Arizona Bus Rentals For History & Nature Lovers, Golfers & Art Aficionados

Whether what you seek is a bustling city full of cultural events and great shopping and dining, the quiet beauty of deserts and mountains or world-class golf and the excitement of casinos, you’ll find it all – and much more – in Arizona.

The Grand Canton State has attractions for every visitor. From the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon to big-league sporting events in Phoenix, Tucson’s historic landmarks, the renowned art scene of Sedona and the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff to a multitude of refreshing water sports in Lake Havasu City, also known as "Arizona’s Playground.”

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Entertainment & Amusement Parks

  • Casino Arizona— Home to some of the best gaming action around, it features more than 900 slot machine variations, live black jack. let it ride, 3-card poker, pai gow poker, casino war, bingo and keno. It also offers several dining venues and lounges, including the high-end Cholla Steakhouse, as well as live music and Las Vegas style entertainment in the Showroom.
    • Location: 101 & McKellips, 524 North 92 St. Scottsdale
    • Phone: 480-850-7777
    • Costs: Free admission to casino.
    • Hours: Open daily, 24 hours.
  • Talking Stick Resort — A 4-Diamond Resort were casino fun is only limited by imagination with more than 700 slots, a live poker room with 47 tables, table games, live black jack and keno. It also includes a spa and two golf courses. The Showroom has Las Vegas style entertainment and its Degree 270 is one of Scottsdale's hottest nightclubs.
    • Location: 9800 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
    • Phone: 480-850-7777
    • Costs: Free admission to casino.
    • Hours: Open daily, 24 hours.
  • Flip Dunk Sports — This family-friendly, 19,000-sq.ft. indoor facility is Arizona’s only trampoline park and gymnastics gym/dance center. It offers fitness activities for all ages and skill levels with a twist. In addition to regular gymnastics, trampolines and workout classes, Flip Dunk also features trampolines on the walls, bungee trampolines and tumble tracks with basketball hoops for a slam dunk finish.
    • Location: 1515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-277-0067
    • Costs: Vary by activity; call ahead.
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Orpheum Theater — The newly renovated, historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix hosts a wide variety of performances, from Broadway shows to opera and ballet to popular national acts like Morrissey.
    • Location: 203 West Adams St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-534-5600
    • Costs: Call for event ticket costs.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of events.
  • Chase Field — Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field also hosts all types of concerts, motor sports, exhibits and even running/walking events.
    • Location: 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-462-6400
    • Costs: Call for event ticket costs.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of events.
  • US Airways Center — The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Roadrunners and Arizona Rattlers all call the US Airways Center home. But the arena also hosts concerts and performances by touring groups.
    • Location: 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-379-7800
    • Costs: Call for event ticket costs.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of events.
    • Other: For group reservations, call 602-379-7878
  • Desert Botanical Garden — “Music in the Garden Concert Series” offers live music in a stunningly beautiful natural setting.
    • Location: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
    • Phone: 480-941-1225
    • Cost: $22 for adults, age 19-59; $20 for seniors, age 60 and older; $12 for students, age 13-18; $10 for children, age 3-12; free for members and children under 3 years old.
    • Hours: Garden open daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for concert schedule.
  • Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix Water Park — Here you’ll find 25 acres of exciting water activities, including Maximum Velocity, the world’s first dueling water coaster in which riders "race" in side-by-side tracks. There is also a lazy river and a large wave pool.
    • Location: 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale
    • Phone: 623-201-2000
    • Costs: $39.99 for general admission; $29.99 for children under 42" and seniors, age 65 or older; and free for children age 2 and younger.
    • Hours: Vary by season, call in advance.
  • Sedona Dream Theater — Interested in personal enrichment and curious about Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual Mecca? Then the live show “The Sedona Experience” at the Sedona Dream Theater is for you. The protagonists are healers and other practitioners, joined by filmed appearances by top scientists. All with the intention of exploring psychic powers, astrology, earth energy and the human energy field, auras, telepathy and more.
    • Location: 6615 Highway 179, Village of Oak Creek Prime Outlet Mall, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-284-0005
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of shows.
  • Blazin' M Ranch — With its country-western dance parties, saloons, chuckwagon suppers, live Western stage shows and great shopping, the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood, 20 miles from Sedona, is a must-take day trip.
    • Location: 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood
    • Phone: 800-937-8643
    • Costs: Call for show schedules and rates.
    • Hours: Ranch gates open at 5 p.m. Call for show schedules and rates.
  • The Encore Theater — For classic rock-and-roll fun, catch the “Marvin Shorts Rock and Roll Dreams Show,” a live performance of rock’s greatest hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.
    • Location: 6615 Highway 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-284-0552
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices
    • Hours: Running July 10 through Oct. 25, 2014. Call for schedule of shows after October 2014
  • Stargate Productions — Stargate Productions hosts a variety of musical and theater performances by Children and Adult Theatre Productions, The Cosmic Choir and Sedona Spirit Sings.
    • Location: 55 Shelby Drive, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-7827
    • Costs: Call for show ticket rates.
    • Hours: Call for concert schedule.
  • Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center — In the mood for some indoor water fun? The Aquatic Center has an indoor waterslide, two heated pools, a wave pool, a lap pool and an outdoor splash area. Features a variety of family fun events such as dive-in movies, costume parties and more.
    • Location: 100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-453-8686
    • Costs: $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for children and seniors, and free for children age 3 and younger.
    • Hours: In June and July, open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. From August through May, open Saturday only from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • SARA (Special Activities and Recreation Area) Park — An 1,100-acre park with spectacular mountain views and access to Lake Havasu, SARA Park hosts a multitude of events, including concerts, rodeos, the popular Winterblast fireworks display and obstacle races.
    • Location: 7200 Dub Campbell Parkway, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-855-2116
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Open daily, dawn to 10:30 p.m. Call for schedule of special events and concerts.
  • Main Street Performing Art Theatre — If you love Broadway shows, you’ll find the great performances you are looking for at the Main Street Performing Arts Theatre.
    • Location: 2146 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-505-2787
    • Costs: $25 for adults
    • Hours: Shows presented every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Show times subject to change, call for schedule.
  • Havasu Landing Resort & Casino —With 245 slots, the popular penny slots, video poker and keno games, in-house progressives, million-dollar progressives, live blackjack and 3-card poker, this casino has everything you could find in Las Vegas — except the noisy crowds.
    • Location: 1 Main St., Havasu Lake City
    • Phone: 760-858-4592
    • Costs: Free admission to casino.
    • Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort — Arizona's newest casino opened in 2013 and features more than 1,100 slots, table games, black jack, keno, roulette and live poker as well as six restaurants and bars, 90 guest rooms and suites and a spa and conference center.
    • Location: 22181 Resort Blvd., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-856-7200
    • Costs: Free admission to casino.
    • Hours: Call ahead as hours can vary by season.
  • Historic Downtown Flagstaff and Southside District — Live entertainment is available almost nightly along the historic 1890s streets of Downtown Flagstaff. And south of the tracks you’ll find Flagstaff's historic Southside District, an evolving area with an exciting nightlife.
  • Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park — Enjoy live rock, jazz, blues, comedy and major festivals at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, an outdoor venue in Coconino Country in the beautiful pines of Flagstaff.
    • Location: Fairgrounds Road, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 480-657-7333
    • Costs: Call for admission prices.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of events.
  • Second Saturdays — Second Saturdays is a family-friendly music festival held downtown every second Saturday of the month. Congress Street is full of activity from Toole Avenue & Congress west to Church Avenue & Congress featuring music, vendors, street performers and much more.
    • Location: Congress St. from Toole to Church Avenues, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-545-1102
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Second Saturday of the month year-round.
  • Funtastiks Family Fun Park — Funtastiks features fun activities to entertain everyone. It has Tucson's largest Indoor laser tag arena, miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, 5-ride kiddie land, an arcade, batting cages, and a snack bar. They also specialize in group events.
    • Location: 221 E. Wetmore Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-888-4653
    • Costs: Vary by activity; call to for rates.
    • Hours: Subject to change; call to confirm.
  • Casino Del Sol Resort — Owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Casino Del Sol features nearly 1,000 slot machines, live blackjack, poker and bingo as well as restaurants and bars with live local entertainment . Or enjoy world-class entertainment at the AVA Amphitheater.
    • Location: 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson
    • Phone: (520) 838-6506
    • Costs: Free admission to casino.
    • Hours: Live restaurant and bar entertainment Thursday through Saturday nights. Call for schedule of national acts in the AVA Amphitheater.
  • Tucson Music Hall — You can catch a hit touring Broadway play or listen to the Arizona Opera at this grand theater with lavish accommodations.
    • Location: 260 South Church Ave., Tucson
    • Phone: (520) 791-4101
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call schedule of events.

