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

 

April 2019

 

6 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

 

6-7 GLOBE/MIAMI: 36th Annual Historic Home Tour & Antique & Quilt Show – Enjoy the territorial architecture of Globe as you are driven in style to each stop where a host will regale you with stories of the early days, point out architectural details and give a history of the building owners, 928-425-4495 or globemiamichamber.com

 

13 CLARKDALE: 10th Annual Historic Building and Homes Tour – Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, historic homes in Upper and Lower Clarkdale, re-enactment of the Clarkdale Bank Robbery of 1928 and the capture of Earl Nelson aka Joe Stanley a notorious bank robber from OK, 928-649-1198 or experienceclarkdale.com

 

13 TUCSON: 8th Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off – Pima Air & Space Museum. Children, aged 6-14, fold and fly a paper airplane, competition will be divided into three age brackets: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years old, with each bracket being judged on flight distance and two heat winners progressing to the next heat. GreatPaperAirplane.org

 

16 TUCSON: 9th Annual Home & Garden Tour – Tucson Botanical Gardens, the ultimate home and garden tour, featuring three to four gardens and homes, guests are shuttled in luxury private coaches with appetizers, socializing, and a farewell toast at the last home, 520-326-9686 or TucsonBotanical.org

 

18-28 TUCSON: 108th Annual Pima County Fair – Pima County Fairgrounds, 4-H animals, home arts & fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games & rides, educational exhibits including a gem and mineral show, 520-762-3247 or pimacountyfair.com

 

20 CLARKDALE: Bunny Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, a Verde Canyon native, may be one of the largest hares in North America but he’s got nothing on Verde Canyon Railroad’s other resident rabbit, the Easter Bunny, verdecanyonrr.com

 

20 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale Street – A block party/car show every 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, dash plaques for all participating cars, music with a DJ, 50/50 raffles, 928-753-6106 or gokingman.com

 

27 PAYSON: 30th Annual 2019 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race – Beautiful, challenging and unique trail run, the trail lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, zanegrey50.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