CITY NEWS

It’s no secret that Sky Harbor International Airport attracts a large amount of travelers and makes a big economic impact, but a study conducted by W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU recently determined that the total economic impact of the airport is more than a whopping $38 billion a year. Terminal 4 is set to include 16 new retail stores and medical clinic, and improvements are to be completed by the end of 2017. 

Downtown Phoenix’s first major grocery retailer is finally on its way thanks to RED Development’s Block 23, the highly anticipated mixed-use project. The development will be home to a Fry’s Food Store, approximately 330 apartments, creative office space, restaurants and retail uses along with above – and below – grade parking. Focused on community, creativity and commerce, Block 23 continues RED Development’s commitment to the urban core of Phoenix and marks CityScape’s expansion to 2nd Street.

 

RESORT NEWS

Summer is right around the corner and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix will beat the heat with events nearly every night of the week with the annual 100 Days of Summer series. LUSTRE, which was named one of the best rooftop bars by USA Today and Travel + Leisure, features views of the city skyline, a pool and cabanas, craft cocktails, and seasonal menu items. It also recently debuted a stage, lighting and sound upgrades creating an energetic space for more live music performances throughout the summer. Every Friday at 8 p.m. LUSTRE will host pool parties with live DJs. In addition, Live at LUSTRE will feature live bands and DJs that will entertain guests every Saturday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and 8pm until midnight and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Live at LUSTRE is free and open to the public. The 100 Days of Summer series is a great way to soak in all the fun summer has to offer, and with discounted stays at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix starting at $129 per night, it’s the perfect way to make this summer unforgettable.  

Got tickets to this summer’s concerts and entertainment and need a place to stay? The Got Tickets Package offered at Hyatt Regency Phoenix is the perfect way to enjoy your main event and have a comfortable stay at a downtown hotel. The package includes a guest room and a $40 food and beverage credit per day to Networks Bar & Grill

Locals looking to spend the weekend exploring or to simply enjoy some down time will want to check out The Camby’s Dine & Elevate package. The package will be available this summer and will include an accommodation upgrade to a Mountain View Room (based on availability), $50 food and beverage credit for dinner at Artizen per night and a fifty percent valet parking discount.  The Dine & Elevate package starts at $219 per night. The Camby will be featuring a new cocktail menu at The Bees Knees, movie events and the Guitar Loaner Program, which allows guests to borrow a guitar during their stay so they can “check in and jam out” in their rooms.

Splash into summer and enjoy the completed pool enhancement and amenities at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The $3.6 million dollar refreshed, poolside retreat includes the addition of an expansive U-shaped  bar and dining area; three new fire pits, including two of which that are sunken and surrounded by water and recessed ambient lighting; a new Grab & Go bar; eight TV's that are 50" or larger including two 80" screens; a new state-of-the-art sound system that are woven into the landscaping; wireless capabilities including data ports on both sides of the bar; intimate enclaves, focused landscape lighting and misting systems, and a raised upper dining area that will also include recreational activities including ping pong and shuffleboard.  Whether it’s a weekend getaway or family trip to the beautiful desert, this renowned poolside resort is sure to please guests. 

Want to make this Father’s Day one to remember? Let Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort handle that. Celebrate the day with a wealth of family-friendly activities. At the Father’s Day Master Grill Class, participants will learn valuable tips while preparing a specialty lunch. The class will take place on June 15 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Dad’s Beer Dinner featuring Huss Brewery will take place on June 15 at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a four-course meal with complementary beer pairings. The Father’s Day Spa Special will offer a specialty Sports Recovery massage, and it is available throughout the month. The fun-filled Father’s Day Challenge at the River Ranch: Dad vs. Kids will include a water balloon toss, basketball shootout, minute to win it and a hole-in-the-one contest. 

Get your lounging on with the Luxe Lounging package at Royal Palms Resort & Spa. With room rates starting at only $189 per night, guests will take delight in the package’s $50 credit toward the award-winning Alvadora Spa and $25 food and beverage credit to T. Cook’s. Summer guests will be among the first to experience Royal Palms’ recent multimillion dollar design refresh with an array of new poolside amenities. The package is available through Thursday, August 24 and the code is LLXE (listed as “Spa and Dine” online). 

