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Re: Arizona
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2010, 11:38:10 PM »
Havasu Canyon is a must if you're a bit adventerous. Just type that into google and your mouth will drop when you see the images of the different waterfalls.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 01:27:05 PM »
Any decent places to spend Shabbos near PHX?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2011, 01:39:00 AM »
FYI Hertz is renting cars for OW into Arizona for $5/day up to 14 days. Beginning Aug 18
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2011, 04:41:11 PM »
Any decent places to spend Shabbos near PHX?

There's a Groupon - $299 for friday and motzei shabbos.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-c-sedona-rouge?c=all&p=0
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 12:49:14 AM »
Looking for info on food in Scottsdale recommended restaurants?  Any attractions/activities for the ultra observant ;-)!  Also, hotels was going to do pheonician.
Many thanks!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 10:42:10 PM »
I'm thinking of going to the Grand Canyon soon, and was wondering how much there is to do there? how many days do i need to spend? any recommendations on what to do? TIA

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 11:13:24 PM »
Assuming you are a hiker, I would spend two days. First day walk around on the rim, visit the visitors center, see the iMax, etc. second day wake up early and do a long hike I think its called angels landing, I don't remember exactly
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2012, 12:52:08 AM »
We're going to Tucson this week (with our southwest miles)! Have you been there? Where should we go? Are there any kosher restaurants? Any attractions that should not be missed? Please help us out!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2012, 02:23:25 PM »
I'm headed out to PHX on Sunday. Here's some useful info I found that I thought I'd share with the olam:

http://www.ahavastorah.org/Ahavas_Torah/Visitors_Info.html

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2012, 06:34:57 PM »
How does north rim GC compare to south rim?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
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FYI Hertz is renting cars for OW into Arizona for $5/day up to 14 days. Beginning Aug 18
Is by any chance this deal still going on? Link?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Has anyone here been to Phoenix/Scottsdale area recently and can give some feedback on the stuff there?

Is the kosher pizza shop decent?

Do the kosher grocery stores there have a decent selection of stuff?

Can you get Shabbos food there?

Anything worth seeing in the immediate area (not Sedona, etc..) ?

Any other advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012, 12:51:57 PM »
How does north rim GC compare to south rim?
north rim is quiter and more green. It is also higher up so in a way more dramatic. I cannot imagine not seeing both IMHO.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2012, 12:01:02 AM »
Has anyone here been to Phoenix/Scottsdale area recently and can give some feedback on the stuff there?

Is the kosher pizza shop decent?

Do the kosher grocery stores there have a decent selection of stuff?

Can you get Shabbos food there?

Anything worth seeing in the immediate area (not Sedona, etc..) ?

Any other advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

Kosher Pizza is excellent (it's actually owned by an Italian non-Jew. His pizza has a slightly more artisan taste to it (i.e. heavy on the olive oil).
From what we saw (and we did not spend shabbos there), there is enough kosher food to more than satisfy anyone's needs.
We also ate at the deli that's right next door to the pizza shop and the food was good, but not on NYC standards.

In terms of attractions, my wife loved the nordstrom there. Here's the deal...this is the nordstrom that gets all of the stuff that are deemed inappropriate for all of the other nordstrom and nordstrom racks (this one is called Last Chance). They have many amazing deals, but you have to find them. In fact, there are often fights and minor arguments that erupt over clothing. I witnessed one such imbroglio and it was quite entertaining ;-)
At the end of the day, my wife bought two pairs of tory birch flats that retail between $2-300 for $70 a piece! I bought a shirt that sells in nordstrom for $80 for $10! That's a cool place.
Additionally, Phoenix is only 2 hours from Tucson. It's a quick 2 hours because you're just driving straight desert cruising at the speed limit of 75 mph (so in reality traffic moves at about 85). In Tucson there is a gr8 desert museum which is also a zoo and botanical garden (for cactus). There are many national parks in Arizona and I am not aware of the specifics, but I believe that there are some nice local attractions as well near phoenix. Good luck! Enjoy!
Chez