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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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Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
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Camelback Mountain
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Goldfield Ghost Town
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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
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Tucson

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Cafe Chenar
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Fresh Mint
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Imperial Market & Deli

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Ohr Hatorah Congregation- Located in Phoenix Map
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: February 08, 2014, 07:02:44 PM »
I found brand new shirts. I just needed white shirts.
I did find a brand new pair of Hugo boss pants, just want my size.
You can find new or very slightly used merchandise, it's just hard.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: February 09, 2014, 09:22:04 PM »
I did find great  things at last chance but I did not like the aggressive shoppers.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: February 13, 2014, 08:35:49 PM »
Looking for a nice hotel in Scottsdale area, or close to PHX, with lots of pools, to just chill.

I see the Hyatt Regency is favored by alot of ddfr's, however i noticed they allow pets in the hotel...

Any other hotel suggestions?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: February 23, 2014, 04:10:44 PM »
In lite of my upcoming trip I read through this thread and fished out all attractions.
As it might  a help for some one i"m posting it
Please if you have comments let us know.


www.experience-az.com/

Lake Powell az
http://www.lakepowell.com/
Further north then GC

Fossil creek az
Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ


Petrified forest az

Phoenix parks
Thunderbird park az
Encanto park az


Sedona

www.wildsedona.com  lots of info

Great soldier pass trail Sedona
Devil's Bridge Trail looks easy
Broken Arrow Trail
Oak Creek Canyon
west fork trail in oak creek canyon az
Cathedral Rock
Bell rock

Grand Canyon

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g143028-d103752/Grand-Canyon-National-Park:Arizona:Grand.Canyon.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g143028-i157-k3379213-Please_read_this_before_you_post_Grand_Canyon_FAQs-Grand_Canyon_National_Park_Arizona.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g143028-c69540/Grand-Canyon-National-Park:Arizona:Anyone.Especially.Non.U.S.Visitors.html


Grand canyon vister's canter  IMAX

The Grand Canyon Rim Trail
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Guide-g143028-i122-Grand_Canyon_National_Park_Arizona.html

South Kaibab Trail

Bright Angel Trail

Havasu Canyon
Part of GC long hike

HELICOPTER

http://www.papillon.com/
http://www.grandcanyonhelicopter.com/
http://www.maverickhelicopter.com/default.aspx

Bearizona az



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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: February 23, 2014, 04:18:05 PM »
Maybe add to Wiki? Or at least link to it in the Wiki?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: April 02, 2014, 09:21:23 PM »
Any ideas of where i can stay near the grand canyon ??

like which hotels there ? points?
TIA :)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: April 04, 2014, 01:51:34 AM »
Looking for a nice hotel in Scottsdale area, or close to PHX, with lots of pools, to just chill.

I see the Hyatt Regency is favored by alot of ddfr's, however i noticed they allow pets in the hotel...

Any other hotel suggestions?
The Phoenician. It's a Starwood property, haven't been there in like 5 years but IIRC it has like 9 pools.... Really great place, they had great service as well.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: April 04, 2014, 09:14:53 AM »
Any ideas of where i can stay near the grand canyon ??

like which hotels there ? points?
TIA :)
I stayed in the Flagstaff West Ramada. Paid $47/night/room. It's more like an inn/motel but it was very nice and clean.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: April 04, 2014, 12:08:07 PM »
I stayed in the Flagstaff West Ramada. Paid $47/night/room. It's more like an inn/motel but it was very nice and clean.
phoneician is nowhere near GC
i stayed in marriott springhill suites in flagstaff with points

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: April 06, 2014, 04:54:34 PM »
Any ideas of where i can stay near the grand canyon ??

like which hotels there ? points?
TIA :)

I stayed in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff via name your price for $46 and got upgraded

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: May 07, 2014, 10:47:45 AM »
Going to Scottsdale for a long Memorial Day weekend. Planning a trip to Sedona and The Grand Canyon for either Sunday or Sunday/Monday.

I need to decide on doing a single very long day trip on Sunday and getting everything in or doing Sedona on Sunday staying over in Flagstaff and doing Grand Canyon on Monday. We will be traveling with a 3 and 6 year old which limits what we can do at either place.

I wanted to get feedback from those who have done the trip and what you would suggest.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 07, 2014, 10:48:26 AM »
Going to Scottsdale for a long Memorial Day weekend. Planning a trip to Sedona and The Grand Canyon for either Sunday or Sunday/Monday.

