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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Phoenix, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

Storage Containers Phoenix, AZ

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Phoenix, AZ

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Phoenix, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Phoenix, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Phoenix, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Phoenix, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Phoenix, AZ

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Phoenix, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Phoenix, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Phoenix, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Phoenix, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Phoenix, AZ?

Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @

480.660.0493

Latest News in Phoenix, AZ

Monsoon storms move through Phoenix area, Flagstaff declares state of emergency: Live radar, updates

PHOENIX - A new round of monsoon weather has made its way through Arizona, and a statewide Flood Watch has been extended through Friday.A Flood Watch has been issued for all 15 Arizona counties, as storms are expected to bring heavy rain, wind and lightning. The Flood Watch for Maricopa County, along with watches...

PHOENIX - A new round of monsoon weather has made its way through Arizona, and a statewide Flood Watch has been extended through Friday.

A Flood Watch has been issued for all 15 Arizona counties, as storms are expected to bring heavy rain, wind and lightning. The Flood Watch for Maricopa County, along with watches issued for Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma Counties will remain in effect until July 29.

Some areas seeing more rain than others

According to officials with the National Weather Service, the state is at or just above normal precipitation for the year so far, and that does help alleviate the drought a bit.

However, not all areas are seeing the same amount of rain. In June, areas west and south of Phoenix saw above-normal rain totals, but areas north and east of Phoenix were below normal.

Flooding worries increase for Flagstaff residents; State of Emergency declared

Recent storms, and by extension, the monsoon season, affected more than just people in the Phoenix area.

In Flagstaff, the city's mayor has signed a Declaration of Emergency, as the city is affected by flash flooding caused by rain falling on burn scars from recent wildfires, which made the soil basically water repellant. The emergency declaration will help members of the community access much-needed resources.

Flash flooding is expected for portions of Yavapai and Coconino counties.

Parts of the northern Arizona city and surrounding areas have been hit with multiple rounds of flooding in recent weeks and months. Cleanup efforts for those floodings remain ongoing, as boulders and mud from the mountain slide into homes and front yards just as quickly as crews clean them out.

Residents in the area have had to deal with rain and flooding for many days.

"I’m kind of numb to it now," said one resident. "It’s more of just whenever I drive back and see the flooding, it’s more of just watching where it goes this time."

On July 27, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors authorized $5 million towards immediate cleanup efforts.

You can check the latest weather conditions by visiting the FOX 10 Phoenix weather page, or download the Free FOX 10 Weather app, which is available on Apple iOS and Android.

Live radar

Latest updates

Tuesday's weather (July 26)

Adverse weather conditions began to be felt in areas south of the Valley during the afternoon hours. Our photojournalist managed to capture video of a storm cloud that dumped rain in an area south of Riggs Road and the I-10.

Later on, SkyFOX also captured rain falling in other parts of the Valley, with pockets of rain and thunderstorms popping up in the areas of Litchfield Park, Maryvale, and Youngtown.

This storm came a day after two rounds of monsoon weather moved through parts of the Valley. A Dust Advisory was issued for parts of the East Valley, including Ahwatukee, Chandler, and Tempe until 2:45 p.m. on July 25. The dust storm moved out fairly quickly, but it was followed by a strong storm cell a few hours later, which brought heavy rain to parts of the East Valley.

At one point on the night of July 25, about 1,100 SRP customers were without power. Power has since been restored.

Storm brought heat relief for Valley residents

The storm did bring down temperatures in parts of the Valley, and for some pet owners, it was a time to take their pets out to the park.

"It is very nice. A lot cooler to take the dog out. He’s been dying to go to the dog park, clearly," said Ashley Kelly-LaSalle.

"It’s very hot. I feel like my skin is cooking every time I walk out in the sun, but now, anything over a hundred is like, ‘wow! this is nothing!’" said Evan Soloman.

Soloman is experiencing the monsoon for the first time: he moved to Phoenix from South Carolina.

"It's not any worse than any hurricanes we get down south," said Soloman.

