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

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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

 

September 2017

 

2 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, jeromeartwalk.com

 

2 WICKENBURG: 29th Annual Fiesta Septiembre – Community Center, entertainment, Mariachi Bands, Folklorico dancers, Latin Band, food, drink, arts/crafts, historical pioneer families photo exhibit, kidz zona, margarita, salsa & guacamole contests, 928-684-5479 or outwickenburgway.com

 

2-3 PINE: 35th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival – Community Center, arts & crafts booths, food, 928-476-4480 or paysonrimcountry.com

 

2-30 SHOWLOW: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace, local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, 928-532-2680 or showlowfarmersmarket.com

 

8 FLAGSTAFF: Night at the Museum – Pioneer Museum, enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine for a two-hour history happy hour! Each month delivers a different experience, from history-oriented lectures to fun-filled activities involving audience participation, 928-774-6272 or azhs.gov

 

8-10 JEROME: Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival – independent films, artists will exhibit and sell their works, short and feature films in documentary, horror, comedy, animation, student film music video, jeromefilmfestival.com

 

8-10 PAYSON: 63rd Annual Northern Gila County Fair – Payson Event Center, everything from kid games to blue ribbon pies, award winning animals raised by local kids, arts and crafts, livestock, fine arts, photography and other exhibits, 928-474-5242 or northerngilacountyfair.com

 

9 CLARKDALE: Summer Starlight Train – Verde Canyon Railroad, Verde Canyon Railroad travels during the cooler temperatures of late afternoon through sunset, twilight and starlight, serving up a wide ranging mix of light, color and shadow as the Canyon transforms into a moonlit dreamscape, 928-639-0010 or verdecanyonrr.com

 

9 GLENDALE: 13th Annual Teddy Bear Day – Catlin Court. Donate a new Teddy Bear to the Glendale Fire Dept., make-and-take arts and crafts, sweet treats and deals, visitglendale.com

 

9 MIAMI: Miami Arizona Fiesta – Bullion Plaza Green, a day of Hispanic entertainment, booths and food in celebration of Mexican Independence Day, a car show is also planned, 800-804-5623 or globemiamichamber.com

 

10 KINGMAN: Sounds of Kingman – Concert in the Park – Metcalfe Park, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and enjoy “some of the best music in Kingman that your money just can’t buy, performing will be the Kingman Concert Band, 928-715-0288 or soundsofkingman.com

 

10-1/16 GRAND CANYON: 9th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art – purchase high-quality Grand Canyon art, juried art competition and show, grandcanyon.org

 

14-17 KINGMAN: 71st Annual Mohave County Fair – Mohave County Fairgrounds, carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, 928-753-2636 or mcfafairgrounds.org

 

15-16 COTTONWOOD: 17th Annual Thunder Valley Rally – Old Town, fun, food, music, prizes, Poker Run, raffle prizes, sponsored by Cliff Castle Casino and Lodge and Grand Canyon Harley Davidson, 928-639-3200 or cottonwoodaz.gov

 

16 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale St. – Historic Downtown, a down town block party featuring classic cars, food, music, entertainment and more, 928-830-3755 or kingmantourism.org

 

16-17 PAYSON: AHSRA & AJHSRA Rodeo Season Opener – Payson Event Center, come watch cowboys and cowgirls from all over the State of Arizona, as AHSRA and AJHSRA converge and these cowboys and cowgirls kick off the season, paysonrimcountry.com

 

21-24 GLOBE: 48th Annual Gila County Fair – Gila County Fairgrounds, hobbies, crafts, stage entertainment, games, motorized sporting events, livestock auction, ranch rodeo, midway, championship bull riding, 928-425-9549 or globemiamichamber.com

 

22-24 KINGMAN: 3rd Annual Best of the West on Route 66 Festival – Beale and Fourth Streets, kicks off with the Andy Devine Days Parade and includes family-friendly activities, craft and food vendors, car show, tractor pull, bestoftheweston66.com

 

22-24 PAYSON: 47th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship – Payson Event Center, contestants aged 6-86, winners are qualified to compete in Weiser, Idaho at the National Championships food, country & bluegrass music, dancers, fiddle makers, leather workers, 928-474-5242 or paysonrimcountry.com

 

26-27 PHOENIX: Meet and Greet with Max Weinberg – Musical Instrument Museum, a special chance to meet one of rock’s greatest drummers immediately following the concert each night, mim.org

 

29 GLOBE: Hamburger Fry – Gila County Historical Museum, 928-425-7385 or globemiamichamber.com

 

29 KINGMAN: 13th Annual Celebration of National Alpaca Farm Days – Alpacas of the Southwest Farm, get up close and personal with these cute, cuddly animals, fun for the kids, arts and craft vendors, food, 928-225-1450 or gokingman.com

 

29-30 SAFFORD: 11th Annual SalsaFest – Downtown Safford, an opportunity to enjoy all that is salsa! Prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge, Chihuahua races, dog costume contest, and car show, plenty of salsa making and tasting, live entertainment, crafts, kids’ corner, merchandise and food vendors, 928-428-2511 or SalsaTrail.com

 

29-30 WINSLOW: 18th Annual “Standin’ on the Corner” Park Festival – Eagle Pavilion, featuring live bands, arts & crafts, food, and live auction and on Saturday there is the Winslow Fire Truck Tug, 928-289-3434 or winslowarizona.org

 

29-10/31 TUCSON: Nightfall at Old Tucson – Old Tucson transforms itself into the haunted township Nightfall, with hideous beasts and monsters, ghoulish stunts, and frightening new shows, 520-883-0100 or oldtucson.com

 

30 COTTONWOOD: 29th Annual Verde River Day – Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 40+ environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, fish the lagoon, nature walks, 928-634-7593 or verderiverday.com

 

30-11/19 PHOENIX: Fall Butterfly Exhibit – Desert Botanical Garden, mighty monarch butterflies, the exhibit invites visitors to take a closer look at the insects that care for and protect our desert environment, insects have amazing powers and play a variety of roles in the desert, dbg.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