Spice up your fall with these noteworthy destinations in Scottsdale.
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Two award-winning bars within Century Grand (centurygrandphx.com) in Phoenix launched new monthly bottle programs, giving customers access to rare, luxury spirits. But act fast, because there will only be three bottles available at each bar per month and you won’t want to miss out. Grey Hen Rx’s featured October bottle will be the super-premium single-malt Scotch, Laphroaig 25 Year. Guests can enjoy a 1-ounce pour of the select whiskey, along with the specialty Grey Hen Rx cocktail, Spread Eagle Punch. For rum enthusiasts, UnderTow’s October offering was made for you. The featured Rhum J.M 15 Year 1999, which is a 1999 vintage from the top Martinican producer, will be available for a 1-ounce pour paired with UnderTow’s signature Piña Paradise cocktail.
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Boasting over 60 exhibits with mind-bending optical illusions, holograms and interactive illusion rooms, Arizona Boardwalk’s (azboardwalk.com) new addition of the Museum of Illusions Scottsdale is a must-visit this fall. “Museum of Illusions is an immersive, astonishing experience and is the perfect addition to Arizona Boardwalk’s diverse family-friendly entertainment options,” says Arizona Boardwalk’s chief marketing officer and managing partner, Ran Knishinsky. From walking on walls to defying gravity, visitors of all ages will be amazed by their experience as the exhibits come to life, literally, when you enter a room. Beyond the unique and wild photo opportunities of optical illusions, props and vibrant backdrops, the new, state-of-the-art museum will also include educational components for guests to learn about vision, perception, the human brain and science to understand why they can see the exhibits in a way that their brain cannot understand.
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The story of the most famous of Egyptian rulers, the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, is coming to Phoenix this fall. The exhibition, Immersive King Tut: Boy. King. Hero. (immersive-kingtut.com), is being launched to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and incorporates stunning visuals, state-of-the-art video mapping and groundbreaking animation to bring to life the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife. Presented by Lighthouse Immersive (lighthouseimmersive.com) and designed by the acclaimed creative team at Cocolab (cocolab.mx) in Mexico City, the experience will transport visitors over 3,000 years into the past. “The exhibition will give the feeling of a true immersive experience,” says César Moheno-Pla, head of the Cocolab team. “Visitors will feel like they’re walking the halls and exploring the tombs of ancient Egypt.”
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Two new luxurious, resort-style independent living communities have arrived in Scottsdale. Both locations boast over 170,000 square feet of beautiful property built from the ground up and feature tailored lifestyles to fit each resident within a high-end amenity environment. Revel Scottsdale and Revel Legacy are part of Revel Communities (revelcommunities.com), a collection of senior living communities focused on independence, connection and wellness. Award-winning interior design firm Private Label International (privatelabelintl.com) was selected to bring the properties to life, which will include farm-to-table restaurants, a bar lounge, a full-service salon, game rooms, libraries, art studios and pools with outdoor living spaces. “Our approach to independent living and accessibility is to incorporate it into the design in a way that feels natural and inclusive,” says Wendi Stallings, principal of Private Label. “We allow the spaces to feel more ageless and comfortable for all residents and guests.”
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JSX (jsx.com) now offers twice-daily nonstop flight service between Phoenix and San Diego and one additional flight per day between Phoenix and Burbank to ensure customers have “readily accessible hassle-free flights that quickly get them out of the airport and into the action with no dwell time,” says JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. Customers can bypass the hassles of traveling on overcrowded airplanes and airports by hopping on 30-seat jets just 20 minutes before departure that feature business class legroom, frictionless security and additional complimentary amenities for all customers such as two checked bags, drinks, and snacks and cocktails in flight. Plus, guests can maximize their time spent on the ground in their chosen destinations, so whether you’re looking for as much vacation time as possible or a few extra minutes at home with your family before a business trip, this is the airline for you.