The legendary Route 66 – by hire car from Phoenix to Kingman
It is well worthwhile exploring Phoenix and the surrounding area in a hire car, not only because of the proximity to Route 66. Undoubtedly the most beautiful part of the iconic road, which once stretched from Santa Monica near Los Angeles to Chicago, lies in Arizona. Between Kingman and Flagstaff, where Route 66 does not follow the Interstate, today the signs indicate the importance of the Mother Road while carefully restored houses have brought back its former flair.
From the car rental station in Phoenix you can reach Kingman via Highway 93 after approximately 3 hours’ driving. A visit to Powerhouse Route 66, a museum dedicated to the history of the road, is worthwhile. Along Route 66 are many other sights and scenic highlights that greet you as you sit at the wheel in your car from TUI Cars.
Ballooning over the Sonora Desert: book your hire car in Phoenix and take off
South of Phoenix lies the Sonoran Desert National Monument, a huge natural reserve that preserves the impressive landscape and its fauna and flora.
If you fly over the Sonoran Desert in a hot-air balloon, you can enjoy the endless vistas from above. High ridges and cacti-dotted plains extend from Arizona to Mexico. Because it is easy to underestimate the power of the desert sun, the Sonora desert is not suitable for trips in a cabriolet, rather a classic car or an off-road vehicle would be more sensible. If you suffer from vertigo, maybe you should go on one of the guided jeep or kayak tours.
Red Rocks Music Festival in Phoenix - by car to the concert
At the gates of Phoenix, the popular Red Rocks Music Festival takes place every year in Scottsdale. International artists put on classical music, jazz and modern dance performances.
A key goal of the festival is the promotion of young talent - young musicians and dancers work together with experienced artists in workshops, where they can showcase and hone their talent. For two weeks, the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale hosts high-calibre performances, which are also well-known beyond the borders of Arizona. The venue can be reached from Phoenix via the North Scottsdale Road in 30-60 minutes.