Things To Do in Arizona

4 or 10 Open-Gym Sessions at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics (Up to 51% Off)

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

$40 $20

1.5 hours of time to play and practice on gymnastics equipment for ages 6+

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on August 2–September 20 (Up to33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre Presents: "A Ghostly Crime", "Deadly Housewives", or "Get A Clue.. Or Die!"

Multiple Locations

$97.47 $65

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Wild Western Festival for One, Two, or Four at Sahuaro Ranch Park on October 24–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Western Festival

Sahuaro Ranch Park

$10 $7

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Live music, pie-eating contests, Steampunk costume contests, stunt shows, and pony rides whisk families back to the 1880s

$7 for Octoberfest Entry at Salt River Fields on Saturday, October 11 ($10 Value)

Salt River Fields

Salt River

$10 $7

Outdoor Octoberfest event celebrates the autumn season with more than 50 seasonal brews, live music, food, and a corn hole tournament

Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Greenfield Lakes Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Greenfield Lakes Golf Course

Greenfield Lakes

$36.63 $17

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Golfers warm up at range before traversing 18-hole, executive layout with multiple water hazards and memorable par 5 finishing hole

Entry for One, Two, or Four at UV Splash Color Dash 5K on Saturday, September 13, in Tempe (Up to 45% Off)

UV Color Splash

Kiwanis Park

$45 $29

Runners are splashed with UV-colored water throughout a 5K course lit with black lights, making their clothing glow

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$19 for a R.I.P. Chambers of Fear Haunted House Fast Pass for All Three Haunted Houses ($33 Value)

Chambers of Fear Haunted House

Surprise

$33 $19

Three haunted houses at one 25,000 sq. ft. location featured on Travel Channel's Making Monsters scare with dark rooms and bloodied ghouls

Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Avondale

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (94% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Hay Rides, a Hay Maze, and a Petting Zoo for Two or Four from Hitchin' Post Stables (Up to 48% Off)

Hitchin' Post Stables

Hitchin' Post Stables

$24 $13

Families celebrate autumn with pumpkin-themed activities, including leisurely hay rides, every weekend throughout October

Open-Water Scuba-Certification Course for One or Two at Inland Water Divers (Up to 51% Off)

Inland Water Divers

Goodyear

$399 $199

NAUI and PADI certification courses come with a wetsuit and scuba-cylinder rental, books, and certification dives

15- or 30-Minute Flyboard Rental for Two from AZ Flyboard (Half Off)

AZ Flyboard

Lake Havasu City

$130 $65

The flyboard can shoot riders as high as six meters in the air, depending on the watercraft it's hooked up to, and can also go underwater

$39 for a 10-Visit Punch Card at Joe Foss Public Shooting Range ($70 Value)

Joe Foss Public Shooting Range

Buckeye

$70 $39

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Two ranges accommodate handguns, rifles, and shotguns using slugs, with target distances of up to 200 yards

Golf Package for One, Two, or Four at Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort (Up to 60% Off)

Golf Course at Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort

Casa Grande

$62 $29

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Unlimited rounds and range balls at a 7,545-yard, par 72 course designed by Ralph Plummer to showcase lush fairways

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Wilhelm Family Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Wilhelm Family Vineyards

Elgin

$52 $25

Guests sample five wines and choose one to sip on in a take-home commemorativ wine glass; experiences include a chocolate & cheese plate

Tandem Discovery Hang-Gliding Flight or Sunset Flight for One or Two at Sonora Wings Hang Gliding (Up to 50% Off)

Sonora Wings

Maricopa

$169 $119

Planes tow students and certified instructors to 2,500 ft., then release them to glide above the Sonoran Desert for approximately 20 minutes

Four or Eight 1-Hour Dance Classes or Four 2-Hour Classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Centre Stage Dance Studio

Canada Hills

$54 $25

Instructors lead kids aged 3–13 in one-hour classes such as tumbling, ballet, hip-hop, tap, or ballet

$275 for $500 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Ames Recording Studios

Ames Recording Studios

Prescott

$500 $275

Ames Recording Studios will record, mix, and master your demo or commercial for you or your business