I need to decide on doing a single very long day trip on Sunday and getting everything in or doing Sedona on Sunday staying over in Flagstaff and doing Grand Canyon on Monday. We will be traveling with a 3 and 6 year old which limits what we can do at either place.

I wanted to get feedback from those who have done the trip and what you would suggest.
2 Days, esp in the heat.
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 07, 2014, 11:00:02 AM »
Going to Scottsdale for a long Memorial Day weekend. Planning a trip to Sedona and The Grand Canyon for either Sunday or Sunday/Monday.

I need to decide on doing a single very long day trip on Sunday and getting everything in or doing Sedona on Sunday staying over in Flagstaff and doing Grand Canyon on Monday. We will be traveling with a 3 and 6 year old which limits what we can do at either place.

I wanted to get feedback from those who have done the trip and what you would suggest.
You could do it one day if you had to, but I would recommend two days.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 07, 2014, 11:47:32 AM »
Going to Scottsdale for a long Memorial Day weekend. Planning a trip to Sedona and The Grand Canyon for either Sunday or Sunday/Monday.

I need to decide on doing a single very long day trip on Sunday and getting everything in or doing Sedona on Sunday staying over in Flagstaff and doing Grand Canyon on Monday. We will be traveling with a 3 and 6 year old which limits what we can do at either place.

I wanted to get feedback from those who have done the trip and what you would suggest.
i personally wasnt in sedona for long but i really liked out of africa safari in camp verde. i stopped there for a few hours, passed through sedona briefly, and stayed in flagstaff. then did the grand canyon the next day and drove back to phoenix

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: May 07, 2014, 12:47:58 PM »
2 Days, esp in the heat.

You could do it one day if you had to, but I would recommend two days.

i personally wasnt in sedona for long but i really liked out of africa safari in camp verde. i stopped there for a few hours, passed through sedona briefly, and stayed in flagstaff. then did the grand canyon the next day and drove back to phoenix

Thanks guys. I was leaning towards two days also but wanted some feedback from those with experience.

Just need to figure out what to do for the second day at the Grand Canyon since a lot of the more extreme things are out...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: May 07, 2014, 12:54:51 PM »
Thanks guys. I was leaning towards two days also but wanted some feedback from those with experience.

Just need to figure out what to do for the second day at the Grand Canyon since a lot of the more extreme things are out...
not sure you actually need 2 days at the canyon.
but with the driving to and from scottsdale you need 2 days

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: May 07, 2014, 12:55:18 PM »
not sure you actually need 2 days at the canyon.
but with the driving to and from scottsdale you need 2 days
i had a 3 month old in the car, not a 3 and 6 year old
but my son got me out of a speeding ticket so that was good

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: May 07, 2014, 12:58:24 PM »
I recommend two days but could be done in one.  Out of africa was very good. My kids (1.5, 5, and 7) loved it. Make sure you chop a good schmooze with Al, the trolley driver. About 1/2 before the GC there is a small but enjoyable airplane museum which is a good stop to stretch your legs (30 minutes or so).
One thing that you should note is that you can not walk into just any store and get kosher products. We stayed overnight in Flagstaff and took along  vacuum packed deli. Planned on getting bread from the local Walmart. But none of the bread had a hechsher (even the great value brand which does have a hechsher on the east coast). Finally I found one brand that was good, I think it was Bambino or something. But you really have to look for it.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: May 08, 2014, 05:08:51 PM »
Out of africa was very good. My kids (1.5, 5, and 7) loved it. Make sure you chop a good schmooze with Al, the trolley driver.

This is nice only for kids

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: May 09, 2014, 01:51:00 AM »
I was there in January, I drove out from LA.
I got the GC for sunrise then spent most of day there planning on going to Sedona for sunset.
As it turned out, I made a mistake on the timing and thought I had an hour more than I actually did, so once I realized I wouldn't make it to Sedona i just stayed at the GC.

1. Someone CMIIW, but I'm thinking now that a full day at the GC this time of year might possibly be a bit much.
When I went I spent a nice chunk of the day taking the trail to ooh-ah point, something (hiking in the GC anytime other than early morning/evening) which is probably not a good idea this time of year. (unless it hasn't gotten really hot yet?)

I highly recommend driving the 89a from Flagstaff to Sedona close to sunset, I did that on another trip and it's absolutely stunning.