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When your man doesn't ride (first 2,200 mile solo trip)

Hey moto fam! Big thanks to everyone who commented and recommended routes and stops through the Southwest. Planned this trip over 1 month, and definitely used your advice out there. So, thank you. Especially IllIII!! Right off the bat, I’d like to provide you with a quick TL;DR link to some trip flicks.
I covered 2,200 miles over 7 days of riding around Arizona, California, and Nevada. It was a great way to start the new year. This map is neither complete nor 100% correct, but it's the best Google would let me produce. Gives an idea of the ground covered. Odometer view by the end of it all. And yes, the title is a little misleading as most of my girls ride, but I really wanted this to be a solo adventure without a dude on the back of my bike.
Day 1: 200+ miles. Phoenix (Tempe to Glendale) to Tucson (Mt. Lemmon). Rented a Dyna via EagleRider and set out to ride around Phoenix before heading to Tucson on the 10. Loved the bike from the get go, as it was absurdly comfortable on the highway. Got to Tucson and headed up Mt. Lemmon (so cold by the top!) before sunset. Felt like every minute further was a degree colder. Checked into a B&B I’ll recommend to you all: Jeremiah Inn. Don’t worry, I switch to Motel 6 & 8 by Day 3, guys.
Day 2: 150+ miles. Tucson (Mini Time Machine, San Xavier Mission, Saguaro NP) to Globe. Set out to the museum (I’m @dailymini, so it was fitting) then right to San Xavier for a walkthrough inside (avoided the tour) and right on up to Saguaro NP (Kinney and Bopp so I could send some love to combichristo’s fam). Beautiful park, not a lot of cars on the road. Headed up 77 North to 60 and settled in Globe for the night. Highly recommend this B&B converted from a schoolhouse. My room was massive. Headed out for dinner and when I tried to navigate back to my hotel, kept finding myself on top of hills and on dead ends. Recent construction made the routing hard, and had one close call on the edge of a little cliff and on to a 5MPH rock (huge rocks) road into someone’s backyard junkyard. Sorry about my 5 minute U turn on your property, sir.
Day 3: 300+ miles. Globe to Payson to Sedona to Jerome to Prescott to Wickenburg. Woke up to a delicious breakfast and took 60 to 188 N passed Tonto NP and Roosevelt Lake. Pretty sure a Mexican Wolf ran in front of my bike, but maybe it was an enormous coyote… Continued from 188 to 87 to 260. The ride through 3 NPs (Tonto, Coconino, Prescott) was breathtaking. And cold. So many different landscapes, I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Cacti to snow-laden forests, to rich green forests, to red rocks. It was absolutely unreal. 10/10 would ride again. Headed to 89A and arrived in Sedona. Super touristy, tons of traffic with all the roundabouts, so cruised down the bike (bicycle) lane and hopped no hippie cop would pull me over. Success. As soon as I saw signs for 89A, I was so excited to take it down. Absolutely phenomenal route. Can’t wait to do it on a sportier bike I can throw around a bit more. Jerome was also quite touristy, and super hilly. Be aware if you’re afraid of heights! Continued down 89A from Jerome to Prescott and saw one of the most amazing sites on a moto ride, the split mountain roads in Yarnell. Couldn’t fathom what I was seeing, and riding through! Can anyone share a photo so I can put it up at my desk to day dream?? 10/10 would ride again. Made it to Wickenburg for the night, cute town.
Day 4: 400+ miles. Wickenburg to Vegas (Lake Mead, Hoover Dam) to Death Valley. Woke up and thought, I have 2 options today, cruise around Arizona or just go full force into this trip and attempt Death Valley before the end of the day. So glad I chose the latter. Left Wickenburg to take 93 north up to Nevada (did I miss a sign for Nothing, AZ? Didn’t see any markers). Passed through Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, on to Vegas and continued on 160 to Pahrump. Filled up my tank (wishing I had a spare can with me) and went on Bell Vista Rd into Death Valley at around 2 PM. Little concerned about losing the sun and running out of gas, but I went in as far as mileage would allow and took a ride up to Dante’s View. My phone either froze or just had an iOs fail, because it wouldn’t turn on when I got there. In need of a selfie and furious at the timing, charged it up on the bike and had some fellow tourists snap a pic of me. Got back to a casino hotel for a smoker’s buffet (gross) and sent out some “Happy New Years!” to east coast buds before passing out before midnight.
Day 5: 350+ miles. Pahrump to Oatman to Lake Havasu City to Quartzsite. Headed to Oatman to see some donkeys and check out Route 66. Nice ride. Continued on 95S down to LHC and the ever-so-lovely Havasu Springs near the Colorado River. Knew I wanted to shop the gem show in Quartzsite for souvenirs (let me live), so I wound up there for the night.
Day 6: 400+ miles. Quartzsite to Joshua Tree to Carefree (Horseshoe Dam). Woke up and felt the weight of my trip coming to an end, so pushed for a long day. Mostly highway, took the 10 to JT NP for a quick loop. Roadrunner ran across my path, so awkward. Highways some more, took the 10 to 60 to 74 so I could check out Carefree and Cave Creek. Per recommendations, took it down to where pavement meets dirt, and wrapped up the night in Phoenix.
Day 7: 300+ miles. Phoenix (Usery Mountain Regional Park, Tortilla Flats) to Gila Bend to Phoenix. The trip coming to an end, headed to Usery Pass/N Bush/Ellsworth to see if I could find any of the Salt River wild horses. Coyote or fox ran across my path, just a little guy. Then, it was time for Tortilla Flats. So beautiful. So glad I did this ride. Yes, the road was shitty and it felt like a broken carnival ride, but so worth the pay out at the end (THAT VIEW!!!) The ride back was a little quicker, knowing what the lil twisties were all about. Stopped at a swap meet to see some friends and then it was on to Gila Bend for the last of it. Rode 10 down to 85 for a scoot through farmland with enough straightaways to take my first few moto selfies. Bird flew into my helmet, not sure if he made it. Looped back the same way and ended up in Glendale for the night.
Day 8: 50+ miles. Phoenix. Saddest day ever. Looked for some miniatures and took her back to EagleRider. So much of the trip was themed “no one in front of me, no one behind me” because I really did have the roads and views to myself. Highly recommend Arizona as a moto getaway and looking forward to coming back soon.
THAT'S A WRAP! Thanks again for making it here, and yes, the same TL;DR for you fine wheeled fam.
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[AA] The Prisoner's Dilemma

