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TGIF… Now How About Some Pretty Pictures?

It’s Friday and we are still getting some wonderful photographs from our friends on Facebook and via e-mail. So it’s getting to be about that time…  you’re itching to start your weekend — Is it 5:00 yet? It’s 5:00 somewhere! — OK, how about we help you get a grip (or at least get you day dreaming) with some gorgeous shots of our state.

Who knows, it might inspire you to plan your next road trip… gas prices are still relatively low compared to the rest of the country.

 

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Save a State Park…

Visit any state parks this summer?

We have several wonderful state parks and natural and historic areas in Arizona that are totally worth a visit… unfortunately, many of these sites are in danger of being closed for good.

Did you know threats to Arizona’s 31 state parks are greater today than at any other time in the park system’s 54 year history?

But there is something you can do to help preserve these areas…

AAA Arizona will donate $10 to the Arizona State Parks Foundation for each new auto, home or life insurance quote requested through the rest of the month.

That’s it.

A simple phone call.

A few minutes can really make a big difference.

All you have to do is call (toll-free) 1-866-298-1232 or stop by your local AAA office, and mention “State Parks.”

Need even more motivation to make that call?

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Gas is Cheap. Go Drive Somewhere

No plans for the weekend? Well, consider taking your wheels for a spin, because gas prices in Arizona are the lowest in the nation this week. WOOT!

According to our friends at AAA Arizona, the average price for unleaded regular gas is $3.39 a gallon. The national average is hovering around $3.65 per gallon.

Cheap gas prices + the weekend = a few road hitting ideas from your pals at Arizona Highways… First: pick up the August issue for our latest scenic drive. Stop when you hit that cool swimming hole.

For more scenic drives, visit our website, which offers a healthy collection of drives around the state. Now get out there and DRIVE!

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So Many State Parks, So Little Time…

We get it. You’re busy. But did you know Arizona’s State Parks and natural areas are in danger of being shut down — permanently? We’re talking Roper Lake State Park, Slide Rock State Park, Red Rock State Park, Patagonia Lake State Park, Tombstone Courthouse State Park… you know, places that make for amazing vacation destinations!

Arizona’s State Parks, open spaces and historic sites offer a glimpse into the state’s rich cultural heritage and preserve the spectacular geographic landscape, but threats to these protected areas are greater today than at any other time in the park system’s 54 year history.

There is something you can do to help. For each new auto, home, or life insurance quote requested TODAY, AAA Arizona will donate $10 to the Arizona State Parks Foundation, an organization working to create a sustainable State Park system.

Request your no-obligation quote today.

  • Get an Auto Insurance quote
  • Get a Home Insurance quote

Call toll-free 1-866-298-1232 or stop by your local AAA office, and mention State Parks.

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Help Support Arizona’s State Parks…

Dead Horse Ranch by Derek Von Briesen

Arizona is incredibly fortunate to have so many magnificent state parks and natural areas — that’s the good news. Here’s more good news: Some 2.2 million people visit these sites each year. Translation? Tourism is great for Arizona’s economy, something that affects every single person who lives in this state.

Now, for the bad news: You may have heard in the news recently that many of these sites and parks are in danger of being closed; or even worse, the entire parks system could completely collapse due to a lack of funding.

With 31 state parks at risk, including the stunning landscapes at Red Rock State Park, the cooling waters at Slide Rock State Park and the magical saguaros at Lost Dutchman State Park, it’s our duty as stewards of our state to help avert this crisis.

Now, AAA Arizona will donate $10 to the Arizona State Parks Foundation for each new auto, home or life insurance quote requested through the rest of the month.

That’s it.

A simple phone call.

Five minutes can really make a big difference.

All you have to do is call (toll-free) 1-866-298-1232 or stop by your local AAA office, and mention “State Parks.”

Need even more motivation to make that call?

In 2007, NAU calculated the economic impact of our state parks to Arizona. It found that directly and indirectly, the parks contributed more than $266 million to our economy, which includes 3,347 jobs and more than $22 million in taxes to state and local governments.

AAA Insurance and the Arizona State Parks Foundation are working hard to overcome these threats by advocating for a sustainable State Park system.

What can we say? We love a great cause like this.

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Robert Stieve Talks About Our State Parks

Watch Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve as he welcomes attendees of the benefit concert for Red Rock State Park on May 7, 2011. This amazing event was part of the Sedona Bluegrass Festival and was co-sponsored by AAA Arizona, Chamber Music Sedona and the Benefactors of Red Rock State Park.

Our goal at Arizona Highways is to make sure our state parks stay open and accessible to everyone.

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