“Founded in 1880 when copper was discovered near Castle Rock, and saved by resourceful hippies after the mines pulled out in the 1970s, today the Queen of the Copper Camps boasts more than 100 galleries, museums, restaurants, and shops. From a thriving art and music scene, to its dining and nightlife, its history and culture, its lively Main Street and infamous Bisbee 1000 stair climb event, and its proximity to one of the world’s premier nature-watching hotspots, Bisbee has something for everyone.”
Take the scenic drive down to Benson and spend the day marveling at Kartchner Caverns State Park, petting friendly donkeys at Forever Home Donkey Rescue and Sanctuary, and finishing the day with a smile-inducing meal at the quaint and beautiful Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant.
If you aren’t compelled by Patagonia’s beautiful lake, the city’s galleries, scenic hiking trails, and homey restaurants are sure to lure you there.
Zipline across a beautiful span of undeveloped desert, tour the infamous Biosphere 2, and grab some grub at Oracle Patio Café.
More than just a place to fill up your tank on the way to San Diego, Yuma is the perfect place to go tubing, grab a local beer at Prison Hill Brewing Company, and pick up some locally grown dates and olives for the drive home.