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Forever Resorts offers special vacation and entertainment choices located in Arizona’s most beautiful settings. You can rent houseboats on Lake Powell, watch the sunset over the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, or swim and fish in Lake Mead. Staying at the Grand Canyon Lodge, the only lodging inside the park at the North Rim, you’ll have a spectacular view of the canyon’s colors and formations. Why not spend the day hiking along the rim or riding a mule on a steep trail into the canyon? How about rafting the Colorado River between the towering walls of the Black Canyon, pausing to view the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, while launching by Hoover
Dam. Your guided adventure ends at the Willow Beach Marina, which has an RV Park, campgrounds, marina store and watercraft rentals. The Mormon Lake Lodge, a 300-acre retreat in a remote setting, is a comfortable base for exploring northern Arizona. It’s an easy day’s drive to Sedona, Sunset Crater, Grand Canyon, and other sites. Forever Resorts has two marinas in Arizona. You can rent houseboats and day boats at Antelope Point Marina, a floating village with a restaurant, bar and lounge, on Lake Powell near Page. The Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead offers lakeside lodging, a convenient RV Park and watercraft for your enjoyment.
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Exploring American Indian cultures weaves seamlessly into a visit to Phoenix. Whether hiking on South Mountain to see petroglyphs carved on rocks by Hohokam Indians centuries ago, or enjoying a Turquoise Blue Sage Body Ritual or a Rain Massage at a luxury spa, you’re embracing the heritage of native tribes that once inhabited Arizona.
Phoenix has an exciting mix of independent restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Join locals sipping coffee in Lux Central’s hipster setting. Sample craft beers at Angels Trumpet Ale House. Dine on contemporary American farm cuisine at the Farm at South Mountain’s Quiessence restaurant. The new UNION section at the Biltmore Fashion Park has 18 independent boutiques selling goods from local sweets to vintage jewelry to designer furniture.
Take time to view the sculptures set among the exotic plants at the Desert Botanical Garden, or visit the Musical Instrument Museum to experience the musical creativity of people worldwide. A trip to the Heard Museum reveals stories of American Indians through paintings, pottery and other art.
Choose from an array of resorts. At Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, located in the Gila River Indian Community, you’ll enjoy desert and mountain views while playing golf or riding horses. Or, maybe you would you rather overnight in a luxury casita set amidst the Royal Palms’ Mediterranean-inspired gardens.
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Outdoor lovers visit Tucson to escape cold winters and experience breathtaking surroundings. It’s the destination for cyclists, who can pedal along 630 miles of designated bike paths and 100 miles of residential routes. The 55-mile, car-free Urban Loop is a popular multi-use nature path. Mountain bikers challenge themselves on easy to highly technical trails that extend for more than 300 miles.
Hikers and climbers extol Tucson as an outdoor paradise surrounded by five mountain ranges and bookmarked by Saguaro National Park. Climbing magazine ranks Tucson as the #1 town for climbers.
Tucson scored a goal with soccer fans by bringing in a professional “futbol” tournament. The 2013 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup takes place in February. Teams include the New England Revolution, which reached last year’s final.
This is the 88th year La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) will rope in rodeo fans. The Tucson Rodeo’s mostly horse-drawn parade is considered to be the country’s largest non-motorized parade.
After active days, visitors can indulge in the region’s culinary offerings. Home to a 23-mile area of the best Mexican food north of the border, Tucson dishes out originality for a near-marathon feast. Find your favorite activities at visittucson.org.
Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale
With rates from $229 nightly, Talking Stick Resort is a great place to play in style. Experience exciting casino gaming, luxurious rooms, rejuvenating spa treatments, championship golf, outstanding dining and world-class entertainment—all at Arizona’s hot Four Diamond destination.
Seek pampering at The Spa at Talking Stick, where treatment rooms have views of the mountains. True to the traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the spa features products made with culturally-significant ingredients.
Talking Stick Resort offers exceptional dining. Enjoy an international buffet at Wandering Horse, a seafood bar at Ocean Trail, or dine in the Orange Sky restaurant with its 360-degree views of the valley. The resort also offers many entertainment choices, including live shows in the Showroom.
When it’s time to play, guests head to the gaming floor, which has more than 700 slot machines, 50 table games, and a VIP Lounge. Talking Stick Resort is home to The Arena Poker Room, Arizona’s largest with Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, and 7-Card Stud.
Talking Stick Resort is located just minutes from Scottsdale’s best shopping, dining, nightlife, arts and entertainment. For details on entertainment, promotions and special offers, visit talkingstickresort.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter. Rates are based on availability through March 31, 2013.