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From the desert floor to the highest mountain peak, Arizona's renowned sunshine ensures that nearly every day is a perfect one for sightseeing, playing golf, skiing a slope, or simply relaxing by a sparkling swimming pool. Generally, peak season in the desert lasts from January through March, shoulder season is from April to May and September through December, and value season is June through August. Peak and value seasons in mountainous regions are the opposite of the desert areas.

What to Wear

Depending on the time of year and where one plans to travel in Arizona, anything from a swimsuit to a winter jacket may be appropriate. Overall, dress is casual with an emphasis on comfort. Few restaurants require jackets and ties for dining. Jeans and Western wear are always in style. If attending a cultural event or dining at one of our finer restaurants, bring along a more formal outfit. During summer, shorts and sandals are appropriate during the day and a sweater or light jacket is perfect for the evenings. In the cooler months, a sweater or light jacket is perfect in the desert for evenings and a winter jacket is recommended in the mountains. Also, wide-brim hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended year-round.

Tips on Tipping

Tipping is voluntary in Arizona and generally not included in the bill. (There are exceptions at some restaurants where a 15% gratuity is automatically added for groups.) Generally, restaurant servers and taxi drivers are tipped 15-20%. Bellhops receive $1 to $2 per bag taken to a room and airport sky caps are tipped 50 cents per bag.

Currency Exchange

For currencies, exchange locations and hours of operation, please contact individual banking institutions, see your hotel concierge or consult the Yellow Pages. Also, a Travelex foreign currency exchange office is conveniently located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Terminal Four.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The main airport serving Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor entertains more than 36 million passengers per year and is served by 21 airlines which provide nonstop service to over a hundred cities in the U.S. and around the world. Nonstop international service is provided by Aeromexico (Mexico), British Airways (London's Gatwick Airport), Lufthansa German Airlines (Frankfurt, Germany), Air Canada (Toronto), Air Jamaica (Montego Bay) and America West Airlines (Canada and Mexico).

Sky Harbor operates three passenger terminals. Ten national car rental agencies have service counters in the baggage claims area in each terminal. Some companies have cars available at the terminal while others use a courtesy van or bus to shuttle visitors to their off-airport location. In addition, limousine, taxi and shuttle service are available from any terminal.

Glendale Municipal Airport

Let the friendly skies fly you into Glendale Municipal Airport, the best run and friendliest airport in the Valley of the Sun. The Glendale Municipal Airport provides excellent customer service by combining the amenities of a big city airport with small town, personalized service. The Glendale Municipal Airport provides complete airport services for general aviation and corporate jet traffic. Amenities include the Airport Restaurant (open all day), corporate meeting space, enclosed hangars, flight instruction and car rentals.

Convenient Location

Glendale Municipal Airport enjoys a convenient location to several Valley of the Sun destination points as well as important corridors. Located at the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Glen Harbor Blvd. (approximately 107th Ave.), the airport is just west of the Agua Fria Freeway (Loop 101), 10 minutes north of I-10 and 20 minutes west of I-17.

Reliever Airports

The Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear operates as a general reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, offering fuel sales, overnight parking, a flight planning and lounge area, and a conference room.
Rental Cars and Shuttles

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
4742 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) is the perfect solution to your car rental needs for your visit to Glendale or your meeting need in the West Valley. Whether you need a rental at the airport or in Glendale/West Valley ERAC can assist with the need. ERAC is located at Sky Harbor Airport's Consolidated Rental Car Facility, Tucson Airport and inside the Phoenix Mesa Gateway airport. There are also more than 110 rental branches throughout Arizona. Click on the link listed on the Glendale CVB website to book with your discount.
Group Needs: Whether it is a group needing specific vehicles at a specific location, or a large convention needing a wide variety of vehicles at several locations, ERAC can create a customized package for whatever you need. We can even create a customer web link where your meeting attendees can make their reservations directly. For details please contact Jill Longfellow at 602-489-6898 or

Super Shuttle-ExecuCar
4610 S. 35th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040

SuperShuttle-ExecuCar, the nation’s leader in airport transportation, offers convenient, reliable and affordable 24 hour service daily. Airport shuttle and around-town private luxury sedan transfers from home, office or hotel. Professional, courteous drivers. Established fares. Specialty vehicles, charter rates and group arrangements also available.
RV Parks
For a list of RV Park in the Valley, click here (PDF).

Time Zone

The State of Arizona is located in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). Arizona is one of only two U.S. states that do not make an adjustment for Daylight Savings Time, and during the months of April through October, Arizona time mirrors Pacific Daylight Time

Alcoholic Beverages

Arizona law prohibits anyone younger than age 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Liquor is not sold from 1-6 a.m. Monday-Saturday and from 1-10 a.m. on Sundays. It is against the law to drink in a motor vehicle or from the original container in public places.

Radio & Television

Radio: 18 AM stations and 25 FM stations
Television: Local channels are KTVK, 3; KPHO, 5 (CBS); KAET, 8 (PBS); KSAZ, 10 (FOX); KPNX, 12 (NBC); KNXV, 15 (ABC); KTVW, 33 (Span.); KUTP, 45 (UPN); KPPX, 51 (PAX); KASW, 6 or 61 (WB).
Newspapers: The Arizona Republic, (602) 444-8000

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