The town of Globe has a nice, walkable downtown district that has kept much of its old west feel.
The sign may say “New Tonto Hotel”… but it’s definitely not new. It’s not even open anymore, but old storefronts like this help add to downtown Globe’s character.
There are plenty of good Mexican restaurants in Globe, so I asked around for recommendations. It seemed everyone loved Chalo’s on US 60 south/east of the overpass. Chalo’s is very casual and affordable, and during my visit, it was packed with locals.
Once the setting sun convinces you it’s time to call it a day, head east on US 60, then US 70. Arizona Rte. 77 will turn off to the south, and take you to Tucson. You can find a wide selection of good motels if you take Ina Road to I-10. Staying here also allows quick and easy access to Saguaro National Park the next morning.
Note: This trip was first published in 2005.