Scottsdale 2019: Best of Scottsdale, Arizona

coolridged_2pja27 June 30, 2019

About Scottsdale With its acclaimed resorts, dining, shopping, and nightlife, Scottsdale offers everything you’d expect from a premier vacation destination, plus something delightfully unexpected – the stirring beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Scottsdale’s lush desert landscape offers nearly endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Watch the sunrise from the gondola of a hot air balloon. Explore rolling mountain foothills on a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or unleash your inner cowboy and saddle-up for a Western-style horseback ride. Just make sure your cell phone is fully charged so you can capture the desert’s breathtaking scenery and technicolor sunsets. Prefer your adventure with an urban edge? Head for Old Town where art galleries and boutiques cozy up to some of the state’s most popular chef-driven restaurants. Old Town also boasts award-winning craft breweries and wine-tasting rooms, as well as two of the city’s most popular museums – Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. And anchoring Old Town’s northern edge are Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination, and the city’s Entertainment District, a mecca for high-energy nightlife. No matter how you slice it, Old Town Scottsdale is just about the most fun you can have in one square mile! Beyond Old Town, you can discover the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture at Taliesin West, hear Paolo Soleri’s melodious bronze wind bells at Cosanti, and stroll among thousands of colorful species at Butterfly Wonderland. Scottsdale also is home to world-class events, including the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Cactus League Spring Training and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. And when you’re ready to relax and enjoy some Scottsdale-style self-care, the city’s renowned resort and day spas are standing by with pampering treatments that blend Sonoran Desert-inspired indulgences and Native…

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Get to Know the Uniqueness of Calgary

coolridged_2pja27 June 29, 2019

Get To Know Calgary Welcome to Calgary, a city rich with beautiful landscapes, picturesque skylines, and urban vibrancy, the city has a dynamic array of experiences that allow both visitors and Calgarians endless opportunities for adventure and to live in the moment.  With community spirit at its core, Calgary is a young, energetic and diverse city full of shareable experiences. We encourage you to share your memories, with us and with others, by tagging @tourismcalgary and #CaptureCalgary where you can on social media. Whether you’re here to experience the energy that takes over the city during the Calgary Stampede or wind-down and relax from a bucket list outdoor adventure in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, we’re glad you’re here and we hope you enjoy your time! The Culture in Calgary Our common purpose is making life better every day. The word “life” has a dual meaning: existence (people’s lives), and verve (energy, creativity). We make a difference by contributing to people’s well-being – their comfort, security and satisfaction with life in our city – and ensuring a high standard of quality of life for our residents. We also make a difference by bringing “life” to new ideas, creativity, and innovation to our work, and energy and enthusiasm in our approach to public service. Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods  There are more than 180 residential neighborhoods in the City of Calgary. Most of us know only a few of them well — where we live, where we work, maybe a couple of others that we visit frequently. But it’s hard to know a lot about all of them, so we’ve tried to do some of the heavy liftings and provide a bit of insight into a variety of Calgary’s best neighborhoods. From the inner city to the city limits, the very small (Roxboro has…

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An Overview of the Canadian City Surrey

coolridged_2pja27 June 28, 2019

Get to know Surrey Surrey is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada, located south of the Fraser River and north of the Canada–United States border. It is a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver regional district and metropolitan area. Mainly a suburban city, Surrey is the province’s second-largest by population after Vancouver and the third largest by area after Abbotsford and Prince George. The seven neighborhoods or “town centers” the City of Surrey comprises are: Fleetwood, Whalley, City Centre, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey. Attractions The Museum of Surrey is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.[citation needed] It reopened as the Museum of Surrey on September 29, 2018, after a renovation which added 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) to the previous 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) building.                                        The historic Surrey Municipal Hall complex includes the Cenotaph in Heritage Square, the Surrey Museum, and Cloverdale Library. The Surrey City Centre Public Library located at Whalley/City Centre is the second largest library in terms of size in Metro Vancouver. “REMEMBRANCE” by André Gauthier (sculptor) in Heritage Square, is an oversized bronze statue depicting a World War I kneeling soldier, helmet in hand, in remembrance of his fallen comrades. Business & Economic Development  Business in Surrey is bold, innovative, competitive and thriving. For three years in a row, the Real Estate Investment Network named Surrey the best place in British Columbia to invest. Surrey was also recognized as the Clean Energy Association of BC “Community of the Year” in 2011, for their integrated approach to sustainability and energy conservation.  Surrey is, in fact, one of the largest industrial centers within British Columbia, with a burgeoning high technology, clean energy,…

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