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Phoenix: Most Popular Articles

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20 Must-See Destinations in Phoenix
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.
March is One of the Busiest Months in Phoenix;...
Your resource for annual festivals and events held during the month of March in the Phoenix area. Includes events for activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
Find Things to Do and See in Phoenix in February
Annual festivals and events calendar for the month of February in the Phoenix area. Includes events and activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other area communities.
Everything You Need to Know About Craigslist...
Should people use phoenix craigslist to advertise merchandise and services? Get the basics and a few of my warnings about using craigslist in Phoenix.
What's the Weather Like in Phoenix?
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures fro each month.
Retail Sales Tax Rates For Phoenix, Scottsdale...
Find the current sales tax rates for all the cities in the Greater Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and others.
How Much is Sales Tax in Arizona?
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.
Central Arizona Better Business Bureau
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.
30+ Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend
Looking for something to do in Phoenix, AZ this weekend? I have the list! Community performances, fundraisers, workshops and activities for all ages.
Scorpion Sting? Ouch! Here is What You Should Do.
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Child...
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.
Guide to Rocky Point, Mexico: Directions,...
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.
Median and Average are the Same Things, Right?
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.
Metro Phoenix: Best Free Things To Do and See
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.
Be There! NHRA Hot Rod Racing in Arizona
Get the details about the 2015 NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.
Your Guide to March Concerts and Shows in Phoenix
See what shows, concerts, plays and other performances are happening during the month of March in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area.
Who Called Me From Area Code 602, 480 0r 623?...
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
Which Chile Peppers are Which?
Are serrano peppers hot? Yes! Learn more about serrano chile peppers, commonly used in Southwestern cooking, and see a picture. Page 6.
What's Going on In Arizona with Daylight Saving?
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
White Knuckles on the Apache Trail Scenic Drive
The Apache Trail takes you on winding roads, past lakes, canyons, incredible desert views and Tortilla Flat. An adventurous driving experience.
Arizona Renaissance Festival: The Guide to Ye...
For two months every year, you can enjoy the Arizona Renaissance Festival and participate in a 16th century faire. Check out the details for 2015.
Phoenix in April: Festivals, Baseball, and More
Annual festivals/events held during April in the Phoenix area. Includes activities in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale and other communities.
Escape the Heat at These Phoenix Area Resorts...
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.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
Do You Have Valley Fever? You Might, and Not...
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Arizona Taxes
Moving to Arizona? Here is a breakdown of tax implications that you should understand.
Map of Phoenix METRO Light Rail Stations -...
See a zoomable map of the Phoenix light rail stations, and places of interest that are within walking distance of the stations.
How Are Property Taxes Calculated in Arizona?
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.
Why the Grand Canyon is Worth a Short Trip
How to get the most from a short trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Believe It! Pro Rodeo in Scottsdale
Get all the details about the 2015 Parada del Sol Rodeo at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ.
Addresses, Phone Numbers and Interactive Map of...
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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
Do You Need a Passport or Passport Card to Go...
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.
Elevations of Arizona Cities
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.
Who's Coming to Phoenix to Perform in February?
See the calendar for the bands, shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix, AZ area during the month of February.
Hunters, Fishermen, Anglers and Campers: Big...
The International Sportsmen’s Expo and Boat Show is held each winter in the Phoenix area with exhibitors, seminars and contests.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center...
Get the address, directions and a map to the Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
What You Should Know About Working in a Right...
Arizona is a Right to Work state. Learn what the Right to Work law means, and some of the common misconceptions about it.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
Which are the 10 Biggest Cities in Arizona?
Here are the 10 largest cities in Arizona, as of the U.S. Census data estimates from 2013.
The Best Places for Free and Fun Family...
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.
Cactus League Stadiums Map - Spring Training...
A map showing addresses and locations for the various baseball parks used in Cactus League Spring Training Baseball in Greater Phoenix.