As part of the Luxury Collection’s commitment to enhancing guests’ experiences, The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, is undergoing major refurbishments. The resort will remodel its signature public areas this summer and fall, allowing guests to stay anew in style and experience.  The renovation will feature rich tones that represent that surrounding Sonoran Desert, and it will include the main lobby, main lounge, afternoon tea court, Il Terrazzo (restaurant), pool complex, The Shops at The Phoenician, Café and Ice Cream Parlor and the spa. Most of the construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2017, and the spa rebuild is expected to be completed that December.

Escape to The Wigwam now through Sept. 7, 2017 to take advantage of their SummerScapes package. Book a fantastic weekday rate of $139 and weekend rate of $159 (25 percent savings),  including a free summer camp for kids and a $50 resort credit per night per room that's good for food, beverage, spa, golf, or tennis. The Wigwam currently spans more than 440 acres on an estate-like setting and features 331 casita-style guest rooms, including 72 suites, crafted from distinctive adobe architecture. The resort offers 54 holes of championship golf, The Red Door Salon & Spa, three pools with two twisting water slides, and five restaurants and bars. The hotel also offers Camp Wigwam, a complimentary summer program that focuses on activities for children up to age 12.

It’s an even dozen: For the twelfth consecutive year since it opened its doors in November 2005, the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center has received AAA’s highly coveted Four Diamond Award. Every year, AAA reviews nearly 28,000 hotels, with only 5.9 percent making the prestigious Four Diamond list. To receive this designation, an establishment must be refined and stylish, with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.  

Get your groove on with $99 room rates, live music and rockin’ movies at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel with Rockin – Staycations. Summer guests will groove poolside to live music and rock ‘n’ roll themed movies after the sun sets on select Friday and Saturday nights. Cool down during the day with a spiked snow cone while chilling out with games like life-size beer pong, cornhole, horseshoes, bocce ball, ping pong, and Guitar Hero. And that’s not all! Sip and savor hourly drink specials at Twisted Vine Pool Bar & Grill and daily featured cocktails at Bar Six40. Relax VIP style in one of eight private cabanas at the resort’s new McCormick Pool, which features lounge seating and two reserved chaise lounges, flat screen HDTV, personal refrigerator, outlets for charging, bottled water, afternoon treats, and a dedicated server from Twisted Vine. Room rates start at $99 per night; valid May 26 - September 4, 2017.

Make this a summer to remember with a getaway to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, with weekday rates beginning at $189 per night, June 1 – Aug. 31, 2017. Experience sunrise hikes to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park, dining al fresco under a blanket of stars and poolside pampering at the sparkling, two-tiered pool complex. Families will enjoy the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program, open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., featuring a rotating variety of daily programming. The entire family can head to the pool for complimentary “Dive-In” movies, running every Saturday night throughout the summer, accompanied by a themed buffet available at an additional cost. During the day, relax at the pool with complimentary cabanas and passed amenities such as smoothie samples and fruit kebabs. At night, take advantage of the Resort’s scenic views of the Valley below with complimentary stargazing led by a professional astronomer every Thursday night. Rates listed are per night, per room, subject to availability, exclude occupancy tax and cannot be combined.   

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is kicking off its first summer season the right way: hot deals, cool cocktails and exciting new programming. With the Stay More, Save More package the room rates will be discounted 20 percent for any two-consecutive night reservation, and a visit of three nights or more will receive a 30% discount for the entire stay. Additionally, the resort fee will be discounted to $29. With The Family Plan, guests can purchase one room at a regular rate and get the second 50 percent off. For just an extra $200 per night, guests can receive an upgrade to a poolside Cabana King guestroom with the Cabanas Fit for a King package. In addition to its unbeatable deals, the resort’s Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen will host a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Also through the resort’s artist in residence program, guests can interact with local artists and craftsman from Cattle Track, a nearby artist’s community, and learn firsthand about their trades, which range from painting, pottery and photography to sketches and string art.  

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass continues to push the envelope with their exceptional culinary staff. The resort recently appointed Lee Hillson as the Executive Sous Chef. Hillson has been in the industry for over 32 years working at the most luxurious and gastronomic resorts in the valley such as The Phoenician and Royal Palms Resort and Spa. In his new role, Hillson will oversee all meeting and banquet functions which will include detailed oversight of menus and preparation. He will be involved in the planning and execution of all events ranging from weddings to event catering. Hillson became a household name when he participated on the Food Network show, Iron Chef America, and he continued to prove his caliber when British Airways hired him to create the First Class menu for passengers flying from Phoenix to London.