1
Thou shalt not kill
The car was silent as she stared aimlessly out the back window, taking in the grey October sky. Her brother was in the front seat, drumming his fingers on the dashboard in an equally listless manner. She saw the slightly squatty brick facade of the bank come into view, saying a quick prayer before they pulled into the parking lot. For a moment, she thought her brother would break the silence. A few words of encouragement, maybe. Instead, he turned around and gave her a little squeeze on the shoulder, for good luck. Probably. The two of them, the driver, and the other passenger, walked up to the bank casually, hands tucked in drab hoodies. Their entrance was marked by a happy little ding, the snap of rubber bands on masks, and a quick spray of gunfire.
“Everyone down!”
---
Ashe had started working three years ago. She was fourteen then. Her dad had died in a car accident and her mother was a deadbeat. She and her brother, Nate were thrown out of the house four months after the funeral. He had tried to get a job, but nobody would hire a “high-risk teen”. After months of trying and failing to get back on their feet, they had given up and were lost to the system.

So they improvised. Their father had taught Nate how to fight after being bullied at school, while Ashe took gymnastics lessons at the Y for ten years before the accident. Naturally, this type of talent translated into crime. After an unglamorous string of pickpocketing (close calls: 15), burglaries (glass cuts: 4), and street scams (people fooled: 17), they had made off with about three thousand dollars and a plethora of bruises to show for it. Every day, Nate told her that it would be the last day, that he’d find a real job soon. Every day up until they were approached by the smiling man who said Ashe was a nice young lady and that Nate was a strong lad who could help him move his shopping bags to his car.
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Thou shalt not bear false witness to thy neighbor

“He had said he had gotten the silent alarm! He said it was ‘all quiet on the western front’!” Nate was yelling from the front seat, rage barely contained within his panicked tone.

Meanwhile, the driver, Alex, was trying not to crash into anything as he glanced upwards to the rear-view approximately every three seconds. The sound of police sirens could be heard vaguely in the distance, but more concerning was the police scanner sitting on the dashboard buzzing with information about their eyes, height, and hair color.

“We have to ditch the car.” Ashe said, voice cracking. “Not even something as inconspicuous as a grey Sentra will get us across town.”

