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Music in Phoenix, AZ - The top 10 best spots to visit in 2010
Music in Phoenix, AZ - The top 10 best spots to visit in 2010
by John Durham
Arizona may not be well known
as a music hotspot, but in the valley of the sun there are some great music
hotspots that anyone must visit. Consider checking out these spots for
some good old rock, indie, metal or jazz.
1.) Venue of Scottsdale -
This is a large 1200 person venue located right in the center of Old Town
Scottsdale. They make great drinks, but are only open when they have a
concert of event. Check there website for more information on upcoming
shows. The Venue of Scottsdale is located at 7117 East 3rd Avenue, Scottsdale,
AZ? - (480) 945-5150
2.) Dodge Theatre - This
is a beautiful venue located right in downtown phoenix. They have many
national and traveling artist appear here. This is also the premier spot
for national latin artist. Visit there website or livenation.com for more
information on this venue. Park can be a pain here, on sold out shows.
Plan ahead. The Dodge Theatre is located at 400 West Washington Street,
Phoenix, AZ? - (602) 379-2800
3.) The Marquee Theatre -
If you want to see a punk, indie or rock show, this is the venue for you.
It is located in Tempe, AZ right near ASU just off of Mill Ave. Parking
here is also a pain, so plan ahead. This venue huge and had great sound.
The Marquee Theatre is located at 730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ - (480) 829-0707
Mary's Basilica with Arizona Center Tower Behind, Phoenix, Arizona
4.) The Clubhouse - This
is a smaller bar/venue, but seams to be the hotspot for all up and coming
artist. It is also located in Tempe, and has another dive bar attached
to it if you need some quite for a bit. The Clubhouse is located at 1320
East Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ? - (480) 784-4444
5.) The Red Room - This is
another Tempe bar and live music venue. They typically only have shows
on Thursday through Saturday, but it is a great place to hear music. The
Red Room is located at 2155 East University Drive, Tempe, AZ - (480) 258-2733
6.) Yucca Tap Room - This
is where all the local bands and artist perform. The place is a total dive
bar, but the locals love it. It has a "western" feel to it. You can even
see rockabilly music here. Yucca Tap Room is located at 29 West Southern
Avenue, Tempe, AZ? - (480) 967-4777
7.) Sail Inn - Wanna see
reggae, dub, or new age? Check out the sail in for all the alternatives
to popular music. This place has a great patio stage for the spring and
fall seasons. Sail Inn is located at 26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe, AZ&
- (480) 966-9565
8.) Modified Arts - If you
are into indie, artsy, or experimental music Modified is the place for
you. It caters to that crowd and does not serve alcohol. But it is a great
place to check out on the first Friday of every month, during the Phoenix
Art Walks. Modified Arts is located 407 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix,
AZ - (602) 462-5516
9.) Joe's Grotto - If you
love real rock or heavy metal then Joe's Grotto is your hot spot. This
is a West-side bar and features some of Phoenix's best. Great Drink specials
too. Joe's Grotto is located at13825 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ - (602)
10.) Martini Ranch - This
is a multi-room facility, it the live music room you can catch many great
cover bands, and the occasional regional or national artist. It is a great
place to see music, located in old town Scottsdale. Martini Ranch is located
at 13825 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ& - (602) 992-1007.
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family vacation in Phoenix, Arizona
A family vacation in this
corner of the American Southwest offers more than cool pools and slippery
One of America’s top outdoor
destinations and the country's fifth largest city, it is not an accident
that Phoenix is home to several of the best destination resorts located
in the United States. Explore desert parks and lakes, tour archaeology
ruins and historic gold mining towns, or visit one of the many the museums
and state-of-the-art sporting facilities.
From Surprise to Apache Junction,
the twenty distinct communities that make up the greater Phoenix area offer
visitors everything from the slow-paced rural southwest to a bustling college
atmosphere. Whether your interest is sports or archaeology, history or
hiking, biking, horseback riding, or bird watching Phoenix offers something
for everyone not wanting to venture beyond the Valley of the Sun.
hiking, biking and horseback riding at the many area parks such as South
Mountain, McDowell or Papago. And if quintessential southwest is your goal,
explore Hohokam Indian ruins and participate in a simulated excavation
at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center or pan for gold and tour a gold mine
in Goldfield Ghost Town.