Arts & Cultural

  • Musical Instrument Museum — The only museum in the world devoted to global musical instruments, MIM is a top attraction in Phoenix. It showcases instruments from every country in the world, along with the instruments of music legends such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana and many others.
    • Location: 4725 East Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
    • Phone: 480-478-6000
    • Costs: $18 for general admission; $14 for teenagers, age 13–19; $10 for children, age 4–12; free for children, ages 3 and younger.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change; call in advance.
  • Arizona Opera — For delightful performances of both traditional opera masterpieces, operettas and American operas, visit Arizona Opera, now in its 43rd season.
    • Location: 1636 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-266-7464
    • Costs: Call for performance ticket costs.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of performances.
  • Herberger Theater Center — This center consists of three separate theaters, which are the homes for the Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre and Center Dance Ensemble. Here you will find year-round music, drama and dance performances as well as an art gallery.
    • Location: 222 E Monroe St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-254-7399
    • Costs: Call for event tickets.
    • Hours: Call for performance schedule.
  • The Heard Museum — Arizona’s most famous museum displays traditional and contemporary art as well as exhibits on Arizona’s 22 Native American tribes. The Heard Museum Shop is an excellent source of authentic American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculpture and weavings.
    • Location: 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-252-8840
    • Costs: Admission varies by season; call in advance.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Phoenix Art Museum — This museum features an impressive collection of European, Asian, Latin American, Western American and contemporary artworks as well as a sculpture garden. There’s also a restaurant on the premises.
    • Location: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-257-1880
    • Costs: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, age 65 and older; $10 for students, with ID; $6 for children, age 6-17; and free for children, age 5 and younger.
    • Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Phoenix Theatre — The oldest theater company in Arizona offers something for everyone. For adults, its MainStage theater features dramas, musicals and revues. Four younger audiences, the Cookie Company performs in the Little Theatre.
    • Location: 100 E McDowell, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-258-1974
    • Costs: Call for tickets prices.
    • Hours: Call for performance schedule.
  • Symphony Hall — For performances of the classics, pops, chamber and family concerts, the Phoenix Symphony is the place to go.
    • Location: 225 E Adams St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-495-1999
    • Costs: Call for tickets prices.
    • Hours: Call for performance schedule.
    • Other: Performances are held September through early June
  • Chamber Music Sedona — This highly respected venue for live chamber music attracts some of the best national and international performers to Sedona. They also host other live music concerts, including opera, bluegrass and more.
    • Location: 1487 W. Highway 89A, Ste. 9, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-204-2415
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call of a concert schedule.
  • Jerome — Once a mining town with wild saloons and trigger-happy inhabitants, this mile-high town, just 28 miles from Sedona, today is home to artists and their studios, shops and galleries. Mining history buffs and art lovers appreciate Jerome’s sweeping views of the Verde Valley, wonderful restaurants and eclectic, artistic shops.
  • Sedona Heritage Museum — On the National Register of Historic Places, this museum hosts live history presentations that give visitors a feel for Sedona's early days. There are exhibits on local pioneer history, cowboy life and vintage machinery. The museum also has picnic tables and a gift shop.
    • Location: 735 Jordan Road, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-7038
    • Costs: Self-Guided Tour, $5 for adults and free for children, age 13 and younger; Audio Tour, $2 additional for all ages
    • Hours: Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed all major holidays.
  • Fine Art Gallery at the Sedona Arts Center — This gallery boasts the largest selection works by local Sedona artists.
    • Location: 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona
    • Phone: 888-954-4442
    • Costs: Free
    • Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.
  • Gallery of Modern Masters — Consideredone of the most respected galleries in the Southwest, this gallery features the largest collection of glass art in Arizona as well as a unique selection of oils, original lithographs, sculptures, ceramics, glass and photography by local, regional and international artists, including Picasso, Chagall, Ries and Perry.
    • Location: 671 Highway 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-3313
    • Costs: Call for admission prices.
    • Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lake Havasu Museum of History — This museum documents the area’s heritage, from its archaic ancestors to its Hispanic settlers, miners, dam builders and developers. Highlights include the relocation of the London Bridge to Lake Havasu City and the history of its native peoples.
    • Location: 320 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-854-4938
    • Costs: $5 for adults, free for children, age 12 and younger, and for active military
    • Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October through April and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through September.
  • Lake Havasu Performing Arts Center & Little Theater — At this performing arts venue, you’ll find performances by the Lake Havasu Regional Orchestra and Community Choir and traveling performance groups as well.
    • Location: 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd., Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-854-4938
    • Costs: $5 for adults; Free for children, age 12 and younger, and for active military.
    • Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October through April and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through September.
  • Ardrey Memorial Auditorium at Northern Arizona University — This NAU concert hall is home to the NAU School of Music, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale of Flagstaff. It also serves as a venue to many types of performances, from Jerry Seinfeld and Willie Nelson to the Vienna Boys Choir.
    • Location: 1115 S. Knoles Drive, Building 37A, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-523-4120
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call for a schedule of events.
  • The Museum of Northern Arizona — This 200-acre museum campus features Native American artifacts and natural history specimens from the Colorado Plateau. It houses more than five million Native American artifacts, natural science specimens and fine art pieces.
    • Location: 3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-774-5213
    • Costs: $10 for adults, age 18-64; $9 for seniors, age 65 and older; $7 for students, with ID; $6 for American Indians and children, age 10-17.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
    • Other: Reservations recommended for groups.
  • Theatrikos Theatre Company — This professional theater troupe has been committed to presenting quality productions for the past 40 years in Flagstaff.
    • Location: 11 West Cherry Ave., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-774-1662
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of performances.
  • Coconino Center for the Arts — This is the largest gallery in northern Arizona and showcases the best of the best works from local and regional artists. In addition, it houses a cozy 200-seat theater that hosts concerts, performances, films and other presentations.
    • Location: 2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-779-2300
    • Costs: Call for more information.
    • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Art Museum at the Northern Arizona University — Visitors to Flagstaff can attend symphony, theater and opera performances or view impressive fine art exhibits at NAU’s Art Museum.
    • Location: 321 McMullen Circle, Building #10, Room #M205, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-523-3471
    • Costs:
    • Hours: In Summer (until June 13), open Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. During academic year, open only during exhibitions Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed June 14 through Sept. 16 and Sunday, Monday and all university holidays.
  • Bisbee — A bawdy 19th-century mining town turned artists' enclave is located about 90 miles southeast of Tucson and is perfect for a day trip. Bisbee has a concentration of art galleries exhibiting a wide variety genres. It’s also known for its Victorian architecture and one-of-a-kind shops.
    • Location: 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Highway 80 East
    • Phone: 520-432-3554; 866-2BISBEE
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art — You’ll find masters like Rembrandt, Renoir and Picasso at this art museum along with m ore than 6,000 mainly European and American artworks from the 14th century through the present day.
    • Location: University of Arizona campus, 1031 N. Olive Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-621-7567
    • Costs: $5 for adults and free for members, students with current ID and children, age 18 and younger. Nearby parking available in the Park Avenue Garage with fee on weekdays but free on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and university holidays.
  • Tucson Symphony Orchestra — The first professional symphony orchestra in the Southwest, the TSO is the longest continuously performing professional arts organization in Arizona.
    • Location: 2175 N. 6th Ave., Tucson
    • Phone: 855-882-7967 (TUC-SYMP)
    • Costs: Call for ticket rates.
    • Hours: Call for performance schedule.
  • DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun — The late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia designed and built this Tucson landmark of art and architecture, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 10-acre retreat features an adobe gallery of DeGrazia’s paintings of the colorful cultures of the Sonoran desert, a gift shop and an adobe courtyard.
    • Location: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-299-9191 or toll-free 800-545-2185
    • Costs: Free admission.
    • Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Arizona Theatre Company — From the classics to contemporary works and musicals to new plays, you’re sure to find inspiring performances at the state theatre of Arizona, now in its 45th season.
    • Location: Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson
    • Phone: 520-622-2823
    • Costs: Call for ticket prices.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of performances.

