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.
2 TUCSON: Savor – Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival – Tucson Botanical Gardens. Lively food experiences, culinary demonstrations, wine-maker meet and greets, local food producer presentations, food, wine and cocktail menu samplings from more than 30 local chefs, 520-797-3959 or tucsonbotanical.org
8-10 CASA GRANDE: 16th Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival – “Running of the Gourds” – Pinal County Fairgrounds, festival is a nationally acclaimed event featuring more than 100 gourd artists/vendors, reserved classes, entertainment, gourd games, wide variety of food vendors and dried gourds for sale, 520-723-4432 or wuertzfarm.com
8-10 GLENDALE: 24th Annual Chocolate Affaire – Murphy Park, featuring delights like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drizzled kettle corn, chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate-covered cheesecake and bananas, fried Snickers dipped in chocolate and much more, 623-930-2299 or visitglendale.com
8-10 SCOTTSDALE: 8th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival – Scottsdale Waterfront, fine artists will line the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront, along with wineries, live musical entertainment, 480-837-5637 or thunderbirdartists.com
8-10 WICKENBURG: 71st Annual Gold Rush Days – Senior pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts & crafts, BBQ, gem show, mucking & drilling contest, contests, 4th largest parade in the state, 928-684-5479 or outwickenburgway.com
9-10 Phoenix: Experience Canada – Musical Instrument Museum, celebrate Canadian music and culture, in conjunction with Arizona Canada Week, enjoy a weekend filled with boot-stomping musical performances, engaging presentations, and the maple-leaf spirit, 480-478-6000 or mim.org
14-16 CLARKDALE: Chocolate Lovers’ Festival – Verde Canyon Railroad, leisurely savor this region and a fine glass of wine from the vantage point of a vintage train, rich chocolate flows over taste-buds just as beautifully as wild scenery passes the panoramic windows, 928-639-0010 or verdecanyonrr.com
16-24 TUCSON: 94th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo & Parade – Tucson Rodeo Grounds, top contestants in the sport of rodeo, this PRCA rodeo is America’s largest, outdoor, midwinter rodeo; events, special acts, clowns, little buckaroos in Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo & a parade on Thursday, 520-741-2233 or tucsonrodeo.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