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

 

June 2019

 

1-29 PHOENIX: Mini Music Makers – Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, introduce your little one to the wide world of music through MIM’s early childhood courses, for ages 0-5 years, $12 per class or $40 for 4, MIM.org

 

1-29 SHOW LOW: Farmer’s Market & Art Walk – Deuce of Clubs Downtown Show Low, every Saturday, the biggest and best festival marketplace in the White Mountain’s, fresh produce, food concessions, jewelry, jams & jellies, soaps, lotions and more, showlowmainstreet.org

 

7-8 WILLIAMS: 4th Annual Williams Historic Route 66 Car Show – check out cool rides, have some fun and show off your jalopy, classic car or truck and maybe win a trophy, williamshistoricroute66carshow.com

 

7-9 SHOW LOW: 16th Annual Show Low Days 2019 – City Park Frontier Fields, Derby Down the Deuce, Wiener Dog races; fun zone, arts & crafts show, beer garden and live entertainment, 928-537-2326 or showlowdays.com

 

7-16 FLAGSTAFF: Duchess of Malfi – Museum of Northern Arizona, join FlagShakes for a tale of fantastical romance and poetic tragedy as we travel to Italy for a poignant retelling of this enduring parable of hypocrisy, ambition, and love, flagshakes.org

 

8 & 21 PHOENIX: Musical Adventures – Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), kids discover cultures by making music, creating instruments, and exploring MIM’s galleries, ages 6-10 years, $12 per class, $30 for 3, MIM.org

 

14-16 BISBEE: 15th Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend – celebrate diversity with a street fair, a parade, and dancing in the streets, 520-432-2900 or bisbeepride.com

 

15 CLARKDALE: Grape Train Escape Wine Tasting – Verde Canyon Railroad, select starlight trips offering sips from Verde Valley wineries: Chateau Tumbleweed is featured, serving up a blend of light and color in the canyon, ranging from bright daytime to rich sunset, from twinkly twilight to magnificent moonglow, verdecanyonrr.com

 

21-22 HON-DAH: 10th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally – Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center, bike contest, poker run, food, entertainment and beer garden, 928-369-7576 or hon-dah.com/events-entertainment

 

21-23 WILLIAMS: 22nd Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo – Williams Rodeo Grounds, real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves, rodeo performances daily, 928-853-6495 or azcowpunchers.com

 

22 DOUGLAS: 5K Color Race – 3rd Street, enter to race and receive a color bag, event t-shirt, glasses and get some exercise, greaterdouglaschamber.com

 

22 PAYSON: 7th Annual Mogollon Monster Mudder-5K Mud Run – Payson Event Center, natural and man-made obstacles wall climbing, mud pits, mud slide, tangled webs, hanging tire hoops, barb wire crawl, monkey bars, and more, paysonrimcountry.com/mudda

 

28-29 SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Sessions – Casa de San Pedro B & B, get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers capture, band, weigh, measure and release, Sabo.org

 

28-29 TOMBSTONE: 3rd Annual Tombstone Freedom Days – Historic Allen Street, a celebration of the American Experience, guest speakers to include baseball legend Curt Shilling, actress Morgan Brittany, actress Katie Gill and others, tombstonechamber.com

 

29-30 GREER: Sunrise Mountain Pow Wow – Sunrise Park Resort, arts & craft vendors, food, competition pow wow, drum contest, gourd dancing, sunriseskipark.com

 

29-30 TOMBSTONE: Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers – City of Tombstone, the celebration includes street entertainment, a parade, and many other events, 520-266-5266 or tombstonechamber.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