Restaurants & Shopping

  • The Heard Museum Gift Shop — This museum gift shop is an excellent source of authentic American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculpture and weavings.
    • Location: 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-252-8840
    • Costs: Admission fees vary by season; call for more information.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CityScape Phoenix —Located in the center of downtown Phoenix, the CityScape area offers great options for dining, nightlife, shopping and entertainment.
  • El Chorro — A piece of Phoenix history, El Chorro is located at the base of Camelback Mountain. It was a girls’ school in the 1930s but became a restaurant in the 1950s and has been a favorite local eatery ever since, known for its delicious sticky buns.
    • Location: 5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
    • Phone: 480-948-5170
    • Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner at 5 p.m. with Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open for Sunday Brunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Monday and Sunday evenings.
  • Pizzeria Bianco — Even if you’re not a pizza fan, you shouldn’t miss the popular pizzeria, hailed by many culinary publications as the best pizza in America.
    • Location: 623 E Adams St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-258-8300
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Kai — Kai is the only Five Diamond Native American restaurant in the world. Enjoy its delicious dishes surrounded by spectacular views of South Mountain.
    • Location: 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler
    • Phone: 602-385-5726
    • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Vincent’s on Camelback — A James Beard favorite, chef Vincent Guerithault is known for his French techniques combined with Southwestern flavors.
    • Location: 3930 E Camelback Road, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602- 224-0225
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, opens at 5 p.m.
  • Barrio Café —Mexican food lovers will enjoy this eatery, known for chef Silvana Esparza’s authentic southern Mexico cuisine, relaxed atmosphere and delicious margaritas.
    • Location: 2814 N 16th St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-636-0240
    • Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday dinner, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays.
    • Other: Live music features on Friday and Saturday nights and at noon on Sundays.
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square — Just 11 miles from Phoenix, you’ll find your favorite designers at Scottsdale Fashion Square, including Jimmy Choo, Ted Baker and Carolina Herrera.
    • Location: 7014 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale
    • Phone: 480-941-2140
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Phoenix Premium Outlets — Save big on luxury brands such as Coach, Armani, Michael Kors and dozens more.
    • Location: 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler
    • Phone: 480-639-1766
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sedona Main Street District — Home to Sedona's famous arts and crafts stores, the Main Street Distict is a vibrant pedestrian-friendly neighborhood surrounded by red rocks. Definitely a unique shopping experience.
  • Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village — This Sedona landmark is modeled after the Mexican town of Guadalajara. It features an impressive collection of more than 40 galleries and shops as well as several excellent restaurants.
    • Location: 336 State Route 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-4838
    • Hours: Open seven days a week
  • Sedona Arts Center Gift Shop — The Gift Shop at the Sedona Arts Center offers everything from a piece of fine art, exquisite jewelry, stunning photography or unique keepsakes from your visit to Sedona.
    • Location: 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona
    • Phone: 888-954-4442
    • Costs: Free admission.
    • Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.
  • Creekside Plaza — At this open-air plaza with a view of the towering Red Rocks of Sedona and the waters of Oak Creek, you’ll find premier shopping, fine dining, a full-service day spa and the spiritual rejuvenation practitioners Sedona is known for.
    • Location: 251 State Route 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-4636
    • Hours: Call for hours of operation.
  • Angelina’s Italian Kitchen — A popular eatery in Lake Havasu City, Angelina's Italian Kitchen has been serving authentic Italian cuisine for more than 20 years.
    • Location: 1530 El Camino Way, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-680-3868
    • Hours: Open for dinner only at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.
  • Bad Miguel's Mexican Restaurant — Delicious Mexican food made fresh daily as well as a variety of popular American dishes are served on a patio with great views of Havasu Lake.
    • Location: 1841 Kiowa Blvd., #C103, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-680-0201
    • Hours: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Downtown Havasu District — The place to go for unique boutiques, gourmet foods, Arizona wines, fine art and jewelry is the Downtown Havasu District.
    • Location: McCulloch Blvd. between Smoketree Avenue and Acoma Boulevard, Lake Havasu City
  • The London Bridge Shops — Located right under the historic bridge, this shopping area is an ideal destination for an outdoor meal and some great waterfront shopping and sightseeing. From there, you can also take a stroll along the Bridgewater Channel.
  • Country Host Restaurant — Locally owned and operated since 1989, the Country Host Restaurant serves up fresh American fare daily in a casual, fun, family-friendly setting.
    • Location: 2285 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-774-1000
    • Hours: Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Coppa Café — For “a taste of Europe in the mountains of Flagstaff,” visit this award-winning European-style bistro. It prides itself in using forest-foraged ingredients, house-cured meats, locally ranched beef and vegetables from small area farms. And don’t forget to try their fine pastries, too.
    • Location: 1300 South Milton Road #107, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-637-6813
    • Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner available after 5 p.m. Brunch available all day Sunday but no dinner hours. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Historic Downtown Flagstaff and Southside District — Numerous clothing boutiques, outdoor outfitters, unique bookstores and art galleries outline these historic 1890s streets, where you will also find a satisfying variety of excellent restaurants, cafes and microbreweries.
    • Location: Flagstaff Visitor Center, One E. Route 66, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-213-2951
  • Aspen Place at the Sawmill — Housed in what once was the Stone Forest Sawmill, this mall currently features 68,000 square feet of shopping and dining. Among the retailers are the Flagstaff Jean Company, Chico’s, Pita Jungle, Wildflower Bread Company, REI and more.
    • Location: Corner of Butler Avenue and Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 623-582-9599
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Fourth Avenue Shopping District — Visit this historic shopping district, located on Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and 9th Street, to find unusual, artistic gifts in its more than 100 eclectic boutiques and galleries.
  • The Lost Barrio Warehouse Shopping District — This shopping district includes three blocks filled with quaint shops and galleries in a historic warehouse district of Tucson known as the Barrio San Antonio. It’s collection of shops and galleries specialize in antiques, home accessories, gift items, hand-crafted furniture, fine art, rugs, tribal and folk art, Asian art, architectural elements and Mexican imports.
  • Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant — A friendly gathering place for food, cocktails, and conversation surrounded by history, Cushing Street Bar Y Restaurant opened in October 1972 and is still operated by the original family owners. Portions of the main dining room and private dining rooms date back to the 1860s when Arizona was still a territory.
    • Location: 198 West Cushing St., Tucson
    • Phone: 520-622-7984
    • Hours: Wednesday and Thursday , 5p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday until Labor Day.
  • The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol — A 4-Diamond, AAA-celebrated dining venue, The Grill has received Wine Spectator’s “Best of” Award of Excellence for 16 years and was twice bestowed the “Award of Ultimate Distinction” from Wine Enthusiast. It features an extensive and eclectic wine list of more than 900 labels and 6,000 bottles. The Grill has developed its own organic garden to create fresh, healthy meals.
    • Location: 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road, Tucson
      Phone: 520-529-3500 or toll-free 800-728-6514
    • Hours: Serves breakfast Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Serves dinner Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Serves brunch only on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • El Charro Café The nation's oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family, El Charro Café was established in 1922. Gourmet Magazine called its cuisine taste explosion. It serves up traditional Northern Mexico-Sonoran and innovative Tucson-style Mexican dishes.
    • Location: 311 N. Court Ave., Tucson
    • Phone: 520-622-1922
    • Hours: Subject to change so call for more information. Happy Hour offered daily, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., on select cocktails and appetizers.
  • Main Gate Square Take a stroll through this pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination with more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants where you can shop 'til you drop and then enjoy delicious cuisines from around the world.
    • Location: University Boulevard between Park and Euclid Avenues, Tucson