Whether you want to go on a gondola ride, swim in one of the ten refreshing pools, build a sandcastle on the signature beach or play a round of golf, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has you covered. This is the fourth year the resort has been named a “2017 Family Favorite Hotel” by TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic. The elite group of hotels that meet the criteria to receive this honorable award represent the top six percent of hotels on the Family Vacation Critic site. Throughout the years the resort’s success has not gone unnoticed receiving impressive accolades and high ratings from family travelers and travel publications alike. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa prides itself on meeting the needs of all ages and offering a wide range of amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. It is the ideal place to keep the entire family entertained this summer.

Take a midweek break with The Scott Resort & Spa this summer and splash around without the overnight bag. With the Scott Summer Day Pass, guests will enjoy a $10 Food & beverage credit for a bite to eat at the pool bar, a guest guestroom for an afternoon (or morning) nap and four wristbands to the outdoor pools. Make it family day and the kids can cool down at the Sandy Beach Pool, or get the squad together to enjoy drinks by the pool. The Scott Summer Day Pass is valid Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 31, 2017, and blackout dates may apply. 

Guests will indulge in quality ingredients at the exclusive Torres Spanish Wine Dinner at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. As part of the Chef’s Secret Dinner Series, the Torres Spanish Wine Dinner is a one-of-a-kind experience that will feature a three course meal, prepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, paired with libations from distinguished winemakers and distillers. Guests will enjoy the fresh ingredients and live demonstration format and it will take place in Chef’s Kitchen on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

For those who dream of a peaceful summer vacation getaway, the Boulders Resort & Spa has the answer with a selection of luxurious offerings in the spectacular surrounds of the Sonoran Desert foothills. Thanks to the completion of a multi-million resort-wide renovation project, guests can enjoy beautifully renovated casitas at seasonal rates as low as $129/per night – more than 70 percent below regular winter and spring rates!  Adding to the “chill factor” are touches such as complimentary iced treats offered poolside. For a stress-free and care-free summer escape, the Truly Boulders Package is offered as the best summer value package and includes nightly accommodations in a private Casita, Villa or Hacienda, daily $25 dining credit per person/per night, complimentary valet or self-parking, 20 percent off Spa Services at the Spa and unlimited access to the Spa facility and fitness classes and the resort fee. The Truly Boulders Package price starts at $179 per night. Boulders Resort & Spa also features the Spa Daze Away Package starting at $419 per night, and the Love at Boulder Package starting at $499 per night. The packages are available through September 2, 2017.

Summer Splash 30th Birthday Bash #AtThePrincess. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has created one-of-a-kind experiences for 30 years. To celebrate, they’re throwing a birthday bash all summer long… a cool mix of throw-back, decade-themed pool parties, combined with all-new experiences, making this the play-cation destination every weekend through Labor Day. From May 26-September 4, 2017 enjoy signature experiences including swimming with mermaids, new virtual reality rides, interactive Techno-Bots Beta and Blast, weekend throw-back pool parties with the FunergyTeam, energetic Techno Glo parties, Dive-in movies, fireworks every Saturday night and so much more. With Arizona’s only white sand beach, six sparkling pools and two rip-roaring waterslides, luxurious new guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, a world-class spa and championship golf.

 

ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Meet Arizona authors and enjoy fun, hands-on children’s storytelling and crafts every Saturday in June from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum. The programs are geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and will features storytelling of A Squirrel’s Story by Jana Bommersbach, Bad Monkey Business by Michael Hale and more. Parents can register online at pueblogrande.com or check-in at the front desk each Saturday to participate.

Experience Desert Botanical Garden in a whole new light with the garden’s Flashlight Tours. Flashlight Tours are sensory adventures to see, hear and feel how the desert nights shimmer. Guests beam their own flashlights along the self-paced trails to capture the night-blooming plants and animals that chirp, whirr and whisper in the desert after dark. Guests are asked to bring their own flashlights, and flashlights are available for purchase in the Garden Shop until 8 p.m. It is priced at $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children (3-17). In addition to extraordinary Flashlight Tours, Desert Botanical Garden has recently completed its master plan to expand with a Children and Family Garden. It will cover three acres and will be located near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. The Children and Family Garden will be a place for social play, creativity, discovery and hands-on experiences in a desert landscape. 

