Patricia Escarcega, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson Local Expert

About Patricia

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.

Special Interests

Patricia knows a lot about:

  • Road trips
  • Southwest hiking destinations
  • Exploring ghost towns

Patricia's Special Recommendations for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson

Patricia says, "Don't leave Phoenix without taking a scenic drive through South Mountain Park, a desert mountain preserve with incredible panoramic views of the city."


10Best Lists by Patricia Escarcega

10Best List

10 Best Lunch Spots in Phoenix for a Midday Feast

Lunch is one of the best times of day to sample the best of the modern Phoenix food scene. It's usually easier to score a table at last minute, lunch specials abound, and you don't have to worry about making it to...

 

10Best List

10 Best Attractions and Activities in Scottsdale

Visitors to Scottsdale come for some of the Southwest’s best shopping, dining, art galleries, architecture, and of course, adventurous excursions into the vast Sonoran Desert.  Whether you come to take a tour of...

 

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