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

  • Phoenix International Raceway —Fans of racing will love the Phoenix International Raceway, where you can see both NASCAR and Indy races.
    • Location: 7602 S Avondale Blvd., Avondale
    • Phone: 623-772-2000
    • Costs: Admission starts at $15 and ranges depending on the race. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Schedule varies. Call for race information.
  • US Airways Center — Phoenix is a sports-lovers’ heaven and the US Airways Center is the place to be to catch games by the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Roadrunners and the Arizona Rattlers. You can see national acts in concert.
    • Location: 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-379-7800
    • Costs: Vary by seat and event. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of games and concerts.
    • Other: Discounts available for groups of 15-20 people.
  • Chase Field — Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks can enjoy a live game at Chase Field.
    • Location: 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-462-6400
    • Costs: Vary by seat. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for schedule of games.
  • The 500 Club — This stunning 18-hole championship golf course in the secluded foothills of northwest Phoenix was designed by Brian Whitcomb. It is one of Phoenix's only public, daily fee courses and boasts scenic mountain views.
    • Location: 4707 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix
    • Phone: 623-492-9500
    • Costs: Green fees vary by day of the week and whether walking or using cart. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for tee time reservations.
  • Bellair Golf Club — A challenging course for golf enthusiasts, the Bellair Golf Club also has an excellent restaurant.
    • Location: 17233 N. 45th Ave., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-978-0330
    • Costs: Green fees vary by day of the week and whether walking or using cart. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for tee time reservations.
  • Sedona Golf Resort — With a four-star rating from Golf Digest, the Sedona Golf Resort features a 6,646-yard, par-71 course that is widely praised as being among the world's most unforgettable golf experiences.
    • Location: 35 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-284-9355
    • Costs: Call for greens fees.
    • Hours: Call for tee times.
  • Canyon Mesa Country Club — Particularly friendly to couples, this Triple A-rated, executive par-3 golf course set among the Arizona red rocks is also challenging enough to earn respect from low-handicap players.
    • Location: 500 Jacks Canyon Road, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-284-0595
    • Costs: Greens fees, nine holes $18 and 18 holes $25
    • Hours: Open daily except Tuesday and Friday. Call to reserve tee times. Pro Shop open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Havasu 95 Speedway — The Havasu 95 Speedway is an ASA-sanctioned paved oval track in SARA Park with stock car races in many classes of cars. There’s a great view of not just the track, but the magnificent mountain range, too. For race aficionados, there is an opportunity to talk with the drivers at their pits prior to races. There is also a concession stand.
    • Location: 7260 SARA Parkway, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-854-6450
    • Costs: $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors, military and handicapped; $6 for children, age 6-16; free for children, age 5 and younger.
    • Hours: Races run from September through May.
  • Refuge Golf & Country Club — Views of Lake Havasu and the surrounding mountains form the beautiful backdrop for this private golf club that challenges golfers of all capabilities. Non-members can get day passes.
    • Location: 3103 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-764-1404
    • Costs: Call for greens fees information.
    • Hours: Call for reservations. Non-members need reservations up to 3 days in advance.
  • Tinnel Memorial State Park — Skateboarding anyone? The Tinnell Memorial Sports Complex on Lake Havasu is a multi-use skate park and Street League Skateboarding-certified facility. The largest skate park in the state of Arizona, it is also open to BMX and scooters.
    • Location: Rotary Community Park, 1400 Smoketree Ave., Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-855-2116
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Open daily, sunrise to 10:30 p.m.
  • Emerald Canyon Golf Course — Rated four stars by Golf Digest and named "Best Exotic Course in Arizona" by The Arizona Republic, Emerald Canyon is a must for golf enthusiasts. Amenities include a lighted driving range overlooking the Colorado River.
    • Location: 7351 Riverside Drive, Parker
    • Phone: 928-667-3366
    • Costs: Greens fees range from $29.75 to $59.75. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for tee times; reservations are required.
  • Kino Sports Complex — Kino Sports Complex, which covers 155 acres, is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. With a gorgeous view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is a great setting for concerts and other events.
    • Location: 2500 East Ajo Way, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-434-1000
    • Costs: Prices vary by event. Call for event prices and more information.
    • Hours: CCall for event schedules.
  • Tucson Speedway — Tucson Speedway is a NASCAR-sanctioned Home Track and the only paved oval in Southern Arizona. The 3/8 mile track has a long history of racing where names like Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday and others crafted their driving skills. It was the official stop for the Winston Cup Series and provides an exciting racing experience. Their motto is: “We’ll sell you the whole seat ... but you’ll only need the edge!”
    • Location: 11955 S. Harrison Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-762-1600
    • Costs: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; $5 for children, age 11-16; free for children, age 10 and younger. Family Pack $20, includes admission for two adults and all the kids.
    • Hours: Pit Gates open at 1 p.m. Spectator Gates open at 5 p.m.; Qualifying starts at 5:15 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
  • Forty Niner Country Club — A William Francis Bell-designed classic, this semi-private facility is inviting to golfers of all skill levels, with a traditional layout and gently rolling terrain. Located between the Catalina and Rincon Mountains, the course sits along a wooded riverbed with fairways lined by mature trees and native desert shrubbery.
    • Location: 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-749-4925, ext. 1
    • Costs: Call for greens fees.
    • Hours: Call tee times.
  • El Rio-Trini Alvarez Golf Course — A municipal golf course, El Rio dates back to the 1930s and was the original site for the PGA Tucson Open. The course layout features tight fairways and small greens, making it ideal for the short hitter or a good warm-up round.
    • Location: 1400 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson
    • Phone: 520-791-4229
    • Costs: Call for non-resident greens fees.
    • Hours: Call for tee times.
  • Golf Club at Dove Mountain — Located in Marana, just 23 miles from Tucson, the Golf Club at Dove Mountain is home to the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play tournament.
    • Location: 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana, AZ
    • Phone: 520-572-3500
    • Costs: Call for greens fees.
    • Hours: Call for tees times.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

