Arizona packs adventures for everyone, everyday

Michael Gossie, Managing Editor
More than a decade after moving to Arizona from my native New York, people still ask me what I like the most about living in the Grand Canyon state. My answer is always the same: “I haven’t had to shovel snow once since I moved here.” But if I lived a couple hours north, the yearly snowfall would give my home turf in upstate New York a run for its money. That is what makes Arizona great: Where else can you sunbathe in Scottsdale and have a snowball fight in Flagstaff on the same day? Arizona offers something for everyone, every day.

From hiking and biking to shopping and spas, Arizona provides the experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. That’s what Experience AZ is all about. We want to guide you to adventures and experiences that will make your visit to Arizona one you will never forget. Based on votes from our readers, we have listed the five best dining experiences, tours, attractions and places to visit in a variety of categories. Want to know my personal fab five Arizona adventures and activites? Hiking to the waterfalls of Havasupai. Running and riding my bike at South Mountain on “Silent Sundays.” Relaxing at Briar Patch in Sedona. Watching live theater at the Herberger. And when friends visit, we always dine at Clever Koi, Federal Pizza or Windsor near downtown Phoenix.

So get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must-see hot spots off your Top 5 lists. And when you find a favorite, be sure to vote for it by visiting so others can share your amazing memories.
Michael Gossie, Editor in Chief

Michael Gossie, Editor in Chief