Phoenix & Central Arizona
Carefree is known for its beautiful position amid the Sonoran desert, lush terrain, ancient boulders and quiet serene landscape. Visit the Carefree Desert Gardens, open free to the public, with some of the most unusual botanical specimens in the state. Carefree offers a quiet refuge from the large cities but caters to its residents and visitors year ‘round with festivals, fine dining, music and exquisite art. Carefree experiences slightly cooler arid temperatures and is conveniently located just minutes north of Scottsdale and only 15 miles northeast of Phoenix. VisitCarefree.com or call 480-488-3686 for more information.
Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell
Cultural Heritage & Art Sculptures, water features adorn the Civic & Event Plaza, Park, streets and avenues. Monthly docent-led art walks invite visitors to learn about the public art. The Great Fair and Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts attract thousands of visitors each year. Fort McDowell offers outdoor adventures, horseback riding, jeep tours, cook-outs and cultural heritage experiences. The Fountain Hills Community Theater, one of Arizona’s leading performing arts organizations, offers award winning theater productions throughout the year. For information, visit www.fountainhillschamber.com.
From football frenzy to signature festivals filled with family fun, unique culinary flavors, holiday splendor and more—when it comes to lifestyle, Glendale’s got you covered. Home to the nation’s finest multi-sport entertainment complex and famous shopping districts, Glendale is a beautiful blend of new excitement and historic charm. Boasting a collection of travel information, the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is the first place to start your journey. For more information, call 623-930-4500 or www.visitglendale.com.
Phoenix, otherwise known as The Valley of the Sun, offers big skies and majestic mountains. It’s a sun soaked paradise where the outdoors are your playground. Whether it’s golf, hiking, biking or horseback riding, you will find it all and more. As the 5th largest metropolis in the country, you’ll find urban sophistication mixed with rich old-west history. Breathtaking resorts and spas are sprinkled throughout the valley’s vast landscape, providing a soothing and memorable getaway.
Downtown Scottsdale – Whether you’re looking to paint the town red, or just a glass of red wine, Old Town Scottsdale is the perfect destination for a night on the town. As one of the most acclaimed tourist areas in the state of Arizona, Downtown Scottsdale provides an eclectic mix of southwestern and contemporary art galleries, specialty retail, upscale dining, active nightlife and cultural attractions for residents and visitors alike. Downtown Scottsdale boasts of more than 20 hotels, over 100 art galleries and over 50 lounges, bars and nightclubs, more than 85 restaurants and 50 public artworks. For more information call 480-312-7750 or visit www.scottsdaledowntown.com.