May 28 2015
There's a little something for just about every interest in the White Mountains communities of Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low and Hon-Dah. You can find upscale or casual dining, outdoor activities galore from Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area to Sunrise Park Resort, and lodging choices including hotels, condos and cabins. Here are things to do on your next visit.
One of Pinetop-Lakeside's newest eateries matches sleek decor with an eclectic, upscale menu. This is not your typical mountain-town wood-paneled steakhouse.
Try the tandoori-spiced Australian lamb or the cheeseburger stuffed with fontina cheese. Or order for a glass of wine and munch your way through the appetizer list. Choices include mussels with coconut milk and basil, a charcuterie board, an artisan cheese board, pork belly and an apple and fennel salad.
Details: 476 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside. 928-367-1819, www.saltpinetop.com.
There are farmers markets all over the Valley, but how many include an art walk? More importantly, how many of them will have temperatures low enough to keep chocolate in a solid form all summer? Show Low's Farmers Market and Art walk has an excellent mix of fresh food, art and mild weather. It runs every Saturday through Sept. 26.
Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Festival Marketplace, Cooley Street between Ninth and 11th streets, Show Low. Free. 928-532-2680,www.showlowfarmersmarket.com.
The hotel at Hon-Dah Resort, Casino and Conference Center has plenty of ways to keep you entertained, including a swimming pool, spa, sauna, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a lounge and gambling. There's frequent live entertainment, including music and comedy acts. Relax in the lobby, with its stone fireplace. Rooms have satellite TV, refrigerators, wet bars and microwave ovens. The resort hosts powwows and other special events throughout the year. The resort is about 22 miles west of Sunrise Park Resort. Fishing and hiking opportunities also are nearby.
Details: 4 miles east of Pinetop at the intersection of State Routes 260 and 73. 800-929-8744, hon-dah.com.
This article was originally published in The Arizona Republic.