Must-do's for wannabe cowboys and cowgirls
Catch a professional bull-riding competition or two-step to a country-western band at Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, which has its own rodeo arena. $; bullriding competitions Fri nights, free to watch; free live music and dancing Sat–Sun nights; 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.; buffalochipsaloon.com.
3. Eat native
At Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Mañana (a historic dude ranch), pictured, try the chips and a trio of salsas made with beans, squash, and corn, then go for the grilled buffalo served with Arizona pecan quinoa. $$$; 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd.; 480/4880698.