A nice day trip from Vail where I live is an old mining town turned artsy district called Bisbee, AZ. It’s a mile high city that used to be a thriving copper mining town back in the day. Houses are built on mountain sides and reflect a bygone era. On the opposite side of the huge mining pit hole lies what is now the ghost town of Lowell, AZ. Every time I head to the area I stop by The Bisbee Breakfast Club for a bite to eat. Good food, cool building on the “main street” of Lowell. The rest of the street is made up of a collection of old shops and antique vehicles. Here’s some pics from my last visit.
Usually on any weekend you can see a bunch of clubs out for a weekend cruise in the area. From motorcycles to all kinds of vehicles, it’s a nice setting to see some really awesome hardware in a really cool setting.
If you are in the Tucson area and have a day to kill I highly recommend a visit to the area. A really nice place to stay that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg is THE COPPER CITY INN. It’s a small place owned by some really good people. There are only a few rooms, all with a balcony. Reserve a room in advance as I’m sure they fill up quick.
In my opinion, the Bisbee experience completely blows away to over-rated Tombstone experience. Just saying.