Around Arizona

Interesting people, places, businesses and stories we’ve encountered on our Arizona road trips

Cool off with culture in downtown Chandler

Arizonans don’t have to travel far to take advantage of cool, cultural offerings. Five air-conditioned locations in downtown Chandler offer respite from the heat and provide satisfaction for summertime cultural cravings — music, theater, art, film and literature. At Chandler Center for the Arts, free summer concert performances start Friday Aug. 2 with the Bad …

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Don’t miss Prescott’s Textiles & Textures Artisans Studio

If you’re headed to Prescott for Fourth of July festivities, consider adding to your itinerary a visit to Textiles & Textures Artisans Studio. Located at 217 North Cortez Street (the same street with all those cool antique shops), Textiles & Textures is steps away from the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. The shop which opened for …

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Pack up the pooch for pet-friendly Prescott

If you’re looking for cool ways to spend a summer Arizona weekend, consider spending a day, weekend or — even an entire week in pet-friendly Prescott. Just like we do, our furry best friends also deserve an cool getaway during the coming ‘dog days’ of summer. Here are some suggestions for Prescott: Start a Saturday morning by …

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‘Quirky’ is normal at Sonoita winery

According to most dictionaries, “quirky” is an adjective meaning ‘full of quirks,’ which basically means: odd, peculiar or offbeat. I wanted to look it up again before I started writing, because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t using the word incorrectly. You see, many of my fellow bloggers seem to use this word quite …

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San Pedro River area will offer cool respite from desert heat

Now that Arizona temperatures have begun their climb, road trippers already may be planning destinations to the higher elevations.  At 4633 feet, Sierra Vista offers visitors many outdoor recreation activities without the harsh Valley heat. Arizona travelers can enjoy both sun and shade at a cool park at the San Pedro River – at the …

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