Itinerary - AZ Spring Training Guide
SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS—DAY TRIPS
Gear up at Prescott’s local coffee shop and breakfast hangout, the Raven Café.
Rise and shine at the coolest coffee shop and breakfast joint find in Prescott. Come enjoy a fantastic
latte and incredible breakfast, complete with gluten-free options. And if you don’t get enough you can
always come back in the evening for live music and brews.
10:00 a.m. Visit American Indian culture and art at the Smoki Museum.
Learn all about the indigenous cultures of the Southwest as you take a tour of ethnographic collections
that include clothing, ornaments and ceremonial paraphernalia from the Sioux, Apache, and Woodland
Indians. It’s truly an artful display that also showcases an extensive basket collection, as well as masterful oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal drawings and more.
Shop some handcrafted candles at Armadilla Wax Works Candle Factory.
Add to the incredible gift ideas that you’ll find throughout Prescott with the one-of-a-kind handcrafted
candles from Armadilla Wax Works. As candle artisans, many of the talented people crafting candles
here have done so for more than 20 years. It’s safe to say you will find some very unique works of art
here, ranging from floating water lily candles to pine cone candles.
Day One continued
Enjoy the food and drink along the historic Whiskey Row.
When it’s time for a little saloon stop, there’s no better place than good ol’ Whiskey Row. Once hosting
more than 40 different saloons, the 100 block of South Montezuma Street has long been the home of
Whiskey Row, busy bartenders, and a fire that totally destroyed the structures in 1901, but not the
tenacity of the locals who quickly started to rebuild just a few days later. Today, you’ll find it to be a great
place to belly up as they once did.
Sharlot Hall Museum, Governor’s Mansion, Bashford House.
For an interesting appreciation of historical, social and natural aspects of Arizona, a trip to Sharlot Hall
Museum will not leave you wanting. It’s a great educational stop with seven historical buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens.
Dinner at Papa’s Italian Restaurant.
It’s mangia time! You would be remiss not to indulge with a well-deserved stop at Papa’s Italian Restaurant that
has plates that include everything from the freshest and finest ingredients to the mouthwatering marinara.
Head back to the Phoenix metro area, or stay overnight at the Vendome Hotel.
Stay a while and enjoy a night at the Vendome Hotel. You’ll feel the charm of the early 20th century in this 1917
hotel that features 20 guest rooms and a neighborhood setting of a beautiful Western town full of history, culture,
and the beautiful outdoors. You’ll even be able to enjoy the on-site Fremont Bar with a rotating list of more than 40
beers, 20 wines and house-made sangrias.
Breakfast at Bistro St. Michael.
Start off the day with breakfast or a cup of coffee at the famed Whiskey Row’s Hotel St. Michael. Just steps
from the Court House Plaza, this restored 1901 bistro provides a casual atmosphere perfect for getting the
Day Two continued
Get a taste of creativity and imagination at the McCormick Street Arts District.
Get your art walk on. Exhibiting both artistic paintings and sculptures, the McCormick Arts District is a row
of cottages that have been transformed by paint and artistic vision and serve as galleries, antique shops,
and a bookstore. This is a stroll for the creative senses.
Burgers at Firehouse Kitchen.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with traditional dining downstairs, and a more relaxing bar dining atmosphere
and entertainment upstairs. No matter your pick, there’s something for everyone here, whether it’s
traditional fare or Southwestern cuisine with an Italian and French twist.
2:00 p.m. Enjoy wine tasting at the Granite Creek Vineyards.
Live it up while you’re sipping it down. Surrounded by granite peaks and rolling prairie, the vineyard and winery will
allow you a chance to slow down and relax while tasting many different wines. Want to go organic? Granite Creek
Vineyards is also one of only a handful of wineries in the U.S. that makes certified Organic wines.
Have a bite to eat at Lone Spur Cafe before heading back to the Phoenix area.
Come cowboy up while getting a taste of true rustic flare along with friendly people and portions. It’s definitely a
good time, but it isn’t your normal atmosphere, unless you have a huge buffalo head hanging in your kitchen. And
if you’re looking for something spicy, you’ll be sure to wrangle it in here.
Head back to Phoenix metro area.