Fun, local spots to explore for Rodeo Weekend

This post guest written by LFA Intern, Julie Carmody. 198_sherry_cervi

Rodeo Days are fast approaching! Explore the fun and exciting travel destinations Arizona has to offer. Originally celebrated during prohibition in 1925, the Rodeo Parade became a festive time in Tucson, celebrating the rich and colorful Western traditions of cowboys and vaqueros. In honor of our state’s history, support Arizona this Rodeo Break! With all Tucson schools closed in honor of Rodeo Days, it’s a great time to bring the family somewhere different. Take a “stay-cation” and explore one of Arizona’s many unique destinations, or make it a road trip and visit a few! Need help planning a trip?  Check out the Arizona Experience Store in downtown Tucson.  This little gem of a shop provides map, books, field guides and more to explore every corner of our amazing state.

Need ideas of where to start?  Check out our video of great spots to explore in the Verde Valley:


Looking to stay closer to home?  How about a quick trip South to Bisbee?


Verde Valley, Pinetop, Pine-Strawberry, and Globe-Miami are just a few of the great central Arizona destinations that offer a fun time for the whole family. Wherever you are headed, Local First Arizona can help you find the great unique destinations that make Arizona special. Find them on our directory here. Make this weekend memorable one, and get to know your Arizona!