Roosevelt Row’s First Fridays’ guests will be in even more awe as it has recently expanded north on Moreland Street (between Second and Third Streets).Roosevelt Row, Artlink Inc., and Phoenix Center for the Arts collaborate on the expansion due to abundance of First Friday attendees throughout the past decade. Moreland Street will feature musical performances, culinary and craft art. The first activation of the Moreland Street for First Fridays took place on Friday, May 5 and it will proceed throughout 2017. 

Strum to the beat of the Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum. The exhibit presents a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists and luthiers. This special exhibition consists of guitars, banjos, and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, coral, gold, copper, wood, and others. The instruments’ artwork range from snarling dragons to exquisite floral patterns, and all displayed instruments are of limited editions or one-of-a-kind creations. 

Take the “yellow brick road” to the Herberger Theater Center and take enjoy The Wizard of Oz presented by Valley Youth Theater. The musical's classic songs are performed by a live orchestra that accompanies Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they are swept away by a huge tornado from her farm in Kansas to the magical land of OZ. The Wizard of Oz will be presented Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 25, and prices vary. The Herberger Theater Center will also present 1070 in association with New Carpa Theater Co.  Guests will observe the depiction of a Latino immigrant family. It will be presented Friday, June 23 – Sunday, July 9. 

This summer take an unforgettable adventure with the family and stay cool while doing it. The SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium unveiled a new $1 million Colorado River Adventure exhibit on May 19. This interactive playground takes kids on an adventure along the Colorado River, also known as the “lifeline of the Southwest”. Starting at the Rocky Mountains and ending at the Sea of Cortez, kids learn how to conserve water firsthand by controlling the precious resource on the large-scale water table and reading the various educational and colorful posters hung around the exhibit.  The little ones will twist, pump and scoop water as they learn about the environmental footprint cities, such as Phoenix, have on the river. The exhibit, located in the aquarium at Arizona Mills, is open 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Check out a variety of cold-blooded creatures at the new Rainforest Reptiles exhibit at Butterfly Wonderland. The exhibit features exotic reptiles and amphibians that originate from areas all around the world. A few of these animals include a Mata Mata Turtle, Asian Water Dragon and Leaf-tailed Gecko.  Keeper Talks will take place at 11:30 a.m. daily by animal specialists, so head over to Butterfly Wonderland to check out the not-to-be-missed Rainforest Reptiles exhibit. 

Experience the Wild West like never before and step into the boots of a cowboy or cowgirl for the day. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will feature Western Wednesdays, a children’s program held every Wednesday throughout the month of June. Children will make and throw a lasso, design their ranch’s brand, round up balloons, and hear stories around a lifelike campfire. In addition, children will hear from living historian and award-winning author Lee Anderson about the responsibilities of working ranchers of the Old and New West. Through a gallery exploration, children will apply what they’ve learned by seeing authentic Old West tools of the trade, including spurs, Stetson hats, saddles and ropes. Western Wednesdays is geared to ages 6 through 14, and RSVP is requested. 

Just in time for the summer, OdySea in the Desert introduces a new and very cool, indoor attraction: “Polar Play.”  Guests will be welcomed with a coat and gloves as they enter Arizona’s very first ice bar and polar experience offering a journey to the north and south poles. As visitors travel through a portal into an icy world, all the walls, the bar, and even the benches are made from ice. Plentiful games, such as shuffleboard, corn hole and checkers, add to the fun. An educational Polar Play app allows guests to explore interesting facts about both the north and south poles.  After leaving the “Polar Zone,” the journey continues as guests re-enter The Lodge where they are met with a warm fire, delicious food and a variety of drinks. “Polar Play” is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for ages 13+ and $10 for children ages 2-12.

 

SPA

Get coconut cool with summer treatment specials at Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort. The spa offers treatments specially created to cool on hot summer days. The Coconut Age Corrective Facial provides hydration and calms skin that may be feeling the effects of too much sun. It is normally priced from $159, but spa-goers can enjoy this facial starting at $127 throughout the summer. For all-over sun and heat relief, Agave Spa is introducing the Coconut Delight Massage. The massage moisturizes and protects skin, and it is priced from $149. The Summer Slimming Body Wrap is a head-to-toe treatment designed to flush toxins while firming and hydrating skin. Guests can enjoy this wrap starting at $175 throughout the summer. Agave, The Arizona Spa also delights guests with the Coconut Delight Manicure and Pedicure, Summer Refresh Spray Tan and the Paradise SuperFoods Smoothie. These rejuvenating treatments will be offered from June 21 - September 21, 2017. Each treatment includes use of the spa’s facilities including complimentary use of the Aguamiel Pool, complimentary yoga class and use of the relaxation area, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. 