We All Hate It. We All Have to Do It. Get AZ...
Find forms, resources, eFile instructions and locate free tax help to assist you with filing your personal Arizona income tax returns.
Aloha and Mahalo! It's Hawaii in Phoenix
Get all the details and see photos of the annual Arizona Aloha Festival, which takes place each spring in downtown Tempe, Arizona.
Attend Cactus League Practice Sessions for Free
Find out where each of the teams of the Cactus League practice before the Spring Training season begins.
Guide to the 5 Best Grass Types for Arizona Lawns
Learn about Celebration Bermudagrass, one type of lawn that does well in the Phoenix desert.
Cactus League 101
Your Guide to Arizona Spring Training. Each Spring the 15 teams of the Cactus League play exhibition baseball in stadiums around Greater Phoenix.
Where to Go in Phoenix for Low-Cost Dental Care
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.
10 Things to Know About Arizona Liquor Laws
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.
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
Your Guide to the Best April Concerts in the...
See which shows, plays and concerts are on the schedule for April 2014 in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area.
Mystery Castle in Phoenix: Not a Mystery, Not a...
It isn't really a castle, and after you take the tour it will no longer be a mystery. You can take a tour of this very unusual home in Phoenix, AZ.
Birds of Phoenix and Arizona
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.
5 Things You Should Know about AZ HOV Lanes
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.
The Best Fans attend Arizona Diamondbacks Fan...
Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest, Ten Things To Know Before You Go
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
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.
Go to the Track in Phoenix
Quick facts and important details about Turf Paradise. Includes directions, ticket info, and and other details about live horse racing in Phoenix.
In the Greater Phoenix Area? These Museums Have...
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.
We Have Scorpions in Arizona: Deal With It!
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.
Chlorine Generators 101: What Pool Owners Need...
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.
Seahawks and Patriots Pack Their Bags for a...
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.
Your Guide to Cactus League Baseball: Tickets...
Get the 2015 Cactus League team schedules and Arizona Spring Training ticket information for all 15 teams that play in the Phoenix area.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
Treat Yourself Like You're Special. These...
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
11 Budget Friendly Furniture Stores in Phoenix,...
New to the Phoenix area? Here are places where you can find reasonably priced furniture.
How to Get Discounts or Coupons for the Phoenix...
Are there ever any coupons or discounts offered at the Phoenix Zoo? If you are looking for a Phoenix Zoo coupon, here's your answer.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum was created from 1923 to 1929 as a museum of living plants to help instill in humanity an appreciation of plants. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located east of Phoenix.
15 Tips to Maintain Your Pool All Year
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.
Your Guide to Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright...
Frank Lloyd Wright built a winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona called Taliesin West. Visitors can tour the property and learn about his role in architecture in Arizona.
Reduce the Number of Telemarketing Calls: Do...
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.
What You Should Know About Buying Prescription...
People traveling over Arizona's Mexican border to buy prescription drugs should be aware of the risks associated with buying Mexican medicines.
Your Go-To Guide For January Events in Phoenix
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.
Hit the Trail at South Mountain
See a trail map of South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. This map will help you find parking areas and trailheads.
Discover the Best Attractions and Activities in...
Top ten things to do in Fountain Hills, Arizona -- and some of them are free!
Driving Times / Mileages from Arizona Cities to...
See the distance and how long it takes to drive between Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and other AZ cities, and nearby popular destinations.
Wondering What 'Split Squad' Means in Baseball?...
What does it mean when a baseball game indicates that there is a split squad playing that day?
Best Desert Plant Gardening Ideas
Here are several easy plants and shrubs that you can use in your desert garden. They are evergreen and have desert flowers to enjoy.
Your Guide to the Phoenix Airport Rental Car...
See photos and learn about the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Be on Your Guard Against This Clever Scam
Is that job as a mystery shopper or secret shopper for real or is it a scam? Here's how you can tell.
