Arizona Day Trips

The following compilation of day trips came about because friends are visiting us in Arizona. Hope you enjoy this diverse list of activities:

 

ATV through Bulldog Canyon
Just up the street from the Retreat is a real off-road gem of a ride through Bulldog Canyon OHV Area, part of the Tonto National Forest. You’ll need to have a 4 x 4 to get through here as well as a Tonto Pass & Bulldog Permit but it will definitely take you off the beaten path into the beautiful Goldfield Mountains.
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International Markets
Experience the Valley of the Sun through the gastronomical viewpoint of ethnic supermarkets. Highlights of this experience include:


Lee Lee International Supermarket
- take a spin around the globe at this amazing and huge place.

Super L Ranch Market - Every Asian culture is represented here. Sometimes stinky yet intriguing.

Pros Ranch Market
- Take a trip south of the border without thinking about how to get back through Customs & Immigration. Where else can you get baby goat and chicken feet? Menudo anyone?

Tucson for Smart Lunch
Take a ride through the back roads of Arizona to visit Tucson - a world away from the East Valley’s milk cartons in the sand. A highlight of Tucson is the Old Town Artisans located in the El Presido Historic District. This 150 year old adobe building has a Spanish-style courtyard where La Cocina is located. Drink cocktails and/or eat wholesome grub as you listen to live music and soak in the ambiance. Favorite menu item: GLB sandwich.

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High Tea
The Arizona Biltmore offers two seatings for an elegant tea repast: Noon and 3:00pm. Put your pinky up and enjoy the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired resort.

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Mesa Swap Meet/Flea Market
For a more earthy experience, pull into this open air assortment of mom and pop run booths featuring everything you can think of - from dried fruit to Mexican terra cotta. The people watching is amazing as is the on-going PA announcements “2 eggs - any style - at the snack bar”

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Arizona Day Trips

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