Weekend Getaways

Boyce Thompson Flora Tour

1 Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

This is one of the prime spots in Arizona to witness the Desert in Bloom—a spectacular, acres-encompassing display of blossoming Indian paintbrush and Mexican poppy—especially in March and early April. Daily guided tours last 90 minutes and are included with admission.

2 Buckboard City Café

The restaurant serves terrific omelettes and charbroiled burgers; it’s also the de facto canteen for the adjacent “World’s Smallest Museumâ€

3 Copper Mountain Motel

There’s not much luxury at this hotel, but at three miles outside the Arboretum it’s the closest safe bet.

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