Phoenix: Most Popular Articles
Whether you're a local or a visitor, there are certain activities and destinations in the Phoenix area that must be on your bucket list. Here are 20 places to start.
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.
Super Bowl XLIX (49) will be played in Glendale, AZ near Phoenix, in 2015. Find out where it is, how to get there, where to stay, and how to get tickets.
Worried about being stung by a scorpion in Arizona? Here is what you should do if you are stung, including by the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion.
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list, starting on August 11, 2014.
See the calendar of annual festivals and events that are held in the Phoenix area during the month of August. Even though it's hot, there is still plenty to do!
Sales tax in Arizona varies from city to city. Here are the sales tax rates for cities in Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Gilbert.
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
See a map of the Phoenix area Sam's Club warehouse stores. These stores are located in Phoenix, Surprise, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Avondale and Casa Grande.
Here is what you need to know about the Arizona law that requires children in vehicles to be in car seats or booster seats, including tips and resources for buying car seats.
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
When does the Phoenix monsoon start? When does the Arizona monsoon end? Find the answers to these monsoon questions and more!
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself in Arizona. Here's a list of some of my favorite free things to do and see in the Greater Phoenix area.
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?
There are many types of scorpions in Arizona, but not all are the dangerous bark scorpion. Here are some tips on identifying the scorpion you found.
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.
What's the difference between median and average? Here's what I mean when I provide real estate prices for Maricopa County (Phoenix) in Arizona.
Here are ten things you should know about Arizona Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, hours bars are open, and who can be served alcohol.
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
If you go to Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Peñasco) make sure you know what you need and how to drive there. Rocky Point is a popular weekend trip for Arizona locals.
How to have fun in the Phoenix area with your kids for little or no money. These free activities in Phoenix are fun for both kids and adults.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a resort in North Scottsdale. One of its special features is that there are summer water activities, just like going to a water park.
Hell City is a tattoo festival that comes to Phoenix, Arizona each year. See date, ticket info, activities, photos of Hell City Tattoo Festival.
Confused about whether or not to get a salt-water pool? This article will tell you what you need to know about putting in a chlorine generator, or a salt-water pool.
Valley Fever affects many people in Arizona. Find out what Valley Fever is, how to know if you have it, and what to do about it.
Here's the list of free museums in the Greater Phoenix area. These museums don't charge admission, or have certain days where admission is free.
Need to find something in the middle of the night? Here are some stores and restaurants that are open 24 hours in the Phoenix area.
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
See which annual festivals and events are held during September in the Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other local communities.
Keeping your pool properly maintained saves money and frustration if you keep it simple and do it regularly. Here are 15 things you should know to keep your swimming pool sparkling and ready to use every day.
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
If you live in the desert southwest you might be one of tens of thousands of people who have a pool. Should you let your dog swim in it with you?
Quick facts and important details about Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion, including directions, ticket information, and seating map.
All about scorpions: what they are, what they look like, how to find them, how to avoid them and what to do if you are stung by a scorpion.
The Red Bird of Paradise, often referred to as the Mexican Bird of Paradise, is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
October is a busy month! Check out the big list of festivals, activities and events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
Find the elevations of the cities and towns of the Greater Phoenix area. This page lists the elevations of the cities of Maricopa County, Arizona from lowest to highest.
See pictures of Arizona scorpions, including the Arizona bark scorpion, the giant desert hairy scorpion, and the stripe-tailed scorpion. These scorpions are found all over the greater Phoenix area. This scorpion is venomous and can be dangerous.
Information about how Maricopa County computes the property tax on your home. Property taxes are levied on the assessed value of a home, not the market value.
The Texas sage or Purple Sage is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Here are five things you need to know about the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane in Phoenix. The Phoenix carpools lanes are restricted during certain hours.
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Find low cost dental care for your family, even without insurance. These dental students provide dental care at low prices, and no insurance is necessary.
Each January the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts thousand of visitors from all over the globe. Get the 2014 dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
See which bands will be performing at summer concerts in Phoenix, Arizona on their 2014 summer tours.
See the concert calendar for plays and concerts in the Phoenix area during the month of August.
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
See my list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona.
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Learn about Midiron. Midiron is one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
A study of crime statistics puts the city of Phoenix and the metro area in the list of the most dangerous cities to live in.
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
What color car should you get if you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question,
Major League Baseball has a rookie league that plays in Arizona. The games are free to attend and watch. Here are the details and the schedule for 2014.
Find the addresses, phone numbers and use an interactive map of the Phoenix area locations of Costco warehouse stores Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa and Avondale.
Use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central Arizona to check on local vendors, and to find out how to file a complaint against a local company.
Your resource for all the annual festivals and events held during January in the Phoenix area. Includes events in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
Get the facts about the Arizona monsoon, including expected dates, description of monsoon weather in Phoenix, safety tips, monsoon pictures and more.
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
Free things to do in Greater Phoenix: feel good about the blues, share the love, count the birds, see sci-fi stuff, tour the ranch, sing to the music, meet the authors, watch gophers and huskies, go outside and play, write a book, meet a creature, get to know Orbital, see the stars, walk a river, learn to cook, plant a veggie, study fossils and learn how to fly.
