Arizona

Tips and Articles in Arizona

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours. The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert. Below you, flat expanses of dry, brown earth extend in every direction, punctuated only by twisti...
It may seem spooky to sleep in a haunted hotel, but there's no guarantee you'll actually see a ghost. Some are picky; some are shy; some stick to one room (which may not be yours). Others appear as nothing more than a chill or a flash of color. Bu...
Two years ago, the khaki-clad Scottsdale scene got a shake-up with the arrival of the city's first boutique hotel, the James. Fast-forward to 2007, and the 194-room property has been reinvented as the Mondrian Scottsdale (7353 E. Indian School R...
For lovers of old-fashioned amusement parks, 1955 will forever live in infamy. That was the year Disneyland opened, and family fun has never been quite the same. Soon, theme parks were sprawling everywhere, with half-mile lines, high-concept rides...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
Scottsdale—the self-proclaimed "most Western town in the West"—is fast becoming more urban than cowboy. Anchoring a revival of its historic, gallery-rich downtown: the legendary Hotel Valley Ho, newly saddled up for the 21st century after a four-y...
HOTEL The Phoenician, Scottsdale ROOM COUNT 654 RESTAURANTS Six options, from Mary Elaine's (French with a modern twist) to an ice cream parlor TOP FEATURES A $25 million art collection; three distinctively designed nie-hole golf courses; ...
THE PLACE Flor de Michoacán 4344 W. Indian School Ave., Suite 1, Phoenix; 623/848-8616 THE DISH: Paletes, irresistible Mexican popsicles made with agua or crema, in a rainbow of exotic flavors. THE VIBE: A riot of tropicalia tucked away in a ...
YOSEMITE Two family-friendly properties—the Argent, in San Francisco, and Tenaya Lodge, near the entrance to Yosemite National Park—offer a seven-night summer package at a cost of $789 per person, double, or a saving of about 37 percent. It includ...
See our slideshow of 10 Great American Public Spaces. It’s a safe bet that when you walk into Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, you’ll be awed by its grand proportions and its hive-like activity. You’ll want both to speed up to join the busy fray...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...
Satisfy your love of everything Asian with the botanically based Red Flower Japan (212/966-5301; www.redflower.com). Created by Yael Alkalay, the founder of the cult candle-and-beauty company Red Flower, the therapeutic potions are inspired by cle...
Can you recommend any great adventure trips to Patagonia? —A.H., VIA E-MAIL Mountain Travel Sobek (888/687-6235; www.mtsobek.com; February 10-20; from $2,590 per person) has a 10-day trip along the Rio Futaleufú, the best place for white-water ...