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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: April 04, 2017, 04:13:49 PM »
Was thinking of an AZ with my wife this summer. Is that crazy (ie. way to hot) and what is the nicest points resort in the phoenix area?
check the prices before you use points as summer is off season

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: April 04, 2017, 04:20:21 PM »
Phoenix is very very hot in the summer as you can gather from my trip report:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64756.0

However, Flagstaff and the area by the Grand Canyon is nice and cool.  It depends what part of Arizona you want to go to. 
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: April 04, 2017, 04:46:06 PM »
I as well was planning on making Arizona the second half of trip with family in summer. I am hoping to leave LA Sunday morning and fly out of PHX Thursday night.

Travelling with wife and my whole crew (kids 3-17). Intimidated by the heat in Phoenix with little ones for more then 1 day.

Plan A:
   Drive Sunday morning towards Bryce, (maybe stopping along the way in Zion), and sleeping somewhere close to Bryce
   Do early Monday morning hike in Bryce, and then drive to South Rim and try to catch some of the vistas and sunset. Sleep in Grand Canyon Area
   Tuesday morning maybe take hike with older ones a few miles down GC.  Drive towards Sedona, and spend night in Sedona
   Wednesday morning do Pink Jeep tours and maybe do some hike in Sedona. Either spend the night again in Sedona or sleep in Phoenix
   Thursday do day activity (Maybe Out of Africa) in Phoenix.
Plan B:
   Save Bryce Canyon for another trip (which who knows if it will happen) and spread the others out which would save me 5 hours of driving and make trip more relaxed overall. I'm not exactly sure what I would do a second day in GC, Sedona, (or PHX with that heat). Although my wife would probably prefer Plan A even if we did less. The week before I would hope to spend 3 days in Yosemite so that would be more "relaxed" week versus this week.

Feedback would be appreciated.


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: April 04, 2017, 08:57:27 PM »
I as well was planning on making Arizona the second half of trip with family in summer. I am hoping to leave LA Sunday morning and fly out of PHX Thursday night.

   Drive Sunday morning towards Bryce, (maybe stopping along the way in Zion), and sleeping somewhere close to Bryce   

Plan B:
   Save Bryce Canyon for another trip (which who knows if it will happen) and spread the others out which would save me 5 hours of driving and make trip more relaxed overall. I'm not exactly sure what I would do a second day in GC, Sedona, (or PHX with that heat). Although my wife would probably prefer Plan A even if we did less. The week before I would hope to spend 3 days in Yosemite so that would be more "relaxed" week versus this week.

Feedback would be appreciated.
LA to Bryce is like 9 hours, plus pit stops.  I'd do Plan B.  Other things to do:  Wupatki/Walnut Canyon/Sunset Crater/Meteor Crater/Petrified Forest.  Maybe Hoover Dam on the way over?

Re: CA part of your trip, have you considered a day in Sequoia NP?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: April 21, 2017, 01:53:45 PM »
Any of the kosher places in PHX on Seamless etc?

To answer my own question, almost all of the kosher establishments in PHX are on Postmates and a couple have special deals when ordering via the app

La Bella Pizza was fantastic! 

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: April 22, 2017, 09:56:21 PM »
To answer my own question, almost all of the kosher establishments in PHX are on Postmates and a couple have special deals when ordering via the app

La Bella Pizza was fantastic!
I ordered directly from la bella to my hotel.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: April 23, 2017, 11:27:19 AM »
I ordered directly from la bella to my hotel.

We called and they didnt want to deliver to Scottsdale. I guess they were very busy before Pesach

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: April 24, 2017, 06:33:56 AM »
whats the current consensus on the best resort in phoenix?
looking currently at the waldorf biltmore vs Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. or perhaps any other ones that are top notch

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: April 24, 2017, 09:50:37 AM »
We called and they didnt want to deliver to Scottsdale. I guess they were very busy before Pesach
Yeah probably the case. I was at the sheraton villas and they delivered there without issue

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: April 24, 2017, 11:21:38 AM »
whats the current consensus on the best resort in phoenix?
looking currently at the waldorf biltmore vs Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. or perhaps any other ones that are top notch

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: April 30, 2017, 05:33:11 PM »
Anybody been here: Hyatt Pinon Pointe, A Hyatt Residence Club ? Is it worth staying here in Sedona?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: April 30, 2017, 06:04:28 PM »
whats the current consensus on the best resort in phoenix?
looking currently at the waldorf biltmore vs Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. or perhaps any other ones that are top notch

No Way Tapatio Cliffs. Biltmore if you're only looking for high end.  I actually just got back from Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.  The decor was cheesy there but lazy river and water area are nice and only $12 uber from the airport and $5 Ubers to La Bella Pizza and 613 Grill...it was way cheaper and less annoying than renting a car and staying in Scottsdale.  Are you looking for a couple or a family? If it was a couple Biltmore is great but I wouldn't take my kids to a place that didn't have a lazy river, slides etc. when so many resorts there do have that stuff.  Squaw Peak also has included mini-golf tennis and basketball courts and the lowest room is a two room suite. It would be my first HHonors choice with kids.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: April 30, 2017, 06:41:50 PM »
Tell me if I'm crazy for considering :
Leave lax Thursday night direct to Phx for shabbos.
Sunday morning Sedona and then grand canyon South rim Sunday evening /Monday.
Leave 5 or so Monday to drive back to lax.
Memorial day weekend, bunch of kids from 8 months - 11.


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: April 30, 2017, 07:26:06 PM »
Tell me if I'm crazy for considering :
Leave lax Thursday night direct to Phx for shabbos.
Sunday morning Sedona and then grand canyon South rim Sunday evening /Monday.
Leave 5 or so Monday to drive back to lax.
Memorial day weekend, bunch of kids from 8 months - 11.



why not fly?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: April 30, 2017, 07:40:46 PM »
why not fly?
To Phx? Schlepping kids and luggage and food and will take just as long