Before you travel it’s important to have the information needed for a safe, fun and enriching vacation. Know where to stay, what the weather and what’s happening during a specific time of year.

Maps

For your convenience, we’ve provided down-loadable maps to help plan out your vacation and trace out your adventure.

Phoenix

Tucson

Arizona

Getting Around

Here is airport information as well as a list of car rental agencies to help you get around Arizona in a relaxing enjoyable manner.

 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
www.phxskyharbor.com
3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.

Advantage   602-252-4935 or  www.advantage.com

Dollar  602-275-0011 or www.dollar.com

Enterprise   602-225-0588  or  www.enterprise.com

Fox       602-275-9700  or  www.foxrentacar.com

Payless       602-681-9589  or  www.paylesscar.com

National   602-275-4771  or   www.nationalcar.com

Thrifty  602-244-0311 or www.thrifty.com

 

Sky Harbor Rental Car Rental Center

1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South

Phoenix

602-273-3300

 

Rental Car Return

From the south (Tucson, Chandler, Ahwatukee)

I-10 west, exit 24th St, turn right – go to Sky Harbor Circle South, turn left — Car Rental Center is on the left.

From the east (Mesa)

US-60 to I-10 west, exit 24th St, turn right – go to Sky Harbor Circle South, turn left — Car Rental Center is on the left.

From Scottsdale, 101 South, Loop 202 West

202 West, exit 24th St., turn left. Go to Buckeye Rd., turn right, left on Sky Harbor Circle, Car Rental Center on left.

From the north, I-17 (Sedona, Prescott, Flagstaff)

I-17 south, exit at 195-A to 16th St. turn left on 16th St., go north to Buckeye Rd. turn right and go east on

Sky Harbor Circle – turn right – Rental Car Center is on the right.

From the west, I-10 (Los Angeles, west Phoenix, west Valley cities)

I-10 East. Exit at 148. Go south (straight) on the frontage road to Sky Harbor Circle North and turn right.

Follow toward Buckeye Road to Sky Harbor Circle South. Follow the signs to the facility

 

Tucson International Airport

www.flytucsonairport.com

7250 South Tucson Boulevard

520-573-8100

 

When to Come

Weather

 

Many people have heard about the Arizona dry heat. But, while the Valley of the Sun is experiencing hot, pool like temperatures in the summer, just 1 to 2 hours north or northeast people are layering their clothes for cool and crisp weather. And in the winter, while central and southern Arizona are enjoy mild temperatures and chilly nights, folks in the high country of Flagstaff and the White Mountains are bundling up, sliding down the hill with their sleds or waxing up those skis and heading to the ski resorts for some fresh powder.

 

 

 

Events Calendar

Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.

 

February 2023

 

3 Payson: The Hashknife Pony Express – Payson Post Office, this exciting event is the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, paysonrimcountry.com

 

3-5 Casa Grande: Wuertz Farm’s 20th Annual “RUNNING OF THE GOURDS” Gourd Festival – Pinal Fairgrounds, more than 100 gourd artists/vendors, entertainment, casagrandechamber.org

 

3-5 Scottsdale: 12th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown Waterfront, stroll through spectacular paintings, bronzes, sculptures, photography, jewelry, and more while sipping on wine, thunderbirdartists.com

 

4 Mesa: Annual Book Fair – Mesa Historical Museum, over 30,000 books for sale, mesahistoricalmuseum.com

 

4-11 Flagstaff: Guided Walking Tours – Historic Downtown, local historian, and licensed tour guide Johnny Anaya for a guided walking tour of historic downtown Flagstaff, flagstaffarizona.org

 

5 Litchfield Park: Arts in the Park Concert – The Wigwam Resort, grab your blankets and lawn chairs and spend your afternoon watching Come Back Buddy’s 50’s rock ‘n roll concert, litchfield-park.org

 

10-12 Wickenburg: 74th Annual Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo – Stone Park, the biggest event of the year, celebrating the town’s long history as a ranching and mining hub, family-friendly activities, outwickenburgway.com

 

11 Bisbee: 32nd Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting – Old Bisbee, beer and wine will be served along with lots of chocolate, discoverbisbee.com

 

12 Glendale: Super Bowl LVII – State Farm Stadium, the magnitude of America’s biggest sporting event in The Grand Canyon State with spectacular stadium views as two of the best NFL teams go for the championship, azsuperbowl.com

 

17-18 Green Valley: GVR Arts & Crafts Festival – GVR West Center, featuring over 250 artist and craftsmen from across the US. Food, music, and fun abound, greenvalleysahuarita.com

 

17-19 Chandler: Downtown Chandler Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, stroll throughout spectacular paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, copper, clay sculptures, photography and jewelry, while sipping on wine, thunderbirdartists.com

 

17-19 Litchfield Park: Festival of Fine Art – The Wigwam, this extraordinary three-day event featuring nationally recognized artists with a Western and Southwest focus, litchfield-park.org

 

18 Mesa: Play Ball & Cactus League Hall of Fame Exhibit – mesahistoricalmuseum.com

 

18-19 Glendale: Chocolate Experience – Glendale Civic Center, chocolate lovers unite! Find chocolatiers and confectioners, incredible chocolate art displays, wine tastings and interactive experiences, visitglendale.com

Where to Stay

Grand Canyon Plaza Resort
Located one mile from Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Entrance. AAA 3 diamond approved. 176 newly remodeled deluxe rooms & 56 elegant 2-room suites, kids 16 & under stay FREE, full service restaurant (buffet or menu), indoor garden atrium with 18 ft. spa & Wintergarten lounge (seasonal), outdoor pool (seasonal) and free high speed internet access. Visit www.grandcanyonplaza.com, call 928-638-2673 or 800-995-2521.

 

Grand Canyon West Ranch
Nestled in a mountainous area at the west end of the Grand Canyon and the Music Mountains of Arizona, Grand Canyon West Ranch is unlike any other. You’ll enjoy home cooking, horse and buggy rides, starlight evenings and western cowboy hospitality. Each evening is a time to relax in romantic privacy or join the Cowboys singing campfire songs under the stars. Only here can you experience a spectacular Helicopter Flight taking you below the rim into the depths of the Grand Canyon itself… an adventure not to be missed! For more information, call 800-359-8727 or visit www.GrandCanyonRanch.com

 

Red Feather Lodge
The Red Feather Lodge is located one mile from the Grand Canyon National Park. It offers clean, comfortable rooms and a friendly staff to assist you with information regarding the area. There is no charge for children, and pets are welcome. After a day of sightseeing, relax in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub (seasonal). For more information, call 928-638-2414, 800-538-2345 or visit our web site www.redfeatherlodge.com