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OT: Official Arizona Visitors Inquiry Thread (links on start page)

Discussion in 'Arizona Coyotes' started by ClassLessCoyote, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. ClassLessCoyote

    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    Check out these links to see if they answer any questons you have but please ask if you need more specific info or info not mentioned.

    Also please share with us your experience in Arizona good or bad regardless if you went to a Coyotes game or not. Stories of past experiences are welcome as well.

    Check the thread often as we will post any new information either links or upcoming events throughout the thread.

    Phoenix Coyotes Website:
    http://coyotes.nhl.com


    Glendale Arizona
    Jobing.com Arena:
    http://www.jobingarena.com

    University of Phoenix Stadium:
    http://www.universityofphoenixstadium.com/

    WestGate City Center(Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium are here) Several places to eat and drink are here along with a movie theater.
    http://www.westgatecitycenter.com


    Airport and Transportation
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Largest airport in Arizona
    http://www.phoenix.gov/skyharborairport/index.html

    Valley Metro Bus and Light Rail(Light Rail doesn't go to Jobing.com Arena) Renting a car is heavily advised when traveling around AZ.
    http://www.valleymetro.org/

    Discount Cab( WestGate Cab stands across from Hell's Half Acre and NorthEast Corner of SaddleRanch ) Largest and most trusted cab fleet in Arizona.
    http://www.discountcab.com/ or call 602-200-2000


    Online Guide to any city and town in Arizona:
    http://www.arizonaguide.com/


    Places to stay
    Arizona Hotels:
    http://www.arizonahotels.com/

    Glendale Hotels: Note Hampton Inn and Ressinance Inn are the only 2 hotels within a reasonable( and very close) walking distance to Jobing.com Arena, UofP Stadium and WestGate City Center

    Hampton Inn
    http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-209...DOTY5NTUzMjUEc2VjA3NzcC1ob3RlbARzbGsDdGl0bGU-

    Renaissance
    http://www.hotels.com/hotel_Renaiss...utm_source=yahoossp&mcid=inkt.property.manual

    Other Hotels near Westgate
    http://www.westgatecitycenterhotels.com/

    Phoenix Arizona
    US Airways Center ( Where the Suns play )
    http://www.usairwayscenter.com/start/

    Chase Field (Where the DiamondBacks play)
    http://www.azchasefield.com/

    Phoenix Zoo
    http://www.phoenixzoo.org/

    Golf Courses
    http://www.golfnow.com/phoenix


    Spring Training Baseball There are stadiums throughout the metro arena
    Cactus league
    http://www.cactusleague.com/


    Scottsdale Arizona One of the more popular destionation for AZ vistors known for nightlife, spas, golfing. One of the more rich areas in the state.
    http://www.scottsdaledowntown.com/

    Scottsdale Nightlife
    http://www.scottsdalecvb.com/restaurants/night-clubs/

    Tempe Arizona College town and residential area
    Downtown Tempe and Mill Ave.
    http://www.downtowntempe.com/

    Tempe Marketplace (Shopping Plaza, Dining, Entertainment)
    http://www.tempemarketplace.com/index.aspx

    Arizona State University(Home of the Sun Devils)
    http://www.asu.edu

    Anything else I should add?
     
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  2. XX

    XX It's finally over

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    Mods please sticky this then merge the ticket thread into it creating the "Visitor Information & Ticket Exchange" thread. In that order, so ArizonaPride's post is first.

    We should also come up with some sort of FAQ so we dont see the same 20 threads over and over.
     
  3. SniperHF

    SniperHF Stickiness Administrator

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    I hate to break it to ya but you will still see the same threads over and over.
     
  4. ClassLessCoyote

    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    I can copy and paste any FAQ's you guys have to cut down on extra threads.
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  5. SuperDave21

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    I think it looks great! Great idea too! I would add informational sites for both Phoenix and Scottsdale as well. I live in Glendale and even I know it's not all that exciting lol. Also, maybe some golf course info would be nice too. Otherwise, this is a great thread!
     
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    I'll be making my first trip to Arizona this season and catching a Coyotes game (obviously). Where do you guys recommend is the best city or part of town to stay? I'm looking for culture and nightlife for an under 30 crowd. Phoenix? Glendale? Downtown ______?

    Any advice on what to do or see on a weekend trip is appreciated.
     
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    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    3 common spots for nightlife under 30

    1. Tempe's Mill Ave on the ASU main Campus
    2. Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown Scottsdale
    3. Right outside the arena at Westgate where we have such bars as:
    SaddleRanch YardHouse Mcfaddens Jim Buffets Margaretiaville.

    Logging
    I would recommend staying the Marriott at Sky Harbor on 44 st between Van Buren and McDowell roads with access to the 202 junctioning the 101 and interstate 10.

