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
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
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
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
When to Come
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 subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.
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