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.


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




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
3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.

Advantage   602-252-4935 or

Dollar  602-275-0011 or

Enterprise   602-225-0588  or

Fox       602-275-9700  or

Payless       602-681-9589  or

National   602-275-4771  or

Thrifty  602-244-0311 or


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.




Events Calendar

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


September 2023


1-10 Phoenix: Rediscover Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments – Musical Instrument Museum, the Erard grand piano, Amati violin, ancient Mesopotamian lyre fragments, and Jimi Hendrix’s Black Widow electric guitar,


2-4 Flagstaff: Art in the Park – Wheeler Park, juried one-of-a-kind fine art and crafts, live music in the heart of Northern Arizona’s cool pines,


2-10 Window Rock: 75th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – Fairground, carry on 75 years of tradition for the largest Indigenous Tribe in North America,


2-10/29 Tucson: Desert Fables: Illustrations from The Neotenic Queen – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the illustrations help tell the story of how the various inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert live, survive and continue as a species,


7-30 Clarkdale: Raptors on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, as breathtaking as an eagle is in flight, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is an equally astounding event,


8-10 Payson: 69th Annual Northern Gila County Fair – Event Center, kid games, blue ribbon pies, 4 H Livestock auctions, arts, crafts and exhibits,


9 Bisbee: 6th Annual Lantern Festival – San Pedro Golf Course, music, merchandise, arts & crafts, food & beverage vendors, Kids Zone, celebrate the life of a loved one in Heaven,


9 Clarkdale: Concerts in the Park – Town Park, The Naughty Bits entertain provide an evening of family fun for all ages to enjoy,


9 Scottsdale: 7th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS personnel who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live,


9-10 Bisbee: Blues in Bisbee – Warren Ballpark, live blues music, food, vendors,


10 Kingman: Concert in the Park – Metcalf Park, bring a blanket or chairs, snacks, family friendly,


14-17 Kingman: Mohave County Fair – Fairgrounds, livestock & crafts exhibits, entertainment, vendors, carnival, and more,


15-10/31 Clarkdale: Fright Night – Verde Canyon Railroad, when you’re dying to tap into everything dreaded, hop aboard a static railcar display, a frightening monster squad will make all your nightmares come true,


16 Cave Creek: Cave Creek Days – Cave Creek Museum, an experience that leads you to Sonoran Desert life and works by local artists,


16-17 Marana: Oktoberfest – Casa Marana, a celebration of German heritage! Haus of Brats food truck will be making an appearance, decorations, themed cocktails, beer, costumes,


22-23 Kingman: GCPRA Rodeo – Fairground, rodeo dance, action for the whole family,


22-24 Payson: 52nd Annual Old Time Fiddle & Acoustic Celebration – Event Center, enjoy a weekend dedicated entirely to the celebration of acoustic music,


22-24 Pinetop: 39th Annual Run to the Pines Car Show – Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club, collection of 575 Pre-1973 cars is the largest of it’s kind and not-to-be missed event,


23 Clarkdale: Concerts in the Park – Town Park, Tommy Rocks entertain provide an evening of family fun for all ages to enjoy,


23 Flagstaff: Flagstaff Music Festival – Heritage Square, celebrate local bands,  family-friendly,


23 Kingman: Andy Devine Days Parade – Downtown, parade, western heritage,


29-30 Winslow: Standin’ on the Corner – 2nd street, family friendly, entertainment, food trucks, entertainment,


30-11/26 Wickenburg: Scott T. Baxter: Revealing the West – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, fine art photography work of the American West captures the dichotomy between the elegance and untamed nature of the West,

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, 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


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