage
Mixed-martial arts (MMA) has always had a special place in Phoenix — and worlds collide when the second-longest running MMA Promotion in the world, Rage in the Cage, hits Celebrity Theatre. Two guys enter, only one exits (as a winner). Plus: Rage babes.
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m., $30 to $93

8/10-11: 8th annual Grape Stomp
We think Lucille Ball tells this story better than us (see above video). Stomp to your toes’ content at Coronado Vineyards, taste some wine stomped by others before you and take home a $15 wine glass.
Coronado Vineyards, 2909 E. Country Club Dr., Willcox, Sunday and Monday, August 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $15

8/12: Paul McCartney’s “Out There” Tour
Let good ol’ P-Mac do what he does best — be it as a Beatle, a Wing or his solo work. He’s one of the most loved and celebrated musicians “Out There.” He even plays some mean air guitar! (see below)
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Tuesday, August 12, $36 to $267

8/8-10: 66th annual Vigilante Days
The Wild West is always alive and well in Tombstone, Ariz. After all, it is “the town too tough to die.” However, this weekend will feature a few extra events — namely an 1800s fashion show, 10K, shoot-outs (maybe more than usual), hangings, a chili cook-off and saloon girls. Lots and lots of saloon girls.
Friday to Sunday, August 8 to 10, times vary, free
While you’re in southern Arizona:
Check out the Old Bisbee Brewing Company’s 4th annual Pirates of the High Desert event.

Country-Thunder

Top things to do this weekend

This weekend is sure to bring some excitement to your life as we approach the middle of April. The temperatures are starting to rise and the fun is too! See a yee-hawing festival, see a blooming rose tree and see the action of an exciting sport. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow @Scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

 

 

Country Thunder @ Florence AZ, April 10-13

 

Get your cowboy gear ready for the biggest country event in the state. Country Thunder starts this weekend for another great festival. Be ready to hear country music’s best stars like Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Miranda Lambert as they perform for you.

General Admission: $190 to $220

 

2014 Tombstone Arizona Rose Tree Festival and Parade @ Tombstone April 11-13

Parade Saturday at 1 p.m.

“Rosebud,” will be no more after this weekend. Kick off the 129th blooming of the world’s largest rose tree this weekend at Tombstone. There will be a parade, breakfast and much more this weekend as you step into the past of Tombstone and celebrate the blooming of the 9,000 square foot rose tree. Definitely remember to stop and smell the roses.

Free admission

 

Roller Derby @ Arizona State Fairgrounds, April 12

One of the most brutal showdowns will be hosted this Saturday at the coliseum and it’s roller derby. The Bombshells will go up against the Draggers in a fast past and ferocious showdown for points and positions. Who will win? Find out this Saturday!

General Admission $12

1st Annual Carefree Days Festival @ Carefree Town Garden Center at Sundial Circle , April 11-13

A casual festival filled with arts, crafts, and gifts and of course food is being hosted in the cute town of Carefree. Relax around as you stroll through the festival and be sure to check out their live entertainment inside of the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

Free admission

 

Maricopa County Fair @ State Fairgrounds, April 9-13

There’s rides, motocross, monster trucks and of course an endless supply of fried foods this weekend at the Maricopa County Fair. Come on out and enjoy the county fair while the weather is still nice. Just be sure to brush your teeth after gorging on deep fried twinies and Oreos after this great weekend.

General Admission $9

 

Southern AZ Weekend Trips - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Southern AZ Weekend Trips (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Weekend Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Bisbee

1326 W. Highway 92, #9,
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-5421
bisbeearizona.com
Bisbee was founded in 1880 and has since evolved into an artist colony and retirement community emphasizing monthly events and tourism. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm … a blend of creativity, friendliness, style, romance and adventure wrapped in the splendor of the Old West.


Tubac

P.O. Box 1866,
Tubac, AZ 85646
(520) 398-2704
tubacaz.com
Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Tubac is also the gateway to birding, hiking,  and mountain biking.


Tombstone

P.O. Box 813,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3884
cityoftombstone.com
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


Tucson

100 S. Church Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85701
(800) 638-8350
visittucson.org
Although a growing metropolis, Tucson is rich with history and culture. Whether you come to visit the Old Tucson Studios, the Kitt Peak National Observatory, hike a trail or two at Saguaro National Park, or visit the University of Arizona’s campus, Tucson makes for a memorable day trip.