Alex cursed softly. The nearest parking garage was five miles away and their tech guy had already scampered off like the little ferret he was. They might have had ears to the police’s movements but it was like a neon colored mouse trying to hide from a pack of bloodhounds. It was only a matter of time. As if on cue, a beige Crown Vic peeled away from the curb and started following them down the street, turning its sirens on. Alex’s cursing became louder as the din on the police scanner grew as the police’s fervor surged with excitement. He stamped hard on the accelerator as the group distanced themselves from the crowded city streets and transitioned to empty desert straightaways. The sign that read “You are now exiting Tashono, Arizona” came and went like a point of no return. Now it was just them, the red rock formations of the hazy Arizona desert, and the growing entourage of police cars behind them. It would have been a good time for a miracle right about then. But God doesn’t grant miracles for thieves. Not for people like Ashe and Nate. She said a prayer anyway.
---
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods

“It’s a real easy job. Small town, small bank. They’re gonna get a delivery that afternoon, my inside guy’s confirmed it. Boss will be happy. Plus, the vault’s an older model, just need a code. Sean can hack that easily enough. Right, Sean?”

The kid briefly looked up from his laptop and mumbled something that sounded like an acknowledgement. Alex coughed, awkwardly.

“I’m driving, while our hacker,” he took a glance towards Sean. “will be at the cafe down the street taking care of the silent alarm and the vault door. Meanwhile, we’ll pacify the crowd, bag the cash, and get out with only a few scared men and women to remember us by.”

Ashe wasn’t convinced.

“What’s with all the firepower then? Seems like a lot if we aren’t expecting resistance.”

Nate nodded. Neither of them liked guns despite being around them almost constantly in the criminal underworld.

Alex gave an evil little smile, one that made Ashe shiver.

“You never know what’s going to happen, Ashe. I’d rather have a gun than the alternative.”

---
“Taz, Ashe, do something! Get them off our tail!”

Ashe was thrown back into the present as the swerving of the car mixed the red rock with the blue sky in an unpalatable soup. Taz was the other guy in the back seat, the quiet tag along to heist. He was barely old enough to legally own a weapon, and here he was ready to point his rifle out the window and fire on the pursuing cops. Ashe had her own pistol but it felt foreign in her hands, a cold, alien piece of metal.

The window was down.

The megaphone, blaring in their ears.

Taz is sighting down his rifle.

His finger is on the trigger.

Ashe gives her brother a grave look. She’s scared.

They both are.

And she hits Taz on the head with the handle of her gun.

Nate punches Alex in the face.

The car screeches to the left, protesting. They hit a rock.

Bills are flying in the air, like doves. The world dissolves into red and blue.

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Thou shalt not steal

Somehow, the bright LED light of the interrogation room is harsher than any Arizona sun. The grey walls more claustrophobic than any cave. The interrogator, more hungry than any vulture.

“You have quite the file, Ms.Dyne. Honestly, when reading your story, it almost makes sense why you turned to crime.” The woman made a smile, just like the nice man who made them this way. “Almost.” She continued on, at length about the epic odyssey of the chase of the Phoenix gang. “You’ve robbed branch banks in Flagstaff, Sedona. You even went as far as Las Vegas, a year ago.”

Ashe winced. The casino heist was supposed to have been clean. No trace.

“Your little hacker friend, Sean? He was quite helpful in all of this. Once we linked him to a data heist in Singapore, it was all downhill for you from there. Have you ever heard of the prisoner’s dilemma? It fits right in with all this. Compared to the alternative, ratting you guys out was the easy choice.”

Of course.

“You’ve stolen quite a sum, Ms. Dyne, And it’s just out of you reach. Down the hall, and to the left. Almost 200,000 dollars right there. You were lucky, they had just gotten a delivery.”

The interrogator’s phone rang, an angry little buzz that momentarily distracted her. Before she could yammer on to some unseen victim, however, the power went out. Just as she had wiggled out of her cuffs with the bobby pin she had stashed in her sleeve.

Of course.

“You stay...Right here, sweetie. I’ll be back to ask you more questions as soon as we fix this little hiccup.” With that she stormed out the door to find someone to bark orders to.

Ashe waited three seconds, then bolted. She found Nate first, chained in an identical room with an identical set of cuffs. He looked surprised to see her.

“Ashe? What are you doing? How did you get out?”

