What we're about

Welcome to the Discovering Arizona Plus Travel Group! This meetup is for those who want to discover all that the wonderful state of Arizona has to offer.

I will be organizing trips to different events and places all over Arizona, including Tombstone, Bisbee, Sedona, Jerome, Tucson, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Tubac, Lake Havasu City, Kartchner Caverns, plus many more amAZing places. Most of the trips will be day trips to keep costs down, but there may be some overnight trips as well.

Our primary mode of transportation will be a passenger van with seating for 7 to 12 people for each adventure. There may also be some larger trips using a motor coach bus.

Please update your RSVP if you can not attend an event. Reservations are limited, members who have TWO no-shows will be removed from the group.

The dues are $5 a year to cover fees and unexpected surprises.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you for joining!

~ Susan

Upcoming events (5)

Lunch at Bobby Q's Mesa

Bobby-Q BBQ Restaurant and Steakhouse

Let's do lunch at Bobby Q's. Along with extensive barbecue research mixed with culinary expertise, the secret behind Bobby Q's barbecue lies within the slow cooking process over Tennessee hickory wood paired with the perfect blend of spices found in the special dry rub for the meat. Don't forget your mask.

Verde Canyon Railroad Starlight/Grape Train

Deer Valley Town Square


Starlight and Grape Train Departs the depot at 5:30 p.m., the train returns by 9:30 p.m.. During the Saturday Starlight Tours, we will experience a spectacular blend of light and color in the canyon ranging from bright daytime to rich sunset, from twinkly twilight to magnificent moon glow. What to Expect with Your Wine (grape train) Luxurious style and attentive beverage service right to your seat Appetizers paired perfectly with wine selections Adjoining open-air cars where the lush riparian landscape of summer, including canopies cottonwoods, moody monsoon afternoons and deep crimson cliffs, compliments a great glass of wine. Climb aboard Arizona's longest running nature show, where you will be transported to a simpler, more leisurely time before all the distractions and annoyances of our modern world. Breathe deep, order a drink and relax as you glide along on a 4-hour, 20 mile journey through 100 years of history. The Verde Canyon Railroad is about 2 hours from Phoenix. We will be traveling in a passenger van. Cost: Train ticket and transportation Coach: $111.29 Starlight first class (no wine): $138.75 Grape Train (wine tasting): $182.26 Pickup time: 3pm Approximate return time: 11:30pm Pickup location: 2727 W Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix ~ Target parking lot Please contact me if you have any questions. Payment: Zelle or check or money order. You may pay at any event, regardless if you stay for the event or just stopping by to say hi to everyone. Payment due by April 28th The train's cancellation policy is: >A full refund is given if cancelled for any reason 48 hours prior to your ride. >If cancelled within 48 hours before departure, you may rebook to another date without penalty. >Cancellations outside this policy and no-shows are not refunded. Verde Canyon Railroad website: https://verdecanyonrr.com/ NOTE: This event Sells Out quickly.

Kayaking Tour in Clarksdale

Deer Valley Towne Center


How about an adventure on a rive in a kayak? This stretch of the Verde is great for everyone. It's a Class 1 river, so there isn't any true whitewater. Along the way you can expect a variety of exhilarating little chutes and riffles, interspersed between scenic, tranquil pools. Most of the river is shallow enough to easily stand up on the rare occasion that you might tip out of your boat. And trust us, it is the rare occasion. At the onset of the trip, your ACA certified guide will instruct you on basic paddling and boat control skills. From there your guide will offer you as much or as little assistance as needed. As you cruise down the Verde you’ll find yourself immersed in a whole new world as you float past 900 year old ruins of the ancient Sinagua Culture. Under the cool canopy of native willow trees you'll take in the rich ecology of the forested riparian zone where over 75 percent of Arizona’s biodiversity thrives. This wilderness environment is composed of red rocks, canyons, lush desert forests and a wide variety of unique wildlife. It's a magical place that you have to see to believe. For more info: https://clarkdalekayak.com/location.html *** Please purchase your tour ticket ($86.40 plus tax) directly from Clarkedale Kayak. Please call[masked] to purchase your ticket. Please tell them you are with the Susan Boyer group for July 19. Thank you. Clarksdale is about 2 hours from Phoenix. We will be traveling in a van, cost is $30 per person, which includes transportation and fees. Due by July 15th. Payment: You may pay at any event, regardless if you stay for the event or not, mail a check, (message me for my address) Zelle, or contact me for payment options We will meet in the Target parking lot by the 7-11 at Deer Valley Town Square (2727 W Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix AZ 85027) at 6:30am. Cancellations are fully refundable up to 10 days prior to date of tour. Cancellations between 10 days and 48 hours prior to departure are subject to a $10.00 scheduling fee per participant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations that take place within 48 hours of the trip time.

Red Rock Lavender Festival

Encanto Golf Course


Red Rock Lavender is a 35,000-plant farm whose billowy pastel blooms and intoxicating smells enchant all who visit. There’s also an on-site winery and gift shop where visitors can purchase lavender-scented bath and body products, and even actual plants to start a garden with! Over eight different varieties of lavender are cultivated, harvested by hand each summer, and sold to the public. FESTIVAL INFORMATION: $5.00 entry fee or FESTIVAL PACKAGE 1. VIP Festival Package with Wine Tasting - $15.00 (Regular Price $21.00) One-Day Admission for One One U-Cut Lavender Bouquet Fast Pass to Wine Tasting (4 varieties) 10% off purchase of a bottle of wine. 2. Festival Package - $10.00 (Regular Price $13.00) One-Day Admission One U-Cut Lavender Bouquet FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES LAVENDER GROWING DISCUSSION 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM at the Demonstration Garden COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND TASTINGS 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM in the Lavender Shop U-Cut Lavender - $8.00 per Bundle, 3 for $20.00 ($4.00 Savings), 5 for $25.00 ($15.00 Savings) WINE TASTING Stop in at the tasting room during the festival for wine tasting, wine sales and to purchase cheese plates. We will be traveling in a van. Transportation cost is $35. Lunch is not included in the price. Payment is due June 23. Please purchase you ticket or ticket package at: https://redrockfarms.com Payment: Zelle or check/money order (contact me making address), google pay and apple pay Pick up Locations: East Valley: parking lot next to Rally's ~ 343 W McKellips Rd, Mesa at 9:00 am Encanto Golf Course 2775 N. 15th Ave. · Phoenix at 8:30 am Cancellations with 48 hours or less will receive a partial refund.

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Deer Valley Town Square


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