Get a Good Look Around on a Tour
See Arizona and New Mexico in a whole new way by joining a tour through some of the region’s cities, towns and scenic spots.
ABQ Trolley Company invites you on a tour of Albuquerque, New Mexico aboard a custom, stucco-covered, open-air trolley. The Ten Buck Tour takes you through the city to see notable areas including Historic Route 66, Old Town, Downtown, East Downtown and Tingley Beach, Nob Hill and more. The tour is offered monthly through September, and purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. ABQ also offers food tours, the Trolleywood film tour, custom tours and balloon tours, among others. For more information, visit www.abqtrolley.com/index.php/TenBuckTour.
Bicyclists, get ready for a ride to remember as the Enchanted Circle Century Tour takes place beginning in Red River, New Mexico on September 11, 2011. This incredible bike tour will take you through some of the Southwest’s most scenic spots, covering ground in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Carson National Forest. The course passes through Red River, Questa, Taos, Angel Fire and Eagle Nest at varying elevations, offering routes of 25, 50 or 100 miles with five rest stops. Highlights along the way include Historic Taos and Palo Flechado Pass. Registration is online or via mail, through September 1, with late registration available in person, September 9 and 11. For more information, visit www.redriverenchantedcirclecenturytour.com.
Appreciate the wealth of creativity represented in the city of Chandler; Arizona’s Public Art can be found in parks, libraries, centers and other locales across the city. Chandler’s cultural diversity is reflected in its growing collection of artwork, ranging from avant-garde aluminum sculptures like “Wall With Waves,” located in the Tumbleweed Tennis Center to “Tree Ramada” and “Hummingbird Arch,” located in the Hummingbird Habitat at Desert Breeze Park. An Interactive Art Tour, a downloadable guide and more information are available at www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=784.
You don’t have to travel to Africa for a wild safari. Sedona, Arizona is home to Arizona Safari Jeep Tours. With a variety of tours to choose from, families can enjoy exploring the scenic and rugged landscape of Arizona while seeing wildlife up close. The tour guides are specially recruited for their knowledge of Arizona biology, geology and history, and they will help you see the state in a whole new light. Take the Wildlife Safari and run into deer, elk, coyotes and other amazing animals. Find more information and to book your safari tour, visit www.safarijeeptours.com.
Tour some of the region’s interesting attractions and rediscover what’s around you.