Jerome is a really cool little old mining town, there is a bar and grill there with a big mural on the inside wall, can't recall the name, but it has awesome burgers! From one side of town you can see snow capped mountains in the distance. Also Cottonwood is nice, the post office there is still just a stack of letters etc. behind the counter of the general store, and the lady there just hands folks their mail as they come to pay for what they are buying, and she knows everyone by name! If you get a chance and don't mind walking through a river go to the Verde River hot-springs, there used to be a resort there called Verde River Resort of all things, and they say Capone used to stay there when things got hot in Chicago, it burned down a long time ago. There is a cement pool with the hot water flowing in, and even a couple of small caves with a few inches of hot mineral rich water in the bottoms of them , there are usually people around but it is such a nice place. I lived in Tempe for a while, right next to Phoenix, and did not see the canyon, I kick myself all the time about it. Also just so you know most of the people who say they live in Phoenix only say that because people have actually heard of Phoenix, but Phoenix itself was always pretty dead to me, I liked staying across the river in Tempe much better. Oh but above all else beware that Scottsdale crowd, unless you love polo shirts and golf carts that look like little cars.