For a relaxing retreat, step into the new Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary at Andaz Scottsdale Resort. Guests can create their own signature scent for summer with the True Essence Massage, which includes a personalized aroma to match each guest’s preference from the spa’s blending bar offering a choice of soothing essential oils. With a private pool available only to spa guests, Palo Verde Spa also offers eucalyptus steam rooms, a beautiful indoor relaxation lounge, outdoor relaxation areas with hydrotherapy pools, as well as a complete fitness center. For those craving a little extra zen, the resort offers weekly outdoor yoga sessions.

Immune system boost, deeper sleep and overall wellness? Yes, please. Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale now features a Himalayan Salt Room, where guests can take delight in the completely natural halotherapy.  It is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and provide an anti-inflammatory property. Halotherapy is a great way for spa go-ers to relax and enhance overall well-being.

Summer guests can take delight in the Summer of Spa deals at the award-winning Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, a 30,000 square-foot destination spa featuring stunning Moorish-style architecture and design. Daily deals include Afternoon Escape Fridays featuring a 50-minute classic massage or 50-minute transformation facial for $120 available from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m., Spa-Tacular Sundays featuring a 50-minute classic massage or 50-minute transformation facial, choice of a Hydrating manicure or pedicure and a fitness class for $165, as well as other additional daily specials. Rejuvenation and lounging continues with private cabana rentals available from $99 per day offered at both the main Kasbah Pool and adults-only Oasis Pool. Cabana rentals come complete with a mister system, towel service and cabana attendant. Specialty cabana packages and upgrades are also available.

World class spa without the world travel: the Spa at the Boulders entices Arizona residents with a License to Spa summer special offering Arizona residents 20% off on all spa and salon services. Other enticing offers include the Sip & Soak with Sangria -- a luxurious salon service where guests will be pampered with a delicious sangria in their hand; Watsu, a “back to the womb” experience where the therapist uses warm water, rhythmic movement, pressure point massage and stretching to create a profound sense of relation and stress relief. Other summer spa specials include Mid-Week Meltaway, Two on Tuesdays, Sip & Soak with Sangria, Finishing Touch, Mid-Week Pamper and Friday Frenzy. With its variety of spa specials to choose from, Spa at the Boulders is sure to please every guest in need of a relaxing getaway. 

Is it about time for a well-deserved and much needed pampering treatment? If so, Amethyst Spa & Boutique at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center is the ideal spot. The Timeless Anti-Aging Facial will leave guests feeling renewed and refreshed. The 60 minute facial includes a free sample gift bag, and it is priced at $115 (18 percent gratuity not included) and the offer expires Monday, July 31, 2017. 

Relax and recharge at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Enjoy specially priced treatments during Spa Happy Hour, offered from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday to Thursday. Guests can choose two pampering, 25-minute services for the special rate of $139, or further indulge with any three 25-minute services for $179. Customize the spa experience to meet specific wellness needs with choice of mini massage, facial and body treatments.

Adults looking to relax and unwind can find sanctuary at Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with a number of rejuvenating treatments such as the Live It Well Package, enjoy a choice of a 60-minute Signature Journey Massage or Deep Cleansing Facial plus a healthy cuisine spa lunch for $149.  Guests can enjoy new fitness options such as Float Fit paddleboard yoga at the rooftop pool.  

 

DINING

Arizona’s coffee shop community continues to flourish with the opening of Press Coffee Roaster’s newest location in Downtown Phoenix. Press Coffee at The Muse located at Central and McDowell will open their doors on June 8.  In addition to award-winning specialty coffees, the new location will introduce an expanded menu that will include beer and wine. The 2,000-square-foot café will also house a learning space that will be utilized for Coffee 101 tastings and other savory events. Named Phoenix’s best roaster two years running, this new location surely will not disappoint. The café will be open Monday – Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

