52 Weekend Adventures 2020 Edition

Our annual calendar of quick-trip Arizona adventures returns with an emphasis on remote high-country hikes, gorgeous glamping spots and rickety saloons.

Black and Blue

A doll stolen by a 4-year-old black girl sparked a year of intense introspection for Phoenix law enforcement – and a string of lawsuits led by two of the oddest political bedfellows the city has ever seen.

There Will Be Festivals

Get into a festival mindset early with this curated menu of high-season outdoor fun in Greater Phoenix.

Rocky Relations

Will two cases of mass cartel bloodshed in the Mexican state of Sonora cripple tourism in Rocky Point – aka “Arizona’s Beach”?

Top Stories

Mental and Behavioral Health Awareness

Mental and Behavioral Health Awareness

Arizona treatment facilities are making mental and behavioral health care more accessible than ever before.
Adventure Guide to the West

Adventure Guide to the West

Arizona is ground zero for all things Western. Make an adventure of them.
Doggone Distance Duo

Doggone Distance Duo

Citizen Hiker January 2020
Larry Ayala regards the moment five years ago when he slipped and shattered his ankle while hiking in the Superstition Wilderness as a stroke of luck. Laid up at home recovering and killing time on the Internet, he spotted a photo of an Australian cattle dog/German shepherd mix sitting on a ragged sofa in a California backyard. The post stated that if nobody wanted to adopt the young male canine, he’d be sent to a…
100 Years of Encores

100 Years of Encores

History December 2019
The Phoenix Theatre Company celebrates its 100th anniversary as Arizona’s oldest arts organization with an enticing 2020 program.
Newport Beach, Revisited

Newport Beach, Revisited

Travel December 2019
What happens when a 40-something returns to his college stomping grounds? A great family vacation, is what.
The 10-Year Itch

The 10-Year Itch

Valley News December 2019
Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe reviews the top story in Arizona for each of the last 10 years.

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Food & Drink

Arizona Wine Trails

Drink ThisFeaturesTravelSeptember 2019Arizona Wine Trails

The weather is ideal, the colors are beautiful and Arizona’s flourishing oases of high-desert wineries are hives of activity.
Arizona Wine Trails

Arizona Wine Trails

The weather is ideal, the colors are beautiful and Arizona’s flourishing oases of high-desert wineries are hives of activity.
Drink ThisFeaturesTravel September 2019
7 Secret Foodie Gems

7 Secret Foodie Gems

Not all the Valley’s great restaurants fly above the radar. Culled from years of food-scene research, these stealthy culinary standouts deserve a visit this fall.
Arizona Summer Beer Spectacular

Arizona Summer Beer Spectacular

Triple-digit heat getting you down? There’s an Arizona craft brew for that.

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Best of the Valley 2019

Attention, ravenous Valley consumers: Your 20th Anniversary BOV feast is served!
Adventure Queen

From the EditorAdventure Queen

February 2020 Editor’s Note
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January 2020Bag Bites

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Eat and drink your way through the Valley with our delectable daily dispatches on everything from craft cocktail bars to mom-and-pop neighborhood spots. To get food-and-bev news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our Eat Beat newsletter.

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Arizona trekkers share their trail adventures. Submit your photos here and come back daily to see if you made the cut. You may submit photos as often a you like. One photo will be selected to appear in our print and digital editions each month.

Doggone Distance Duo

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No Barriers

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Trail Therapy

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