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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.
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.
Relax This Easter: Enjoy One of Phoenix' Best...
Looking for a restaurant in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area where you can enjoy a luxurious Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner? These restaurants have special Easter menus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the Absolute Best Ways to Celebrate...
Community festivals where you can take the kids to have Easter fun in the Phoenix area.
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.
You're in Phoenix. Don't Touch that Clock.
What time zone is Phoenix, AZ in? Does Arizona change clocks for Daylight Saving Time? Here's the scoop.
25+ 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.
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.
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.
What Time is it in Phoenix, Arizona?
What time is it in Arizona? What time zone does Phoenix use? Here are your answers!
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.
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.
Cactus Plants and Flowers
Pictures of Arizona cactus flowers. These pictures of cactus plants and cactus flowers were taken in the Phoenix area.
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.
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.
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.
Who Called Me From Area Code 602, 480 0r 623?...
See where the telephone area codes in Arizona are on a map.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make a Summer Day Awesome for Your Kid at a...
Find Spray parks and splash playgrounds that are located in and operated by the City of Phoenix. These spray pads are free. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Does Prix Fixe Mean?
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello! Are You a Good Scorpion or a Bad Scorpion?
Learn how to identify the Arizona Bark Scorpion, a common scorpion found in Arizona.
See the Bikes. Drink the Beer. It's Westgate...
Thursdays in both spring and fall the bikers come to Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale to show off their bikes and enjoy the music.
Bunnies and Buffets: It's Easter in Phoenix!
Make your plans for Easter in the Greater Phoenix area. Includes community festivals, brunch ideas, Mesa Easter pageant, and more.
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.
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.
Closing Up Your Desert Home for the Summer
Here are some things you need to remember to do one or two weeks before closing up your Phoenix home in the summer. Snowbirds who live in the Phoenix desert during the winter need to prepare the home for summer before they leave.
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.
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?
Discover Phoenix Area Restaurants With the Best...
Looking for a romantic restaurant in Fountain Hills with a nice view? Try Alchemy.
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.
Treat Yourself Like You're Special. These...
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix resorts.
10 Things to Do in Surprise, Arizona
Top ten things to do in Surprise, Arizona--and many of them are free!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tempe Diablo Stadium Tips
If you are going to a baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, here are some things you'll want to know before you buy your tickets.
Foreign Currency Exchange in Phoenix
Find out where you can exchange or order your foreign currency for U.S. Dollars in the Phoenix area.
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.
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.
Escape the Desert Heat at Three Phoenix Water...
There are three waterparks in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Get the details about all three Phoenix water parks.
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.
What You Need to Know About Killer Bees in...
Have you heard about bee swarms and attacks in Arizona? Here is what you need to know about Africanized Killer Bees.
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.
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.
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.
Ten Great Sports Bars in Scottsdale
Here are some of the best sports bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yellow Bells / Trumpet Bush
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 61.
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.
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.
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.
The Mesa LDS Temple hosts an Easter spectacular...
Get all the details about the 2015 Mesa Arizona Temple Easter Pageant in Mesa, Arizona. It is the largest of its kind in the world.
Tempe, AZ Has One of the Top U.S. Art Festivals...
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a major event that occurs twice each year. Shopping, browsing, enjoying art, food and entertainment -- it's all good!
Photo Guide of Arizona's State Tree
The Palo Verde tree is the state tree of Arizona. It has a green trunk and green branches, and blooms with bright yellow flowers.
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.
What Types of Homes Will You Find in the...
If you are researching homes online, it can be confusing at 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 Manufactured Home or Mobile Home. Page 5.
Camelback Ranch Glendale Stadium Tips
If you are going to a baseball game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale Stadium in Glendale, here are some things you'll want to know before you buy your tickets.
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.
Security Guidelines for Cactus League Games
Before you head out to a Soring Training Baseball game, here's what you need to know about security.
Tips and Tricks for Gardening Texas Sage/Purple...
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.
We Love Our Arizona Diamondbacks! Trivia,...
Get the 2015 regular season schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This schedule includes all the home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Page 2.
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 or Renew Your Arizona Driver License
A simple 'how-to' on obtaining an Arizona driver's license.
Mexican Petunia
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.
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.
Fishing, Archery, Shooting - Try Them All at...
The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo is held each spring in North Phoenix. Enjoy wildlife exhibits, learn to fish, learn archery and more.
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.
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 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!
Bottlebrush
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 70.
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.
Discover the Phoenix Area's Most Romantic Places
My top picks for romantic spots in the Greater Phoenix area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oleander
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 18.
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.
Addresses and Map to Phoenix and Scottsdale...
See an interactive map showing where the casinos are in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lantana
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 26.
Do Rattlesnakes Bite?
There are rattlesnakes and many other varieties of snakes in Arizona. Some are venomous and some are harmless. Here's what you need to know.
Phoenix in May: Festivals, Events, and More
Find special events and things to do during the month of May in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Gettin' Wet 'n' Wild in Phoenix
Ticket, schedule, directions, photos and general information about the 2105 Wet 'n' Wild Water Park season in Phoenix, AZ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bougainvillea: Perfect for Your Desert Garden
The bougainvillea 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Know About Gardening Oleander Plants
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.
Tubing on the Salt River in AZ
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.
Lantana: Try Growing This Low-Maintenance...
Lantana 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.
Myth or Reality: Cats Are Immune to Scorpion...
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.
Scorpion Map of Phoenix - Which Areas of...
Get information and see a map about which parts of the Phoenix area have more scorpions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the Best Attractions and Activities in...
Top ten things to do in Fountain Hills, Arizona -- and some of them are free!
Orange Jubilee
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 56.
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.
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.
See That Show, Hear That Band. Phoenix Concert...
See a listing of the hottest shows and concerts playing in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area during the month of May.
Fairy Duster
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 45.
Address and Directions to PING Golf (Karsten...
See the address, phone, directions and an interactive map to PING Golf / Karsten Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona.
Your Guide to Phoenix Light Rail
Find out about METRO, the light rail system serving Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa commuters.
After You Build a Pool, What Does it Cost?
A professional pool builder in Phoenix helps assess what it will cost to maintain a swimming pool at your home.
What Does A La Carte Mean?
What does a la carte mean? If a menu says the price is a la carte, how much is it?
Take a Walk on the Artsy Side, Weekly at the...
Take this photo tour of Scottsdale ArtWalk in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale Artwalk takes place every Thursday evening.
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.
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.
Be Prepared for Arizona Monsoon
Is there really an Arizona monsoon? Yes! Here's the information about monsoon in Arizona including safety tips.

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