Planning Your Arizona Staycation: Volume 5, Pinetop & Lakeside

In this series of posts, we’ll share some great deals and ideas for “staycationing” in Arizona! A staycation is where you take a vacation, but stay within your state’s borders. Arizona has so many great places to explore, and we’ll share some of our local favorites with you here!  wine in the pinesLast weekend, the Valley saw the hottest weekend of the year. So if you're a Valley resident, you are likely angling to get away quickly. Well we have the perfect getaway for you for the weekend of June 15-16: the Pinetop and Lakeside area in Northeastern Arizona. You'll definitely want to plan your trip around this weekend because you'll be right in the middle of the First Annual Wine in the Pines Festival, presented by the Arizona Wine Growers Association. This inaugural festival will showcase the best wines of Arizona. Located at Charlie Clark’s Orchard in Pinetop-Lakeside, this beautiful property is part of an original homestead. Featuring exclusive tastings from many Arizona wineries; don’t miss your chance to meet Arizona winemakers! Tickets are only $30 if purchased before June 13, buy yours now!

rainbow lakeFor lodging, you'll want to stay at the charming Rainbow Lake Resort. Located in Pinetop-Lakeside in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains, Rainbow Lake Resort will be the perfect place to lay your head after sampling all that Arizona wine. In between your wine tasting adventures, you can also take advantage of the beautiful weather and copious amounts of outdoor activities in the area, including fishing, hiking, boat rentals, and more! They're currently offering a 50% discount when you enter the discount code "INTRO," so book your stay today

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