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

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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.

 

 

Phoenix
68°
Fair
06:1918:46 MST
Feels like: 68°F
Wind: 5mph WSW
Humidity: 18%
Pressure: 30.1"Hg
UV index: 8
SatSunMonTueWed
70/51°F
78/52°F
80/54°F
87/62°F
87/61°F

 

 

 

Events Calendar

 

March 2020

 

2 WICKENBURG: National Team Roping Finals – Approximately 900 contestants will rope throughout the course of six days with a total payout of close to $1 million in prize money,  outwickenburgway.com

 

6-7 SUPERIOR: Wildflower Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, celebrate wildflowers every spring here highlighting unusual flowering plants along with prettier penstemons on these guided walks, btarboretum.org

 

7 GLENDALE: 10th Annual Dog Days of Glendale – Murphy Park, enjoy more than 50 pet related exhibitors, Bark Buster fun zone, Glendale P.D. K-9 training demonstration, pet food sampling and frozen doggie treats, visitdowntownglendale.com

 

7 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, jeromeartwalk.com

 

7-8 SUPERIOR: Guided Bird Walks – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your skills, colorful birds are likely during winter months, loaner binoculars are available, btarboretum.org

 

9 & 29 MARANA: A Taste of the Wild: The Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour – exclusive tastings, including gourmet wild crafted foods, visit archaeology site related to ancient foodways, discovermarana.org

 

12 & 26 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, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction, verdecanyonrr.com

 

13-15 APACHE JUNCTION: Magic of Mexican Artistry – Superstition Mountain Museum, Native Mexican artisans and their traditional handmade creations are the focus, artisans will be creating live daily – firing pots, weaving textiles, carving and painting exotic wooden figurines, crafting jewelry, superstitionmountainmuseum.org

 

13-15 COTTONWOOD: Cottonwood Gem, Mineral & Wellness Festival – Verde Valley Fairgrounds, vendors offer a treasure trove of precious and semi-precious stones, mineral specimens, crystals, jewelry, singing bowls, fossils, petrified wood, meteorites, karmicbeadsandgems.rocks

 

13-15 MARANA: 10th Annual Marana Bluegrass Festival – Ora Mae Harn Park, showcasing the bands of Arizona and a national headliner, flat pick guitarist winner, maranafestival.com

 

13-15 SUPERIOR: 32nd Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival – Main St, mining competitions, Chihuahua race, carnival, entertainment, handmade crafts, historic speakers, dance and beer garden, food, vendors, superiorarizonachamber.org

 

14-15 TOMBSTONE: 11th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days – Allen Street, a salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces sponsored by the Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League of Tombstone, tombstonechamber.com

 

14-22 SUPERIOR: Annual Spring Plant Sale – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, popular annual fundraising sale of trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, cacti and succulents helps raise money to support programs and collections, btarboretum.org

 

20-22 TUCSON: Annual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair – Fourth Ave, 400 arts & crafters, food vendors, street musicians and performers, 3 stages with live entertainment, children’s activities, fourthavenue.org

 

21 COTTONWOOD: 10th Annual Blues Fest – Old Town Center for the Arts, featuring Bresnan Unplugged as the headliner act, along with Hans Olson on the opening set, the night will also feature an appearance from Joe Neri, oldtowncenter.org

 

27-5/10 WICKENBURG: 15th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, showcasing the brightest contemporary female artists depicting the Western lifestyle, westernmuseum.org

 

28 MARANA: Marana Founder’s Day – Downtown Marana, float through time and learn about the community’s history, includes parade, car show, food vendors, kids activities, and booths and exhibits, maranaaz.gov

 

29-30 MARANA: The Wings of Freedom Tour – Marana Regional Airport, you won’t want to miss the incredible aircraft and flying experiences they’re bringing, visitors to the Marana Regional Airport can experience that history once more, discovermarana.org

 

April 2020

 

3-25 SUPERIOR: Wildflower Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, celebrate wildflowers every spring here highlighting unusual flowering plants, along with prettier penstemons on these guided walks, btarboretum.org

 

9, 13 & 23 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, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days throughout the year, verdecanyonrr.com

 

11 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. Guests enjoy hugs, candy and photo-ops with the mischievous hare, verdecanyonrr.com

 

11 PAYSON: Eggstravaganza – Rumsey Park, children can collect eggs filled with candy and coupons for special prizes, scramble times differ for each age group, paysonrimcountry.com

 

15-18 KINGMAN: 18th Annual Home & Garden Expo – Mohave County Fairgrounds, featuring home & garden products and services, demonstrations, carnival for the kids, mcfafairgrounds.org

 

16-19 FLORENCE: 6th Annual Road to Country Thunder – Historic Downtown Florence, this pre-festival event for Country Thunder in a free concert with four country artists, beer garden and food vendors, florenceazchamber.com

 

18 CLARKDALE: 11th Annual Historic Building and Homes Tour – Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, historic homes, historic re-enactment of the Clarkdale Bank Robbery of 1928, experienceclarkdale.com

 

18 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale Street Sidewalk Art Festival & Car Show – bring your car downtown for a fun time, classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street for music, good food and down-home Kingman atmosphere, gokingman.com

 

20-24 WICKENBURG: 74th Annual Desert Caballeros Ride – The greatest trail ride in the American West. 170+ mounted riders leave town for a journey of a life time, outwickenburgway.com

 

23-26 COTTONWOOD: 20th Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival – Dead Horse Ranch State Park, more than 400 birders as well as hundreds of families come to the Valley, field trips, workshops as well as the festival’s Saturday Family Nature Fair, verderiver.org/birding-festival

 

27 MARANA: A Taste of the Wild: The Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour – Exclusive tastings, including gourmet wild crafted foods from Bean Tree Farm, Catalina Brewing Company, and Button Brew House, visit one archaeology site related to ancient foodways, discovermarana.org/gastronomy-tour

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