Affordable, simple romance at Arizona’s southeastern tip.
Bisbee’s Easy Pleasures
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With its edge-of-the-earth feel, this charming Arizona town is perfect for getting away. It’s set along the slope of Tombstone Canyon and has gone through several incarnations—first as a booming metal mining town, then as a near ghost town, and finally, as a historic town that’s a destination in itself. With its galleries, restaurants, and lingering pioneer vibe, it appeals to travelers looking for something a little different.

PanTerra Gallery

Stop in to browse the landscape photographs.

Killer Bee Honey

Sample the famous, locally harvested wares at Killer Bee Honey (where the golden syrup is flavored by mesquite and desert wildflowers).

Cafe Roka

The nouveau (but unpretentious) American cuisine is some of the best in town; try the roasted quail with pine nuts, prosciutto, vegetable brunoise, and a tangy apple-cider relish.

Copper Queen Hotel

The Italian villa–style, built in 1902, was recently restored. Many of the guest rooms—which have décor ranging from western bordello to Laura Ashley–style florals—are snug, so it’s worth requesting a more spacious “Specialty Room.”