Do you need an ideal day-trip and nearby destination to bring (or send!) those out-of-town visitors and family this week?
Autumn foliage season in Arizona lasts until the end of this month -- in fact the famous Chinese pistachio trees at Boyce Thompson Arboretum typically reach their most vivid shades of pumpkin-orange and red foliage on Thanksgiving weekend.
The Arboretum is a scenic drive and the ideal day trip during a season when weather is perfect to get outdoors. Nov. 24-25 the Arboretum offers live music by Native American recording artist Joseph Leal. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Prescott musician celebrates the release of his new CD with two days of haunting, ethereal cedar flute outdoors beneath the canopy of colorful autumn leaves.
Spiced cider will be available for purchase nearby.
Throughout November, the Arboretum has daily guided walking tours at 1 p.m.
Saturday's outing, Nov. 24, will be a special fall foliage walk lead by hiking author Christine Maxa.
This weekend's music and the daily 1 p.m. tour is included with regular admission of $7.50 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 12.
The Arboretum is located at Highway 60, milepost 223, near the historic copper-mining town of Superior.
For directions or other details call the recorded message phone at 520-689-2811 or visit the Web site.