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2014 - Mgarfin's 2014 trip to Arizona-Delta glitch
2014 - VacationLover's Sedona and the Grand Canyon TR
2015 - PBaruch's Dreams of Flight - Hummingbirds and Arizona
2016 - Pbaruch's Motorhome Adventures in Utah and Arizona
2016 - drewsky9's Arizona Trip Report
2016 - MahRabuMasecha's Vegas Zion Page Grand Canyon Sedona TR
2016 - ShlockDoc's Midwest Roadtrip - Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming
2017 - Davidmal's Phoenix & Scottsdale for 5 Hours
2018 - Ikelunious99's Arizona Trip Report

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Phoenix

Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Arizona Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB Baseball)
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Camelback Mountain
Desert Botanical Garden
Encanto Park
Goldfield Ghost Town
Japanese Friendship Garden
Lost Dutchman State Park
Nordstrom Last Chance - one of the few in the world.
Octance Raceway- Extremely fast Go-Karting
Scottsdale Old Town

Grand Canyon

Sedona, AZ
Bearizona Wildlife Park - Williams, AZ
South Kaibab Trail - One of the top rated trails for the GC
Bright Angel Trail - Also one of the top rated trails for GC
Skywalk
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

Tucson

Saguaro National Park

Restaurants


Phoenix

Cafe Chenar
LaBella Pizzeria and Restaurant
Manhattan Pizza & Subs
Samarkand Restaurant Glatt Kosher

Scottsdale

Fresh Mint
Kitchen 18
Milk+ Honey Espresso Bar & Eatery

Groceries


Imperial Market & Deli

Shuls


Ohr Hatorah Congregation- Located in Phoenix Map
Chabad Jewish Center of North Phoenix Map
Ahavas Torah:The Scottsdale Torah Center Map

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1120 on: November 25, 2021, 07:54:54 PM »
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1121 on: November 25, 2021, 07:57:10 PM »
SureStay Plus Hotel By Best Western Scottsdale North next door to Ahavas Torah : The Scottsdale Torah Center
https://www.ahavastorah.org/hotels.html
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Be sure to request the "Synagogue Rate"
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1122 on: November 27, 2021, 10:20:50 PM »
Suggestions for what to do on a 5 day trip in December?
 Going with kids ages 2,4, and 6
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1123 on: December 29, 2021, 01:06:49 PM »
recommendation for one milchig and one fleishig restaurant in the area?

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« Reply #1124 on: December 29, 2021, 02:03:24 PM »
recommendation for one milchig and one fleishig restaurant in the area?
This list may be helpful.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1125 on: December 29, 2021, 02:07:37 PM »
recommendation for one milchig and one fleishig restaurant in the area?
We liked Kitchen 18 and LaBella...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1126 on: December 29, 2021, 03:28:23 PM »
no Arizona hechers on CRC list? :o

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1127 on: January 11, 2022, 12:49:42 PM »
PCR Covid test in Casa Grande area?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1130 on: January 21, 2022, 12:47:43 PM »
https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/PUBLICHEALTH/CORONAVIRUS/Pages/Test-Site-Information.aspx

https://casagrandeaz.gov/covid19/
I used the 2nd link It’s the Casa Granada municipal office they a drive true making you fill a form no charge they say results within 24-48 hours all urgent cares you need an appointment and they say 2 3 days

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1131 on: February 06, 2022, 07:56:07 PM »
Kitchen 18 which was so good



I forgot to take a photo of this Burger
I got this one from Google of their SW Burger.

If you get it listen to me carefully.
SOUTHWEST BURGER
Ranch & Spicy Sauce.
I think it was their Spicy chili sauce It was so spicy that I couldn't handle more than a spoon on my burger.
It was so good and apropos South West I told them they need to only serve it that way.
Hopefully they listened.
update they didn’t.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1132 on: April 01, 2022, 06:40:38 PM »
https://www.ahavastorah.org/hotels.html

Any hotels (like residence inn) with a suite/kitchenette within walking distance of shuls?
A summer shabbos with kids in a hotel room can feel pretty long (though the eruv is a plus)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1133 on: May 16, 2022, 06:36:16 PM »
Has anyone been to a Airbnb with a pool that can fit minimum 14 people and had a positive experience?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1134 on: May 26, 2022, 10:41:31 PM »
Anyone familiar with the Vacation Home agency called Good Night Stays? Seems to be very popular in Scottsdale

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1135 on: May 27, 2022, 09:42:22 AM »
Anyone familiar with the Vacation Home agency called Good Night Stays? Seems to be very popular in Scottsdale

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1136 on: May 30, 2022, 10:23:36 AM »
we rented a Airbnb in Scottsdale in august for 2 weeks, first time in Arizona, we would like to get to see grand canyon and other interesting sites, we are not big hikers, and i am having a hard time figuring out how to structure the trip, if there is anyone with experience, if it pays to make the GC as a overnight, or if i can do it in 1 day driving, where i should go in GC upon arriving and what other places driving distances i shouldn't miss, i would greatly appreciate input.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1137 on: May 30, 2022, 01:47:59 PM »
we rented a Airbnb in Scottsdale in august for 2 weeks, first time in Arizona, we would like to get to see grand canyon and other interesting sites, we are not big hikers, and i am having a hard time figuring out how to structure the trip, if there is anyone with experience, if it pays to make the GC as a overnight, or if i can do it in 1 day driving, where i should go in GC upon arriving and what other places driving distances i shouldn't miss, i would greatly appreciate input.
if you don't mind a bunch of hours in the car it can be done in one day, if you're going to look, and not hike. We did a similar trip, spent a late afternoon and a morning, and slept over. (Holiday Inn)
bear in mind -  temps will be in the 110-120 degree range. no humidity, and not as bad as it sounds, but hot.

ETA - 5 years ago but may be helpful https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=80670.msg1759071#msg1759071


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1138 on: May 30, 2022, 03:10:50 PM »
we rented a Airbnb in Scottsdale in august for 2 weeks, first time in Arizona, we would like to get to see grand canyon and other interesting sites, we are not big hikers, and i am having a hard time figuring out how to structure the trip, if there is anyone with experience, if it pays to make the GC as a overnight, or if i can do it in 1 day driving, where i should go in GC upon arriving and what other places driving distances i shouldn't miss, i would greatly appreciate input.
Even if you're not a big hiker, it is worth staying for sunset, which can be (but isn't guaranteed to be) absolutely stunning.  So unless you want to drive back at night, definitely spend the night.

If you consider the Grand Canyon to be a day trip, other day trips can include: Saguaro NP, Petrified Forest NP and Meteor Crater, other NPS sites, Sedona sites and Pink Jeep, etc.  Also check the trip reports in the wiki.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #1139 on: May 30, 2022, 07:04:29 PM »
We were there a couple weeks ago. We stayed over in Sedona and the next morning drove to the GC. We were with a baby and did a bit of hiking/walking. We drove back to Scottsdale that night, which was a drive, but very doable…  You will likely want a few hours at the GC as every viewpoint has different views.

FYI- here’s how we spent our day there: started at Mathers Point. Then drove to Angels Point where we parked and took the shuttle bus to Mohave Point. From there we hiked back to Powell Point.
After the hike we took the shuttle back to our car and drove back in to Phoenix. Was absolutely beautiful!