Phoenix Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • 1. MOuntains

    In the winter, most "official" hiking mountains in Phoenix are packed, with long waits for parking and crowded trails (especially Camelback and Squaw Peak). But there is one official trail that is...

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  • 2. Go out of the city and into the state of Arizona

    Cottonwood is just a little over an hour drive from Phoenix, but immediately you feel like you are transported into another time of cowboys and Indans after you reach the Old Town of this...

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  • 3. Tempe

    For those who love organic food, organic farming, intuitive readings, and massages, visit The Farm at South Mountain. The restaurants are AMAZING and The Retreat has a group of very talented woman who...

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  • 4. Mexico

    Unlike other Mexican borders like Tiajuana in San Diego, Rocky Point (also known as Puerto Penasco) is a more peaceful and serene retreat. You can drive to Rocky Point from Phoenix in just a little...

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  • 5. Scotsdale

    Iffin ur lookin' fer a bit o dat ole West sorta attitude...Rawhide, in Scottsdale, just North East of Phoenix is a great place for a family or anyone to feel that old West feeling. If ya drive...

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  • 6. record shops

    Eastside Records...It's just off campus from whatever college is up there. They are very reminicient of the record store in the movie Hi-Fidelity. Vinyl & CD's....books, mags, etc. They have lots of...

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  • 7. Las vegas

    You can get really cheap flights from PHoenix to places like Las Vegas. As long as you book 21 days in advance the fare is only $29 one way. Alternatively its about 5 hr drive. Hotel prices vary,...

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  • 8. Hunt's tomb

    The gravesite of Governor Hunt (1859-1934) is the most visited of any of Arizona's governors. This seems only appropriate since he was the most elected governor...

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  • 9. Hike up Piestewa (Squaw) Peak

    This "mountain" has long been called Squaw Peak, but was recently renamed Piestewa Peak in honor of Pfc. Lori Piestewa, who is believed to be the first native...

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  • 10. Taliesin West

    Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Masterpiece. It was designed to be, and still is, a living working educational facility.Various tours are...

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  • 11. Salt River Bridge at Roosevelt Dam

    This bridge became the backbone for creating a dam system to serve the Phoenix area. Before that dam process, and canals around the valley were formed/carved...

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  • 12. Enjoy Beautiful Downtown Mesa

    This downtown is among the best in Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix)! Downtown Mesa invested thousands of dollars installing all these nice bronze...

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  • 13. A safari Experience in AZ - Out of Africa!

    There is a safari experience in the desert - the Out of Africa Wildlife Park which the a unique wildlife theme park complete with tigers and lions! There are...

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  • 14. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, see the stars!

    This is the famous Lowell Observatory with that historic 24" Clark Telescope which lets you see the moon, planets, star clusters and more! You can go to the...

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  • 15. Desert Botanical Gardens Nature Lovers Heaven

    A day visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens is a wonderful experience. Start early in the day to avoid the heat but plan to spend a few hours there walking and...

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  • 16. Saguaro Ranch

    Hidden amongst the plain ranch houses and fake grass of Glendale is an oasis alluding to the city's past as a rural farming community.Saguaro Ranch is run as a...

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  • 17. World's Tallest Fountain

    It doesn't seem to be a well-known fact, but the Phoenix area is home to the world's tallest fountain in the aptly-named Fountain Hills. About 30 miles...

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  • 18. West Valley Rose Farms

    When blooming, the rose farms of the West Valley (Litchfield Park) create quite a spectacle.They're generally along Northern Avenue around Reams Road. Early to...

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  • 19. bypassing phoenix (east)

    East Route (for US 60 East, AZ 87 North, I-17 North): There are several ways to jump on this route, and you still unfortunately have to go through the East...

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  • 20. bypassing phoenix (west)

    Phoenix is not for everyone. It's a sprawling metropolis with crowded streets and freeways and can sometimes take hours to drive through. I always try to avoid...

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  • 21. museo chicano

    about terminology -- the museum itself uses the term "chicano" and explains this choice as because the term was in common usage when the museum was established,...

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  • 22. VISIT GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

    If you like to visit colleges and universities, as we do, you might check out GCU. It is one of only two colleges in the U.S. with the "Antelope" as its mascot....

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  • 23. Mystery Castle

    The Mystery Castle is a Phoenix landmark, built by the semi-reclusive Boyce Luther Gulley, who, having contracted tuberculosis, abandoned his wife & daughter in...

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  • 24. Desert Ridge Marketplace - More than just shopping

    Just off the very tip of the 101 freeway on the north Phoenix / north Scottsdale border lies a very unique shopping center... Desert Ridge Marketplace boast all...

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  • 25. Mystery Castle - A Phoenix point of pride

    Adjacent to South Mountain Park, Mystery Castle is a native stone castle that features 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces, parapets, many charming nooks and crannies, and...

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