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Run, walk and crawl your way through a 5k course of colorful foam — all for a good cause — Oct. 26 in Chandler.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is hosting a Labor Day weekend fireworks display and all-you-can-eat barbecue. The menu includes chicken, hot dogs, salad, Western-style beans, corn on the cob, fruit and soft drinks, all served at the Red Rock Ravine picnic area from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. And, of course, the park's water slides and other attractions will be open.
DETAILS >> Tours available daily, but book in advance. Verde River Adventure Center, 45 W. Hollamon St., Camp Verde. Prices start at $28 for a Verde River inner-tube float with shuttle service; expect to pay $70 to $150 per person for combination water and activity tours. (928) 204-6440 or SedonaAdventureTours.com. [More on next slide ...]
It’s named for Sedona, and it’s headquartered in Camp Verde, but this tour company provides a smorgasbord of active expeditions throughout the Verde Valley, from hiking trips amid Sedona’s famous red rocks to train rides in Cottonwood. Its popular “Water to Wine” and “Paddle to Pints” tours include a two- to three-hour float down the Verde River in inflatable kayaks, followed by wine- or beer-tasting and lunch at a nearby winery or restaurant. [More on next slide ...]
Exhibitors on the grounds include the College Times’ Street Team, Nawgan Beverage Co., Vitamin Water and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Community Affairs Team. Even the shuttle rides to and from the river will be festooned with Cajun style, and costumes are encouraged for tubers to enter contests to win free tubing passes and Mardi Gras t-shirts. [More on next slide ...]
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Some mountain towns are touted for their luxury accommodations, fine dining or arts scene. Some are known as the place to go for spas, hiking or biking. Others, golf or world-class fishing.
It seems that not even Beyonce or new, lower-calorie options can convince Americans to drink more soda.
How fast summer begins to wane. Though the season’s tell-tale heat is still surface-of-the-sun intense, we know our days of lounging in the pool with the radio on and skipping the twice-daily school run are numbered.
Swim and slide after dark at Night Splash at Sunsplash water park in Mesa.
Winter turns the Valley of the Sun into a destination, luring visitors from colder climates around the world to the warmth of the desert.
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides and into a trail of metal debris as flames tore through the plane.
Chandler’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Families in need of a reprieve from the summer heat can visit the Kiwanis Park indoor wave pool every day throughout the summer.
For more than 30 years, two words — “East Valley” — did more than anything else to put a vibrant, growing, destination-in-an-of-itself region on the map. Without them, this area may well have remained the land of Nod: A sleepy place whose residents do little other than shift positions every few hours.
My family has been weaning itself from red meat for years. We still love it, but the portions and frequency are less than they used to be. Still, when I started planning a Father's Day menu for my husband and my dad, I thought it might be nice to bow to tradition by turning to the Batman and Robin of manly fare — steak and potatoes.
ORLANDO, Fla. — If there's ever been a summer to visit a theme park — or two, or three — this is it.
Thanks to the Summer Splash Tour, there’s at least one hot day this summer you don’t have to think about how to entertain the kids.
This undated photo supplied by Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas shows a view of the water park before it opened Memorial Day weekend from atop the Desert Racers slides with the Las Vegas Strip in the distance. The water park is one of a number of new attractions opening around the country this year. (AP Photo/Wet‘n’Wild)
Most foot races take place early in the morning or at sunset, when temperatures start to lower — but not this race. The first-ever Beat the Heat race will begin at 2:47 p.m., the time when, on June 26, 1990, temperatures reached 122 degrees, the hottest recorded temperature the Valley has ever endured.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your summer. More than 20 neighborhood pools across the East Valley make affordable places to while away hot days, and many go beyond basic lap pools to mimic the attractions at pricey water parks.
Get the kids ready for summer with a free afternoon of swim lessons and warm weather fun at SWIMkids USA, where they’ll enjoy playing on water slides, eating hot dogs, and noshing on cotton candy and snow cones.
Our dogs are often as fat as we are, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Family cats can look like furry ottomans. At Tufts University, they've set up an obesity clinic at the vet school.
Hot chilies are members of the nightshade family, along with all other sweet peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant.
“We didn’t really want to waste anyone’s time,” Jason Tippet says of his new documentary “Only The Young,” which he co-directed and shot with close friend Elizabeth Mims. Humble and laidback, but always quick to throw in a playful jab at the other, you couldn’t find two better people to capture the throes of 21st century adolescence.
Everybody loves French onion soup, and with good reason. Caramelized onions swimming in a rich beef broth flavored with a splash of red wine or brandy and topped with broiled Gruyere cheese? Every warm, gooey mouthful lights up your taste buds like a pinball machine. It’s exactly what you want on a cold winter’s night.