Private Golf Lessons from Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional

Union Hills Golf and Country Club - Sun City/Glendale

$60 $30

Lessons with teaching professional and Tiger Woods look-alike include tips for improving your swing, short game, and strategy

Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Superstition Mountain Museum

North Pinal

$13.50 $8

Explore the history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, and the Lost Dutchman Mine; recreations of 19th century buildings

Paintball Package with Gear Rental & 250 Paintballs Each for Two or Four at Disruptive Paintball (Up to 51% Off)

Disruptive Paintball

Marana

$90 $49

Six paintball fields fill 18 acres of desert landscape with abandoned helicopters, sniper towers, forts, and tunnels

Visit for a Child or Adult to Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium (Up to 28% Off)

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Phoenix

$15.25 $12

Zoo houses more than 600 species, including lions and penguins, and invites guests to feed some of them, such as the giraffes and stingrays

$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Red Dragon Shou Shu

Red Dragon Shou Shu

Kingman

$100 $35

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5K Entry for One or Family of Four from Queen Creek Running Dead on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation

Queen Creek Pecans

$20 $12

Participants run for their lives during a zombie-themed 5K that benefits local scholarships and teacher grants

Adult Admission for Two or Four to Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg

$18 $9

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Explore artifacts of the Old West and Arizona culture including a collection of paintings and sculptures made by Western women

Admission for Two or Four to Fountain Hills Oktoberfest on September 26 or 27 (50% Off)

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest

Fountain Hills

$10 $5

Celebrate this autumn festival held near one of the world's largest fountains with everything Bavarian, from beer and food to live music

$15 for $30 Worth of Casual Gourmet Cuisine and Wines at Cellar 13

Cellar 13 Fine Wine Bar

Carefree Arizona

$30 $15

13 white and 13 red wines by the glass or bottle; the menu includes tomato-basil flatbread, hearts of romaine salad, and grilled cheese

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at GV Crossfit (Up to 85% Off)

GV Crossfit

Green Valley

$150 $29

Intense exercise routines employ functional movements and varied equipment such as tractor tires to build strength, speed, and agility

Golf Outing for Two or Four or Lesson with Swing Analysis at Rio Rico Golf Resort (Up to 73% Off)

Rio Rico Golf Resort

Rio Rico

$108 $29

Golfers can enjoy a round of golf on this 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., or improve techniques during lessons

Couples Wine-Tasting Package or Double-Date Retreat Package for Four at Passion Cellars (Up to 53% Off)

Passion Cellars

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Sample Arizona-grown wines, including the fruit syrah, oak-barrel-fermented merlot, and cranberry-agave wine

Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

$145 $39

Seasoned instructors imbue students with confidence and self-defense skills during martial arts or krav maga classes

$10 for an All-Day Keepers of the Wild Outing (Up to $18 Value)

Keepers of the Wild

Valentine

$18 $10

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Rescued tigers, lions, monkeys, and wolves roam through sprawling, scenic habitats

Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Creek Vineyard and Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Oak Creek Vineyards

Camp Verde-Sedona

$34 $17

Varietals such as merlot, syrah, and chardonnay served in an adobe tasting room veiled by white curtains

Family-Friendly Ranch Fun for Two or Four at Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch (Up to 59% Off)

Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch

Camp Verde

$60 $25

The nearly endless outdoor activites and curiosities include carts drawn by mini horses, paddle boats, a three-story tree house, and sports

Planes of Fame Air Museum for Two or Four (50% Off)

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Valle

$13.90 $7

When the museum opened in 1957, it housed 10 planes; today it hosts more than 40

$30 for a Two-Hour Trail Ride for One at Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables ($60 Value)

Don Donnelly's D-Spur Ranch & Riding Stables

North Pinal

$60 $30

Guides lead riders into canyons and up mountains in search of wildlife such as coyotes, mule deer, and grazing longhorns

Two-Hour Jeep Tour of Sedona for Two, Four, or Six from Red Rock Western Jeep Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Sedona

$130 $79

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Guided tours take guests inside Jeeps that patrol red rocks, seven beautiful canyons, and the Van Deren cabin in Sedona's back country