She flashed the bobby pin to him, then quickly picked his cuffs with a click.

“Down the hall, to the left.” She said, breathlessly. Nate nodded. They passed Taz and Alex on their way to the loot room, looks of disbelief, shock, and anger merged into one as they screamed to be freed. No honor among thieves. They stuffed as much of the cash back into the duffel bags as they could, bills of various denominations still spread about like Thanksgiving leftovers. Ashe and Nate dashed into the Arizona sun once more, duffel bags filled to the brim with ill-gotten gains once more.

“What now, Ashe?” asked Nate. They were back to square one, now. Alone save for each other, lost to the system.

“We improvise.” She said. Then she whispered another prayer. God shouldn’t grant miracles to girls like her, but all are equal before the Lord.
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Arizona Bucket-list. What would you go see?

Recently I met a seventy-three year old man who had lived in New Jersey all his life until two years ago when he moved here. The state and all it's natural diversity amazes him, having only seen the east coast, some of the south and some of the mid-west. He is sort of on a quest to collect as many memories as he can while still physically able to do so. I have lived here all my life and so between myself, one of his children, and his retired friends who also live here we are visiting as many points of interest as possible. I tried to make a list of all the places he has been to but I would love to hear any other suggestions as we are starting to struggle to find day trips in and around the valley. Here is what I can remember: Superstitions and Peralta Trail Goldfield Ghost town Apache trail, Canyon, Roosevelt, and Apache Lakes Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek Globe and Besh-ba-Gowah archaeological park Tonto National Monument Saguaro Lake and kayaking the Lower Salt River All of the Indian Casinos in or near the valley All of the major shopping centers in the valley Cardinals and ASU football games To the top of Lone Pine Saddle on Four Peaks Box Canyon and the middle Gila Sedona, Oak Creek, and the Pink Jeep Tours Payson and surrounding forest Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Flagstaff and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, and Petrified Forest Montezuma's Castle and Well The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Casa Grande National Monument Mesa Grande archaeological site in Phx The Heard Museum Papago park, Phoenix Zoo, and The Desert Botanical Gardens The Arizona Science Center and Museum in downtown Phoenix Museums in Downtown Mesa and Gilbert The Ray mine overlook Az Copper Corridor Scenic Highway (S.R. 77) Target shooting on the Tonto National Forest Historical buildings in the town of Florence Fountain Hills and Cave Creek Art Shows
I'm sure there is more but this is all I can remember. So Redditors what would you suggest? Day trips are more doable like the Air and Space Museum in Tucson but we are also planning a trip up to Hopi to see some dances on a two day trip.
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"Out-of-towners" Guide: Other Attractions/Gameday

