Part of that experience is to go to places that have a story to tell. Places that are renowned for historic charm. Southern Arizona, for one, offers so much more for those people looking to hop in a luxury car and take a road trip, and go have those experiences. There’s no better way to just disappear for days, or weeks. Disconnect to reconnect is a big theme now. Turn off the phone, turn off the news.
One of Regarding Luxury‘s focuses is what’s new in luxury cars. So we want to talk about places where you can drive those cars. In the past, we’ve covered drives down the U.S. west coast, from Vancouver to Los Angeles. We’ve covered a drive from Toronto to New York.
The natural beauty that draws travellers to Arizona
There’s nothing better than the clear desert skies for star-gazing. The vast, open spaces gives the road tripper a sense of freedom, flexibility. There’s no set itinerary here. Go where the wind pushes you. The reward is in the richness in those minute details when you take trips like this.
Arizona is renowned for its diverse landscapes, from the red rocks of Sedona to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon to the vast deserts, which keeps those drives interesting and captivating. Road trippers have a vast selection of outdoor activities to augment the experience even more – biking, hiking, camping, rock climbing.
Bisbee, Arizona: Family-oriented, picturesque, culturally rich, and best of all, hidden
For those travellers seeking out American history, first stops would be the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum and the Bisbee Restoration Museum, detailing the town’s copper-mining past. The Queen Mine Tour, which takes you underground, really gives you an up close insight into the harsh condition miners went through back then, and the process of extracting minerals.
Then there’s the vibe and atmosphere of the place – what you would expect from an authentic small town experience. Quirky, eclectic, those are words to describe it. Kind of a bohemian stopover which celebrates independence and the freedom to be yourself, be expressive. You’ll find an array of vintage clothing jewellery to handmade artwork and crafts. You see a lot of retirees, writers, artists and free spirits here. And unlike a trip to a big city, you don’t have to travel far to find them.
Eclectic, quirky energy
Community events like Bisbee Pride and the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb are festive and attract people from all across the state. Bisbee Coffee Company features local blends. Café Roka is where you go for casual fine dining, focusing on locally sourced ingredients. The popular Dots Diner is fun for the family – featuring traditional American fare like hamburgers and milkshakes.
If you’re looking to truly detach, Bisbee is a must-stop, taking that road trip experience through the wondrous American state of Arizona.
Top image: Steve Pauken