Gila River Casino-Vee Quiva
Packed into nearly 100,000 square feet of space, Gila River’s Vee Quiva Casino provides high-rollers access to blackjack, poker and a Premiere Player’s Club. For a break between hands, Vee Quiva’s 834 interactive slot machines are sure to entertain and, with a little luck, make bank. 800.946.4452, www.wingilariver.com.
Best Concert Venue
Cricket Wireless Pavilion
With several amphitheater-style seating options, concertgoers can lie back on the lawn, get up-close in the first row or live it up in the VIP Boxes at Cricket Wireless Pavilion. www.cricketwirelesspavilion.com.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North pictured above
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, this resort’s fairy-tale setting offers the ideal spot for any celebration or gathering. Providing nothing less than impeccable service and stellar accommodations, festivities here supersede even the host’s imagination. 480.515.5700, www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.
Best Wedding Venue
Architecturally reminiscent of Southern Italy, couples can enjoy an enchanted evening outdoors overlooking the city below or indoors in one of four intimately decorated dining rooms. 480.502.9095, www.sassi.biz.
Explore one of the Valley’s most prominent landmarks by foot. Camelback Mountain is a favorite of Valley hikers for its challenging trails and breathtaking scenery. www.phoenix.gov/parks.