First off, if you haven't seen the original post yet, check it out here. This will detail the project, as well as explain why this will be useful.
So, I need help with the following portions of the guide:
Topics that fall under gameday are ones such as: ticketing/security/finding your seats, seat advice, food in the stadium, etc. This is the largest part of the guide, and I can't write this alone because I have never been to UoP Stadium myself.
Also, this is what I have so far, let me know what you think and if I should make any edits:
If you’re reading, you’re probably traveling to Phoenix (actually Glendale) to watch your team play the Cardinals. Well, i’ve got bad news for you: sold out. Not really, but use this guide to help you plan your trip and get the most out of your trip to the desert.
So, how do I get to the city in the middle of the desert that somebody named Phoenix?
There are a variety of ways to get into Phoenix:
Major Highways: I-10, I-17, US-60
Las Vegas to Stadium: 4 Hours, 22 Minutes
Los Angeles to Stadium: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes
Flagstaff to Stadium: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes
Albuquerque to Stadium: 6 Hours, 45 Minutes
San Diego to Stadium- 5 Hours, 8 Minutes
Where should I stay during my visit?
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa
Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Glendale
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix-Glendale
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale-Westgate
Springhill Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment District
For those of you on a tight budget, you have options as well:
Motel 6 Glendale
Days Inn Peoria Glendale Area
What is there to eat around the Glendale area?
I’ll turn this one over to u/Deets327:
Food near the stadium: Westgate Entertainment District is just north of University of Phoenix Stadium (easy walking distance), and holds several restaurants and places to have a drink.
The good: Yard House. A touch on the pricey side, but great above-average quality pub food and classier entrees. Huge selection of beer. Tough to get a table on gameday.
Whiskey Rose. Sports bar atmosphere with slightly country aesthetic. Not much in the way of beer choices, but good gameday specials and solid appetizers. Really cute waitresses.
Saddle Ranch. Lots of soccer moms cutting loose on the weekends. Decent food, okay beers and highly-country atmosphere. Decent enough if you can ignore the music.
Hell's Half Acre. Good selection of beer, waitresses dance on poles, good gameday specials on shots and beers. Busy on gameday. Country/Metal atmosphere.
Bar Louie. Pretty standard fare. Decent back-up if the wait for Yard House is too long.
Mama Gina's. Decent pizza and Italian fare. A little too heavy for gameday in my opinion, but a decent enough, family-friendly atmosphere if you're bringing the kids.
Salt Taco y Tequila. More upper-class than Calico Jacks (see below), with solid margarita selection. Less a place to grab a quick bite and more of a sit-down atmosphere. Good food.
The bad: Calico Jacks. Shitty beer selection, rushed wait staff and average-at-best Mexican food. Avoid it on the weekends, as it turns into a loud, crowded dance club.
McFadden's. Faux-Irish "pub" that also turns into a dance club on the weekends. Okay beer selection, but overpriced. Caters very strongly to away fans on gameday.
u/smashingpimp01 also strongly recommended Carolina's
I'm just going to add, last year I flew to Arizona and asked in this subbreddit what places to check out. Someone recommended Carolinas for Mexican food. It was life changing. Me and my cousin still talk about it. So much so that we actually added an extra day to this years trip just to go there since they are closed on Sunday.
Also, according to u/cardinals1996, McFadden's has been known to steal their customer's credit card information.
Alright, I know how to get there, where to stay, and where to eat. So, where can I buy my tickets?
Hint: Buy them in advance.
