Hungry visitors to the Southwest would be remiss not to try some Mexican cuisine, and the closest place to sample that signature Sonoran sizzle is Sofia’s Mexican Food, located right on Pima Street. Sofia’s offers the quintessential family-style, sit-down experience and the fare is the most authentic travelers will find for miles and miles in any direction. Try any of Sofia’s burritos enchilada style to take advantage of the broad salsa selection.More Info
If family-friendly fun, and a little milder fare, are your fancy, check out the Space Age Restaurant, just a bit further west down Pima Street. Adorned with an actual flying saucer on its roof, the restaurant offers Americana diner classics like breakfast, soups, sandwiches, and chicken strips – all with a alien-themed setting. Check out the gift shop for charmingly cheesy, out-of-this-world items.
Passers through without the time to sit down may prefer Humberto’s Mexican Food. The “‘berto’s” suffix, as central Arizona visitors will come to find, is shorthand for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more, wherein huge portions of ingredients are prepared fresh, are served up incredibly fast, and are unbelievably cheap. Humberto’s is no exception to the rule. Try the carne asada burrito for a hearty example – it’ll rival your forearm in size.More Info
The annual Luke Air Force Base Air Show is held every March at Luke Air Force Base. The day promises thrills for history buffs, aircraft fanatics, and anyone who loves things that are loud, fast, and soaring through the air. Not only do the Blue Angels headline the festivities, but teams like the Red Bull Jumpers have been known to perform and historic wartime air offensive reenactments are a regular highlight. Fanatics can also enjoy up-close looks at a variety of aircraft from throughout the decades.
Things swing into action with Spring Training in late February and the big-leaguers round the bases through the end of March. The Phoenix area is home to the Cactus League, which sees MLB teams like the hometown Diamondbacks and nationwide favorites the Chicago Cubs go to bat. Goodyear Ballpark, less than an hour's drive from Sonora Lake, is the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds.More Info
There's not much flying going on at the annual NoFlyZoneARIZONA event. Just 20 minutes south of Sonora Lake, Gila Bend Municipal Airport hosts an October Sunday jam-packed with side-by-side half-mile racing, showings by several car clubs, and all sorts of pop-up shops.More Info