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

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    Find your nearest park and ride, and then take the light rail for downtown museums. Though the light rail option gets less attractive as the temps go up.

    You can also get free admission for two for Heard, AZScience Ctr, PHX Art at most local libraries through the "Culture pass" system.
     
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    The people watching, however, is *Amazing*. Year round.
     
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    I forgot to ask, but there's this musical instrument museum in Phoenix that I should see. I saw it in a link at MSN.com. The webpage claims the museum is the largest either in America or the world. Being a former cellist, I would like to visit. I forgot to save the link :(, but if anybody remembers what I'm talking about, feel free to reply.
     
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    The MIM is indeed incredible. It's up in the Mayo/Kierland area somewhere (56th Street north of Bell, maybe?). A real experience.

    Another fun place to go is the Penske Racing Museum.
     
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    I live about 10 minutes from there and always take guests when they come to visit. It is the world's largest. As a musician, you will not be disappointed. It's on Tatum Blvd, just south of the 101. They also have live music many nights.
    https://mim.org/gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9dyciae92wIViwBpCh0EjgRgEAAYASAAEgKP2vD_BwE
     
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    It's awesome, they had one of Neil Peart's drum kits when I went.
     
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    Absolutely do the MIM, it's incredible. Biggest museum of its kind in the world they claim.

    Can burn an entire day there and not see everything.
     
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    Hey guys! New to this forum but a Coyote fan since '98. I'm from Finland and coming to Phoenix for the first time (Shane Doan's night). This would be my first time in US too, so if you could give me some tips I would appreciate it! Where should I look for accommodation for reasonable price? My top priority are the games and maybe some nightlife (few beers and good food), but I also like to go to Grand Canyon, Monument Valley etc. I figure that car (or motorcycle) rental is a must, so best place might be the airport, right? Could be a culture shock to drive there, hope people will tolerate my granny style :)

    I noticed there are lots of links in first page, but are they outdated? Thanks already!

    Edit: Actually I went thru the whole thread and got the answers.
     
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    For a first visit, I would recommend a vacation rental somewhat central to the areas you plan to visit. It's always nice to have a center of operations.
     
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    Thank you, I will check them out! Okay, one more question: I like walking around, so how are the footpaths in Phoenix? Let's say I have a vacation rental five miles from Gila River Arena (sorry can't be more specific), but is it necessary or easier to go by car? Oh and do I need cash a lot or can one manage with credit card all the way? I know these questions might sound bit dumb..
     
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    You'll be fine with a credit card, assuming it's a major credit card like Visa/Mastercard etc.

    You'd be able to walk that far, the sidewalks usually go along all major streets. I wouldn't really want to though ;)
    IMO an Uber or Lyft would be a better option.
    But if you're used to walking those kinds of distances you could do it.


    It really is a driving town though. If you wanna go to other areas of the valley particularly.
     
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    ^Yeah, Phoenix isn't really what you would call much of a 'walkable' city, of the type you might be used to in Europe. Plus the public transport here, esp. where you'll be staying is effectively non-existent. You can shuttle back and forth along the spine of our one lone light rail line, which isn't too bad, but that's a pretty small percentage of what you might want to see around here.
     
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    Thank you for your answers, appreciate it! It seems that the car is the 'ultimate solution', so I better save my legs for those nearby mountains :) Distances are huge anyways..
     
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    I would like to know this too, so I can buy a rocket launcher and shoot it down.

    Edit: in seriousness, this article says it'll be located at Loop 101 and Via de Ventura, near Talking Stick Resort:

    White Castle to open its first restaurant in Arizona in 2019
     
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    Anyone out there willing to volunteer to make a new thread like this one? (OP with links and such, nothing too fancy)
    This thread is a little crusty now.
     
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    GENERAL ARIZONA COYOTES VISITORS LINKS

    Arizona Coyotes Website:
    Official Arizona Coyotes Website

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    Glendale Arizona
    Gila River Arena:
    Gila River Arena
    Home of the Coyotes

    University of Phoenix Stadium:
    University of Phoenix Stadium
    Home of the Arizona Cardinals/Fiesta Bowl

    WestGate City Center
    Westgate Entertainment District
    Gila River Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium are here; several places to eat and drink are here along with a movie theater

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

    Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
    Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
    Secondary airport to Phoenix; beware that it's on the opposite side of the Valley and about 53 miles from Glendale

    Valley Metro Bus and Light Rail
    Valley Metro
    NOTE: Light Rail doesn't go to Gila River Arena; renting a car is heavily advised when traveling around AZ.

    Discount Cab
    Wanna Ride? | Phoenix & Tucson Rideshare Service | totalride or call 602-200-2000
    Largest and most trusted cab fleet in Arizona.
    WestGate Cab stands across from Hell's Half Acre and NorthEast Corner of SaddleRanch

    Ridesharing:
    Uber - Uber - Get a Ride Near You - Earn Money by Driving | Uber
    Lyft - Lyft: A ride when you need one | Be a Lyft driver - Lyft

    Online Guide to any city and town in Arizona:
    Visit Arizona

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    Places to stay
    Arizona Hotels:
    Arizona Hotels | Hotels in Arizona | arizonahotels.com

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

    Hampton Inn
    Travel | Yahoo Lifestyle

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

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

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    Phoenix Arizona
    12th largest city in the United States; center to the Valley of the Sun
    Talking Stick Resort Arnea
    http://www.talkingstickresortarena....hase Field [URL]http://www.azchasefield.com/
    Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks/Cheez-It Bowl

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

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

    Spring Training Baseball
    Cactus league
    http://www.cactusleague.com/
    Stadiums are located throughout the Phoenix metro area, from Mesa to Avondale to Suprise to Scottsdale.

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    Scottsdale Arizona
    One of the more popular destinations 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/

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    Tempe Arizona
    College town and residential area; home of many tech companies from Microsoft to Tesla
    Downtown Tempe/Mill Ave.
    http://www.downtowntempe.com/

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

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

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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Phoenix metropolitan area is informally know as "The Valley of the Sun". Two interstate highways intersect in downtown (Interstates 10 and 17), while US highway 60 runs from the northwest side of the valley to the southeast.

    There are two very important things to remember about the Phoenix area:

    1. It tends to get hot in the area rather quickly, especially as the hockey season winds down and in the early phases of the season. With the high number of cloud-free days, the sun can (and will) get to you if you're not careful. Make sure you are drinking water and staying hydrated.

    2. The Phoenix area is HUGE. The total area of the metro area is roughly about 1,500 square miles (conservatively). It will take you about a half hour just to get to downtown Phoenix from the Gila River Arena. Be aware of where your lodgings are; you may need to travel a long way to get to the Arena!

    Also keep in mind that construction on the southwest section of the Loop 202 freeway may cut into travel time to the Arena if you are coming from the east.
     
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