Stadium Website
Seating Chart
StubHub
TicketMaster
SeatGeek
Make sure to buy your tickets well in advance of the season so you can have them ready, and use caution when buying from a separate dealer and/or an individual. People may be trying to scam you.
Well, the logistics of my trip are set, but I have a few extra days in the area set aside to explore. What should I do?
u/cwdBeebs had some ideas:
It kind of depends on how long you are staying for and how you are getting here. If you are making a road trip out, a lot of people love Sedona. It's between here and Flagstaff. I'm on mobile and can't link but just do an image search on it. If you like outdoors stuff, you'll probably live it. The Indian Casinos are pretty nice too. A few of them are quite a bit more than just a casino. Talking Stick Resort and Wildhorse Resort are my favorites. Talking Stick also has a pretty good golf course. I've lived in Arizona my whole life so if anyone has any questions or wants travel tips, feel free to PM me or ask here.
Gameday! How to I get to the stadium so I can watch my team get demolished by the clearly better team, and leave disappointed?
IMPORTANT
For anyone that hasn't been to a game before, please PLEASE know that they will not allow any purses inside the stadium. The only ones they allow are clear ones. My girlfriend basically uses what I call a big wallet when we go. Anyway, you will have to walk back to your car (odds are that'll be a long ass walk btw) and leave it there.
-u/cwdBeebs
If you are traveling to the stadium, make sure to read this guide to get some basic rules/tips/etiquette for your visit to the stadium.
Some important parts of the guide include:
  • Aisle Policy- Policy that states fans returning from food area, restrooms, etc., should wait for on-field play to end before returning to their seats to maximize the enjoyment for all fans. this policy is also referred to as "Wait For The Whistle."
  • No Pets- Only service/guide/signal animals will be allowed to enter the stadium
  • Bag Policy (READ THIS): In accordance with the NFL’s Public Safety Policy, fans can bring one of the following approved bags inside University of Phoenix Stadium: 12” x 6” x 12” clear plastic bag, or; 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag, or; Small Clutch bad no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” in size. Fans should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security staff to shift and possibly remove the contents. Non-approved bags will be denied entry into the stadium and fans will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle or dispose of it. There are no lockers outside of the stadium to store items nor can any items be held by staff members.
  • Restrooms- There are 50 restrooms in the stadium, and most are clearly marked
  • Smoking- In accordance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act, University of Phoenix Stadium is a non-smoking facility. There are three designated smoking locations on the main concourse located beyond the Gate 2 exterior gate and outside the exit doors at Sections 102 and 137. Fans on the Club level, Loft corridor and terrace level can proceed to the designated smoking locations on the north ramp. Please remember to the keep the north ramp walk aisles clear for other fans and smoke only in the designated areas. Fans outside the stadium are reminded that they must be at least 20 feet away from any stadium entrance to smoke. E-cigarettes are not permitted inside University of Phoenix Stadium. Fans that do not comply with the smoking policy inside the stadium are subject to ejection.
Make sure to read the guide for more information on basic rules for the stadium.
Where do I tailgate before the game?
The Great Lawn is a great place to tailgate pre-game.
Also, if you have more questions, post a thread in this subreddit and i'm sure people will be more than happy to assist you wih your trip.
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"Out of Towners" Guide: Completed guide