Sonoita

P.O. Box 607,
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 455-5498
sonoitaelginchamber.org
Sonoita: “A short drive from where you are, to where you want to be.” Located in the heart of Arizona’s Wine Country, head to Sonoita for its nine, award-winning wineries, go horseback riding or bicycling, or simply take the trip to surround yourself with the views of breathtaking mountain peaks and rolling hills.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Kitt Peak National Observatory. Southern AZ Must-Do's - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Southern AZ Must-Do's (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Southern AZ Must-Do’s — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Titan Missile Museum

1580 W. Duval Mine Rd.,
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 625-7736
titanmissilemuseum.org
Once one of America’s most top-secret places, this National Historic Landmark site and one-of-a-kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. Tour the underground missile site. See the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center, experience a simulated launch and more.


Kartchner Caverns State Park

2980 S. Hwy. 90,
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-CAVE (2283)
azstateparks.com/parks/KACA
Discovered in 1974, these caverns recently opened to the public and feature stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. Guided cave tours, a discovery center, interactive displays, gift shops, 62 camping sites, hiking and walking trails.


Tombstone

P.O. Box 813,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3884
cityoftombstone.com
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


Kitt Peak National Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 318-8000
noao.edu/kpno/
Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun.


Chiricahua National Monument

12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd.,
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 824-3560
nps.gov
Called the “Wonderland of Rocks,” this 11,985-acre site is comprised of an eight-mile paved scenic drive as well as 17 miles of day-use hiking trails to discover the beauty of this 11,985 acre site.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Southern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Southern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southern Arizona Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85743
520-883-2702
desertmuseum.org
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more.


Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin-Canelo Rd.,
Elgin, AZ 85611
520-455-5893
sonoitavineyards.com
The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards opened in 1983 and includes more than 25 acres of vines. The vineyard created a Cabernet Sauvignon that was served at a Presidential Inauguration Gala.


Tombstone

P.O. Box 813
Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-457-3884
cityoftombstone.com
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


Bisbee

1326 W. Highway 92, Suite #9,
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-5421
bisbeearizona.com
Bisbee was founded in 1880 and has since evolved into an artist colony and retirement community emphasizing monthly events and tourism. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm … a blend of creativity, friendliness, style, romance and adventure wrapped in the splendor of the Old West.


Tubac

P.O. Box 1866,
Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-2704
tubacaz.com
Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture,
paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Tubac is also the gateway to birding, hiking,  and mountain biking.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Experience AZ Online

Experience AZ Magazine Is Now Online

Experience AZ is officially online! ExperienceAZOnline.com offers everything found within the Experience AZ magazine, including statewide activities as well as options for lodging, dining, shopping, and so much more.Experience AZ Website

But on Experience AZ’s website, you’ll always find timely deals, travel offers, articles and blogs. In fact, you — the visitor and reader — have the ability to register to the website, which means you’ll have the ability to submit blogs, photos and more.

Experience AZ online is your source for everything Arizona related. It is the perfect travel guide to some of the best places and secrets this wondrous state holds.

Discover new cities and locations, towns and landmarks; From the desert to the snow-capped mountain ranges, learn about every region of the state, north to south, east to west — Experience AZ covers it all.

Read about visitors’ Arizona experiences and adventures in the Travel Blog section of the site, whether they involve road trips to Cave Creek, wakeboarding in Saguaro Lake or rock climbing Queen Creek.

Experience AZ Website The Places to See section is great for those wanting to learn about a featured city or landmark, such as the Grand Canyon or Tombstone, “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Simply, these are some of the most popular places to see in Arizona.

Find out Where to Stay, Where to Play and Where to Eat … for every city in the state.

A complete directory is also available to all who come to the site, listing nearly every possible lodging, dining, shopping and adventure options, and much, much more — in every area of the state.

And don’t forget to check the calendar where we post events happening in every city.

Browse around or plan your trip. Experience AZ online is your Arizona travel guide, right at your finger tips, whenever you decide to visit the Grand Canyon State!

Mission San Xavier del Bac is also known as the "White Dove of the Desert."

Southern Arizona Day Trips

Want to get away, but don’t have the time to plan a vacation? Then a short, fun day trip is the perfect option. Check out this list of southern Arizona attractions to plan a great day trip.

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
    520-883-1380
    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place.

  • Bisbee
    1 Main St., Bisbee
    520-432-5421
    In the 1880s, this was once an important mining center. Today, it flourishes as a tourist town.

  • Chiricahua National Monument
    13063 E. Bonita Canyon Rd., Willcox
    520-824-3560 ext. 302
    The monument is a mecca for hikers and birders. Chiricahua plants and animals represent one of the premier areas for biological diversity in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park
    16721 E. Old Spanish Tr., Vail
    520-647-7275
    Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, had been used for centuries by prehistoric peoples when it was discovered in 1879.

