Category: Play

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 »

Sunrise, Sunset

Bookend your day with these epic outdoor adventures | By Jessica Dunham So you want to experience one of our legendary sunrises or sunsets? We get it. That’s why we rounded up the best ways to experience the Phoenix sky, whether it’s at dawn or dusk. Start with the sunrise Time to Get Up! Literally…. Read more »

Maximum Fun Throwing Sharp Objects with Friends

Test your aim at Tempe’s Lumberjaxes axe throwing lanes | By Paul Morris Our Canadian cousins have long made a habit of visiting the Greater Phoenix area to enjoy our warm, sunny winters. And slowly they’ve begun importing their cultural items into town. I want to thank them for sharing ice hockey, Joni Mitchell, Leonard… Read more »

Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs

Immerse yourself in the past at Scottsdale’s dino zoo | By Paul Morris What is it about kids and dinosaurs? Children today can rattle off the names, diets, and habits of several dozen different dinosaur species before they begin kindergarten. (Me? At that age, I was still struggling to ride a tricycle.) But the kids… Read more »

Go Retro

Find fun straight from your favorite era | By Jessica Dunham There is no shortage of modern-day fun in Greater Phoenix. You can dine at restaurants featuring the latest culinary trends or take the family on a high-tech indoor/outdoor golf adventure (looking at you, Topgolf). But if you want to slow down the pace and… Read more »