15+ Spring Break Activities for Phoenix Families
Here are ideas for things to do with Phoenix area kids while they are out of school for Spring Break 2015.
Discover the Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
When Is the Best Time to See Wildflowers in...
When the desert is in bloom, the desert wildflowers in Arizona are magnificent. Details about when they're in season and link to a picture gallery.
Your Guide to Flea Markets in Phoenix
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.
Beautiful Horses at the Scottsdale Arabian...
Get the schedule, ticket info, and details about the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Held at WestWorld. It's a one-of-a-kind show!
Find a Gas Station Near the Phoenix Airport and...
Use this interactive map to find a gas station near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center.
These Phoenix Area Schools Got the Best Grades...
Of course you want your children to attend the best schools. Find out which schools in the metro Phoenix area are the best performers where students succeed.
What to Expect When Touring PING Golf Factory
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.
Skiing and Snowboarding in Arizona? You Betcha!
You can ski in Arizona. There are various ski resorts around the state, including the popular Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.
Your Guide to Phoenix Light Rail
Find out about METRO, the light rail system serving Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa commuters.
Register Your Out of State Vehicle in AZ
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. Page 2.
Phoenix Movies - Harkins and AMC Movie Theaters...
Find movie theaters including Harkins and AMC in Phoenix, Arizona, with addresses, phone numbers and maps.
At Some Point Everyone Needs to Find a Walmart
Get the addresses and phone numbers for Walmart stores in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes Scottsdale, Glendale and other cities.
Address, Directions and Map to Wild Horse Pass...
See the address, directions and a map to the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, formerly known as Firebird International Raceway, in Chandler, AZ.
An Enthusiast's Guide to Classic and Vintage...
January is the month for people from all over the country to come to Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona to look at, buy and sell classic and vintage cars.
Up Late in Phoenix? These Places Are Open 24...
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.
Roof Rats in Phoenix? Really?
What is a roof rat, and why do we have them? Find out about roof rats and how to eliminate them.
5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Central Arizona
If you have a bike, there are some great rides right in Central Arizona that are convenient from Phoenix. Whether you are renting a bike for the day, or looking for just a one day getaway, here are the 5 best motorcycle rides from Phoenix.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
Discover Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in...
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!
Address and Directions to PING Golf (Karsten...
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.
Over 18? Find an Adult Store in the Phoenix Area
Find stores for adult movies, books and novelties, in the Phoenix area. Addresses, phone numbers, hours and services are included here.
The Guide: Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction...
Each January the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts thousand of visitors from all over the globe. Get the current dates, schedule, directions, tips and see photos.
What Kind of Jobs are in Phoenix, AZ?
Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in Arizona. These Arizona jobs will require advanced education and experience. Page 4.
Purple Sage
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.
Choices! Choices! What to Do and See in...
Tourists come from far and wide to visit Scottsdale, Arizona, known for fine restaurants, resorts, galleries and more. Here are my favorite Scottsdale attractions.
What You Should Do If You're Bitten by a...
We have rattlesnakes in Arizona. What to do (and what NOT to do) if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Your Guide to Arizona's South Mountain Park
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. Find out about South Mountain Park, and see South Mountain Park pictures.
Address, Diresctions and Map to Rio Vista...
See a map and get directions to the Rio Vista Recreation Center at Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria, AZ.
Best Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona
Here are my top recommendations for Mesa, AZ attractions for locals and visitors, young and older. Some of them are free!
Getting Married in AZ? You'll Need One of These.
Here's what you need to know about marriage licenses in AZ, and what you have to do to get one.
AZ Culinary Schools: Cook Like a Pro!
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.
Like to See an Ostrich Race? Here's Where You...
The Ostrich Festival is held each March and is rated one of the top ten festivals in the country. It is truly unique, suitable for the entire family.
What is the 2015 Minimum Wage in Arizona?
Find out what the current minimum wage is in Arizona.
Your Guide to Cactus League Baseball: Spring...
