Patricia Escarcega, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson Local Expert

About Patricia

Patricia Escarcega works as a writer and editor in Phoenix.

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 panoramic views of the city."

10Best Lists by Patricia Escarcega

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10 Great Things to Do with Kids in Metro Phoenix

A kid-friendly Phoenix destination that even adults will likely enjoy is the Arizona Science Center. This downtown venue has more than 300 exhibitions, most of which are hands-on and interactive, as well as an...


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10 Fun Free Things to Do in Tucson

One of Tucson's best free attractions is the Mission San Xavier del Bac, located about nine miles south of downtown Tucson on the Tohono O'odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. The mission is a great example of...


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10 Great Venues for Live Music in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a nightlife kind of town. When the sun sets over the desert hills, the city's hip constellation of dance clubs and live music venues come alive. Country music lovers also won't want to miss the