"I just feel like it's the last two days. I mean, they've cleared a lot of this, but it's just coming back every time. That's what's a little demoralizing about it," said Lisa Wells.

Meanwhile, rainy weather is causing more concerns over the potential for more flooding to take place.

"It's been a lot of rain the last few days," said Wells.

Rain totals

Road Conditions

Rain/flood safety tips

The American Red Cross' tips for heavy rain situations and flood safety:

Be prepared and stay safe during the monsoon

"Most Valley residents know how quickly and furiously storms can move in and out, bringing strong winds, dust, rain, and flash flooding. These storms can cause interruptions in services, such as water, power, and gas," stated Captain Ashley Losch of the Glendale Fire Department.

GFD reminds residents of ways they can be prepared and stay safe:

Arizona monsoon storms expected into the weekend; flash flood watch in effect

Arizona’s monsoon storms will continue into the weekend according to the National Weather Service, with high chances of heavy rain for the Valley and many other parts of the state.Most of Arizona, save for a small chunk in the southwest that includes Yuma, is still under a flash flood watch, which was extended until Friday at 5 a.m. Tom Frieders with NWS in Phoenix said the weather service is gauging daily how long the flash flood watch will last, and it's possible it could get another extension based on weather c...

Arizona’s monsoon storms will continue into the weekend according to the National Weather Service, with high chances of heavy rain for the Valley and many other parts of the state.

Most of Arizona, save for a small chunk in the southwest that includes Yuma, is still under a flash flood watch, which was extended until Friday at 5 a.m. Tom Frieders with NWS in Phoenix said the weather service is gauging daily how long the flash flood watch will last, and it's possible it could get another extension based on weather conditions.

“This pattern is kind of holding into early next week,” Frieders said. He also mentioned the storm patterns this weekend could produce extreme rainfall in the Valley.

From late morning to early afternoon Thursday, the weather service issued an increasing number of flash flood warnings for Central and Southern Arizona, a break from the standard earlier in the week of flash flood warnings primarily in Northern Arizona.

As of Thursday at 1:30 p.m., there are three different flash flood warnings southeast of Phoenix near Globe, which encompass Apache Junction and South Gila County, in effect until 4 p.m. There is also one including Rio Verde and Sunflower just north of Phoenix in effect until 5:30 p.m.

“Flash flooding is a significant risk with these storms as they are moving slowly; stay vigilant!” the weather service said in a tweet.

Flash flood warnings:Here's how to stay safe

The National Weather Service in Tucson also issued several flash flood warnings for areas in Southern Arizona, including northeastern Pima County and southeastern Pinal County until 3 p.m., West Central Graham County and East Central Pinal County until 2:30 p.m., and Southeastern Pima County until 2 p.m. and Central Pima County until 2:15 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, the weather service forecasts a 20-40% chance of rain for Phoenix daily, with the chances even higher for more elevated areas surrounding the city. And it won’t just be light showers.

“An abundance of moisture will allow any showers and storms that develop to produce heavy rainfall,” the weather service said in its forecast discussion.

According to the forecast, the chance of rain is fairly steady each day this weekend, although Frieders said Sunday has the potential for more widespread storm coverage. Frieders said spotty storms could still pose a significant risk for dangerous flooding, especially given how slowly they are moving.

“There’ll be that risk every day,” Frieders said.

Thunderstorms are predicted to continue through at least early next week.

The stormy weather is keeping the desert much cooler than it is on average, with high temperatures in the upper 90s and lows in the 100s in Phoenix over the weekend.

A tweet from the weather service in Phoenix said the city will usually see only about three days with highs under 100 degrees in July.

This July, temperatures are fairly consistent with that average, with Thursday being only the third day with a forecasted high of less than 100 degrees, according to Frieders.

Frieders said before this particular monsoon pattern, temperatures in Phoenix were above average.

I-10 road closure

With stormy weather carrying through the weekend, highway-goers should check for flash flood warnings before making the trip. This weekend, scheduled construction on the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project continues as it has for several weekends prior.