First off, if you haven't seen the original post yet, check it out here. This will detail the project, as well as explain why this will be useful.
So, i've created the whole guide, along with input from you all, and the guide is finished and copied in below. Please alert me to any misinformation, grammar errors, formatting issues, or information that could be added.
If you’re reading, you’re probably traveling to Phoenix (actually Glendale) to watch your team play the Cardinals. Well, i’ve got bad news for you: sold out. Not really, but use this guide to help you plan your trip and get the most out of your trip to the desert.
So, how do I get to the city in the middle of the desert that somebody named Phoenix?
There are a variety of ways to get into Phoenix:
Major Highways: I-10, I-17, US-60
Las Vegas to Stadium: 4 Hours, 22 Minutes
Los Angeles to Stadium: 5 Hours, 25 Minutes
Flagstaff to Stadium: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes
Albuquerque to Stadium: 6 Hours, 45 Minutes
San Diego to Stadium- 5 Hours, 8 Minutes
Where should I stay during my visit?
Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa
Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Glendale
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix-Glendale
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale-Westgate
Springhill Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment District
For those of you on a tight budget, you have options as well:
Motel 6 Glendale
Days Inn Peoria Glendale Area
What is there to eat around the Glendale area?
I’ll turn this one over to u/Deets327:
Food near the stadium: Westgate Entertainment District is just north of University of Phoenix Stadium (easy walking distance), and holds several restaurants and places to have a drink.
The good: Yard House. A touch on the pricey side, but great above-average quality pub food and classier entrees. Huge selection of beer. Tough to get a table on gameday.
Whiskey Rose. Sports bar atmosphere with slightly country aesthetic. Not much in the way of beer choices, but good gameday specials and solid appetizers. Really cute waitresses.
Saddle Ranch. Lots of soccer moms cutting loose on the weekends. Decent food, okay beers and highly-country atmosphere. Decent enough if you can ignore the music.
Hell's Half Acre. Good selection of beer, waitresses dance on poles, good gameday specials on shots and beers. Busy on gameday. Country/Metal atmosphere.
Bar Louie. Pretty standard fare. Decent back-up if the wait for Yard House is too long.
Mama Gina's. Decent pizza and Italian fare. A little too heavy for gameday in my opinion, but a decent enough, family-friendly atmosphere if you're bringing the kids.
Salt Taco y Tequila. More upper-class than Calico Jacks (see below), with solid margarita selection. Less a place to grab a quick bite and more of a sit-down atmosphere. Good food.
The bad: Calico Jacks. Shitty beer selection, rushed wait staff and average-at-best Mexican food. Avoid it on the weekends, as it turns into a loud, crowded dance club.
McFadden's. Faux-Irish "pub" that also turns into a dance club on the weekends. Okay beer selection, but overpriced. Caters very strongly to away fans on gameday.
u/smashingpimp01 also strongly recommended Carolina's
I'm just going to add, last year I flew to Arizona and asked in this subbreddit what places to check out. Someone recommended Carolinas for Mexican food. It was life changing. Me and my cousin still talk about it. So much so that we actually added an extra day to this years trip just to go there since they are closed on Sunday.
Also, according to u/cardinals1996, McFadden's has been known to steal their customer's credit card information.
Alright, I know how to get there, where to stay, and where to eat. So, where can I buy my tickets?
Hint: Buy them in advance.
Stadium Website
Seating Chart
StubHub
TicketMaster
SeatGeek
Make sure to buy your tickets well in advance of the season so you can have them ready, and use caution when buying from a separate dealer and/or an individual. People may be trying to scam you.
Well, the logistics of my trip are set, but I have a few extra days in the area set aside to explore. What should I do?
u/cwdBeebs had some ideas:
It kind of depends on how long you are staying for and how you are getting here. If you are making a road trip out, a lot of people love Sedona. It's between here and Flagstaff. I'm on mobile and can't link but just do an image search on it. If you like outdoors stuff, you'll probably live it. The Indian Casinos are pretty nice too. A few of them are quite a bit more than just a casino. Talking Stick Resort and Wildhorse Resort are my favorites. Talking Stick also has a pretty good golf course. I've lived in Arizona my whole life so if anyone has any questions or wants travel tips, feel free to PM me or ask here.
Gameday! How do I get to the stadium so I can watch my team get demolished by the clearly better team, and leave disappointed?
IMPORTANT
For anyone that hasn't been to a game before, please PLEASE know that they will not allow any purses inside the stadium. The only ones they allow are clear ones. My girlfriend basically uses what I call a big wallet when we go. Anyway, you will have to walk back to your car (odds are that'll be a long ass walk btw) and leave it there.
-u/cwdBeebs
If you are traveling to the stadium, make sure to read this guide to get some basic rules/tips/etiquette for your visit to the stadium.
Some important parts of the guide include:
  • Aisle Policy- Policy that states fans returning from food area, restrooms, etc., should wait for on-field play to end before returning to their seats to maximize the enjoyment for all fans. this policy is also referred to as "Wait For The Whistle."
  • No Pets- Only service/guide/signal animals will be allowed to enter the stadium
  • Bag Policy (READ THIS): In accordance with the NFL’s Public Safety Policy, fans can bring one of the following approved bags inside University of Phoenix Stadium: 12” x 6” x 12” clear plastic bag, or; 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag, or; Small Clutch bad no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” in size. Fans should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security staff to shift and possibly remove the contents. Non-approved bags will be denied entry into the stadium and fans will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle or dispose of it. There are no lockers outside of the stadium to store items nor can any items be held by staff members.
  • Restrooms- There are 50 restrooms in the stadium, and most are clearly marked
  • Smoking- In accordance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act, University of Phoenix Stadium is a non-smoking facility. There are three designated smoking locations on the main concourse located beyond the Gate 2 exterior gate and outside the exit doors at Sections 102 and 137. Fans on the Club level, Loft corridor and terrace level can proceed to the designated smoking locations on the north ramp. Please remember to the keep the north ramp walk aisles clear for other fans and smoke only in the designated areas. Fans outside the stadium are reminded that they must be at least 20 feet away from any stadium entrance to smoke. E-cigarettes are not permitted inside University of Phoenix Stadium. Fans that do not comply with the smoking policy inside the stadium are subject to ejection.
Make sure to read the guide for more information on basic rules for the stadium.
Where do I tailgate before the game?
The Great Lawn is a great place to tailgate pre-game.
Also, if you have more questions, post a thread in this subreddit and i'm sure people will be more than happy to assist you with your trip.
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Things to do in Vegas in October (many links inside)