From a hobby started in the garage to Arizona’s first cider house and taproom: two brothers will soon introduce Cider Corps. After Jason Duren suffered injuries serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he and his brother Josh came up with the idea to brew cider from home. Since then the Duren’s signed an impressive agreement with Fox Restaurant Concepts to have Cider Corps carried in all Fox restaurants, and they have participated in several collaborations. Cider distribution is projected to begin in July, and plan to open the taproom by Veterans Day

Listed among “21 Best Mexican Restaurants in America” and the “10 Best Taco Spots in the U.S.”, Tacos Tequila Whiskey has recently graced Phoenix with its presence. Holding true to its moniker, tacos are at the heart of chef and owner Kevin Morrison’s Mexican street food-inspired menu, and as such, there are plenty of traditional and unconventional options for brunch, lunch and dinner. As the name implies, it also features a carefully curated collection of small-batch tequila, whiskey and spirits.

Who says summer camp is just for the kiddos? Camp Social, a new themed restaurant and bar concept from Glass Half Full LLC, is set to open just in time for some summer fun. The fun, laid-back camping-themed atmosphere offers an elevated woodsy menu, specialty cocktails and interactive games that create an upbeat, interactive experience. With its relaxed environment and rustic log cabin design, Camp Social is compared to a “summer camp for adults.” Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. with food served until 1:00 a.m., and happy hour from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Barrio Brewing Co. has taken off from Tucson and landed next to the Mesa-Phoenix Gateway airport. Bring your brew crew to sip on Arizona’s premier lineup of beers while taking in the magnificent view that will satisfy aviation enthusiasts and ale aficionados alike. The longest-operating brewery in AZ brought a small piece of Old pueblo history and the beloved Barrio atmosphere from Tucson to the East Valley. Enjoy craft beer flights and tastings at the new location. The restaurant opened on May 1 and is currently serving lunch and dinner and will begin serving breakfast in June.

Celebrate the most important meal of the day by treating yourself to delicious cuisine during Arizona Breakfast Weekend. Lovers of eggs, bacon and pancakes will congregate at restaurants, diners and hotels around the Valley of the Sun as renowned chefs cook up scrumptious delights to start the day off right. During July 27-30 Breakfast Weekend will offer three dining price points ($7, &10 or $15) and each restaurant will create a unique dish or combination of dishes that will correspond with one of the price points. Last year nearly 50 restaurants participated and that number is expected to increase this year. A list of the restaurants and menus will be available to view in late June/early July on Arizona Breakfast Weekend’s website. 

Who doesn’t love to hit the bowling lanes and grab a bite to eat? At Tavern + Bowl guests can do that and so much more. Located at Westgate Entertainment District, Tavern + Bowl is recognized for redefining the traditional bowling experience for today’s lifestyle with a variety of features including billiards tables, shuffle board, large outdoor patio, indoor/outdoor bar, microbrewery, 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and a full restaurant.

Grab your hula skirt and enjoy the Pop-Up Tiki Bar every Thursday at Proof, American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The tiki-style Thirsty Thursday specials include drinks like the Flaming Zombie Bite made with over-proof rum, gin, pineapple, oregeat, orange and raspberry, and a variety of other mouthwatering beverages. Small bites are also available to accompany the drink menu. The Pop-Up Tiki Bar is featured every Thursday for a limited time, so head to Four Season Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and sip on tiki-style drinks. 

 

SPORTS/GOLF

Calling all baseball fans. The Arizona Diamondbacks have launched the D-backs Ballpark Summer Pass that includes June & July home games for just $50. Promotions in June and July include a D-backs Pool Towel giveaway, Star Wars Day, Kids Bat & Ball Set and much more. The Summer Pass is available for purchase and allows fans to a seat for all 25 homes. The Ballpark Summer Pass delivers tickets directly to ones mobile device through the MLB.com Ballpark app and guarantees a ticket in the Outfield Reserve seating area for all June & July home games with options to upgrade.

Hit the links at Boulders Resort & Spa’s North Course and South Course and enjoy green fees starting at only $55 on weekdays (Sunday – Thursday), and $65 on Weekends (Friday & Saturday).  Seeing as both courses are named as one of the “Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Arizona” by GOLF, Boulders is undoubtedly a golf lover’s go-to. Boulders Resort & Spa also offers the Stay and Play Gold Package, which includes nightly accommodations in a private casa, one round of golf per person per night, $25 per person lunch voucher and complimentary access to the Boulders Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes. The package starts at $239 per night (double occupancy) and is available through September 2. 2017.