Surviving an Arizona summer calls for water and more water! From pool parties to floating the river - it's the only way to stay cool while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. However, with temps creeping up to 120 degrees it's super important to know what to expect and how to prepare so you don't get burned by the sun. Pun intended.
This weekend we are heading out to tube the Salt River! Now, it's been at least 5 years since I've hit the river, so to prepare I spent some time researching tips and tricks to add to my collection of personal experiences to make for a successful trip!
Tips for Floating the Salt River
Additional Information for Smooth Sailing
Visit http://www.saltrivertubing.com/ for fun events, schedules, pricing (CASH ONLY) and select partners who offer discount coupons for your float! If it's your first time, watch the intro video that shows you exactly what to expect.
It's National Donut Day! Arguably one of the best made up days of the year. With gourmet donut shops popping up around the Phoenix valley I thought I would take it upon myself to sample the sweet treats and share my top 3 local bakeries! I know, I know... such a selfless act :)
Coming in hot at #1: The Local Donut
I may be a bit bias because this shop is literally around the corner, but their flavors, the dough, the presentation, and friendly service simply cannot be beat. With flavors like bacon maple, PB&J, fruity pebbles, and s'mores - you can see why this shop takes the dough! They're located at 3213 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 and are open until 2PM! Get there soon because once they're out, they're out!
How can you say no to donuts with lunch? And what about donuts with beer? Welcome Chicken & Donuts takes their dough a step further with their sweet and savory meal combinations in addition to their passion for using high quality ingredients like non-GMO butter and organic sugar for their donuts. But these sweet treats come at a cost. A premium donut will cost you $3, though they do give you a bit of discount if you buy in bulk. Overall: worth every penny! Check them out 1535 E Buckeye Rd, Phoenix AZ 85034 - open until 4PM.
#3: Fractured Prune
Alright, I know they're not quite "local" with stores across the country, but I just love the build-your-own concept! When you enter the shop you watch the donut cook in real-time. and then walk down the line picking out flavored glazes and an abundance of creative toppings. If you're too intimidated to design your own they have a list of best selling combo's that can do no wrong. I love this model for the interactive experience and unlike most gourmet shops, they never run out! The donuts are literally made to order and melt in your mouth! Visit their website for locations & hours!
Have a local favorite that I should try?? Leave a comment below! I'd love to see how they stack up against these shops!❤
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