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

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

 

November 2021

 

2 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 & 10 Cottonwood: Farmers Market – Old Town Square, come meet your neighbors who are farmers, growers, makers and bakers and all the great folks that are bringing local goodness to Old Town ~ Shop Local, VisitCottonwood.org

 

4-5 Phoenix: The Manhattan Transfer – Musical Instrument Museum, remaining a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, a legacy that the group has cemented since their first recording 41 years ago and has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, MIM.org

 

4 & 18 Fountain Hills: Fountain Hills Farmers Market – Ave of the Fountains, every other Saturday, vendors, and farmers bring a variety of baked goods, sauces, cheeses, variety of tamales, fresh fruit bowls, fresh local produce, honey, nuts, fresh eggs and more, ExperienceFountainHills.org

 

6-7 Litchfield Park: Festival of Arts – Litchfield Park, spend a pleasant fall weekend enjoying fine art, fabulous entertainment, and delicious festival fare, Litchfield-Park.org

 

12 Wickenburg: 42nd Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship – Bowman Rodeo Grounds, three days of bluegrass bands on stage along with competitive contests, arts & crafts, KIDSZone and food, OutWickenburgWay.com

 

12-14 Phoenix: Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments Opening Weekend – Musical Instrument Museum, MIM.org

 

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

 

20 Tucson: El Tour de Tucson – Armory Park, a Tucson tradition on Saturday before Thanksgiving since 1983. This is a bucket list ride for many who enjoy the ride and festivities out of a passion, ElTourdeTucson.org

 

20 Wickenburg: Dave Stamey in Concert – Cultural Crossroads Learning Center, the newest member of the Western Music Hall of Fame, Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called Dave Stamey the Charley Russell of Western Music, WesternMuseum.org

 

23 – 01/09/22 Tucson: Holiday Around the World and Through Time – The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, during a Wee Winter Wonderland, the museum decorates a number of miniatures to depict holiday celebrations around the world and through time, TheMiniTimeMachine.org

 

25 Fountain Hills: Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk – Fountain Hills Community Center, every Thanksgiving morning for 31 years this favorite run/walk takes you around the world-famous fountain at Fountain Park and offers something for everyone, ExperienceFountainHills.org

 

28 Williams: Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting – Downtown Williams, celebrate the Holidays in our Historic setting in the mountains, traditional holiday parade, an old-fashioned Christmas Nativity Pageant, ExperienceWilliams.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