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Pitcher Perfect

Get a taste of 5 standout local breweries | By Jessica Dunham It seems like these days every city claims to have a killer craft-brew scene. So what does it take for a pint to stand out from the crowd? A 25-year history, maybe? Beers brewed with hand-picked local grains? Ales brightened with Arizona citrus?… Read more »

Up in the Air

Greater Phoenix’s aerial adventures soar with excitement | By David Hubbard Ahhh. To indulge in that laid-back ambiance only enjoyed in the Southwest. Well, wait a sec. The customary pastimes—a soak in the sunshine, cool beverages in the shade—don’t do it entirely for the more adventurous. Instead, they’re craving a healthy rush of excitement that… Read more »

Casino Fun in Greater Phoenix

No bluffs here—there’s more to Phoenix casinos than gaming | By Leia Linn Ever wondered how it feels to be a big winner? Well, fortune and riches could be in your future if you try your luck at a casino. Luckily for you, Greater Phoenix casinos abound, offering up a variety of entertainment, shopping, dining,… Read more »

5 for Families in Phoenix

Discover kid-friendly experiences in Greater Phoenix and beyond | By Lindsey Wilhelm The Phoenix area is a hot spot for family activities. Plan a fun-filled weekend exploring all five of these family-friendly attractions, or spread them out for fantastic family experiences throughout the year. Snag a sugar rush at Sweeties Candy of Arizona Cure your… Read more »

Tours Through Time

If you have a love for the old, follow this itinerary for a day focused on history in the Phoenix area.

The Velocity VR Experience

Battle the zombie outbreak to save the (virtual) world | By Paul Morris It’s exciting to play a video game sitting on your couch, but think how exhilarating it might be if you could enter the game and physically walk through the digital world. And now, we have the technology that allows you to go… Read more »

Tour de Phoenix

Love art? The outdoors? The stars? Beer? Greater Phoenix has a tour for you. | By Nora Burba Trulsson Sure, you could take a generic tour of Phoenix or Scottsdale to learn about the cities, but you might find yourself nodding off after an hour of driving around in a van or ducking into a… Read more »

The Phoenix Mystery Castle

One man’s junk is another man’s castle | By Paul Morris Tucked away in the South Mountain foothills is an odd stone building known as the Mystery Castle. Built in the 1930s by Boyce Gulley, the 18-room, three-story structure is a pile of large desert rocks, ragged wooden beams, and an array of metal, glass,… Read more »

Start Your Engines

Greater Phoenix has vroom! for every auto enthusiast | By David Hubbard In keeping with America’s infatuation with automobiles and automotive racing, Metro Phoenix is rife with opportunities to ogle at the classics, soak in the action as a spectator, and taste the experience from behind the wheel. The stage is set for a worldly… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix boast an impressive arts community. To help you navigate all there is to see, we’ve prepared the following list of select area visual-arts venues. Many galleries and museums operate on a seasonal basis, so call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. CENTRAL Back to top HEARD MUSEUM 2301… Read more »