Free things to do in Greater Phoenix: get into science if you are older, see a cowgirl miracle, attend a spring opening, discuss sci-fi, tailgate, visit a fun museum for free, enjoy gospel song and dance, meet a D-back, hear music at the mall, walk the river, meet some birds, do your nails, go to the theatre, select succulents, meet authors, hear opera overtures, listen to melodies, take a tour, garden with color and find out what Bernoulli knew.
Here are the shows, plays and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale during the month of September.
Does having a cat reduce your risk have getting scorpions in your home? Are cats immune to scorpion stings? Here's some information on the myth.
Ten questions and answers about Arizona unemployment insurance, including who qualifies for unemployment, how unemployment payments are calculated, and how to apply for unemployment.
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
Find restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area where kids can eat for free, or for a very small charge. Your kids can eat for free every day of the week!
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
Maintaining a pool isn't difficult. Here are the 12 most common swimming pool maintenance mistakes.
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Jason Derek Brown from Arizona is on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for crimes committed in the Phoenix area. Do you know him?
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
The big list of things to do in Greater Phoenix in November includes annual festivals, events, and activities. Some are even free admission.
Do you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona? Here's the answer, and how to get a permit for carrying a concealed weapon in Arizona if you want one.
Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
There are several outlet malls around the Phoenix, AZ area. If you are looking for a bargain, you might just find it outlet shopping.
Find out how you can get a passport or passport card for travel to Mexico in the Phoenix area. Includes ten tips about getting a passport.
Do I need a lawyer to file for divorce in Arizona? Here is some advice about DIY divorce in Arizona.
If you are really hungry or like a lot of variety, these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Phoenix will satisfy for a very reasonable price.
If you are researching homes online, it can be confusing as to what sellers mean when they advertise a home. What's the difference between a townhome or townhouse and a patio home? What's the definition of a duplex? What's a gemini? Here is the definition of a Townhome or Townhouse. Page 4.
Looking for a good deal? Like to shop flea markets? Here are details about local are swap meets and mercados in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Goodyear and more.
Since many parts of the greater Phoenix area are relatively new, you'll find that many communities here have Homeowners' Associations. Some people hate them. Some people love them. First, you need to understand them.
Get the details about bus fares, bus passes, finding bus schedules and getting transit information for the Phoenix area.
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants. Page 12.
Here are 10 ways in which the Phoenix, AZ is like a unicorn.
Almost every Phoenix attraction has a gift shop, but some Phoenix gift shops and better than others. Here are my favorite gift shops for buying Arizona-themed merchandise.
Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale: read my comments and the ten things I want you to know before you go. Page 2.
How to find out your Arizona voting district, your Arizona state senator and your Arizona state representatives.
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
List of the shows and concerts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale in October. See big name bands, Broadway-quality plays and other performances.
Buy, sell or exchange your used clothing at these stores in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are five tips to help you get better quality digital images in full, blazing sun.
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about Wet 'n' Wild Water Park in Phoenix, AZ.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants. Page 47.
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Of course you want your children to attend the best schools. Find out which charter schools in Phoenix are the best performers and received an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade in 2013.
Find out who is eligible for food stamps/EBT in Arizona, what you can buy and how to apply.
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants.
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
See which restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.
The Bottlebrush, Dwarf Bottlebrush or Red Bottlebrush is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Get the details about the Phoenix Cooks! Culinary Festival, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It's one of the biggest and the best!
A simple 'how-to' on transferring a title or registering a vehicle in Arizona. If you sell your car, you must transfer the title and notify MVD.
See pictures and get details about the free factory tours of PING Golf in Phoenix, Arizona. Karsten Manufacturing makes PING golf clubs in Phoenix, and offers a limited number of free tours throughout the year.
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
The Arizona State Fair comes to the Valley every fall. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the 2013 Arizona State Fair.
Here is how you find out what school district a particular address in Maricopa County is in.
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
Want a challenging hike with great city views? Try Piestewa Peak Recreation Area. Piestewa Peak used to be called Squaw Peak.
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
If you have moved to Arizona you must register your vehicle through the MVD. Here is a step-by-step guide to out-of-state vehicle registration in Arizona.
Find programs in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ where parents can get free immunizations for their children up to age 18.
See pictures of different birds that are often seen in the greater Phoenix area. These Phoenix bird photos were submitted by residents and visitors to Arizona.
Dogs, like humans, can get Valley Fever. Yes, they can die from it. Here is what it is, how to prevent it, what the symptoms are, and what to do if your dog has Valley Fever.
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
You can enroll in the national do not call registry to stop telemarketers from calling. Many states, including Arizona, have their own Do Not Call lists.
Get the addresses and phone numbers for Wal-mart stores and Wal-Mart Supercenter stores in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Glendale and other cities.
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Find a recreational cooking class in Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona. These cooking classes are for all levels of cooks, and are offered by local professional chefs and cooks. Page 2.
If you get pulled over for DUI in Arizona, here are some things you need to know.
Black widow spiders are common in the Southwest, and they are venomous. Here's what to do if you are bitten by a black widow spider.
The oleander is one of several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. These desert plants are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Here are pictures of some of the desert shrubs and bushes that are the easiest to plant, water and care for. Your Phoenix garden might include some of these easy desert plants. Page 66.
Get the details -- where it is, how much it is and the hours -- for Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Peoria, Arizona. Page 5.
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.