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.

 

May 2022

 

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