  • Arizona State Capitol — Located in Phoenix, the Arizona State Capitol is well worth a visit. The Capitol Museum has fascinating exhibits and hands-on activities to help visitors learn about and interact with the government of the 48th State. And while you’re there, you can also explore the Wesley Bolin Plaza monument.
    • Location: 1700 W. Washington St., Arizona
    • Phone: 602-926-3620
    • Costs: Free
    • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September through May also open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Heritage Square — A fascinating example of Phoenix’s Victorian past, Heritage Square was built in the 1880s and features the Rosson House, museums, shops and restaurants. The square contains the only remaining group of residential structures from the original town of Phoenix.
    • Location: 115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-261-8063
    • Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park — The Pueblo Grande Museum will fascinate visitors interested in history and archaeology. It consists of three galleries with both outdoor and indoor exhibits focusing on the people who populated the area in ancient times.
    • Location: 4619 E. Washington, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-495-0901
    • Costs: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children, age 6-17, and free for members and children, age 6 and younger.
    • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Sonoran Desert National Monument — About 40 miles from Phoenix, a visit to the Sonoran Desert National Monument makes for a great day trip. There is an extensive saguaro cactus forest and three distinct mountain ranges. The monument also contains three wilderness areas and many fascinating archaeological and historic sites as well as the remnants of several historic trails.
    • Location: Maricopa
    • Phone: 623-580-5503
    • Costs: Free.
    • Other: Call for nearest entrances into the Park from Phoenix
  • Palatki Heritage Site — This fascinating cliff dwelling and rock art site run by the Arizona Natural History Association takes visitors on a tour of the past and is a must-see for visitors to Sedona.
    • Location: Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-3854
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (subject to weather conditions). Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    • Other:BETA Reservations are required. You should allow at least one to two hours to see the site.
  • Prescott —Prescott boasts more than 700 homes and businesses listed in the National Register of Historic Places as well as plenty of Western history dating back to the days of Wyatt Earp. Well worth a day trip, Prescott is also home to four of Arizona’s most respected museums and more than 400 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Visitors will also enjoy its galleries, antique shops, restaurants and golfing.
  • The London Bridge — Yes, the real London Bridge is in Lake Havasu City, who purchased it in 1968 from the Common Council of the City of London after London built a newer London Bridge. The Lake Havasu City Visitors Center conducts a 45-minute walking tour.
    • Location: McCulloch Boulevard, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-855-4115
    • Costs: Free
    • Hours: Call the Visitors’ Center at (928) 453-3444 for tour information
  • Route 66 Museum — The Route 66 Museum is 60 miles from Lake Havasu City and is well worth a day trip. Housed in the historical Powerhouse building, it’s located in the “heart” of the longest-remaining stretch of the 2,400 miles that was Route 66. Exhibits trace the road’s emergence from a trade route to wagon trail to a major cross-country artery – and American icon.
    • Location: 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman
    • Phone: 928-753-9889
    • Costs: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for children, age 12 and younger. Call for special group tour rates.
    • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last tours beginning at 4:30 p.m.
  • Riordan Mansion State Historic Park — This 1904 Arizona landmark building is a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture, designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey. Filled with original artifacts and handcrafted furniture, it houses an exceptional collection of Craftsman furnishings with appointments by Edison, Stickley, Ellis and Steinway.
    • Location: 409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-779-4395
    • Costs: $10 for adults, age 14 and older; $5 for children, age 7–13; and free for children, age 6 and younger.
    • Hours: Park tours begin on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Guided tours of Riordan Mansion are offered daily, also at the top of the hour. During winter, tours begin at 11 a.m. Tour size is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument — With its curved canyon walls, remarkable geological cliff formations and ancient cliff dwellings, Walnut Canyon is a living illustration of what life was like for its ancient inhabitants. You can visit actual pueblos and walk in the steps of those who came before us.
    • Location: Walnut Canyon Road #3, Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-526-3367
    • Costs: $5 per person, pass valid for 7 days. Free for children, age 16 and younger.
    • Hours: Park entrance road, trails and visitor center are open year-round, except December 25. From November to May 22. open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May 23 to October, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Presidio San Agustín del Tucson — The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson is a re-creation of the northeast corner of the original 1775 Spanish “presidio,” or fort. Take a self-guided tour into the past through the munitions room, torreón (tower), commissary and living space for soldiers and their families. And be sure to see the open Hohokam pit house, as well.
    • Location: 133 W. Washington St., Tucson
    • Phone: (520) 837-8119
    • Costs: Call for more information.
    • Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac Museum — Considered the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States and designated a National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The church, the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, is filled with original statuary and mural paintings. Visit its museum to learn about its history and artifacts.
    • Location: 1950 W. San Xavier Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-294-2624
    • Costs: Free
    • Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are times when the Mission church will be unavailable due to weddings, funerals and anniversary masses, etc
  • Arizona State Museum — Experience the cultures of the Southwest through this museum's fascinating exhibits and tours. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, it is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region, established in 1893. It holds the world’s largest whole-vessel collection of Southwest Indian pottery, one of the nation’s top Navajo textile collections and one of the largest collections of Casas Grandes pottery in any museum outside of Mexico.
    • Location: University of Arizona, Park Avenue and University Boulevard, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-621-6302
    • Costs: $5 for adults, free for members and children, age 17 and younger.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and federal and state holidays.
  • Biosphere 2! — Located in Oracle, just 35 miles from Tucson, the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2! is definitely worth a visit. It is Earth's largest living science center dedicated to exploring the environment, the future and our planet. Time Life Books named it “one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world.” Visitors can explore a tropical rainforest, a savanna, a coastal fog desert and a million-gallon ocean through a unique tour during which guides explain the unprecedented science taking place inside this engineering marvel.
    • Location: 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle
    • Phone: 520-838-6200
    • Costs: Group tours of 20-30 visitors is $25 per person and $23 for seniors, age 62 and older
    • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Amerind Museum — The Amerind Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic exhibits of Native American culture tell the story of America's first peoples, from Alaska to South America and from the last Ice Age to the present. It is housed in Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings designed by noted Tucson architect Merritt Starkweather. Located in Texas Canyon, visitors can enjoy the wonderful rock formations, native plants, birds and the solitude of the high desert. There’s also a secluded picnic area.
    • Location: 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon
    • Phone: 520-586-3666
    • Costs: Groups of 8 or more: $5 per person (during Art Gallery refurbishment)
    • Hours: Open year-round Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

