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You want to know what's hot? This corner of Arizona, that's what. Phoenix and Scottsdale inhabit a fascinating landscape that merges rugged mountains and manicured fairways. Visitors can tap into a booming food scene, desert gardens, luxury hotels, and a rich local culture.
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6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
An oasis sits under a canopy of pecan trees in the heart of Phoenix: the Farm at South Mountain. Arrive for a home-style breakfast at the farm's Morning Glory Café, and hang around all day until it's time for a rustic,...
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Arizona wine is quickly making a name for itself, and downtown Scottsdale highlights this trend with four tasting rooms. LDV Winery focuses on the southern Arizona region of Willcox, with bottles of syrah, grenache, and viognier, which you...
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5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, the Uptown Farmers Market is part market and part community gathering. Residents come from all over the Valley of the Sun to shop 160 vendors, whose goods include everything from...
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10320 E Dynamite Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
In a destination renowned for its tee-time offerings, Scottsdale’s Troon North Golf Club is among the best. The wonderfully scenic desert club has two 18-hole courses laid out in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak Mountain. Both...
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26601 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85298, USA
…because, why not? The goat yoga class started as a complete coincidence and is now officially a thing, thanks to a slew of local and national media placements. The silly and sweet goats used to roam the grounds during the farm’s...
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix was recently listed among the most Instagrammed art spaces by the Creators Project. That’s because nearly every wall in this walkable urban neighborhood is the perfect backdrop for a...
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915 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
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The red brick building that houses DeSoto Central Market has lived many lives over the course of its 90-plus years—first as a car dealership, then an antiques shop, and at one point, an advertising firm. Today, the sprawling structure is a...
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12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
The city’s most famous snowbird, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, spent winters at his home and architecture school in the Sonoran Desert. Taliesin West brings the horizontal lines and organic materials of Prairie School design to the desert...
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3000 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA
Barnone, a bustling collective of makers, is housed in a Quonset hut built with steel reclaimed from WWII planes. The skills of the artists and craftspeople who live here run the gamut of creativity—a woodworker and a florist...
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24610 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, USA
Located in the Queen Creek suburb of Phoenix, Schnepf Farms is a haul from the center of town but worth the drive to experience a side of the area most visitors don't see. In addition to running pick-your-own peach orchards and organic herb and...
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Mesa, AZ, USA
Farming roots in Arizona’s third-largest city run deep, and the Fresh Foodie Trail highlights this history. Participants get a hands-on (and delicious) learning experience with pasta-making courses that use ancient grains, foraging...
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Float Balloon Tours designs its outings in a way that keeps attendance numbers low and the experience an intimate one for guests. Balloons fly over the open Sonoran Desert, north of Phoenix and Scottsdale, above the craggy Bradshaw...
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Your next dinner companion may be a saguaro cactus. Cloth & Flame’s dining adventures are staged outdoors, amid local gardens and even urban farms, in some of the area’s most scenic spots across northern Arizona and...
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Cattle Track Arts Compound, 6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA
Cattle Track is one of Scottsdale’s best-kept secrets. This clutch of 1930s adobe structures may be located in a typical residential neighborhood, but Cattle Track’s story as an artist colony is extraordinary. Fritz...
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6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
Italian-born architect, artist, philosopher, and ceramicist Paolo Soleri originally came to Arizona to study with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. His legacy is seen all over Scottsdale, notably at the Soleri Bridge and Plaza in downtown,...
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34631 N Tom Darlington Dr Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
Bringing together the elements of feng shui, a Zen-like ambience, and its Sonoran Desert environs, Spa at the Boulders is a 33,000-square-foot escape where you can easily spend an entire day. Besides the 24 treatment rooms and a running list...
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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
There are few places where you can better learn about the beauty and complexity of desert ecology than the Desert Botanical Garden, not far from downtown Phoenix. Check out the Desert Discovery Loop Trail for a look at local flora, go for a...
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7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
The idea that your body has an internal clock forever synchronized with natural time is the premise behind everything at Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort. The spa uses music, time-specific treatments, and a...
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18333 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
In 1995, Scottsdale residents voted to set aside a large parcel of undeveloped city land as protected open space. Today, the roughly 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve provides an opportunity for adventure. Hike, bike, and rock...
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA
Don a headset, approach an exhibit, and wirelessly listen to African thumb piano or Mongolian throat singing at the vast Musical Instrument Museum. Besides browsing some 15,000 artifacts that represent different musical genres, visitors can catch...
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Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Who says nothing grows in the desert? Local flavor is fresh and on display Saturday mornings during cooler weather at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, where Arizona-grown oranges and peppers are sold alongside homemade tamales and...
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1685, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
The largest art museum in the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum contains more than 17,000 works of all sorts—American, Asian, modern and contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American. There's even a popular exhibit...
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7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The museum's collection and calendar of exhibits is a little more daring than you might imagine, but the permanent installation of James Turrell's Knight Rise presents visitors with the biggest art jolt of all. The work, open to the public for...
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18200 E Toh Vee Cir, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264, USA
We-Ko-Pa, one of Scottsdale’s most challenging golf courses, is also one of its most scenic. From here, you can spot the McDowell Mountains, which turn a deep shade of purple at sunset, as well as Red Mountain, Four Peaks, and, in...
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
In a destination as varied in architecture and history as Phoenix and Scottsdale, it helps to have an expert show you the highlights. Ace Bailey, of Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours, offers engaging and experiential insight into the...
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
It may be counterintuitive, but you can find some serious aquatic adventure in this desert. Arizona Outback Adventures leads relaxing Class I kayak floats down the Lower Salt River, a body of water bound by four different mountain ranges. The...
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7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
Well & Being, one of Scottsdale’s most popular spas, is really a total mind and body retreat. Clients come here for a professional nutritional consultation, for acupuncture and cupping therapies, or even a personalized...
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Downtown Scottsdale has a burgeoning brewery scene, and you can taste the best local craft beers by following a go-your-own-pace Ale Trail. Start around lunchtime at Craft 64, and partake in the rotating selection of 30-plus...
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7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
If you can imagine baseball heaven—a lush green field nestled between mountaintops and perpetual sunshine—Salt River Fields just might be what it looks like. Spring training season offers a high concentration of the best American...