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.

 

 

Phoenix
86°
Sunny
06:3117:57 MST
Feels like: 86°F
Wind: 4mph SE
Humidity: 15%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
UV index: 7
SunMonTueWedThu
91/64°F
90/66°F
92/65°F
97/72°F
95/65°F

 

 

 

Events Calendar

 

October 2019

 

2-11/3 GLENDALE: Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze – Tolmachoff Farms, something for the whole family, 6 acre corn maze with a new theme every year, mini corn maze (perfect for the little ones), haunted corn maze,  petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, tolmachoff-farms.com

 

3 SIERRA VISTA: Patterson Observatory Public Night – observe the night skies through the 20-inch Patterson telescope and with other instruments, you might see craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets, Uranus, Neptune, double stars, star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies, hacastronomy.org

 

4-6 WILLCOX: 68th Annual Rex Allen Days – Join the celebration of an Arizona legend, Rex Allen, and our Arizona heritages with an entertaining pro rodeo, parade, carnival, car show, tractor pull and gun show, plus music, games and food in the park, rexallendays.org

 

5 CLARKDALE: Raptors on the Rails with Liberty Wildlife – Verde Canyon Railroad, as breathtaking as an eagle is in flight, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is an equally astounding event, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction, verdecanyonrr.com

 

5 FLAGSTAFF: Grand Opening of the Giovale Open Deck Observatory – Lowell Observatory, the future of stargazing comes to Lowell with six advanced telescopes that will collectively give you a viewing experience that goes far beyond the faint smudges of light, Lowell.edu/adg

 

5-6 SIERRA VISTA: 48th Annual Art in the Park – Veterans Memorial Park, 170+ juried artists’ outdoor fair, food vendors, huachuca-art.com

 

5 – 3/2020 FLAGSTAFF: The Force Is With Our People – Museum of Northern Arizona, is an exciting new exhibit that will focus on the influence Star Wars has had on contemporary Native artists, featuring artwork from over 20 different contemporary Native American artists, musnaz.org

 

11-12 JEROME: 16th Annual Jerome Ghost Walk – Spook Hal, please come and meet some of Jerome’s more “permanent” residents, there will be six shows nightly, jeromehistoricalsociety.com

 

12 BISBEE: 17th Annual A Taste of Bisbee – Old City Park, lively art, delicious wine and beer and the best food around town, you will have a delightful evening while knowing you are helping worthy local organizations and events, atasteofbisbee.org

 

12 SUPERIOR: Superior Burro Run – Main Street, first BurroCross event in Arizona, runners and their burros run a 6-mile introductory course or a 12-mile competitive course through Superior and the Tonto National Forest, before returning to the finish line, spectators are encouraged to attend this exciting, family-friendly event, vendors, food and beer garden, superiorarizonachamber.org

 

12 WICKENBURG: 25th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show –Wellik Field, enjoy vintage planes and classic cars with information exhibits, radio-controlled planes and fun, outwickenburgway.com

 

12-13 BENSON: 19th Annual Butterfield Rodeo – Arena, cowboys competing in Rough Stock and timed events, also “mutton bustin’,” calf scramble, dummy roping and a good-old-fashioned boot race, parade and kids rodeo bensonvisitorcenter.com

 

19 GLOBE/MIAMI: 36th Annual Apache Jii Day – All Indian celebration, Native American arts and crafts, demonstrations, entertainment with dance and music troupes, tribal royalty, food booths, 928-425-4495 or globemiamichamber.com

 

19-20 WILLCOX: Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival – Railroad Park, join all as we celebrate the harvest and the Arizona wines from the Willcox region, rated one of the Top 10 Wine Festivals, music, art, and vendors, willcoxwinecountry.org

 

26-27 FLAGSTAFF: 16th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente – Museum of Northern Arizona, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, transforms grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music, and foods and to honor their contributions in life, musnaz.org

 

26-27 PHOENIX: Experience the Andes – Musical Instrument Museum, discover South American music and culture from the world’s longest mountain range! Celebrate the region’s diverse countries through live performances, interactive tours, and more, mim.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