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

 

December 2017

 

30 GLENDALE: 47th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – University of Phoenix Stadium, top teams play, the champion of the Big 12 Conference, 480-350-0911 or fiestabowl.org

 

31 SHOW LOW: Deuce of Clubs Drop – Festival Marketplace, countdown to midnight, usher in the new year giant electrified Deuce of Clubs (playing card) dropped from a crane, photo booth, the evening comes to a climax with a giant fireworks show immediately following, 928-532-4140 or showlowchamber.com

 

January 2018

 

6 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train, verdecanyonrr.com

 

6 GLENDALE: 23rd Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party – Murphy Park. Hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, genres of music, street performers, 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com

 

6 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, paintings and sculpture, made both locally and internationally, jeromeartwalk.com

 

6-27 SHOW LOW: Night Skiing at Sunrise Resort – Sunrise Park Resort White Mountains, every Saturday ski in the moon light under a blanket of stars, torch light parade, 855-735-7669 or sunriseskipark.com

 

12-14 SURPRISE: 6th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival – Surprise Recreation Center, more than 125 juried fine artists, along with wine and micro-brew tasting and live musical entertainment, 480-837-5637 or thunderbirdartists.com

 

12-03/25 SCOTTSDALE: 14th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, entertainment, ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

 

13 CASA GRANDE: Home, Health & Garden Show / Car & Truck Show – City Gate, Greater Casa Grande’s 10th Annual Show, featuring more than 60 business exhibitors, food, 520-836-2125 or casagrandechamber.org

 

13-14 APACHE JUNCTION: 9th Annual Superstition Mountain Heritage Days – Superstition Mountain Museum, entertainment, Native American superstar dancers, Western entertainers will tell stories, live music, food 480-983-4888 or superstitionmountainmuseum.org

 

13-3/25 SCOTTSDALE: 28th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – Hayden Rd and Loop 101 Freeway in the big white tents on, 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works, sculpture court, 480-443-7695 or celebrateart.com

 

16-10/28/18 Scottsdale: The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original – Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, retrospective exhibition pays tribute to Joe Beeler, a founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, one of the most influential artists’ groups in the nation’s history, 480-686-9539 or scottsdalemuseumwest.org

 

17 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train, verdecanyonrr.com

 

19-21 CAREFREE: 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines from around the world, surrounding restaurants, galleries and outdoor cafés, 480-837-5637 or thunderbirdartists.com

 

20 PHOENIX: Dogs’ Day in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden, fun for the whole family, dogs included, walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers and heel for photo opportunities, 480-941-1225 or dbg.org

 

20-21 CASA GRANDE: Casa Grande Main Street 18th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show – more than 200 exhibitors sell art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, food, entertainment and more, 520-836-8744 or cgmainstreet.org

 

27-28 CASA GRANDE: Pinal County 33rd Annual Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival – Pinal County Fairgrounds, music workshops, AGRI-SPROUTS Kidz Zone, vendors, clogging, mutt strut contests, food, 520-723-7881 or pinalfairgrounds.com

 

27-28 SUPERIOR: Superior Home and Building Tour – learn about the community and have a great time, tour homes and buildings, you’ll see an eclectic assortment of renovated homes, chalk full of color, décor and great low cost ideas, 520-689-0200 or SuperiorArizonaChamber.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