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.
2-3 CASA GRANDE: 60th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane Fly-In – Casa Grande Municipal Airport, event for antique airplanes in Arizona, cactusflyin.org
2-4 GLENDALE: 4th Out West Balloon Fest – University of Phoenix Stadium, vendors, food, Kidszone and of course balloons, a majestic mass ascension and competition of the “Hare and Hound” balloon race, outwestballoonfest.com
3 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
3 PAYSON: Taste of Rim Country – Payson Public Library, local Chefs serve tasty appetizers and dessert with wine-tasting and other beverages, silent auction offers a wide selection of items, visitpaysonaz.com
3-4 SIERRA VISTA: 18th Annual Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show & Sale – Buena High School, over 200 gorgeous quilts, quilt appraisals, vendors, a boutique, raffle, quilts for sale, and more visitsierravista.com
3-31 SIERRA VISTA Musical Performances/Concerts – Arizona Folklore Preserve, outstanding musicians are in concert every Saturday and Sunday, sierravistaaz.gov
5-9 WICKENBURG: National Team Roping Finals – Approximately 900 contestants will rope, total payout of close to $1 million in prize money, visitwickenburg.com
6-18 SUPERIOR: 30th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival – Main St. Mining competitions, Chihuahua race, carnival, parade and continuous live entertainment, handmade crafts market, art walk, food, vendors, superiorarizonachamber.org
8-11 SCOTTSDALE: 65th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo – WestWorld. Rodeos, major dances, concerts, live country western music, and children’s activities, paradadelsol.org
9-11 APACHE JUNCTION: Magic of Mexican Artistry – Native Mexican artisans and their traditional handmade creations are the focus, artisans will be creating live daily – firing pots, weaving textiles, carving and painting, crafting jewelry, superstitionmountainmuseum.org
9-30 PHOENIX: Victorian Secrets: The Unmentionable Tour – Heritage Sqaure,
get the dirt on every day Victorian life in this unabridged and risque tour of the Rosson House, heritagesquarephx.org
10 MESA: 35th Annual Arizona Archaeology Expo – Arizona Museum of Natural History, for history and archaeology buffs, family friendly, including archaeology activities, craft, Native American tribes and others, tours of archaeological sites, AZStateParks.com
10-11 CASA GRANDE: 11th Annual Fine Art Explosion – Peart Park, many fine artists from throughout the Southwest, fine art show and sale, sponsored by Casa Grande Main Street, southwesternpremierartists.com
15 CASA GRANDE: Day Out Downtown Living History Tour – Main Street Patio, historical walking tour, refreshments, living history tour, merchant scavenger hunt, cgmainstreet.org
21-25 CASA GRANDE: 62nd Annual Pinal County Fair – a family tradition enjoyed by people of all ages, enjoy rides, take a walk through the crafts, or just eat some really good food, pinalfairgrounds.com
23-05/13 WICKENBURG: 13th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, includes artists’ & patrons’ party, bash ‘n bid gala, westernmuseum.org
30-31 SIERRA VISTA: Hummngbird Banding Session – San Pedro House, a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route, sabo.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