On the chance that it does
rain or the kids simply need a break from the great outdoors, take advantage
of Valley’s cultural side. Children of all ages will enjoy exploring a
re-created Zuni Pueblo and participating in hands-on activities at the
Heard Museum, discovering science and technology at the Arizona Science
Center, or taking in a performance at one of the children’s theaters, Childsplay
or Valley Youth Theatre.
While you will need to do
a fair bit of planning if you intend to take advantage of the many activities
unique to Phoenix, there is no need to venture very far. Many child-friendly
activities are less than an hour’s drive from anywhere in the Valley.
So if you are looking to
escape the bitter cold of winter or an overcast rainy spring, plan a trip
to Phoenix and once you've pulled your kids away from the numerous activities
offered at your destination resort, explore a few of the many fun things
to see and do in the Valley of the Sun.
The Sky Harbor International
Airport is conveniently located in the heart of Phoenix. Direct flights
to/from most U.S. locations. International flights to London (UK) and several
cities in Canada and Mexico.
Your mode of transportation
will greatly influence your options. While shuttle services will get you
to and from your hotel and public transport will get you around downtown,
families wishing to venture beyond their resort should consider renting
a car. A light rail system is scheduled to begin operation in 2009.
When to travel
The best time to visit is
from November to April.
Health & safety
Car seats are required for
children weighing 40 pounds or less. Booster seats are required for children
under the age of 8 or less than 4 feet 9 inches (144 cm) tall. Children
under 12 should sit in the back seat and buckle up.
Things to keep in mind
Distance! The greater metropolitan
area covers nearly 2000 square miles.
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the full list of Phoenix AZ Hotels (and surrounding areas)
ARIZONA FEATURED HOTELS
for more Phoenix AZ Hotels (and surrounding areas)
Grand Resort, Phoenix
The Arizona Grand Resort
stands one-half mile from the Arizona Mills Mall in Phoenix, Ariz. Downtown
Tempe and the Sun Devil Stadium are located less than six miles away. This
mission-style property occupies a 17,000-acre nature preserve. The wood-beamed
Phantom Horse Grill overlooks the golf course and serves Southwest- inspired
fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aunt Chilada's Mexican-style cantina
prepares homemade tamales and Mexican favorites during lunch and dinner
hours. The Oasis Bar & Grill offer poolside service. Recreational amenities
include the par-71, 18-hole course at Arizona Grand Golf Club, a 7,000-square-foot
practice green with a sand bunker and chipping area, and the Skill Tec
3-D golf trainer....
Biltmore Resort Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore Resort
stands amid 39 acres of manicured gardens in Phoenix, Ariz. The Biltmore
Fashion Park is positioned one mile away. Dining options include Wright's
at the Biltmore which prepares American Lodge Cuisine enhanced with fresh,
local ingredients. The Wright Bar offers beverage specialties, a selection
of fine wines and a light appetizer menu. The Biltmore Grill prepares American
and regional dishes. A complimentary, limited-hour fitness center
contains a full complement of free weights, and cardiovascular and weight-training
equipment. The Biltmore Spa offers select treatments drawn from Chinese
teachings, as well as therapies based on native Sonoran Desert tribal practices.The
Arizona Biltmore Country Club offers two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Eight outdoor pools and spa tubs are on site.
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
hotel is the closest hotel to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
(PHX) with 24-hour airport shuttle transportation and now you can take
advantage of a new METRO Light Rail system, connecting you directly to
Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix Convention Center, Downtown Tempe, Mill Ave with
shopping and dining, and Arizona State University. As the only hotel with
a stop directly on the new Light Rail, the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
gives you seamless access to the city. Complimentary Ruckus wireless Internet,
Cafe Sha restaurant and lounge, and Cafe Sha Express featuring Starbucks
coffee and pastries for that early morning snack. The Crowne Plaza is also
the perfect location for those looking to relax, with a heated outdoor
pool and whirlpool.
