Southwest Airlines to launch flights to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines passenger planes.(Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images) Southwest Airlines said it plans to begin flights to Hawaii, with tickets on sale beginning next year. The airline, which has made no secret of its plans to fly to the vacation hotspot, made it official with events in Honolulu and Los Angeles on…

Want a deal on Grand Canyon aerial tour? Book soon.

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017.(Photo: Courtesy of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines) If you want a deal on an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon you’ll have to act fast. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Grand Canyon Scenic…

Take a (literal) walk through the history of Jerome during the Ghost Walk

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Local folks take part in the Jerome Ghost Walk: (from left) artist Jessica Laurel Reese, firefighter Johnny “Knuckles” Braden, and artists Douglas Weber.(Photo: Ron Chilston) Colorful and spooky history await you this weekend in Jerome as the central Arizona town gears up for its…

Most haunted places in Arizona: These 10 surprising places will give you the chills

Michael Foster isn’t a big believer in ghosts, but senses there is something strange inhabiting the Carr House, where he is the official host.(Photo: Michael Foster) Everybody loves a good ghost story. We don’t have to see a door slowly swing open in an empty hallway, or catch a misty…

You won’t believe where McDonald’s opened its first drive-thru

CLOSE Did you know the first McDonald’s drive-thru was opened in Arizona? Here are eight other interesting facts about our state’s part in McDonald’s history. Scott Craven/The Republic Wochit How an Arizona McDonald’s made it possible for hungry drivers to boldly go where no cars had gone before. In late…

See fall colors from above at Arizona Snowbowl

Chairlift at Arizona Snowbowl is open for fall colors viewing through Oct. 15, 2017, and weather permitting after that date.(Photo: Arizona Snowbowl) Folks looking to get their fall color fix might want to head north to visit Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff. The popular ski resort’s chair lift takes visitors up to…

Update: MGM cancels Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay for second night

Las Vegas Strip at Night.(Photo: KevinKao/Getty Images/iStockphoto) MGM Resorts International, which owns Mandalay Bay and several other hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, canceled a signature show at the hotel in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting. Earlier in the day, the resort chain told azcentral that it had…