  • Lost Dutchman State Park — Named after the lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails and picnic facilities in the striking Sonoran Desert, just 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest.
    • Location: 6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction
    • Phone: (480) 982-4485
    • Costs: $7 per vehicle (with one to four adults); $3 for individual/bicycle. Non-electric camping site is $15-$17; Electric camping site is $25-$30.
    • Hours: Call for hours of operation.
  • Desert Botanical Garden — The Desert Botanical Garden has trails designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of desert plants. For example, one trail features cacti and succulents while another showcases wildflowers.
    • Location: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
    • Phone: (480) 941-1225
    • Cost: $22 for adults, age 19-59; $20 for seniors, age 60 and older; $12 for students, age 13-18; $10 for children, age 3-12; free for members and children, age 3 and younger.
    • Hours: Garden open daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call for concert schedule.
  • Phoenix Mountain Park and Recreation Area — Even in the middle of the city you can go hiking or biking in the woods. Visit the Phoenix Mountain Park and Recreation Area to see amazing city views and secluded valleys.
    • Location: 1431 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-943-2656
    • Costs: Free.
  • Coconino National Forest — The landscapes of the Coconino National Forest (one of the most diverse in the country) range from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra. Discover its mountains and canyons, swim in its beautiful lakes and wade in its lovely creeks and streams.
    • Location: 1824 S Thompson St., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-527-3600
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Open seven days a week.
  • Red Rock State Park — In this beautiful 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education center, visitors can hike to the rich banks of Oak Creek, which meanders through the park. Some of the stunningly beautiful scenery includes green meadows framed by hills of red rock.
    • Location: 4050 Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-6907
    • Costs: $5 for adults, age 14 and older, $3 for children, age 7–13; and free for children, age 6 and younger.
    • Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry at4:30 p.m
  • Oak Creek Canyon — A breathtaking chasm, the cool creek teems with rainbow trout and massive shade trees line its banks. Many visitors love the drive, with its exciting switchbacks that bring travelers up nearly 5,000 feet, with the corresponding sudden changes in climate. At the top of the canyon, visitors find themselves surrounded by the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines on the planet. There are also camping, trails and much more to do in Oak Creek Canyon.
    • Location: Route 89A, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-4119
    • Costs: Call for entrance fee information.
    • Hours: Call for hours of operation.
  • Camelback Mountain — Only 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix you’ll find this area icon popular with hikers. Trailheads are accessible from Tatum Boulevard and McDonald on the north side and 64th Street and Cholla Lane on the east side of the mountain. It features new restrooms and chilled water fountains.
    • Location: 5700 N. Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-256-3220
    • Costs: Free
  • Bell Rock — For serious hikers, this towering red rock formation is a popular choice but experience is required. Once you reach the top, the spectacular views make the effort worthwhile.
    • Location: 6246 State Route 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-4161
    • Costs: Free
  • Corral West — Experience the Old West with guided horseback, wagon and pony rides as well as cowboy games and other activities in the beautiful Estrella Regional Park and Sonora Desert at Corral West, just 20 miles outside of Phoenix.
    • Location: 14401 W. Arena Drive, Goodyear
    • Phone: 623-882-3808
    • Costs: Vary by activity. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for reservations and more information.
  • Broken Arrow Trail — The popular Broken Arrow Trail is a great way to view the dramatic Red Rocks. It is 1.5 miles to Chicken Point and has an elevation gain of 300 feet. The hike is considered easy to moderate.
    • Location: Morgan Road, Sedona, AZ
    • Costs: Free
    • Other: The trailhead and parking lot are 0.2 miles past the end of Morgan Road.
  • Slide Rock State Park — A 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock State Park is one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon. Visitors like to slide down a slick natural water chute or wade and sunbathe along the creek. Many Hollywood movies, such as "Broken Arrow" (1950) with James Stewart, were filmed in this classic Old West area.
    • Location: 6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-3034
    • Costs: $10 per vehicle (up to four adults)
    • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, with last park entry at 6 p.m.
    • Other: During summer months Slide Rock experiences extremely high visitation. The parking lot will typically fill up from late morning through early afternoon. A long wait to enter the park may occur, especially on weekends and holidays.
  • A Day In The West — Spend "A Day in the West" starting with a two-hour tour of Sedona's western canyons. Then take a scenic horseback ride to a ranch along the banks of the Verde River. Finally, an all-you-can-eat cowboy dinner while you enjoy a Western stage show.
    • Location: 252 N State Route 89A,Sedona
    • Phone: 800-973-3662
    • Costs: Call for more information.
    • Hours: Open every day except Sunday
  • M Diamond Ranch LLC — Check out the only working ranch in the Sedona area that is open to guests for a genuine Wild West experience. The M Diamond Ranch also is the only provider of horseback rides permitted into the Coconino National Forest in the Red Rock Ranger District of Sedona. The ranch also offers cowboy cookouts, hay wagon rides and rodeo-style events.
    • Location: 3255 Forest Service Road 618, Verde
    • Phone: 928-300-6466
    • Costs: $56-$120, depending on the activity. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Open every day except Sunday. Reservations are required.
  • London Bridge Beach Park — If you’re in the mood for the beach, head over to London Bridge Beach Park, along the famous Bridgewater Channel. It features a buoyed-in swimming area on Lake Havasu, a beach, two playgrounds, a dog park and basketball and sand volleyball courts. Watercraft rentals are available seasonally.
    • Location: 1340 McCulloch Blvd.
    • Phone: 928-855-2116
    • Costs: Free; call for information about watercraft rentals.
    • Hours: Open daily, sunrise to 10:30 p.m.
  • SARA (Special Activities and Recreation Area) Park — SARA Park is an outdoor sports lover’s dream. Its network of hiking and mountain bike trails, ballparks, BMX racing and outdoor roller hockey rink, all with spectacular mountain views, are sure to have something for everyone.
    • Location: 7200 Dub Campbell Parkway, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-855-2116
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Open daily, dawn to 10:30 p.m.
  • Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge — Outdoor enthusiasts should head 23 miles out of Lake Havasu City to the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge for a unique Mohave Desert ecosystem experience. There’s plenty of wildlife and spectacular natural scenery for photographers, hikers, kayakers and bird watchers.
    • Location: 60911 Highway 95, Parker
    • Phone: 928-667-4144 (Visitors’ Center)
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Hours vary seasonally. Call the Visitor Center for more information.
  • Cattail Cove State Park — Located along Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove State Park offers sunbathing, swimming, fishing or just relaxing in a beautiful location. The 2,000-acre state park can provide hours, if not days, of family fun and entertainment.
    • Location: Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: 928-855-1223
    • Costs: Park entrance fees for one day per vehicle (with one to four adults) are $15 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and state holidays; $10 on all other days.
      Oversize parking is $25 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and state holidays; $20 on all other days.
    • Hours: Hours vary seasonally. Call the Visitor Center for more information.
  • Grand Canyon National Park — This breathtaking natural wonder is a must-see. It takes two days to travel from the top of the canyon to the bottom and back again. Enjoy the views, hiking trails and wildlife as well as the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
    • Location: 81 miles northwest of Flagstaff, via Highways 180 and 64
    • Phone: 928-638-7888
    • Costs: $25 entrance fee for each private vehicle. On foot or part of a non-commercial tour group, $12 per person. The fee for tour vans and commercial buses varies so call for more information. Admission is valid for seven days.
    • Hours: The South Rim is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park —With the rich, red hues of its mesas and dramatic sandstone towers, some as tall as 1,000 feet, Monument Valley is one of the best-known landmarks in the United States. About four hours northeast of Flagstaff, this picturesque representation of the Old West is inside the Navajo Nation and has been a favorite shooting spot for Hollywood filmmakers. There are self-guided tours, a restaurant with native Navajo cuisine and a gift shop.
    • Location: Navajo Reservation, Kayenta
    • Phone: 435-727-5870
    • Costs: $10 for general admission with children, age 9 and younger, admitted free. Per vehicle fee is $20 (up to four people). Additional person(s) are $10. Commercial vehicle fees depend on number of passengers so call for more information.
    • Hours: During peak season (May 1-Sept. 30), open daily from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. During off season (October-April) , open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Other: National Parks and Golden Eagle Passes are not accepted.
  • Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course — Take a “Tree Top Adventure” to explore the beautiful outdoors like you never have before. It’s an elevated obstacle course in the tall Ponderosa Pines, where you’ll be securely suspended between the trees at 15 to 60 feet off the ground. Groups welcome.
    • Location: Flag X, Fort Tuthill Loop Road, Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff
      Phone: 888-259-0125
    • Costs: $49 plus taxes and fees for adults, age 16 and older. Discount of 10% for groups of eight or more.
    • Hours: Vary by season. Call for more information.
  • Sabino Canyon — Ancient Hohokam people made irrigation dams and pony soldiers discovered swimming holes in Sabino Canyon. It features spectacular views, a wide range of wildlife and dozens of marked trails. The easiest hike takes you 3.8 miles up the canyon. Other favorites include the Telephone Line Trail and Bear Canyon. There are narrated walking tours and trams run daily.
    • Location: 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-749-2327
    • Costs: Tram is $7.50 for adults, $3 for children, age 3–12. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
    • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens — With its themed gardens and nature trails as well as eclectic shops, art galleries and a charming Tea Room, Tohono Chul is a relaxing but inspiring outdoor activity. It was designated as one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure magazine.
    • Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-742-6455
    • Costs: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors, age 62 and older; $3 for students with ID; $2 for children, age 5-12; and free for children, age 5 and younger.
    • Hours: Open daily September through June, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in July and August, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery – you’ll find them all in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, rated a top Tucson attraction. Explore the 21-acre landscape with two miles of walking trails and be sure to visit the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center, where you’ll find a replica limestone cave displaying the geologic forces that created the Sonoran Desert landscape.
    • Location: 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson
      Phone: 520-883-1380
    • Costs: $19.50 for adults, age 18-64; $17.50 for seniors, age 65 and older; $15.50 for children, age 13-17; $6 for children, age 4-12; and free for children, age 3 and younger.
    • Hours: Open daily year-round. From October through February, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. From March through May and September, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. From June through August, open Sunday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Catalina State Park — Located at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains just 10 minutes from the Tucson metropolitan area, Catalina State Park has 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams. It’s the perfect destination for hiking, camping, picnicking and bird watching, being home to more than 150 bird species. Park facilities include a campground, picnic tables, grills, trails, an equestrian center, a group-use area for day or overnight use (available by reservation), restrooms, showers and a gift shop.
    • Location: 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson
    • Phone: (520) 628-5798
    • Costs: Day use fees range from $2 to $30; Per vehicle (with one to four adults) rate is $7. Call for information on group rates.
    • Hours: Call for hours and more information.
  • Sierra Vista, Arizona — The spirit of the Old West still thrives in modern day Sierra Vista, located 75 miles southeast of Tucson. It offers some of the most fascinating historic sites in the state of Arizona as well as exciting wildlife and outdoor adventure activities. Its old ghost towns, homesteads and ancient settlements – where mammoth once lived, the Apache hunted and outlaws tangled with lawmen – make the past come alive. Fort Huachuca, a national historic landmark, is in Sierra Vista and boasts restaurants with cuisines from around the world.
    • Location: Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista
    • Phone: (800) 288-3861

