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

For your convenience, we’ve provided down-loadable maps to help plan out your vacation and trace out your adventure.

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

Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.

 

June 2022

 

1-29 Casa Grande: Splash, Dine, & Dash – Carr McNatt Park, every Wednesday beat the heat and cool off at the Splash Pad, bring your friends and family to enjoy one of the food trucks, lawn games, and music, casagrandechamber.org

 

1-29 Cottonwood: Old Town Music & The Market – Old Town Activity Park, every Wednesday, enjoy an evening with live music, a variety of handcrafted, locally made items, oldtownmusicandthemarket.org

 

1-9 Greer: Summer Opening – Sunrise Park Resort, Arizona’s only downhill mountain biking, Arizona’s longest zip line, summer tubing slide, rock climbing wall, airbag jump, 3D archery, fishing, camping, and more, sunrise.ski

 

1 – 09/04/22 Wickenburg: 17TH ANNUAL COWGIRL UP! – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, a celebration of the West’s best women artists, outwickenburgway.com

 

1 – 11/22/22 Flagstaff: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell – Museum of Northern Arizona, photographs, paintings, writings, and archival material, the exhibition shares a long history of responses to Glen Canyon, musnaz.org

 

1 – 11/27/22 Scottsdale: Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon – Western Spirit Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, tracing the career of artist Paul Calle (1928-2010), who was best known for painting and drawing the historic American West featuring mountain men, fur traders, Native Americans, NASA artwork, and postage stamp designs, scottsdalemuseumwest.org

 

1 – 04/30/23 Scottsdale: Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward Curtis – Western Spirit Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Curtis’s legacy has spurred admiration and, on occasion, created controversy, his images, though undeniably beautiful, contributed to the romanticization of Native Americans, scottsdalemuseumwest.org

 

3 – 08/26/22 Wickenburg: Vulture City Sunset Tour – Historic Vulture City, every Friday night through August this guided tour leads guests through the restored building while sharing intimate knowledge of the restoration work and rich history of the town that grew up to support Arizona’s most prolific gold mine, vultureminetours.com

 

4 Springerville: Aviation Expo & Pancake Fly-In – Springerville Municipal Airport, skydiving, vintage airplane rides, food & craft vendors, pet adoptions, raffles, and more, springervilleeagarchamber.com

 

4-25 Payson: Summer Concert Series – Green Valley Park, every Saturday, grab the family, your favorite lawn chair, join hundreds of other music-loving locals and visitors at this small town summer tradition, Paysonrimcountry.com

 

4-25 Winslow: Route 66 Plaza Under the Stars – Downtown Winslow, every Saturday, live music, kid games, entertainment, visitwinslow.com

 

9-12 Springerville: Busses By The Lake – Lyman Lake State Park, enjoy vendors, crafts, beer garden, live music, DJ, Kids Zone, springervilleeagarchamber.com

 

10-11 Williams: 7th Annual Historic Route 66 Car Show – Historic Route 66, two generations later and still cruisin’! Have some fun, show off your jalopy, classic car or truck and maybe win a trophy, experiencewilliams.com

 

11-12 Kingman: Kingsmen PRCA Rodeo – action for the whole family to enjoy, ranching and rodeo western heritage, explorekingman.com

 

11-12 Phoenix: Musical Icons: Women in Jazz – Musical Instrument Museum, commemorate the lives and artistry of the women featured who have shaped the course of jazz in this first-time event, mim.org

 

11 & 25 Wickenburg: Ghost & Legends Tour – Vulture City, this walking tour is where official paranormal equipment is used to make contact with the spirits of Vulture City! A little humor, some scary stories, and a few legends, vultureminetours.com

 

18 Clarkdale: Summer Concerts in the Park – Town Park Gazebo, Tony Buck & Cadillac Angels will get your toes tapping, Clarkdale.az.gov

 

18 Kingman: Chillin’ on Beale Street Car Show – Historic Downtown Kingman, classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street for music, good food and down-home Kingman atmosphere, explorekingman.com

 

23 Flagstaff: Thirsty Thursdays with Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin – Museum of Northern Arizona, the courtyard will be filled with smooth, melodic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this easy going, summer music event, galleries will also be open late, musnaz.org

 

24 Clarkdale: BLOCK PARTY – HISTORIC DOWNTOWN, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, DRINK AND LOTS OF FUN, experienceclarkdale.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