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Phoenix

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$26 for Four to Visit Children's Museum Tucson

Children's Museum Tucson

Downtown Tucson

$32 $26

Kids and families explore various exhibits, including a re-imagined art studio and Wee World, Investigation Station, Pet Vet, and more

Youth American Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker" on December 19–21 (Up to 52% Off)

Youth American Ballet Company Presents "Nutcracker"

Desert Ridge High School Performing Arts Auditorium

$25 $12

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Tchaikovsky's classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Color Dash 5K on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 45% Off)

Color Dash

Rawhide

$45 $29

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of electric colors

Nine-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four or a Lesson Package for One at Adobe Dam Family Golf Center (Up to 51% Off)

Adobe Dam Family Golf Center

Deer Valley

$40 $20

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9-hole executive course removes many obstacles prevalent at larger courses & lessons & driving range practice further development of skills

Mixology Course for One or Two at RSVP Social Club (Up to 54% Off)

RSVP Social Club

Scottsdale

$60 $30

Mixologist teaches students how to create handcrafted cocktails in a 90-minute course

10 Women's Boot Camp Sessions from Phat Mama Club, LLC (65% Off)

Phat Mama Club, Llc

Villages At North Shore

$60 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Six Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

$100 $34

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

$49 for One Month of Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools ($94 Value)

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

$94 $49

Four swim lessons for kids aged 6 months and older; lessons geared toward infants and beginners, as well as skilled swimmers working on form

Three-Hour Painting Class for Two or Four or Private Painting Party at The Social Canvas (Up to 51% Off)

The Social Canvas

Multiple Locations

$70 $37

Artist guides students as they create their own paintings while sipping wine during three-hour classes or parties held at local restaurants

Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Phoenix Int’l Raceway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Historic Downtown Bike Tour, Haunted Bike Tour, or Craft Beer Bike Tour from AZ Pedal Tours (Up to 45% Off)

AZ Pedal Tours

Flagstaff

$50 $29

Cyclists take to Flagstaff's streets astride comfortable bikes, exploring its historically rich downtown, haunted sites, or local breweries

10 or 20 Kickboxing or Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy

Goodyear

$100 $25

Kickboxing conditions bodies with bag work & cardio drills; jujitsu classes turn victims into victors with leverage-powered throws and locks

30-Minute Flyboard Flight for One or Two at Aquaflyboarding USA (Up to 55% Off)

Aquaflyboarding USA

Bluewater Resort and Casino

$165 $75

Downward-facing water jets lift flyboards above the water on 20-minute flights, which include rental gear and real-time instruction

One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes or Six Boot-Camp Classes at Wood Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Wood Fitness

Verrado

$200 $40

Boot-camp sessions blend cardio and strength training with exercises incorporating kettlebells, tires, and free weights

$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump for One from Phoenix Area Skydiving ($299 Value)

Phoenix Area Skydiving

Phoenix Area Skydiving

$299 $149

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Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

60-Minute Horseback Ride for Two or Four at Triangle T Guest Ranch (Up to 53% Off)

Triangle T Guest Ranch

Benson

$90 $45

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160 acres of southwestern scenery surround horseback riders on excursions through diverse variety of terrain at ranch with rich history

18-Hole Round of Golf, Cart, and Lunch Credit for One, Two, or Four at Foothills Golf Group (Up to 84% Off)

Foothills Golf Group

Multiple Locations

$110 $29

Golfers can warm up at the driving range before tackling an 18-hole round on one of four courses; they can cap off the day with lunch

5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions from Tasha Kouri Personal Training (Up to 70% Off)

Tasha Kouri Personal training

Multiple Locations

$225 $79

NASM-certified personal trainer helps clients achieve their fitness goals

One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four, or Two One-Hour Lessons at Double R Ranch (Up to 39% Off)

Double R Ranch

Picture Rocks

$40 $29

Horseback-riding ranch between Saguaro National Park and the Ironwood Preserve gives riders thousands of acres to explore saddled escapades

Four or Six Weeks of Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at TASK Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