  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
    3203 S. Old Fort Bowie Rd., Bowie
    520-847-25004
    The site of the Bascom Affair, a wagon train massacre, and the battle of Apache Pass, where a large force of Chiricahua Apaches under Mangus Colorados and Cochise fought the California Volunteers. It stands as a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S. soldiers in paving the way for westward settlement and the taming of the Western frontier.

  • Ironwood Forest National Monument
    BLM Tucson Field Office: 12661 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson
    520-258-7200
    The 129,000-acre monument contains significant cultural and historical sites covering a 5,000-year period. Possessing one of the richest stands of Ironwood trees in the Sonoran Desert, the area encompasses several desert mountain ranges including the Silver Bell, Waterman and Sawtooth, with desert valleys in between. Elevation ranges from 1,800 to 4,261 feet.

  • Kartchner Caverns State Park
    2980 S. Hwy. 90, Benson
    520-586-CAVE (2283)
    Discovered in 1974, these caverns just recently opened to the public and feature stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations.

  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
    Off of SR 86 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, Tucson
    520-318-8726
    Kitt Peak is the world’s largest working astronomical observatory. Open daily.

  • Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
    BLM Tucson Field Office: 12661 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson
    520-258-7200
    Designated by Congress in 2000, this 42,000-acre area consists of vast desert grassland and rolling, oak-studded hills with a diverse plant and animal life, including several threatened or endangered species. Las Cienegas contains cultural resources within its borders, such as Empire Ranch House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, mines and mining towns, and historic travel routes. Visitor activities include birdwatching, camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking and scenic drives.

  • Mission San Xavier Del Bac
    1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson
    520-294-2624
    Framed in the warm browns of the surrounding hills and the violet shadows of distant mountains, it rises, brilliantly white from the desert floor of dusty green mesquite and sage.

  • Old Tucson Studios
    201 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson
    520-883-0100
    Arizona’s Hollywood in the Desert since 1939. This world-famous working film location offers fun for the whole family — guided historical set tours, live stunt shows, gunfights, and saloon musicals, plus rides for the kids! While you’re here, enjoy a scenic trail ride in the unique and beautiful Arizona Sonora Desert.

  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
    10 Organ Pipe Dr., Ajo
    520-387-6849 ext. 0
    This scenic 516-square-mile preserve is filled with Organ Pipe Cactus, rare in the United States, scattered among mountains and plains.

  • Picacho Peak State Park
    Picacho
    520-466-3183
    Hiking, camping and picnicking 60 miles southeast of Phoenix, just off I-10.

  • Reid Park Zoo
    1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson
    520-791-4022
    Come visit Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo and have a wild time. Meet more than 400 animals — rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more. Venture into the African, Asian and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection — the full-flight, walkthrough aviary.

  • Saguaro National Park
    2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
    520-733-5158
    This national park protects more than 3,500 acres of native plants and animals.

  • San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
    BLM Tucson Field Office: 12661 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson
    520-258-7200
    This 57,000-acre area contains 40 miles of the San Pedro River, which is home to more than 100 species of birds and more than 400 species of migrating and wintering bird species.

  • Tombstone
    Tombstone
    520-457-3929
    Truly a historical American landmark, Tombstone is America’s best example of 1880 Western heritage, with original 1880s buildings, artifacts featured in numerous museums, gunfight re-enactments and Wild West legends.

  • Tucson
    100 S. Church Ave., Tucson
    800-638-8350
    Surrounded by rugged mountain ranges, the Old Pueblo is an international travel destination alive with character, history, art, cultural diversity, outdoor adventure and charm.

  • Yuma
    201 N. Fourth Ave., Yuma
    800-293-0071
    A visit to this growing metropolis offers something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to historic sites and museums. Yuma is also a great base for easy day trips “South of the Border,” and boasts varied dining, shopping and multiple casinos.
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Snapshot: Tombstone, “The Town Too Tough to Die”

The name of the town of Tombstone evokes strong imagery of what the Wild West really was — something right out of an old western with its dusty streets, wooden plank storefronts and faded paint wooden buildings.

It also lived up to its reputation of being one of the deadliest towns in the West. It was relatively isolated from everyone including the railroad. The surrounding countryside was controlled by the Apaches and the town had its share of gunfights including the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral between Wyatt Earp and the “Cow-boys.”

Tombstone was also the home to the Bird Cage Theatre which, in 1882, the New York Times reported was the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast. It was also visited in 2006 by the Syfy channel’s paranormal sleuths on an episode of “Ghost Hunters.”

Today, Tombstone is a tourist destination with approximately 450,000 visitors it a year.

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