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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: June 05, 2016, 07:59:41 AM »
My wife and I just got back from Arizona.  We did ATVing in Sedona and it was so much fun.  Obviously it was much cooler, but I'd imagine the breeze of the ATV would be comfortable.  I have a picture of the view at my Arizona Trip Report http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63263.0#new

Besides watching the sunset, what's there to do in Sedona?
(I'm going in August when it will be 100+ degrees, long hikes ain't my idea of fun)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: June 05, 2016, 08:01:07 AM »
Hi,
My wife and I are going to Arizona for 4 days in May. 
Landing in Phoenix on Sunday night and leaving late Thursday night.
As of now planning on staying in Phoenix on Sunday night.
Staying in Flagstaff on Monday night and Tuesday night.
Staying in Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Monday - Sedona
Tuesday - Grand Canyon
Wednesday - ??
Thursday - Phoenix

For Wednesday should we do another day at the Grand Canyon?  What about the Petrified Forest?

Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks.

Here's the trip report from that trip: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63263.0#new

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: June 16, 2016, 11:33:06 AM »
My family is looking to stay in phoenix for a weekend this August. I'm looking to rent a house as hotel rooms and Shabbos meals don't go so well together. Airbnb is very expensive and I would prefer to rent from a jewish family. Does anyone know someone who might be interested? TIA

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: June 16, 2016, 02:05:41 PM »
Pink jeep tours. It's amazing (and crazy expensive).
There are other cheaper options

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: June 16, 2016, 02:05:55 PM »
My family is looking to stay in phoenix for a weekend this August. I'm looking to rent a house as hotel rooms and Shabbos meals don't go so well together. Airbnb is very expensive and I would prefer to rent from a jewish family. Does anyone know someone who might be interested? TIA
can book the Westin Kierland villas for shabbos (within eruv and 45 minutes from shul) which has a kitchen, and may be cheaper than house rental options..

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: June 16, 2016, 02:09:29 PM »
can book the Westin Kierland villas for shabbos (within eruv and 45 minutes from shul) which has a kitchen, and may be cheaper than house rental options..
45 minutes seems far...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: June 16, 2016, 02:49:05 PM »
45 minutes seems far...
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It used to be a decent option but the Shul moved further away.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: June 16, 2016, 03:52:10 PM »
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It used to be a decent option but the Shul moved further away.
ha i was wondering when they moved (when i booked i thought it was 15 minutes away)!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: June 16, 2016, 05:00:51 PM »
ha i was wondering when they moved (when i booked i thought it was 15 minutes away)!

If you google their eruv website they have other hotels near the Phoenix community (Westin is near Scottsdale), which is actually the much bigger community.  I've stayed in Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak and the Biltomore Waldorf Astoria is I believe also close.  Both have good HHonors deals and sometimes cash+points deals and suite options (we were upgraded to the huge Ambassador Suite at that Hilton).  You won't get all the pools and amenities and I can't remember the exact name but we also stayed at some kind of Extended Stay Suite hotel for Shabbos there and easily walked to shul.  It should also be listed.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: June 23, 2016, 05:13:47 PM »
where is best place to look for a house with a pool walking to shoul for shbbes for next week and in what area should I look for .

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: July 06, 2016, 09:43:15 AM »
Weather-wise, is it reasonable to do a Grand Canyon trip in August?
The average Aug temperature for Phoenix is over 100 degrees!
Or is this only a winter trip?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: July 06, 2016, 11:04:40 AM »
Weather-wise, is it reasonable to do a Grand Canyon trip in August?
The average Aug temperature for Phoenix is over 100 degrees!
Or is this only a winter trip?
Not at all. It's much cooler on the rim (avg high of 82 in August) since you're at 7-8k feet above sea level. Though if you plan on hiking through the canyon, it can be real hot at the bottom.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: July 06, 2016, 11:20:47 AM »
Not at all. It's much cooler on the rim (avg high of 82 in August) since you're at 7-8k feet above sea level. Though if you plan on hiking through the canyon, it can be real hot at the bottom.
I looked at some trip reports.  I plan on 1 day at the Grand Canyon and also doing other local things like jeeping in Sedona and such. Is that also feasible in August?


Also is it worth going all the way to Bryce Canyon?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: July 09, 2016, 06:39:03 PM »
Any thoughts on using honeywell or GMAC to rent from national in PHX? I'm looking for a minivan or bigger.
Also is a one-way rental (Phx-LAS) any riskier? TIA

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: July 09, 2016, 10:25:37 PM »
I looked at some trip reports.  I plan on 1 day at the Grand Canyon and also doing other local things like jeeping in Sedona and such. Is that also feasible in August?


Also is it worth going all the way to Bryce Canyon?
1)yes
2)definetly worth it.