TASK Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

45-minute small-group classes combine one-on-one fitness guidance with workouts designed to burn up to 1,000 calories

Two or Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pirate Performance Horses (Up to 44% Off)

Pirate Performance Horses

Desert View

$80 $45

A ranch arena becomes a sandy stage for lessons that cater to ages 5–75

Two- or Three-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Cowboy Way Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

Cowboy Way Adventures

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Veteran wranglers lead horseback riders through Arizona's rocky cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

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Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

One Personal Training Session from Belles Womens Fitness (65% Off)

Belle Womens Fitness

Anthem

$60 $21

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Romantic Wine Tasting in Jerome for Two or Four at Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery

Jerome

$57 $29

Sample artisan cheeses, chocolates, and wines made with Arizona-grown grapes in the mountain-side mining town-turned-artist village

Two-Hour Nocturnal Jeep Tour for One, Two, or Four from Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours

Rio Verde

$130 $65

As they explain how to survive a night in the desert, guides point out mule deer, horses, bobcats, and other critters along the river

Scenic Vortex Jeep Tour in Sedona for Two, Four, or Six from Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Earth Wisdom Jeep Tours

Sedona

$178 $95

Explore Sedona's vortex power spots and sacred sites from all angles with experienced guides

One-Day or Weekend Visit to Vapor Dynasty Expo for Two or Four on October 25–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Vapor Dynasty Expo

Phoenix Convention Center

$20 $10

150+ exhibitors show off electronic cigarettes and other vaping products at a convention with live music, expert talks, and prizes

$19 for Tournament of Destruction Monster-Truck Event and VIP Pass at Tucson Rodeo Grounds on October 3 or 4 ($37 Value)

Tournament of Destruction

Tucson Rodeo Grounds

$37 $19

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Before monster trucks crush cars under their massive tires and entertain rowdy fans, VIPs take photos with them and hop into one for a ride

Three Haunted Houses for Two People with Optional Fast Pass at The Crypt Haunted Attractions (Up to 50% Off)

The Crypt Haunted Attractions

Mesa

$46 $23

An insane asylum run by a mad doctor, a crypt teeming with the living dead, and a maze free of rules await guests

Fall Festival for Two Kids and Two Adults or Four Kids and Four Adults at Charming Pony Parties (60% Off)

Charming Pony Parties

Chandler

$40 $16

Fall festival features pony, hay wagon, and Cinderella pumpkin carriage rides, as well as a petting zoo, bounce zone, pirate area, and more

Two Hours of Trampoline Jumping, Games, and Activities for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Multiple Locations

$42 $19.99

Trampolines, dodge ball, and arcade games supply kids with two hours of fun; fun-pass activities include a foam pit and mechanical bulls

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with One Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

$9.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

$100 $50

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$149 for a 2,000-Foot Glider Flight for Two from Certified Glider Rides ($299 Value)

Certified Glider Rides

Peoria

$299 $149

Glider experience includes preflight procedures & a majestic flight with scenic views 2,000 feet above ground

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

A 5- or 10-Admission Punch Card at Jubeelieve Indoor Playland (50% Off)

Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

Avondale

$40 $20

2,000-square-foot indoor play center with caterpiller climbers, tunnels, low sitting slides, jungle gyms, and ridable toys

$78 for $150 Worth of Martial Arts — Edward Chavez Kenpo Karate Institute

Edward Chavez Kenpo Karate

Goodyear

$150 $78

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Demonstrating inventive takes on old myths is par for the course at Great Arizona Puppet Theater, whose adaptation of Cinderella won the 2010 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in puppetry. Behind the scenes, professional puppeteers guide the characters through kid-friendly narratives, both ancient and original. Their performances often include a timely moral that parents can discuss with children with the help of accompanying study guides, which encourage guests to analyze themes and ask questions such as "how can puppets talk if they have no brains?"

The puppet masters have more than 50 tales in their collective memory. They perform them in the historical, hand-painted theater space five days a week, as well as at area schools and functions. By crafting scripts that address Arizonian themes, including the conservation of endangered condors and figures in Native American folklore, they hope to educate and engage their young spectators. Guests can interact with the stories even further by adopting puppets from the onsite gift shop or by attending a private party, where they create their own hand puppets out of paper bags. Additionally, seasonal adult shows prove that puppetry can be as edgy as any other art form.