See how the Cactus League teams for 2015 finished last season before you buy your Spring Training tickets.
Looking for Indoor Fun? Find it at Peoria AZ's...
Get the details -- where it is, how much it is and the hours -- for Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Peoria, Arizona. Page 5.
Beware. Phoenix is Dangerous.
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.
The Old West is Alive and Well at Rawhide in...
Get all the details about Rawhide attractions and events. Rawhide is a replica of an 1880s western town located in Chandler, Arizona.
Discover the Best Wallet-Friendly Golf Courses...
These are my personal recommendations for the best public golf courses in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area if you are on a tight budget, or you'd just rather not pay more than about $50 for a round of golf.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
Moving to Phoenix: Where Should You Live?
Find helpful information to assist you in picking the best neighborhood for you and your family in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Page 4.
What Types of Homes Will You Find in the...
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.
Is It Legal to Carry a Gun in Phoenix?
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.
Fresh, Local and Fun: Phoenix Farmers' Markets
Find a Saturday farmers' market and buy fresh vegetables and produce in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Try These AZ Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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.
How Arizona Ranks: Top Tens, Bottom Tens
Sometimes Phoenix is ranked the best, and sometimes it is ranked the worst. It depends what we are ranking and who we are asking! See where Phoenix ranks.
Voter ID in Arizona
People voting in Arizona must present identification. Learn which forms of ID are acceptable, and find out about the procedures for voting in Arizona elections.
Easy Desert Plants
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.
Get an Autograph
You won't get a better opportunity to see so many professional baseball players in one place. Here are some tips on getting autographs during Spring Training season in Arizona.
The Reluctant Hero: Ira Hayes Raises the Flag...
Biography of Arizonan Ira Hamilton Hayes, who found himself hailed a hero after a picture was published showing him raising the American flag at Iwo Jima.
It's Easy if You Know How It Works: Phoenix...
Read what you can expect when you are at a train station or on a train platform in Phoenix, AZ, including bathrooms and schedules.
Go Directly to Jail: The Arizona DUI Stop and...
An Arizona attorney shares Information about courts, sentencing and mandatory jail time relating to DUI convictions in Arizona. Page 3.
All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Phoenix: Where to Go
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.
In Phoenix, On Your FM Dial
See a numerical listing and description of FM Radio Stations that you can listen to in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
How to Get or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Red Bird of...
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.
Yellow Bells: Colorful Low-Care Plants for Any...
Yellow Bells are a highly recommended desert perennial plant. They are hardy, drought resistant, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
Phoenix Holiday Temperatures
Here are the average high and low temperatures for Phoenix on some of the most popular holidays of the year.
When is the First and Last Day of School?
If you need to know when the first or last day of school is in the Phoenix area, here's how you find out.
WestWorld Address, Map and Directions - Where...
Address, directions and a map to the WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Bottlebrush Plants
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.
Does It Ever Rain in Phoenix, AZ?
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.
Tovrea Castle in Phoenix - What Is This Place?
Who should take the tour of Tovrea Castle in Phoenix, AZ? Here are ten things to know before you go.
Meet the Real Allison DuBois: Arizona's...
You can sneak a peek into the life of Allison DuBois in a TV show called Medium. Find out more about the real Allison DuBois.
Discover Gilbert Arizona: Arts, Museums and...
See Judy Hedding's list of the top attractions and things to do in Gilbert, Arizona. Gilbert is southeast of Phoenix, AZ.
Phoenix, Arizona Curfew
Phoenix, Arizona imposes a curfew on anyone who is under 18 years old. Here are the specifics about curfews in Phoenix.
Red Bird of Paradise
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.
Register Your Car in AZ
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.
What Will You Do Today? Lots to Do in Phoenix,...
Find event calendars for all twelve months of the year for Greater Phoenix, Arizona. These are the major, annually recurring festivals and activities.
Let's Go to the Phoenix Zoo!
Get details about the location, prices, hours and parking at The Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, AZ.

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