21 Dec 2011

Beautiful Morning Hike

No Comments Hiking and biking trails, Nearby Things To Do, Sight Seeing

One of our favorite winter activities in Arizona is hiking.  Just this past weekend we enjoyed a light trek through the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  After several days of rain last week, the air was fresh and dewy, laced with the smell of mesquite.  The plants and cacti were green and so alive.  The sky was a breathtaking, turquoise blue scattered with bright white clouds. Sunny and warm with a light, cool breeze.  We could spend every day here…

It is so easy to access nature here in Scottsdale.  Some of our favorite trails — located just minutes away from the Sunny Scottsdale Condo — include Lost Dog Wash Trail and Papago Park, and of course Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak for more experienced hikers.  Please ask us about hiking or mountain biking trails, we are happy to give further recommendations!

03 Nov 2010

Phoenix New Times 10k

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The Phoenix New Times 10k is one of the longest running and most fun races of the year. The weather is always beautiful, and the crowd is always invigorating. Lot’s of people come from out of town to participate. This year there’s another post race party with freebies and music by The Preserve. Should absolutely be a great time.

And if you need a place to stay, check out our Sunny Scottsdale Vacation Rental Condo. Our location has fair proximity to the race, and provides you with great access to do lots of other fun things while you are in town.

Register for the race right here!

http://www.active.com/running/phoenix-az/phoenix-10k-35th-annual-2010#Summary

01 Nov 2010

Annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Races

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The annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon races are already gearing up for another awesome experience. The event is a lot of fun for spectators and runners.

Our Sunny Scottsdale Condo Vacation Rental by Owner offers great access to the race route, but also is superb for avoiding the race route if you don’t want to be bothered. This can be really important since the race route takes up 26 miles of urban road throughout Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Below follows a recent press release on the upcoming festivities.

The musically inspired P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon races to Tempe, January 16, 2011. Runners and walkers from all levels and destinations are breaking in their sneakers to prepare for the flat and festive course that begins in downtown Phoenix, races through Scottsdale and finishes in Tempe on the Arizona State University campus.

More than 35,000 runners and walkers from around the world are expected to attend to participate in this popular event. In addition to the thousands of spectators on the sidelines cheering them on, runners are inspired at every mile with live music to keep the energy high from one mile to the next. Music of every genre can be heard along both the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses. Reggae, jazz, country and rock will fill the streets for runners, walkers and spectators alike to enjoy.

The music doesn’t stop when the race does – an exciting post-race concert featuring a nationally recognized headliner is held immediately after the race and is free and open to the public. Held at Sun Angel Stadium at Arizona State University, participants and their friends and family are sure to have a rockin’ good time.

New this year, runners can participate in a two-person relay race for the 1/2 marathon. Runners will enjoy all the perks of the running the entire 1/2 marathon, such as the commemorative finisher’s medal, Brook’s technical participant tee and goodie bag, but with half the distance. Relay Teams are encouraged to have some fun during this event and wear costumes to get into the spirit.

Kids can also get into the running spirit at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Kids Rock Fun Run on Saturday, January 15. The one mile Fun Run takes place at Tempe Marketplace, an outdoor shopping area featuring 1.3 million square feet of retailers, dining and nightlife destinations.

The Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15. At the expo, participants can pick up their race numbers and browse more than 100 vendors from the running and fitness industry.

Offering sunny skies and mild temperatures, it’s no surprise that more than half of all race participants come from outside of Arizona. After the race, many choose to extend their stay over the long weekend and turn their Tempe trip into a running vacation. Some of the most popular Tempe attractions and entertainment include hiking in Papago Park, browsing museums and galleries at Arizona State University, dining and nightlife in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District and shopping at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills.

For more information about the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, visit www.RnRaz.com or contact the Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.

For more information about activities in Tempe, visit the Tempe Tourism Office Web site, www.RaceToTempe.com, or call 800-283-6734.

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For the original version on PRWeb visit: www.prweb.com/releases/prwebarizona/pfchangs/prweb4712714.html

08 Oct 2010

Get Ready to Relax and Rejuvenate on Vacation in Scottsdale!

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Health, wellness and beauty reign in Arizona where on your next vacation you will find a spa lifestyle fit for a queen (or king).

Hot stone massages, desert scrubs, detoxifying body wraps, soothing facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments abound in vibrant Scottsdale.

Whether you are looking to relax and be pampered or get ready for a night out, you will find an array of spas and services that range from convenient and simple to world-class and decadent – all within minutes of your Scottsdale vacation rental!

Arizona Spa Girls is one of our favorite websites for locating spas and spa deals across the Valley. Launched as a way for girlfriends to share reviews of spas and salons across Arizona, the website has grown to become the go-to resource.  Visit their website at www.AZSpaGirls.com