If you'd like a break from driving, consider a tour to see the Valley's top attractions. Reservations are a must year-round.
Open Road Tours. This operator offers excursions to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Phoenix city tours, and Native American–culture trips to the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Reservation. 602/997–6474; 855/563–8830; www.openroadtoursusa.com. From $59.
Vaughan's Southwest Tours. This 4½-hour city tour stops at the Pueblo Grande Museum, Mummy Mountain, and Old Town Scottsdale. Vaughan's tours use custom vans and accommodate groups of up to 11 passengers. The company will also take you east to the Apache Trail. 602/971–1381; 800/513–1381; www.southwesttours.com. From $60.