302 W Latham St
Phoenix,
AZ
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Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

4764 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

Thirty minutes, once a week. That's all it takes at Hubbard Family Swim School for a young child to master breath control, find their buoyancy, and backstroke straight into the world of swimming. Classes are broken into eight swimming levels, beginning when children are only 2 months old. In Baby Splash, instructors and parents both enter the pool, where they help little ones build a confidence in water. Beginning at age 3, students can dive into more difficult classes such as Jellyfish and Lobster, so named for the ocean species with the most Olympic gold medals. Masterful strokes can take kids into Hubbard Family Swim School's recreational teams, which compete during the summer.

Of course, the aquatic lesson plans are only as good as the instructors themselves, and Hubbard Family Swim School boasts an expert faculty at its locations in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa. Each of these swim instructors gets ample hands-on training and continuing-education courses throughout the year. Floating atop this sea of talent are Bob and Kathy Hubbard, the company's founders. Both grew up as active swimmers, and they made sure that each of their eight kids learned to swim at a young age—something that led to countless hours of boating, swimming, and snorkeling. Hubbard Family Swim School is the manifestation of their two loves: family and swimming.

1061 N Dobson Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US

Though Terry "Joe" Black spent more than two decades in the restaurant and food industries, for many years the notion of opening his own pizzeria remained a wistful one. Smitten with the restaurant business during his college years, he spent the first 15 years of his career working for national chains, then another 10 in food distribution. It wasn?t until Black met and befriended Nick Heddings, owner of Arizona Pizza Company in Tucson, that the gears were set in motion to allow Black to make the leap to ownership, spurred in part by Heddings's support and pizza recipe. Black and his wife, Mary, kept the concept simple: a limited menu centered around tasty, New York?style pizza. They resolved to be fanatical about their customers? experience and to create a welcoming, neighborhood feel. To further that goal, Black and his family remain active with local schools and organizations to this day.

Their focus on quality and friendliness has paid off. Of Jimmy & Joe?s signature "Serious Slice," blogger Michele Laudig said?as part of the Phoenix New Times? 100 Favorite Dishes series in 2010?"It's super thin and crisp on the bottom, with puffy, chewy edges." Each gigantic slice is cut from the 24-inch Big Jimmy, arrives on its own metal pan, and, like a celebrity?s engagement ring, is bigger than the average person's head. As testament to its food?s deliciousness, the restaurant has won multiple awards, including the Reader Pick for Best Pizzeria in the East Valley Tribune's 2011 Best of East Valley.

3950 W Ray Rd
Chandler,
AZ
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Fairtex, Everlast, RevGear

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: BJJ and UFC fighters' training camps

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Bailey, General Manager

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

The passion comes directly from our instructors' goal [of] making this gym not only competitive but different from the rest. John Crouch, one of the owners and instructors, started this gym with Joe and Ben Henderson to re-define jiu jitsu and muay thai and still include the much needed cardio and strength training people forget when training in the mixed-martial-arts realm.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Don't give up?it's a learning process and it won't be easy. It will feel like you are lost at first but everything takes time, and once you get the basics down, it gets easier and you start feeling amazing. My suggestion is to stick with it for a few months and really come consistently if you want to get the results you are looking for.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Teachings come directly from John Crouch, a 30-year black belt who is one of the 9 people Royce Gracie ever gave a black belt to. ... Our members have become very competitive and compete at a lot of competitions around the world.... We have currently 8 members that train here that fight in the UFC, and we constantly have fighters from the UFC come from all over the world to train in our fight camps.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Jarret Aki is our secret sauce trainer who directly works with the fighters and gets everyone conditioned. He ... modifies strength conditioning to each individual member's needs. Our workouts give you the one-on-one personal training attention in a class setting without the high-priced personal training fees.

17235 N 75th Ave
Glendale,
AZ
US

?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
Sedona

* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
US