Zoos & Aquariums

  • Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium — Animal lovers will feel like double winners with this combination zoo and aquarium located only 20 miles outside of Phoenix.
    • Location: 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park
    • Phone: 623-935-WILD (9453)
    • Costs: $32 plus tax for adults; $15.25 plus tax for children, age 3-12; free for children 3 and younger.
    • Hours: The zoo open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with last admission at 5 p.m. The aquarium is open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Phoenix Zoo — This beautiful zoo is located right in town and acts as home to more than 1,300 animals.
    • Location: 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix
    • Phone: 602-273-1341
    • Costs: $20 for adults, age 14 and older; $14 for children, age 3-13 free for children, age 2 and younger.
    • Hours: During regular season, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During summer season (June-August), open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Out of Africa Wildlife Park — Go on an African Photo Safari just 30 miles from Sedona. Park guides show you tigers or play along with caretakers during a fascinating aquatic presentation or stroll the Wildlife Preserve to take pictures of lions, leopards, hyenas and bears.
    • Location: 3505 State Route 260, Camp Verde
    • Phone: 928-567-2840
    • Costs: $29.95 plus tax for adult, age 13 and older; $27.95 plus tax for seniors, age 65 and older; $14.95 plus tax for children age 3-12.
    • Hours: Open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. With last admission at 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
  • Bearizona Wildlife Park — Take a drive through this fascinating park to see North American wildlife, from bison to bear cubs and more, in their natural environments.
    • Location: 1500 E. State Route 66, Williams
    • Phone: 928-635-2289
    • Costs: $20 plus tax for adults; $18 plus tax for seniors, age 62 and older ; $10 plus tax for children, age 4-12; and free for children, age 3 and younger. Special pricing available for groups of 15 or more.
    • Hours: Open year-round at 8 a.m.; last car is let in at 6 p.m.
    • Other: Throughout the year closing time will change based on daylight hours. They close early on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, letting the last car in at 2:30 p.m. Closed on Christmas.
  • Reid Park Zoo — It only takes one day at Reid Park Zoo to travel from the mountains of South America through the Asian rainforest to the African savanna. Explore naturalistic habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. There are also zookeeper chats, training demonstrations and activities for kids.
    • Location: Randolf Way, just north of 22nd Street, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-791-4022
    • Costs: $9 for adults, age 15-61; $7 for seniors, age 62 and older; $5 for children, age 2-14; free for children, age 2 and younger. For groups of 15-50 people a $1 discount per person is offered when making a single payment for the group. No reservation is required.
    • Hours: From June through September, open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. From October through May, open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
  • Warden Aquarium — Part of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Warden Aquarium is not to be missed. It features two galleries: one highlighting the desert’s freshwater rivers and aquatic life and the other highlighting the Sea of Cortez and its own sea life. They are what give this desert its status as the “lushest desert on earth.” It includes tanks that display a great variety of fresh- and salt-water sea life. It also includes a popular “touch tank” allowing hands-on encounters with marine invertebrates, including serpent stars, chestnut cowries, sea hares and hermit crabs.
    • Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson
    • Phone: 520-883-2702
    • Costs: $19.50 for adults, age 18-64; $17.50 for seniors, age 65 and older; $15.50 for children, age 13-17; $6 for children, age 4-12; and free for children, age 3 and younger.
    • Hours: Open daily year-round. From October through February, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. From March through May and September, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. From June through August, open Sunday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Other Points of Interest

  • Taliesin West — Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the U.S.’s most famous architects, built his sprawling winter home at the foot of the McDowell Mountains. Built from the sand, gravel and stone Wright found on the mountain’s talus slope, it’s open to the public for tours, which range from one to three hours. This architectural wonder is well worth a visit.
    • Location: 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale
    • Phone: 855-860-2700
    • Costs: $24-$70, depending on tour length chosen. Group rates available.
    • Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter and on Tuesday and Wednesday from June 1 through Aug. 31.
    • Other: Reservations are recommended.
  • Stillpoint Living in Balance - Massage and Energetics
  • Ready to relax and be pampered? Visit Stillpoint for one of the more than 35 massages they offer by nationally licensed masseuses. Voted Best Sedona Massage Studio multiple years in a row, Stillpoint also offers sessions in energy work, aromatherapy and body/mind healing.
    • Location: 415 Juniper Dr., Sedona
    • Phone: 928-301-0830
    • Costs: Call for prices.
    • Hours: Call for appointments.
  • Center for the New Age — Many consider Sedona the capital of the New Age movement, and the Center for the New Age features psychic readings, astrology and spiritual retreats. You can also purchase BETAcrystals, gemstone jewelry and New Age books and music.
    • Location: 341 Highway 179, Sedona
    • Phone: 928-282-2085
    • Costs: Vary depending on service. Call for more information.
    • Hours: Call for more information. New Age practitioners are available by appointment.
  • Miniature Lighthouses — One wouldn’t expect to find lighthouses in a landlocked state like Arizona, but, surprisingly, Lake Havasu City has more lighthouses than any other city in the United States. The lighthouses are functioning navigational aids, 1/3-scale replicas of famous East Coast, West Coast and Great Lakes lighthouses. More than 18 can be seen on the shores of Lake Havasu.
    • Location: Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City
    • Phone: (928) 855-5655
    • Costs: Free
    • Other: Call or stop by the visitor center (422 English Village, Lake Havasu City) for a map of the lighthouse locations.
  • Flagstaff Olive Oil Company — Visit this unique retailer in the Old Town to sample 20 varieties of ultra-fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars from all over the world and create your own unique “Flavor Pairings” to take home with you.
    • Location: 18 E. Birch Ave., Flagstaff
    • Phone: 928-773-9900
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Historic Route 66 — “The Mother Road,” as Route 66 is called, has become an iconic part of American culture. It originated as a wagon road to California in 1857, but today you’ll find scenic byways, quirky roadside attractions, Native American reservations and beautiful national parks.
    • Location: It bisects Flagstaff
  • Tombstone, Arizona — Stroll right into the Old West in the national historic landmark that is Tombstone, "The Town Too Tough To Die." Perfect for a day trip at 70 miles from Tucson, you can walk the same streets where Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and many other Western legends walked more than 130 years ago. Its museums, “gunfights,” tours, authentic saloons and many shops offering Western souvenirs and apparel make Tombstone worth the trip.
    • Location: Visitors Center, 395 Allen St., Tombstone
    • Phone: 520-457-3929
    • Costs: Call for events and museum fees
    • Hours: Call for events and museum schedules.
  • “A” Mountain — Tucson's most obvious landmark is "A" Mountain, named Sentinel Peak by the U.S. Army for its strategic importance. In 1915, fans of the University of Arizona painted the letter “A” on the side of the mountain to celebrate a victory, and the tradition continued. The Native American village and cultivated fields that thrived at the base of its peak are gone but the peak provides a beautiful view of Tucson during the day and at night a dazzling carpet of lights can be seen. There are picnic tables and grills nearby.
    • Location: Menlo Park, 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Road., Tucson
    • Phone: (520) 791-5909
    • Costs: Free.
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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