Crews will be working on the Broadway Road bridge, which will shut down westbound I-10 between U.S. 60 and State Route 143 from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Ramps from westbound U.S. 60 and southbound S.R. 143 to westbound I-10 will also be closed during that period, along with westbound I-10 on-ramps from Elliot and Broadway roads.

Finally, in that same time frame, the westbound U.S. 60 on-ramps from McClintock Drive and Mill Avenue will also be closed.

ADOT advised drivers to visit the National Weather Service’s website or check its Twitter for the latest weather updates.

Reach breaking news reporter Sam Burdette at sburdette@gannett.com or on Twitter @SuperSafetySam

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Top 8 Places To Beat The Heat While Visiting Phoenix, AZ

Last Updated 3 days agoPhoenix, Arizona, is a gorgeous city in Arizona. Due to its location in the desert, however, it can get pretty hot. Whether you’re visiting Phoenix or live there, here’s 8 things to do that are perfect for staying cool and having fun this summer!Here’s a great option for animal lovers! Odysea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the state. Visitor...

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Phoenix, Arizona, is a gorgeous city in Arizona. Due to its location in the desert, however, it can get pretty hot. Whether you’re visiting Phoenix or live there, here’s 8 things to do that are perfect for staying cool and having fun this summer!

Here’s a great option for animal lovers! Odysea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the state. Visitors can look forward to getting to meet countless creatures, including sharks, fish, and penguins. The aquarium also offers a wide variety of memorable exhibits and experiences, including touch pools and the opportunity to don a wetsuit and go diving (with an instructor’s oversight). Tickets are available online.

Here’s a great option for those looking for a memorable and unique day trip! Visiting Lava River Cave does require a 2-hour drive from the heart of Phoenix, but it’s more than worth the journey. You’ll get to explore an expansive, ancient lava tube. Lava River Cave stays pretty cool year-round, hovering around 42 degrees Fahrenheit, so you may even want to bring a jacket while visiting. Due to the cave’s popularity, a timed entry reservation system is being put into place at the beginning of August – reservations as well as information about the system is available online.

If you enjoy solving puzzles or mysteries, this is a great option for you! Escape rooms can be a fun way for people of all ages to get out of the house and stay cool in the city. Whether you’re looking for a family outing or something fun to do with friends, there’s likely an escape room perfect for you. Puzzle Effect and Eludesions Escape Rooms are two escape rooms that offer a variety of experiences, with booking available for both online.

Here’s a great option for those with children! Any parent knows that kids love playgrounds, but soaring temperatures in Phoenix might make it unsafe – or at the very least uncomfortable – to spend much time at them in the summer. Uptown Jungle Fun Park is a great solution to this problem! The indoor park features play structures, climbing walls, and countless more attractions that kids will love.

Adults aren’t out of luck if they’re looking to enjoy some indoor fun either! Visiting Phoenix Rock Gym is not only a great way to get in some healthy exercise, but also make fun memories. If you’re just looking to try out climbing for the first time, the gym offers day passes, gear rentals, and instruction. If you want to enjoy climbing on a regular basis, several membership options are also available.

One of the best ways to cool off in the summer is without a doubt enjoying some delicious ice cream, and Churn is the perfect place to do so at! Churn offers a variety of sweet, frozen treats, from ice cream cones to cherry cola floats, as well as candy and baked goods. Their full menu is available online.

Ice skating is the perfect way to stay cool during the summer. Phoenix has several indoor ice rinks with public skate times. For those in the Peoria area, check out AZ ICE. Tickets for public skate sessions run under $15 per person with gear rental, making this a pretty budget-friendly way to spend a couple of hours as well.

Hanny’s was originally built in the late 1940s as a department store. Since then it has since been turned into a restaurant and bar. This is a great option for those looking for a quirky dining experience. In addition to the unique history of the restaurant, there are also some eccentric decor and exhibits, which include a display of dolls in the basement.

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Phoenix ranks among Top 20 buggiest cities in the U.S.

With summer in full swing, it’s the peak time of year when uninvited insects – like mosquitoes, ants, bees, and other bugs – can crash your party and take up residence in your home. Today, Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners, revealed the list of the buggiest cities in the U.S. based on data from millions of home projects from across all 50 states.READ ALSO: ...

