AZ Places

Rock the Boat: Lake Powell Adventures

Each year in Arizona, when temperatures begin to fall north of the comfort line, it’s easy to want to pack a suitcase and book a flight to anywhere but here. If you stray too far, you may be missing out on some of the best fun Arizona has to offer.

Not Your Father’s Country Club

The 2015 expansion and renovation updated the clubhouse bar and dining experience to allow for a larger bar room and private dining venues that feel more like a restaurant atmosphere. By 2019, the club will boast renovated areas for fitness, teens and childcare. A new resort-style pool will be completed, and the women’s lounge will be expanded and redesigned to create a salon environment.

Prickly Pear Inn – Cave Creek, Arizona

In the days of old, hotels were as much a part of the landscape as outlaws and dusty trails. Built alongside stagecoach stops and train depots, they offered a respite from the dust and heat, along with a clean bath and a soft bed.

Up in the Air

This year marks the ninth of ballooning fun in Cave Creek as the Cave Creek Balloon Festival launches Saturday, May 26 during Memorial Day weekend. Join the celebration at the driving range of the spectacularly beautiful Rancho Mañana Golf Course as brightly colored balloons light up the Sonoran sky. 

Edible Elevation of Flourish

As the signature restaurant at Copperwynd Resort in Scottsdale, Flourish reigns high over the gorgeous views of Fountain Hills with a quiet stateliness. The scenic restaurant with glass surrounds is the culinary playground for Flourish’s executive chef, Richie Sica, who incorporates several specialty menus at the restaurant.

Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West

Fifty-eight of the most talented Western American women artists will be luring collectors and art lovers from around the globe out Wickenburg way for seven weeks this spring. The 13th Annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” is on view at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg through May 13, 2018. If you have never experienced this exhibit, you are missing one of Arizona’s art treasures.

The Colors of Tradition

Long before cowboys and pioneers, Native Americans were the epitome of the spirit of the West. They first learned to cultivate crops from the dry, brittle desert floor, and it was their ways that allowed pioneers, miners and cowboys to survive in the rugged Southwest.

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