Bag Bites

Craig OuthierOctober 3, 2019
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Coconino Missionary: Mormon Lake Lodge, one of Arizona’s true high-elevation treats, has a new equine-themed package designed to lure Valley folks to the mountains for a quickie autumn getaway. The Giddyap Mountain Getaway package ($198-$239/night) includes a 90-minute horseback ride for two, plus breakfast, lunch or dinner. Offer good through October 15.

Making Like Magnum: If Hawaii travel is in your fall/winter plans, the Hotel Wailea in Maui offers this sweetener: a joyride in a ’57 Porsche 356 Speedster reproduction ($322 for half-day rental). Take it around the island’s harrowing one-lane Honoapi’ilani Highway and get your money’s worth.

Pumpkin Tourism: As you well know, October is pumpkin-everything month, so plan a pumpkin day trip to Carefree for its fifth annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (October 18-27). Master sculptor Ray Villafane will fill the 4-acre Carefree Desert Gardens with more grimacing orange gourds than an Apprentice marathon.

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