Much Ado About March: Outdoor Fun in Phoenix / Scottsdale
March 1, 2012
Spring is in full swing for Arizona locals, part-timers and visitors aplenty, as well as residents of The Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons. The sunshine and great outdoors are homeruns when it comes to fun for all, and here’s a handful of ways you can take advantage of both this month.
Spring Training 2012:
There’s no better place than the ballpark for enjoying the Valley’s fair weather. Throughout the month of March, the Cactus League provides a grand-slam outing, with 10 stadiums to visit and 15 teams to rally around. www.cactusleague.com
Arizona Farmers’ Markets:
Enjoy the fresh air while picking up fresh goods at one of the many farmers’ markets throughout Greater Phoenix. What better way to start your Saturday than stocking your cupboards with tasty local fare? www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com
Music in the Garden:
The Desert Botanical Garden is a plum place for admiring Arizona’s uniquely scenic landscape. On Sundays from 12 to 2 p.m., sound enters the picture with the Music in the Garden concert series. www.dbg.org
Every Thursday night – save Turkey Day – the art galleries of Old Town Scottsdale open their doors to art lovers, people-watchers and passers-by from 7 to 9 p.m. This 30-year tradition celebrates the artful heritage of our city, so if you haven’t been in awhile – seize the Thursday! www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Take a Hike:
If the Scottsdale ArtWalk isn’t as far out as you want to go, consider taking a hike on one of the beautiful trials that winds through Scottsdale and its mountain ranges. Take in sweeping view and snap pictures of panoramic views and – if you’re lucky – some spring wildflowers. www.scottsdale.gov/trails
Relish happy hour close to home at venues throughout Kierland Commons, including NoRTH, Tommy Bahama’s Café, P.F. Chang’s, Morton’s, Zinc Bistro, RA Sushi Bar and more.