    Most people will recommend to stay within 5 miles of the freeway preferably the loop 101 and interstate 10.

    Culture
    In my opinion the more away you travel from Phoenix the more Arizona culture you will find like the
    Grand Caynon
    Painted Desert
    Anyone here want to help me with this one?

    One more thing: Stay away from Maryvale especially along US 60 and Grand AVe as this is the most dangerous part of the valley unless you want to visit the Great Alaskan Bush Company!
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  9. Mayo Taco Monday

    Mayo Taco Monday Registered User

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    Sigh, leave it to the Geology major...

    Sedona, Flagstaff, Williams, Petrified forest N. P., Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon, Chiricahua N. M. (BIG recommendation if you have time!), If you want to see a zoo, don't see Phoenix zoo, but instead go to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Monument, Lees Ferry, Lake Powell, Hoover Dam, etc...

    I think that might cover it. Sorry if I went a bit overboard.

    PM me if you want more info on any of these places.
     
  10. rt

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    How much under thirty? For nightlife the two most obvious choices are probably Mill Avenue or Old Town Scottsdale. Mill Ave. is near the University. I'm sure you can imagine what that means. There are tons of bars you can walk to. The crowd is typically very young, though. Think fake IDs, backwards ball caps and flip flops. Old Town is little more adult. A little. Snottier, though. Think orange skin, fake boobs, and guys who gel their hair straight up towards the heavens. Obviously I'm over generalizing both locations, but those are the commonly accepted stereotypes. Scottsdale is closer to the arena than Tempe. Both are still pretty far from it, though, and I wouldn't base my decision on that.
     
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    Not to take too much away from the other wonderful areas you pointed out, but I'm a big fan of that place in particular. If you're going to trek all the way down to Tucson, the Pima Air & Space Museum is pretty neat and well worth seeing once.
     
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  12. Mayo Taco Monday

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    completely agree. also add the titan missile museum. All sorts of fantastic places in AZ.
     
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  14. Sinurgy

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    Don't leave out Hell's Half Acre! It's the only actual bar in Westgate.
     
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    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    Good point! If anything I mentioned restaurants that have bars in them!
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    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    Good stuff guys! Certainly a good thread with lots of great visitor info. I'm going to clean up the first post in the thread so visitors can have more links!

    Any other suggestions I can add?
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  17. yakko

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    Here is an old post of mine from a similar thread:

     
  18. salty justice

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    Thanks for all the replies! I'm really looking forward to visiting your state. I'll only be around for one weekend so I'm gonna squeeze in as much as I can.

    AZPride: Is that a Residence Inn Marriott you are recommending? I'm a big fan of those. I think I'm gonna try to get the best of both worlds and stay there one night and by Mill Street the next.
     
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    If it's a weekend trip you might consider Friday night around Mill (Tempe and ASU), check out of there on Saturday and stay at the Renaissance right there at Westgate. Walk to the game and after hit any of the many bars there. Then stumble across the parking lot to your hotel. :D
     
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    Done and done. Thanks
     
  21. TeamTippett

    TeamTippett Formally TeamTurris

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    Mill Street is more of a College Experience
    Old Town Scottsdale is more of an "adult" experience.

    Just depends upon your cup of tea, but there is twice as much going on evenings in Old Town.
     
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    That's true and it's not at the same time. There are grown up spots on Mill, too. Scottsdale is snootier, that's for sure. Even that's not really true. There are chill spots in Old Town, too. They are both bar districts. Most bar districts can kind of cater to all. Mill is more laid back, though. Even if you feel way too old to be there. Scottsdale is just so cheesy. I mean, if you don't know where you are going and are just kind of checking stuff out. Myst, PCL, Axis/Radius(whatever). Of course these aren't the only types of places in Old Town, but if you're just visiting, poking around, you could get the wrong idea. Sinurgy needs to re-post his bar review for Mr. Justice. I agreed with most of it, and I think most of the people I know would agree with most of it. Let's keep this nice midwesterner far away from the steroid muscles, fake boobs, silk shirts, bleached hair, rubber cemented spiked headed, yuppie scum in Scottsdale, and equally far away from the shaggy co-eds that rolled to the bar on their skateboards, fake IDs in hand, ready to throw up in the bar after two cocktails. Let's get him somewhere we're confident he won't get punched, and can be relatively sure the girl he's making out with is actually of age. :laugh:
     
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    Plus the "attractive" ASU students actually hang out in Old Town never Mill. Like RT states, their are "snooty" places and non "snooty" places in Old Town. Unfortunately Mickie's Hangover closed and that was one of the less "snooty" places. A new cool place that is really a hybrid of everything is American Junkie in Old Town.
     
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    Oops! almost forgot to mention In-n-out burger for a great fast food burger
     
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    I would but I have no search capabilities right now and have no idea what thread I posted it in.
     

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