Arizona 2010 Official Visitor's Guide - (Page 113)

SMART Traveler Tips to help you get the most from your stay I T ’ S E A S Y to enjoy Arizona’s year-round temperate climate and unparalleled natural beauty. With the following collection of resources, you’ll discover it’s just as easy to access every corner of the Grand Canyon State and make the most of your time here. From tips on getting here by air or by car to information for those traveling from foreign countries to advice on what to pack, we’ve made travel planning a cinch. Don’t see what you’re looking for? You’ll find further resources in the “Arizona Visitor Centers” section of this guide as well as at the end of each regional section. For even more resources, visit GETTING HERE Traveling by air Arizona’s main airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, offers service from 22 airlines. It provides nonstop flights to and from more than 100 cities in the US and around the world, including numerous destinations in Mexico and Canada, as well as Costa Rica and London, England. In the southern part of the state, Tucson International Airport offers flights from 10 carriers that provide nonstop service for 15 cities and connecting service for more than 121 others in the US and around the world. In Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport offers service on Horizon Air and US Airways Express. These airlines provide direct flights to Los Angeles, Phoenix and Prescott, with connections to numerous nationwide destinations. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (928) 556-1234, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (602) 273-3300, Tucson International Airport (520) 573-8000, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Bus & light rail service In the Greater Phoenix area, the new METRO Light Rail provides speedy rail service from central Phoenix through downtown Phoenix and Tempe’s Arizona State University campus, and into Mesa. Valley Metro buses provide public transportation throughout the entire Greater Phoenix area. Sun Tran buses serve the metro Tucson area and have transit centers located at major destinations throughout the city. METRO Light Rail & Valley Metro (602) 253-5000, Sun Tran (520) 792-9222, Shuttle service No matter where the destination in Arizona, ground transportation is easily accessible to visitors. Visit the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport Web sites for companies currently offering shuttle services between the airports and cities throughout the state. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tucson International Airport Traveling by car All parts of Arizona are accessible by federal and state highways. Interstate 40, which crosses the northern portion of the state; Interstate 10, which traverses east/west through Phoenix and Tucson; Interstate 17, which shuttles travelers between the Phoenix area and points north; Interstate 8, heading west through Yuma and on to California; and Interstate 19, which connects Tucson to Mexico, all provide easy access for out-of-state visitors. See the map on page 116 for additional major arteries as well as approximate travel times between popular destinations statewide. Car rental National car rental companies offer service at both the Phoenix and Tucson airports. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, shuttles ferry passengers to a separate, state-of-the-art car rental complex. Advantage Alamo Avis Budget Dollar Enterprise Fox Hertz National Payless Thrifty (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) (800) 777-5500 462-5266 331-1212 527-7000 800-4000 736-8222 225-4369 * 654-3131 227-7368 729-5377 * 847-4389 your ONLINE GUIDE For a list of additional Arizona airports, visit arizona-travel-info/ getting-to-arizona. Buckle up! Arizona law requires each front-seat occupant to wear a seat belt in a passenger car that is designed to carry 10 or fewer passengers. Children under five years of age must be properly restrained as well. *Indicates car rental service not on location at Tucson International Airport. For additional ground transportation information for the airports, visit the airport Web sites. 113

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Arizona 2010 Official Visitor's Guide

Arizona 2010 Official Visitor's Guide
Arizona State Map
Off the Beaten Path
Arizona… In Any Season
Road Trip!
Cultural Cuisine
History & Heritage
Calendar of Events
Phoenix & Central Arizona
Tucson & Southern Arizona
Northern Arizona
Arizona’s West Coast
North Central Arizona
Smart Traveler
Arizina Mileage Map
Arizona Visitors Center

Arizona 2010 Official Visitor's Guide