Planning a Tombstone Vacation? It’s a great idea!! Lots of wonderful places to stay, fitting any family budget, or whatever type of adventure you have in mind. Tombstone Arizona is perfect for you, right? You probably are so fascinated by the old American Wild West!
Many travelers find they love visiting small towns! Tombstone is just the type of out-of-the-way locale where you can have an incredible, unique vacation. Many have found that’s the truth…
We think you would. That’s why we recommend basing your vacation stay in the Tombstone area, for the best all-time memories. Plus fantastic pics for your scrapbook! Please Share Them With Us! Many appealing activities are nearby. Historic and exciting sights are right here, and close-at-hand. You won’t lack for a great time when you come to this interesting Old West vicinity!
Advance Planning for Your Tombstone Vacation
Getting to Tombstone Arizona
When you plan your American West Travel, keep some general facts in mind. We recommend organizing in advance for your trip to Tombstone Arizona. Tombstone can be your ideal choice for a vacation base, or for a Day Trip from a nearby location.
Planning ahead is very important. It’s the first step in getting you there! So we have some tips for you, in what to think about.
- Will you fly in and rent a car?
- Tucson is the closest city with a major airport. One and one/half hour drive away.
- Tucson Airport is an easy in & out facility –
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- Can you drive, and make it a road trip from your home?
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Want to Stay in Tombstone Hotels?
Your base of stay for a Tombstone Vacation could very well be a nice Tombstone area hotel! We suggest using this great system we use when we travel. We always use Booking.com because we found we get the best deals. In fact the more we use it, the more we save! And you can find whopping deals all the time! They’re one of the world’s largest hotel booking sites, and have an assortment of discounts for rooms you need.
Start searching in their deals section. That’s where you can find the best prices. Just enter your Tombstone Vacation dates to find the discounted hotels listed, along with any other hotels. Then you can compare how valuable the deals are right now! Or which ones are the best for the time you want. We love using it ourselves when we travel, so that’s why we’ve put it right here for you.
Tombstone Vacation Dog-Friendly Lodgings
- Are you bringing the Family Dog? Many businesses in town welcome dogs traveling with their people! You’ll see water bowls for their refreshment along the boardwalk. Some will offer them treats! Many Tombstone Restaurants allow your family dog to come in with you. For instance:
- The historic Crystal Palace allows your pet to sit by your chair-side while you eat.
- Cafe Margarita has a nice side patio for families with pets. They’re only open certain days of the week, though.
- Puny John’s, for delish barbecue on 4th has a side patio that’s perfect for dogs with their people!
- At the ice cream shop attached to T-Miller’s Mercantile they like to treat dogs with a specialized ice cream cone just for them! As they guzzle it down, you can sit on their bench, enjoying a cone yourself – or one of their other yummy menu items.
- Where to stay with your dog (or even a cat or other!)? They all charge an additional pet fee, but click for their pet-friendly stay details.
- The Tombstone Motel is right in town, with low rates. But add on the extra fee for your pet.
- The Landmark is on Hwy. 80 just before entering the main part of town. Gorgeous views from there.
- The Sagebrush has great views within an easy walk to town.
- Katie’s Cabins is even more than a motel room. Town is just a few blocks away. They only allow small dogs.
- Call ahead to find out which Lodging You Desire will welcome your family pet. There may be some others who will consider yours, depending on circumstances and time of the year.
Tombstone Vacation Weather Considerations
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Things to Do On a Tombstone AZ Vacation
There are many things to do in the town of Tombstone AZ, and surrounding areas. When you Visit Tombstone, you’ll walk Allen Street. The same street that was there in the 1800s. Take the same steps as did Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and many other Gunslingers!
Tombstone activities you can enjoy:
- Allen St., between 3rd & 4th
- The Historama – A film history of the OK Corral & the Gunfight, right next to the Corral Site
- Old West Antique Shops – Unique places to browse or shop. Look for a great place on Fremont Street, opposite the old High School.
- Antique Firearms – Can you get a look at some true relics? Yes! museums in town show you some unique and historical examples.
Free Tombstone Vacation Options
Many relaxing spots are no-charge. Some places to visit have a suggested, but optional donation.
- On your Tombstone vacation be sure to find some time to relax in our local park on the Northeast corner of Allen & Third. There’s a lovely gazebo there for shady comfort!
- For local history, walk Allen Street along the North & then the South side. Look for the plaques that outline these historic events which occurred in those areas.
- J.R. Hilburn Museum – On 4th St., between Allen & Toughnut is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 1 pm. It’s just past the Arizona Rangers Tombstone Company Office. They feature Arizona Ranger’s history and modern information, plus details about the Territorial Arizona Rangers. Free entry.
- Visit the Tombstone Epitaph Museum. Free entry from 9:30 a.m. to 6 pm. every day except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Learn about newspaper publishing in the 1880s. See the historic equipment used to publish this epic publication. Located on Fifth Street, between Allen & Fremont. It’s right behind the Crystal Palace Saloon.
- Two historic churches can be visited during your Tombstone vacation. Both were first built in the 1880s. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is on E. Safford St., just West of 6th. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is on N. Third St., just South of Safford St.
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Other Nearby Distinctly Arizona Attractions
With enough time, other Arizona Sightseeing will bring you to wonderful places. The entire state is quite varied: from vibrant cities, original small towns, mountain forests in the Southwest’s unique Island Mountains, to one-of-a-kind deserts. We have some suggestions…
- Try some Trail Riding to see the Chihuahuan Desert terrain first-hand.
- A nearby suggestion is the Tombstone Monument Ranch. Also a great place to stay!
- Kartchner Caverns is now an Arizona State Park. It’s located a short distance from your Tombstone vacation base location. Figure about a little over a half hour drive. It’s about a 30 mile drive. An Easy Trip to Kartchner>
- Chiricahua National Monument is a beautiful spot. The Chiricahua Apaches established camps throughout this area. Take a scenic drive through the mountains. Camping areas are extra-ordinary.
- A Hike out to historic Fort Bowie is a great way to spend a day. You can request a Ranger-led experience, or take the trail on your own. We’ve done both, and there are benefits to each choice.