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

Best Places to Go Country Two-Steppin' in Tucson

One of the oldest country western bars in Tucson is Maverick, which not-so-humbly describes itself as the King of Clubs. But it's not just empty boasting. Maverick is modern honky tonk with a spacious dance floor...

 

10Best List

10 Essential Golf Courses in Sunny Scottsdale

Whether you're a beginner golfer coming to enjoy a week at one of the city's luxurious golf resorts, or an advanced player seeking to hone your game on some of the best courses in the world, Scottsdale is the...

 

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