Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Local Spotlight: Windwalker Expeditions

Welcome to Scottsdale, the West’s Most Western Town. Saloons, cowboy hats, and wide-open views are some of the things you’ll find here. It’s hard not to get caught up in it all, so why not saddle up and go horseback riding through the beautiful desert landscape!

Windwalker Expeditions is unlike your typical riding company. No huge tour group, just you and whoever else you want to ride along side you (plus the guide). This personalized experience makes the your ride whatever you want it to be. Ask the guides questions about the diverse Sonoran Desert or some riding tips! The personal aspect of Windwalker makes a whole lot of difference.

While other horseback tours are stables, and therefore take the same trail all the time, Windwalker is mobile. Always wanted to see the Apache Trail on horse? Meet them there. If you love the high desert scenery north of Scottsdale, then let them know and go explore! Windwalker guides are trail savvy in many different areas of the state, so chances are if you want to ride somewhere, they’ll guide you around. With over three million acres that the company has trail permits on, it’s not likely you’ll be disappointed.

The fact that Windwalker caters to high skill level riders is another draw for visitors. Those vacationing without their horses from home still can have a great time on a more advanced trail, and are also allowed to trot and canter. That doesn’t mean the novice riders are left out though. Your guide will create a unique trail ride so all the riders in your group can enjoy the ride!

If you’re looking for a private riding experience, whether you’re advanced or novice, English style or Western style riding, Windwalker is your spot. Check them out here, or call 480-585-3382 for more info.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Game Changing Venues


Scottsdale’s award-winning sports facilities score big points for flexibility, comfort and outstanding amenities, making them ideal for hosting tournaments, games, league play and practices. We back up our venues with year-round sunny skies, accommodations in all price points, exciting off-the-field recreation options, great dining and nightlife, and a lush Sonoran Desert setting that’s second to none. So no matter what type of event you’re planning – amateur, youth collegiate or professional – Scottsdale has everything you need to create a successful, memorable experience.

  • Scottsdale Stadium: The Cactus League Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants offers beautifully manicured fields perfect for baseball or soccer. The stadium also offers grandstand, bleacher and berm seating for over 11,000 fans, as well as a collection of indoor and outdoor multi-use space. Its convenient downtown location puts you within walking distance of hundreds of restaurants, shops, clubs and galleries. Stats: Stadium Field (lighted), full-size practice field (unlighted), Right Field Pavilion with ramada-style roof.

  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick: Salt River Fields, the Cactus League Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, is the Valley’s newest and most versatile venue. Located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the facility encompasses 140 acres and offers breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains. Stats: 1 lighted stadium field; 12 practice fields; stadium and berm seating seating for 12,000 fans; numerous indoor and outdoor multi-use spaces.

  • Scottsdale Sports Complex: This state-of-the-art, 71-acre competitive sports facility offers tournament-level playing conditions and accommodates a variety of flat-field sports, including soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and Ultimate Frisbee. All fields are sand based, professionally groomed and are planted with Tiff Bermuda turf. Stats: 6 international-size (225’ x 360’) fields (4 lighted), 4 regulation-size (187’ x 300’) fields (unlighted), 1 full-size basketball court (lighted).

  • WestWorld of Scottsdale: Sporting the new Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center, an expansive, climate-controlled equidome, WestWorld is the heart of Scottsdale’s amateur and professional competitive equestrian scene. This premier facility also houses the Polo Field, a spacious 19-acre grass field split into two areas ideal for polo and other flat-field sports. In addition to equestrian events, WestWorld is an ideal location for wrestling, weightlifting, fencing and taekwondo tournaments, as well as crossfit games. Stats: 300,000-square-foot Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center with fixed and flexible seating for up to 3,400, 10 equestrian arenas (varying sizes), 19-acre Polo Field, horse stalls, RV parking, 20,000-square-foot Monterra event facility.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Where to Park at Westworld

Heading to an event at WestWorld? Figure out where you’re parking to reduce stress on the way there! Here’s a map of all the parking lots surrounding the venue: (Click to enlarge)


from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Monday, April 14, 2014

Look to the Mesa Plumbing Team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

If you’re looking for events in and around Scottsdale for the month of May, we’ve got the PDF for you. This printer friendly download highlights many great events, many of which are free. So, grab your friends and family, and head on out and enjoy the May weather.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |