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Lovely Vintage at Fashion by Robert Black

Just down the street from the hotel in Downtown Scottsdale is Fashion by Robert Black. This wonderful vintage clothing store opened in 2008 and has been a local favorite ever since! They specialize in dresses but also carry separates and accessories. The shop is full of hard-to-find items, all in pristine condition. An average dress goes for around $150, though there are some truly special pieces that are over $1,000. You will find well-made items from the 1920s through the 80s. …

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 salad. …

Play in the Trees at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

If you’ve cooled off in the OH Pool and you still can’t stand the heat, head to the high country! Just a little over two hours north, you can be swinging from the giant Ponderosa Pines in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest (the second-largest forest in the U.S.).

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

The Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course has an adult course with four circuits, where you can swing …

Kick Up Your Heels at the Rusty Spur Saloon

Are you looking for a quaint bar where you can relax, listen to some country music, and enjoy drinks with friends? Then head to Old Town Scottsdale and tie your horse to the hitching post at the Rusty Spur Saloon!

Surrounded by jewelry stores and art galleries on Main Street, it’s the oldest saloon in Scottsdale. The building opened in 1921 as the Farmers State Bank of Scottsdale, which closed in 1933. You can still see the bank vault, which is now used …