I'm visiting Las Vegas in October for a conference, but I've made sure that I will have a week on my own as well. I would like to share my current plans with you. If you're a tourist, maybe you can get some ideas for your next trip, and if you are a local, maybe you know of some places or activities that I should add to my itinerary.
Context: I'm 28, work in IT and have visited the US twice so far. I'm interested in technology, science, politics and gaming and I love learning/trying new things. I will probably be staying at Trump International Hotel, then at Best Western Plus Casino Royale, both near or at The Strip.
That's what I have for Vegas for now, are there any other places I should go or activities I should try?
For completeness, the rest of my trip will probably look something like this:
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Things to do around the state - Aug 28-30

Around the state
Mortimer Farms Sweet Corn Festival – Aug 29-30, 9-6. Sweet corn, hay rides, corn maze, entertainment, craft vendors, Farm Dance from 7-10. Dewey.
Central Navajo Fair & Rodeo – Aug 24-30. Health fair, charity run, rodeo, pageants, parade, pow wow, carnival, vendors. Chinle.
Sedona Bike & Brew Festival – Aug 28-29. A mountain bike race on a golf course. Awards ceremony, music, food, drink, swag. Come be a spectator if you don’t ride. Check website for racing information, admission info. Sedona.
Arizona Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K – North Rim – Aug 30, 9 am. 13 mile loop along forest service roads and the Arizona Trail with one mile running along the East Rim of the canyon. Check site for more details and registration information. Jacob Lake.
In the Phoenix area
Live and Local Fridays – Aug 28, 8 pm. Inspiración Flamenca will be performing at the season finale of the summer concert series. Happy hour at 6 pm. The Center’s Store offers 10% off purchases during Live & Local Fridays. Scottsdale.
Night Lights Tour at Taliesin West – Fridays through September @ 6:30, 7 and 7:15. Two hour tour with refreshments offered halfway through. Reservations required, not for children under 13. $35. Scottsdale.
Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit Class – Aug 29-30. 9:30 am. Learn how to de-spine and process prickly pears. Class is included in daily admission fee. Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Superior.
In Circles – Aug 30. “The movie begins in Phoenix, Ariz., a few miles away from the reservation on the map, but in terms of community, it's much further. Isaac Paul Molina) moves back to "the Circles," a neighborhood in Gila River, and begins to learn that things are different than when he left them. With the guidance of his mother Cheryl (Jackson Harris), his uncle Rudy (Douglas Miles) and a family friend Henry (Myron Schurz), Isaac follows a path of discovery to express himself through painting and art.” Independent movie made by members of the Gila River Indian Community. $5. Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino, Gila River Reservation.
Full Moon Scenic Hike at Lake Pleasant – Aug 28, 7-9. 2 hours, 4 miles. $6 per vehicle park entry fee. Check site for hike details. Morristown.
Hell City Tattoo Festival – Aug 28-30. All things tattoo – artists, competitions, merchandise, art gallery, performances, educational seminars, even a kid zone. Check site for times and admission prices. Phoenix.
Plan Ahead
White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo – Sep 1-7. Rodeo, parade, royalty pageants, volleyball tournaments, baseball tourney. Whiteriver.
8th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show – Sep 4-6. Live entertainment, full bar, food, tattoos and more. Check site for event times, admission prices. Lake Havasu.
3rd Annual Arizona Reggae Fest – Sep 4-6.
Born and Brewed – Sep 18-19. Bike pub tour, local beer, BBQ, live music, games. Check site for event times, prices. Tucson.
Big House Music Festival – Sep 5. Family event, food, music, games, beer garden. Tickets available online. Casa Grande.
Taylor Sweet Corn Festival – Sep 4-7. Parade, arts & crafts fair, rodeo, barrel racing, fireworks. Snowflake/Taylor.
10th Annual Woodland Wildlife Festival – Sep 5, 10 am. Interactive booths, displays with live wildlife, demonstrations, exhibits. Pinetop/Lakeside.
Brewery Gulch Daze – Sep 6. Dress in costume, attend a chili cook-off. Contests: Miz Biz, water-balloon, bed races, pet parade, kissing booth, live music and more. Bisbee.
69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – Sep 6-13. Rodeo, parade, song & dance, pow wow, carnival, concert, fine arts show. Window Rock.
66th Annual Coconino County Fair – Sep 4-7. Fair food, carnival rides, live entertainment, livestock shows and more. Flagstaff.
Apache County Fair – Sep 9-12. Music, carnival, livestock show, Dutch oven cook off, barrel racing. St. Johns.
Mohave County Fair – Sep 17-20. Kingman
Gila County Fair – Sep 17-20. Globe.
Santa Cruz County Fair Sep 18-20. Sonoita.
Cochise County Fair – Sep 24-27. Douglas.
Greenlee County Fair – Sep 17-20. Duncan.
There is always so much going on at the state and regional parks - way more than I can type out each week. Take a look at the calendars and plan some fun stuff!
Maricopa County Parks – Check here for events at Maricopa County Regional Parks.
Arizona State Parks – Check here for events at Arizona State Parks.
Pima County Parks – Click on the Calendar link to the right for a listing of events.
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Things to do in Vegas in October (many links inside)

I'm visiting Las Vegas in October for a conference, but I've made sure that I will have a week on my own as well. I would like to share my current plans with you. If you're a tourist, maybe you can get some ideas for your next trip, and if you are a local, maybe you know of some places or activities that I should add to my itinerary.
Context: I'm 28, work in IT and have visited the US twice so far. I'm interested in technology, science, politics and gaming and I love learning/trying new things. I will probably be staying at Trump International Hotel, then at Best Western Plus Casino Royale, both near or at The Strip.
That's what I have for Vegas for now, are there any other places I should go or activities I should try?
For completeness, the rest of my trip will probably look something like this:
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