October Free Spirit Vacations and Events

Sue Arko

For more information or reservations, please contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or [email protected].

Exclusive New Year’s Eve Getaways

As most of you know, the Tournament of Roses Parade has been canceled for this year. Typically, we send up to eight buses over to Pasadena, but this year, we have had to get creative in order to come up with exciting and safe New Year’s Eve experiences for our guests. I am pleased to present two small and elegant New Year’s Eve experiences.

Tubac Resort – Exclusive New Year’s Eve

Dec. 30, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2021

Price: $1,499 pp/double; $1,899 pp/single

This beautiful, luxury destination resort is set on 500 acres at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains in Southern Arizona, south of Tucson. The resort features 98 luxury hacienda-style accommodations, two restaurants and cantina at the golf course, a full-service spa and salon, and a 27-hole championship golf course. This romantic, almost secret place is still a haven for Hollywood notables, accomplished business executives, and generations of families who returned year after year. Also included are the vineyards of Sonoita, Patagonia Lake, Tubac, Tumacácori, and the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

New Year’s Eve at Historic La Posada

Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021

Price: $425 pp/double; $495 pp/single

La Posada in Winslow, Ariz., will be the site for this exclusive New Year’s celebration. In the tradition of architect and visionary Mary Colter, La Posada continues to inspire many renowned artists to create magnificent and memorable works. Dinner and New Year’s Eve celebration will be at the world-famous Turquoise Room, a fine and unique restaurant, providing a mesmerizing interpretation of Arizona food. Other Arizona treasures, including the Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, and Meteor Crater are also part of this mini-getaway.

Utah Mighty 5 from Phoenix

Departs First Sunday of every month

Price: $1,899 pp/double; $2,249 pp/single

Join us for a seven-day adventure through Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Parks. These magnificent parks are known as the Utah Mighty 5. Each park will enable you to see unique geological formations all within the region of southern Utah. It will be a week you won’t soon forget!

Pine with a Bit of Foliage

Oct. 9, 2020

Price: $99 per person

Fall is the perfect time to travel to the small, quaint community of Pine. Begin by visiting the Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm where three varieties of lavender are grown using the water of the Pine Creek. An included lunch, some unique shopping, and wine tasting are also included.

Rocky Point Golf (or Spa) Getaway

Date: Oct. 20-23, 2020

Price: $775 pp/double; $975 pp/single

Travel to Rocky Point and spend three nights at Penasco del Sol. Two rounds of golf are included along with two dinners, breakfast daily, and a sunset cruise. (one-day spa or two days golf for same price)

A Taste of Elgin Wine

Oct. 24, 2020

Price: $125 per person

Travel to Elgin and visit Autumn Sage Winery, 16.5 acres of high desert bliss with 7,500 Sagrantino, Alvarinho, Counoise, Cabernet Franc, Aglianico, and Malvasia Bianca grape vines. Enjoy an educational tasting, entertainment, and picnic lunch. Stops will be made at two additional wineries for anyone wanting to taste and purchase (additional cost).

Arcosanti with Lunch in Cottonwood

Oct. 26, 2020

Price: $115 per person

Tour Arcosanti, an experimental town and molten bronze bell casting community developed by the Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri. Enjoy lunch in Cottonwood, a new culinary hot spot in Arizona.

Discover Navajo

Nov. 4-7, 2020

Price: $795 pp/double; $995 pp/single

Ya’ at’ ‘eeh. Hello, and welcome to the Navajo Nation. This cultural kaleidoscope takes you to Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Experience the culture, traditions, and history of the Navajo.

Dolly Steamboat and Lunch

Nov. 11, 2020

Price: $129 per person

Travel the scenic, winding, trail to Canyon Lake, framed by giant saguaro cacti, and board the Dolly Steamboat for a 90-minute narrated cruise of the secluded waterways of the “Junior Grand Canyon.” Tortilla Flats and lunch are also included.

Verde Valley Overnight

Nov. 13-14, 2020

Price: $395 pp/double; $475 pp/single

Highlights of this overnight getaway include first-class seating on the Verde Canyon Railroad, dinner at the Blazin’ M Ranch, and the Copper Art Museum. Overnight is at the Best Western Cottonwood Inn.

Thanksgiving in San Diego

Nov. 25-28, 2020

Price: $995 pp/double; $1,325 pp/single

Fly to San Diego and enjoy the sites at a leisurely pace. Includes roundtrip airfare, three nights’ accommodations at the Embassy Suites, delicious Thanksgiving dinner, a harbor cruise, admission to the USS Midway, and many extras.

Desert Botanical Gardens & Mill Avenue Fair

Dec. 4, 2020

Price: $105 per person

Visit the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of lights, and entertainment throughout.

Prescott Christmas Parade and Lights

Dec. 5, 2020

Price: $115 per person

Travel to “Arizona’s Christmas City,” Prescott and watch a legendary parade complete with floats and marching bands. Parade seating and lunch included. We also will stay for the Lighting of the Courthouse. A warm hospitality room will be provided in between the end of the parade and the lighting of the Courthouse Square. Drive through the light display in Prescott Valley on the way home.

Verde Canyon Magical Christmas Journey

Dec. 11, 2020

Price: $139 per person

Travel aboard Verde Canyon Railroad to the “North Pole,” making a couple of slow passes by the delightful and funny buildings, acrobatic elves, Santa, and Mrs. Claus. First-class seating is included along with access to the open-air viewing cars for a better view of the fantastic decorations and illuminated buildings: Reindeer Flight School, Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, Elf Training Center, Naughty Kids’ Coal Mine, and the Ugly Sweater Factory.