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 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
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 subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.
1-31 Clarkdale: Grape Trains Uncorked Wine Festival – Verde Canyon Railroad, the love of great wine spills over onto the entire month with daily wine tastings at the depot during the Railroad’s brand new event, verdecanyonrr.com
5-8 Winslow: Carnival – Hubble Building, fun-filled day for the whole family at the K-Mart parking lot; games, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, winslowarizona.org
6 Clarkdale: Moonlight Escape – Verde Canyon Railroad, the red rock canyon walls collide with the brightness of the full moon’s glow, illuminating the Verde Canyon in otherworldly fashion. Rock formations take on the illusion of life and movement as the moon rises, verdecanyonrr.com
7-8 Prescott: Prescott Fine Art & Coffee Festival – Historic Downtown Prescott, celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend sipping on coffee and shopping around Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, prescott.org
7-8 Kingman: Kingman Festival of the Arts – Metcalfe Park, artists, crafts, music, dance, theater, food, drink, and gifts for mom, explorekingman.com
14 CLarkdale: Starlight Rides – Verde Canyon Railroad, travel through the canyon amid the brilliant variation of colors at sunset and twilight. Starlight rides follow the new moon when the cosmic constellations are at their brightest, verdecanyonrr.com
14-15 Phoenix: Celebrate Music from Hawaii – Musical Instrument Museum, E komo mai! Immerse yourself in the musical traditions of the Hawaiian Islands with live performances and educational workshops, mim.org
14-28 Show Low: Farmers Market – Downtown, every Saturday, fresh produce, meats, eggs, honey, jams, jellies, baked goods and a variety of other wonderful food product, crafts, pet product, jewelry and concessionaires, showlowmainstreet.org
20 Clarkdale: Moonlight Escape – Verde Canyon Railroad, the red rock canyon walls collide with the brightness of the full moon’s glow, illuminating the Verde Canyon in otherworldly fashion. Rock formations take on the illusion of life and movement as the moon rises, verdecanyonrr.com
21-23 Prescott: Off-Street Arts & Craft Festival – Prescott Chamber, kick off the summer season with arts & crafts vendors, visit-prescott.com
27 Clarkdale: Block party – Historic downtown, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, DRINK AND LOTS OF FUN, experienceclarkdale.com
27 Kingman: Chilln’ on Beale – Historic Downtown, classics cars, customs, creatives, motorcycles, you name it… music, food and down-home Kingman atmosphere, explorekingman.com
28 Clarkdale: Starlight Rides – Verde Canyon Railroad, travel through the canyon amid the brilliant variation of colors at sunset and twilight. Starlight rides follow the new moon when the cosmic constellations are at their brightest, verdecanyonrr.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