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

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events below may be affected. Please visit the attached links for latest updates.

 

January 2021

 

1-3 WICKENBURG: Hassayampa Boardwalk: Cowboy Christmas – Hassayampa River Walk, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays, find iconic Ferris wheel in addition to carnival games and vendors at the boardwalk, outwickenburgway.com

 

2 GLENDALE: 50th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – State Farm Stadium, the tradition returns bringing two of the best programs in the country with it! Boasting two of the best teams in the country, battling it out for one last win and a big ol’ payout! fiestabowl.org

 

2 TUCSON: 1st Saturday Art Walk – Downtown Tucson Warehouse Arts District, exhibition of paintings and sculpture takes place on the first Saturday of each month, visittucson.org

 

2-16 MARANA: Marana Outdoor Market – Dove Mountain Center, this market brings arts & crafts, produce, products, services, food and coffee, discovermarana.org

 

3-17 MARANA: Picture Rocks Farmers Market – Sandario Road, a peaceful and serene garden and weekly farmers, craft, and flea market provided for the local Picture Rocks and surrounding communities, discovermarana.org

 

6-27 ARIZONA STATE PARKS: Wednesday Guided Bird Walks – Catalina State Park, both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Our experienced bird guide will help you spot and identify various birds as you walk through the park. Please bring binoculars and your mask, AZstateparks.com

 

8-10 SURPRISE: 9th 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

 

15-17 CAREFREE: 28th 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

 

15 – 03/28 SCOTTSDALE: 17th 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

 

30 – 02/14 TUCSON: Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – Tucson Convention Center Arena, Tucson transforms into a shopper’s paradise featuring gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals and jewelry-making supplies as well as every type of merchandise remotely related, visittucson.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