Beat the Phoenix heat: Road trip to Strawberry and Pine
It's going to be nasty-hot this weekend — temperatures are gonna top out at 113. So take a little road trip to the adorable Strawberry/Pine region. It will be hot there, too, but not miserably so.
The big picture: These two tiny towns have charming downtowns with mom-and-pop restaurants, bars and shops surrounded by cozy cabins.
Distance from Phoenix: Just over 100 miles via State Route 87.
Average July temperature: High of 88, low of 64.
What to do
💜 Visit the Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm.
🏫 See the oldest standing schoolhouse in the state.
🚜 Explore the Pine Strawberry Farmer's Market.
🥾 Take a hike on one of the many trails in the area.
What to eat and drink
🍦 Grab a scoop of ice cream or an iced coffee at Pine Creek Fudge & Espresso.
🍻 THAT Brewery & Pub offers local brews and yummy bar food.
🍕 Old Country Inn serves up wood-fired pizzas.
😋 Empanadas in Pine? You'd better believe it. Get them sweet or savory at PIEbar.
Where to stay
🏨 Try the very Instagrammable Strawberry Inn.
🏡 We've also compiled a list of Airbnbs in Pine and Strawberry.
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