Gila Bend, Arizona is a quintessentially American small town that has a long history. Originally home to several groups of Native Americans, the area also hosted Spanish missionaries and fortune-seekers on their way to pan for gold in California. Today, Gila Bend hotels host visitors to the Sonoran Desert National Monument, and the town serves as a crossroads between Yuma, Tucson, and Phoenix.
Though it's situated directly on I-8 in southern Arizona, Gila Bend feels isolated, and it's really only accessible by car. Though Gila Bend does have its own municipal airport, the closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is 75 miles to the northeast. Arizona is a big state, so booking Gila Bend rental cars is a must for your vacation. Once you get to one of the hotels in Gila Bend, you'll get a taste of just how close to Mexico you are as you sample local cuisine. Just outside of town in the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, you can see ancient Native American rock paintings. The Sonoran Desert National Monument is a nature reserve where you can hike several trails to see the unique desert scenery and cacti that are symbols of the American Southwest. A day trip to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge are also satisfying stops if you can't get enough of the desert flora and fauna. Feeling like a night or two in the big city is in order before you leave Arizona? There are plenty of great deals on hotels in Phoenix to make the most of your last night of vacation before heading back to the airport.
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