Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Visit Newport

Newport Beach is a Family Affair

The greatest getaways for families happen on 9 miles of pristine California coastline, and California’s premier beach destination, Newport Beach. Newport Beach is a wonderland of things to see and do for families who love the water, exploring, surfing or just laying in the sun. This idyllic seaside destination is widely celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant yachting community alongside stylish accommodations, eclectic coastal cuisine and upscale shopping. The Back Bay Ecological Preserve offers a host of water fun from kayaking and paddle boarding to birdwatching. A variety of seasonal camps make a great escape for kids while parents get away to the many shops and eateries. Named one of the top family beaches in America, Newport Beach is the ultimate getaway, offering world-class beach fun amidst the ease of a quaint seaside village. A world of wonder for everyone in the family awaits, only here in Newport Beach. 


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The Boutique Beaches of San Diego

No use denying it: PHOENIX magazine is in the bag for San Diego. You could set your seasonal clock to our annual San Diego-themed headlines: “San Diego: A Paradise for Tourists,” “Swimsuits & San Diego,” “Your San Diego Planner,” and so on. There’s a rational explanation for our San Diego fetish: You love it, too. When it comes to a well-deserved respite from the Arizona summer heat, nothing beats breezy, beachy, relatively-nearby San Diego. Many ’zoners are acquainted with the city’s high-volume public beaches, like the frat-party playgrounds of Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, which is why we’ve decided to cover the smaller, more remote, lesser-known fun-and-sun spots in this issue – San Diego’s boutique beaches, if you will. And we might even uncover a few sun-soaked gems that our back issues missed.


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Secret Arizona

Arizona’s Wild West mystique, Route 66 nostalgia, and the Grand Canyon’s grandeur have lured travelers from far and wide.

But Arizona does still have its secrets. From a Prohibition speakeasy in a Prescott basement to a rattlesnake craft store near Tombstone, surprises abound. Here’s a trifecta of trips.


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Maui & Molokai

From the local color of Molokai to the luaus of Maui, these heritage-heavy destinations offer a nice one-two Hawaiian punch.
There was a time when tourists flocking to the Aloha State were satisfied with what could be called the Hawaii Five-S: sun, sand, surf, seafood and spas (plus a little golf).


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The Arizona Trail

Celebrate the completion of the state-long Arizona National Scenic Trail with these highlight hikes.Finally, outdoor lovers have a boots-on-the-ground way to experience our state’s mesmerizing diversity, border-to-border. Just in time for Arizona’s Centennial, the state-traversing Arizona Trail has debuted on the national scene, joining the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails as one of America’s premier treks. It’s also one of the few that welcomes mountain-biking and horseback riding, making it a truly multi-sport mega-trail. 


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¶lim¶52 Weekend Adventures -2012

From historic hollows and Hummer half-pipes to dapper dude ranches and to-die-for drives, we’re serving up a bountiful birthday helping of 52 weekend adventures to help you christen Arizona’s second century of statehood. Plus: New this year, per reader requests, is a quick take ’em or leave ’em kid friendliness guide.


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Sedona Dining Tour

Delicious bites pair with majestic sights in Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country.

From rugged tours of the surrounding Coconino National Forest to relaxing stays at the resorts and campgrounds along the shimmering waters of Oak Creek, Sedona’s abundant tourist pursuits are defined by the town’s otherworldly, postcard-perfect landscape. The beauty of the place is a given. A matter of public record.

The excellence of its cuisine, not so much. While boasting many marvelous places to eat, Sedona is not traditionally known as a “food town,” perhaps owing to its heavyweight scenery. After all, those majestic red rocks have a way of making you stop and stare, even if it’s right in the middle of lunch.


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