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Experience Soleri Bridge at the Waterfront

Right in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale stands the beautiful Soleri Bridge. Paolo Soleri designed over 100 bridges in his lifetime and this is the only one that has been built!

The Soleri Bridge and Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront is much more than just a pedestrian passage and gathering place. The movement of the sun heavily influenced all of Dr. Soleri’s architectural designs and the bridge is a tribute to that. It creates different patterns of light and shadow based on the …

Enjoy a Pizza at Cibo

I had a wonderful lunch at Cibo last week! This urban pizzeria (pronounced “Chee-boh”) is in a charming, restored 1913 bungalow in Downtown Phoenix. Hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a leafy patio create a cozy ambiance.

Cibo

I had the Sicilia, an organic mixed-greens salad with orange slices, goat cheese, toasted almonds, and Grand Marnier dressing. I added the oven-roasted shrimp for a delicious, light summer …

Take a Ride at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

If you are looking for a fun outing with the kids or just feel like being a kid again yourself, you need to visit McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in the heart of Scottsdale! I love this place.

The newest attraction is a 10,000-square-foot building that has model railroads and hands-on activities. You can actually visit it for free. Watching the trains and looking at the meticulously designed villages is a trip back to your childhood and a real imagination trip for the …

Mass Transit in Scottsdale…Who Knew?!

Just about everyone knows that Scottsdale has a free trolley that will take you all through the Downtown districts. You can hop on and off, shopping at wonderful shops and eating at great restaurants. BUT did you realize that with a little creative effort, you can use the trolley system as your starting point to get into Tempe (for FREE) and then Downtown Phoenix? All for the cost of a light rail ticket!

Okay, here’s all you need to know:

Stop in at Karsen’s Grill

Have you ever walked into a bar for the first time and felt like you’d walked into your favorite local place? That’s the feeling I get at Karsen’s Grill in Old Town Scottsdale. I’ve gone there by myself just to have a beer after a workout, and I’ve never felt like I was there alone!

It’s also a great place to meet up with friends or make new ones. John and Ray, the fabulous owners of Karsen’s, have told …