With summer in full swing, it’s the peak time of year when uninvited insects – like mosquitoes, ants, bees, and other bugs – can crash your party and take up residence in your home. Today, Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners, revealed the list of the buggiest cities in the U.S. based on data from millions of home projects from across all 50 states.

READ ALSO: Here’s where most Arizona rattlesnake removals take place

According to the findings, July and August are the buggiest months of the year, and states in the south like Texas and Florida have been hit the hardest – representing seven of the top ten buggiest cities.

1. Dallas, Texas

2. Atlanta, Georgia

3. Washington, D.C.

4. Austin, Texas

5. Houston, Texas

6. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

7. West Palm Beach, Florida

8. Baltimore, Maryland

9. Orlando, Florida

10. Tampa, Florida

11. Charlotte, NC

12. Philadelphia, PA

13. Norfolk, VA

14. Boston, MA

15. San Francisco, CA

16. San Antonio, TX

17. Seattle, WA

18. Nashville, TN

19. Phoenix, AZ

20. Chicago, IL

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Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian Now Open in Tucson

Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian, located at 6970 E. 22nd St., Ste. 100, in the building that once housed long-time establishment Peking Palace, is now open — and serving up a variety of traditional and authentic Thai and Cantonese Chinese dishes for the Tucson community.The restaurant is owned and operated by husband-and-wife business partners Nattha and Eric Post, who share a passion for cooking and serving others. Tam “Sam” Quan serves as executive chef.“Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian is a labor of love...

Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian, located at 6970 E. 22nd St., Ste. 100, in the building that once housed long-time establishment Peking Palace, is now open — and serving up a variety of traditional and authentic Thai and Cantonese Chinese dishes for the Tucson community.

The restaurant is owned and operated by husband-and-wife business partners Nattha and Eric Post, who share a passion for cooking and serving others. Tam “Sam” Quan serves as executive chef.

“Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian is a labor of love and an opportunity for us to invite the dining community in to taste the result of our passion for and dedication to serving authentic Asian cuisine that is approachable and delicious,” says Eric. “We want people to enjoy the experience of trying new things but also feel comfortable eating the familiar dishes they love.”

Eric and Nattha both grew up around food. In her native Thailand, Nattha learned how to cook traditional food of the country. With a degree in Human Resources from Bansomdetchaopraya Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Nattha also has 10 years experiencing working for Yakult Bangkok.

In 2018, Nattha came to the U.S. as a lawful immigrant and expects to be a U.S. citizen very soon. She has since brought to Tucson her breadth of knowledge and experience in Asian cuisine, working at several well-known local Thai restaurants.

Native to Tucson, Eric learned to cook from his Italian mother and worked in a popular Tucson pizza restaurant, Knipple’s Pizza Parlour early in his career. During the 1980s and 1990s, Eric worked at sea on the Tuna Purse Seiners as a helicopter pilot and mechanic. When time permitted, he enjoyed helping the ship’s cook. He has completed an online cooking technique school as well as addition master classes.

Nattha and Eric have both also attended Blue Elephant and Napali cooking schools in Thailand. In addition, Eric is a licensed attorney in Arizona and the Federal District of Arizona; he has operated his own firm, The Law Office of Eric Post, PLLC, since 2008.

Though housed in the former Peking Palace restaurant, Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian presents its own take on Asian cuisine, melding Thai and Cantonese Chinese traditions and techniques. The menu boasts a wide variety of offerings including “AppeThaizers” such as Yum Nua (grilled beef salad), Yum Woon Sen (glass noodle salad with shrimp and ground pork); soups like Tom Kha (coconut milk) and Tom Sabb (pork ribs); Thai curries including red, green, yellow, mussaman, panang and more; Thai noodle stir fries such as Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodle); Thai rice stir fries like Pad Prik King (with crispy pork belly) and Pad Krathim (garlic chicken) — and much more.

Nattha’s Bann Thai Asian is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more, visit natthasbannthai.com.

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