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.

 

October 2020

 

1 SUPERIOR: Wallace Desert Garden Permanent Exhibit – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, at 13 acres and with 5,000+ new plantings, the addition of the Wallace collection moves Boyce Thompson Arboretum into the top tier of botanical gardens around the world, Within the taxa there are 1,223 different species. Of these species, 62 are considered endangered/rare, btarboretum.org

 

1-31 CLARKDALE: Ales on Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, start on the depot patio with a great selection of Arizona craft beers and an Oktoberfest-style lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with gourmet cheeses, verdecanyonrr.com

 

3-17 MARANA: Marana Outdoor Market – Dove Mountain, family and pet friendly, food fun and more, help support local businesses, discovermarana.org

 

3-18 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, verdecanyonrr.com

 

3-31 KINGMAN: Kingman Farmers Market – Beale Street, features home-made and hand-crafted crafts and baked goods, local produce, live music and a variety of vendors, gokingman.com

 

3-31 MARANA: MARANA PUMPKIN PATCH & FARM FESTIVAL – Post Farms, as pumpkin time approaches, come out and experience the fun yourself. Pick a path and get lost in our two unique corn mazes! Sort through the pumpkin patch and find a one-of-a-kind pumpkin to take home, discovermarana.org

 

4-25 Tucson: Picture rocks farmers market – a peaceful and serene garden and weekly farmers market provided for the local picture rocks and surrounding communities, discovermarana.org

 

10 PAYSON: 27th Annual Beeline Cruise-in – Green Valley Park, this year will be a little different, cars with cruise several cruise routes around town, stop for a short show-n-shine to view from a distance offering a fun safe way to see some classic cars, paysonrimcountry.com

 

10 WILLIAMS: Second Saturday Art Walk in Williams – Route 66, every second Saturday of the month food, wine, live demos and music, stop by and pickup a map of Art Walk, thegalleryinwilliams.com

 

17 WICKENBURG: 21st Annual Desert Golf Classic – Los Caballeros Golf Club, Jones Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep will sponsor the tournament “Hole in One” contest, the lucky winner will take home a new automobile as the prize for making a hole in one, wickenburgchamber.com

 

25 WICKENBURG: Support Outdoor Youth Education at Boyd Ranch – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, enjoy dinner under the Arizona stars, catered by Chuckwagons West, and a live auction with the infamous dessert auction. Proceeds support educational programming at Boyd Ranch, an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, westernmuseum.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