Ditch the Phoenix heat for a weekend in Cottonwood

By this point, you know the deal. It's hot. So take a quick drive to Arizona's Verde Valley to find cooler temperatures, trendy dining and natural ...

July 29, 2022
7:12 PM

By this point, you know the deal. It's hot. So take a quick drive to Arizona's Verde Valley to find cooler temperatures, trendy dining and natural beauty. The big picture: Now boasting almost a dozen tasting rooms on Main Street, Cottonwood has blossomed into a mecca for Arizona wine lovers. Distance from Phoenix: About 100 miles north via Interstate 17. Average July temperature: A high of 100 — but this weekend is supposed to hit only 84! What to do 🍷 Try Arizona wines at one (or three or five) of the tasting rooms in Old Town.

Jessica Boehm