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.

 

 

Phoenix
63°
Partly Cloudy
07:2917:51 MST
Feels like: 63°F
Wind: 3mph SSW
Humidity: 55%
Pressure: 30.06"Hg
UV index: 0
WedThuFriSatSun
min 47°F
70/48°F
73/48°F
72/49°F
74/49°F

 

 

 

Events Calendar

 

January 2020

 

1 GLENDALE: Fiesta Fan Fest – State Farm Phoenix Stadium, performances by marching bands and cheerleaders, also Jumbotrons with team highlights, interactive games , food and beverage booths to get you ready for the big game, fiestabowl.org

 

2-3 SUPERIOR: Picket Post Mansion Open House – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, don’t miss these rare opportunities to walk through Colonel William Boyce Thompson’s venerable “mansion” perched on volcanic cliffs overlooking his namesake Arboretum, btarboretum.org

 

4 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, paintings and sculpture and more, jeromeartwalk.com

 

4 PHOENIX: ¡Ya vienen los Reyes Magos! – Night of the Three Kings – Phoenix Zoo, activities, mariachis, lighted luminarias will guide you to the Neely Center where the Three Kings arrive on camels, arts & craft station, write letters to the Kings and take a photo with them, phoenixzoo.org

 

10-12 GLOBE: Gila County Gem & Mineral Society 63rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show – Gila County Fairground, jewelry, gems, rocks, fossils, activities for kids, globemiamichamber.com

 

10-12 SURPRISE: 8th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival – Surprise Recreation Center, more than 100 jury selected artists from around the nation and abroad, live musical performance and more than 40 different domestic and imported wines available for tasting, thunderbirdartists.com

 

10-3/22/20 SCOTTSDALE: 16th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Jomax & Scottsdale Rd, nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, arizonafineartexpo.com

 

11 GLENDALE: 25th Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party – Murphy Park. Hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, more than a dozen bands perform all genres of music, and several street performers, visitglendale.com

 

11-12 APACHE JUNCTION: 11th Annual Superstition Mountain Heritage Days – Superstition Mountain Museum, actors and Western entertainers will tell stories of the adventures filming movies and television shows in Apacheland Movie ranch’s heyday, Western Vendors, gold panning, gunfight re-enactments, food, superstitionmountainmuseum.org

 

12 PHOENIX: Atom String Quartet – Musical Instrument Museum, Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, combining the capabilities of a string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello) with improvisation in its broad sense, themim.org

 

17-19 CAREFREE: 27th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines, galleries and outdoor cafés, thunderbirdartists.com

 

24-25 SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Hoedown – Square and Round Dance Festival – St. Andrews Catholic Church, festival jam-packed with dancing fun, ExploreCochise.com

 

25-26 SUPERIOR: 12th Annual Superior Home and Building Tour – repurposed historical elements that beautifully unite the town’s past with its present and future, festivities, antique show, 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