Inn Central & Camelback, Phoenix
Welcome to the newly renovated
Days Inn, Central & Camelback in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. With a Metro
station across the road our Hotel and Conference Center is located only
a 10 min Light Rail ride from Downtown Phoenix & the convention center.
It's just a further 10 mins to Phoenix International Airport. Enjoy a complimentary
continental breakfast daily. Our rooms feature high-speed internet access,
coffee maker and HBO. While visiting Phoenix enjoy the many attractions
as well as some great dining options - many within walking distance. With
competitive rates, friendly staff, quality rooms and a fantastic pool area
we certainly are the best value under the sun!
Points by Sheraton Phoenix North
Located in Phoenix’s Northwest
Valley business metropolis, Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North offers
a central location to major sports venues, a diverse selection of restaurants
within walking distance, and is adjacent to Metrocenter shopping mall.
The hotel is 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport and easily
accessible off Highway I-17 at Peoria exit. Parking is complimentary. We
also offer an Olympic-size outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, spacious
sun deck and cozy courtyard patio with fireplace. Enjoy the Copper Creek
Bar & Grill offering American cuisine. The fitness center is available
24-7 for all hotel guests.
Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West
Stay at the newly remodeled
La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West! Enjoy convenient amenities
such as free high speed internet, onsite fitness center, and full service
business center, or just relax in our outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.
Enjoy a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning and fresh baked cookies
in the afternoon. Our La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix I-10 West
is an ideal hotel for those visiting the West Valley hot spots such as
The Westgate City Center, Phoenix International Raceway, Arizona State
Fair Grounds, The Cardinals Stadium, and Cricket Pavilion.
Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Phoenix
Nestled on 400 scenic acres
at the base of the majestic North Mountains, adjacent to the Phoenix Mountain
Nature Preserve in Phoenix, Ariz., the Resort offers an exceptional three-and-a
half acre water facility set against the Sonoran landscape with downtown
Phoenix only 10 miles away. Guests can traverse the hiking trails on the
property, while more adventurous hikers can blaze the paths of the Piestewa
Peak Summit Trails 5 miles away. Golf enthusiasts can tee off on the greens
of the Lookout Mountain Golf Course, the resort's championship 18-hole
course. Families can plunge into Falls Water Village, with acres of pools,
waterfalls and the 138-foot Plunge waterslide. The resort features a romantic
restaurant with an American cuisine influenced by the cultures of Italy,
North Africa and Spain, a casual, family-friendly grill, a Mexican cafe
and a poolside grill.
Bell Hotel & Suites, Phoenix
The Bell Hotel & Suites
is conveniently located in Northwest Phoenix on Interstate 17, just minutes
from the Valley of the Sun's attractions, including Castle and Coasters
Amusement Park, four golf courses, and downtown Phoenix 15 miles away.
Easy interstate access puts guests within scenic drives of the Grand Canyon,
Flagstaff and Sedona. For business guests, the Bell stands in Phoenix's
high-tech corridor. Complimentary perks include continental breakfasts
and wireless Internet access. The Bell Hotel & Suites also features
a heated pool, spa, barbecue grills and a picnic area ideal for family
and group get-togethers. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant, but guests
are close to neighborhood eateries serving everything from country-style
buffets to steak to Italian cuisine.
Clarendon-Midtown Museum District, Phoenix
The Clarendon-Midtown Museum
District in downtown Phoenix, Ariz., is one mile from the Encanto Golf
Course. The hotel is within three miles of the theatre district, Japanese
Friendship Gardens and the Phoenix Convention Center. The Phoenix Convention
Center is three miles away and Biltmore Fashion Park is four miles away.
Phoenix's hip culture is displayed in this colorful contemporary hotel
with bold geometric design and neon lights. The heated outdoor pool and
spa tub area, called The Oasis, is accented by tall vertical lights and
a spiral staircase. The smoke-free hotel also features a rooftop bar and
lounge. The hotel's fitness center, featuring cardiovascular equipment,
elliptical machines and free weights, is open 24 hours. Wireless Internet
access, conference rooms and business services are all available