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9:00 a.m. Breakfast at Bisbee Breakfast Club
Pull up a chair and dig in at the Breakfast Club. If you have an appetite for quaint, funky, and tasty, then the numerous egg dishes, salads, and burgers will curb all your hunger pangs. And for added measure, their gigantic crème pies are worth devouring. These guilty pleasures have so much pleasure you’ll never taste the guilt.
11:00 a.m. Hiking and wildlife/bird watching at Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Get your binoculars ready, because here at the Ramsey Canyon Preserve there’s a lot to see near and far. You won’t believe your own eyes as you view some of the Southwest’s most unique geology, biogeography, topography, and climate that are both beautiful and diverse. A great reprieve from the summer heat, Ramsey Canyon provides a moist, cool habitat that not only feels good, it’s a great site for eye-spying a variety of plant and animal life, including more than 15 species of hummingbirds.
1:00 p.m. Lunch in Sierra Vista at The German Café
“Ja, bitte” will likely be your answer if asked if you want another helping of this tastefully authentic cuisine. With authentic hospitality to go right along with it, German Café serves up mouthwatering sauerkraut and schnitzel that will make you wonder if you’re still in Bisbee, or have been transported to Germany.
3:00 p.m. Wine tasting in Willcox at Wines of Willcox
Sample a sip, and more. Stop and enjoy the award-winning wines from the largest growing region in Arizona. Whether you’re a fan of bold reds, crisp whites, dry or spicy, the unique and fascinating selections found here are great pairings with a summer day. With 12 tasting rooms to choose from, you can partake in tasty selections in historic downtown Willcox or put your feet up with a glass of vino surrounded by picturesque vineyards and mountain views.
6:00 p.m. Dinner in Bisbee at Santiago’s Mexican
Two steps in the door and you might quickly realize that mouths are moving, but few people are talking. That’s because there are better things to do, like enjoying the true Mexican cuisine. A popular enchilada dish, the holy molé, will have you saying exactly that once you taste the complex seasoning and perfected mole sauce. In between bites, you’ll also want to sample the tableside guacamole, sopaipillas, and some of the 55-bottle tequila selection. Key word being some.
8:00 p.m. Stay Overnight at the El Dorado Suites Hotel
After good Mexican food and tequila, you’ll be happy to arrive at the El Dorado Suites Hotel, surrounded by the Mule Mountains. The only thing more comforting than the modern amenities here is the inviting view overlooking the mountains and the Gulch, Bisbee’s historic social hub. Each suite includes a living room with plush sofas and club chairs, eat-in kitchen, and outside balcony. Located in the heart of Bisbee’s infamous Brewery Gulch, you’re just within steps of great sightseeing, nightlife, and shopping. Bringing the family pet along? Great, there are pet-friendly suites too.
9:00 a.m. Breakfast in Bisbee at Cafe Cornucopia
You’ll enjoy this delightful little place that packs a big impression. Although it has a limited number of tables, there is no shortage of good daily specials. From the incredible chili Jack quiche to the raved-about baked goods, you’ll want seconds even if there’s no room. Too full for dessert after all? Get it to go.
9:30 a.m. See the Wild West in Tombstone, AZ
Take a walk into the Wild West in “The Town Too Tough To Die.” Every step along the town’s wooden boardwalks will bring you back to the days of Wild West characters like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. You will be able to practically smell the gunpowder with every shot during the daily reenactments of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. You’ll soak up the memories and souvenirs when sipping sarsaparilla in an authentic saloon and browsing the shops.
1:00 p.m. Lunch near Tombstone at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon
Take a bite out of the Old West at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon. This famous cowboy tavern was named after Doc Holliday’s girlfriend and includes more than a dozen beers on tap, specialty pizzas, Mexican cuisine, burgers and sandwiches. It also features free Wild West costume photos and the best live country music in Tombstone.
2:40 p.m. Explore Kartchner Caverns
Do ya’ know the difference between a stalactite and stalagmite? Well, you will once you visit Kartchner Caverns— a living cave and home to the world’s longest stalactite formation and one of Southern Arizona’s most popular outdoor attractions. This is a great chance to escape the summer heat in an incredible underground world of long-hidden limestone caves. But don’t worry; you’ll be enjoying a guided tour while you do so.
7:00 p.m. Dinner in Bisbee at Café Roka
At Café Roka, you’re going to be glad you came four times over—one time each for the soup, salad, entrée, and sorbet they serve for their four-course dinner that includes their Italian, Mediterranean, and California inspired cuisine. And the wine list is nothing to pass up either, considering their extensive list has something for everyone. You can go all in with the sweet potato and black bean strudel with ricotta, pine nuts and polenta. Or you can choose to be healthy with the artichoke and Portobello mushroom lasagna, and then cancel it out with the sinfully fantastic homemade crème brûlée.