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.

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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

 

July 2018

 

6/30-7/2 FLAGSTAFF: 12th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park – Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Festival – Wheeler Park, one-of-a-kind fine arts and fine crafts, vendors, regional and local entertainers, petting zoo, flagstaffartinthepark.com

 

6/30-7/2 PRESCOTT: 38th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show – Courthouse Plaza, juried art and craft show in the center of historic downtown Prescott, show corresponds with the Frontier Days Parade, World’s Oldest Rodeo, 928-443-5220 or prescottdowntown.com

4 CLARKDALE: Raptors on the Rails with Liberty Wildlife – Verde Canyon Railroad, breathtaking as an eagle is in flight, our friends from Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors at the depot and on the train, verdecanyonrr.com

 

4 CLARKDALE: Firecracker Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, celebrate with a barbeque and patriotic music, enjoy the town’s holiday parade down Main Street in the morning, 928-639-0010 or verdecanyonrr.com

 

4 FLAGSTAFF: 22nd Annual 4th of July Parade – Historic Downtown, old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries include vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals, and floats., 928-774-4505 or flagstaffchamber.com

 

4 PAYSON: 4th of July Home Town Celebration – Green Valley Park, kid games, live music, fireworks, paysonrimcountry.com

 

4 SHOW LOW: 4th of July Parade & Freedom Fest – along the Deuce of Clubs, Parade at 9 am, kid’s rides, concerts, food, and fireworks at the High School Football Field, 928-532-4140 or showlowaz.gov/recreation

 

4 WILLIAMS: Hometown 4th of July Parade – an “All American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona, ExperienceWilliams.com

 

4 WINSLOW: Winslow Fireworks Display – 928-289-2434 or winslowarizona.org

 

4-7 WINDOW ROCK: 32nd Annual Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Pro-Rodeo – Rodeo, carnival, dance, concerts, arts and crafts sales and a fireworks show, 928-871-6647 or facebook.com/NavajoNationFair

 

7 FLAGSTAFF: July 2018Evening Concert: The Sahnas Bros. – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, in the gardens under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, beer and wine, 928-774-1442 or thearb.org

 

7 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – Visit unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, jeromeartwalk.com

 

7-8 FLAGSTAFF: 85th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture – Museum of Northern Arizona, meet Hopi master & emerging artists, Hopi social dances, traditional foods, learn about the Hopi values, land and earth stewardship, 928-774-5213 or musnaz.org

 

14 CAMP VERDE: CornFest Vintage Baseball – Fort Verde State Historic Park, enjoy a vintage baseball game as it would have been played in the 1870s, 928-567-3275 or visitcampverde.com

 

14 FLAGSTAFF: 35th Annual Summer Plant Sale & Penstemon Fest – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, features native plants for the home garden, gifts & books, special activities, tours, children’s craft activities, 928-774-1442 or thearb.org

 

14 SHOW LOW: Mini Mud Run – Show Low City Park, mini athletes or lil’ runners ages 2-10 will run, climb, crawl and jump through mud, water and dirt to find the finish line, 928-532-4140 or showlowchamber.com

 

14 – 15 PHOENIX: Experience Arizona Music – Musical Instrument Museum, escape from the heat and immerse yourself in sounds of rich musical history, celebrate the diverse music and artistry that make up the musical landscape of our home state, mim.org

 

20-21 CAMP VERDE: 27th Annual Cornfest – Soccer Field, lots of fresh roasted Hauser sweet corn, vendors, craft fair, food, museums, music, family fun, kids games, 928-301-0922 or visitcampverde.com

 

21 WICKENBURG: 15th Annual National Day of the Cowboy – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, free admission for the entire family all day with creative activities, westernmuseum.org

 

21 WILLIAMS: Bearizona After Dark – Bearizona, 21 & older, hors devours and local beer/wine mixer prior to boarding the Wild Ride Bus for a sunset tour, a special meet and greet with some animals, concludes with a private flashlight guided tour, Bearizona.com

 

28 CLARKDALE: Summer Starlight Rides – Verde Canyon Railroad, monthly Starlight excursion on select Saturdays, departing the depot during the cooler temperatures of later afternoon and traveling through the dramatic colors of sunset and into the moon glow of twilight, 928-639-0010 or verdecanyonrr.com

 

29 FLAGSTAFF: Summer Soiree – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, catered dinner in the gardens includes music, silent and live auctions, fundraising event, $100 for individual tickets, 928-774-1442 or thearb.org

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