Bisbee city is a 19th-century town that has all the quirky details to be on the lookout for, from intricate details in the architecture to the displayed antiques. This town is filled with history and so many stories, some are even spooky ghost stories! Museums, mining equipment displays, stairwells, statues, and original building framework filled the town, keeping the eyes glancing for more.
Tip: Try peaking up the stairwells, you’ll find even more!
THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY OF BISBEE
The city of Bisbee has many little shops filled with paintings, antiques, crafts, and many other goodies found or made by local artisans. Try swinging by Bisbee Soap & Sundry, you may just be able to find something to put you into a blissful state of serenity. The pleasantly earthy smells of cedarwood and lavender lifting the mood and releasing any tension.
♻ Sustainability Tip(s) or Highlights: Bisbee Soap & Sundry has many plastic-free options in their shop. They have all sorts of products, everything from lotions, salves, soaps, and even candles.
Ahh that was relaxing! Let’s enjoy some artwork, Belleza Fine Art Gallery features local artists. There was a moment that Lou Anne (the Curator) and I had spoken about one of the beautiful pieces a mother had painted of a pear trying to juggle many objects on a tight wire rope, representing the life of a mother in a more unorthodox form. Absolutely stunning, the details were miraculous.
It’s also said that Lou Anne often offers visitors either a cookie or a small glass of wine while browsing. She was truly welcoming and quite friendly while visiting, she even let me browse at an old antique beauty in the back of her gallery.
What is it you ask? Well, it was a very well preserved safe, probable also from the 19th-20th Century. This is truly an insider view not many people know about or ever see!
Artwork truly fills this town in more ways than one. Crossing new paths, peeking around corners, and looking up or down offers a new striking view.
That’s not all that the city of Bisbee has to offer! Remember when I mentioned Spooky Ghost stories? Whelp, there are many Bisbee tours, ghost tours, mining tours, and jeep tours. The tours weren’t open when I had gone to visit the town, but I’m sure they will be open when you go to visit, check out and let me know how you liked it!
Also, there are more than 4 Museums and historical centers in the town. Mostly focusing on the history of copper mining and sharing how it all began. It’s always enlightening to learn how we as people have grown and developed; from conditions to resources, and even ways of thinking.
BISBEE RESTAURANTS AND EATERIES
These types of towns also have the best-hidden restaurants. Let me tell yah! I found a must-share!! One of the newest and best Bisbee Restaurants is called On The Vedge, it’s a fully vegan restaurant. This restaurant-style was so unorthodox compares to the traditional setup. A young man pops his head out of their small yellow window to take the order. Quirky huh?!
I decided to try a burrito of the week and each of their flavors of cookies, got to have balance, am I right? I was happy with everything and had no disappointments; great flavor, with a balance of fresh and satisfying. They seem to sell out quickly, by the time I had gotten there, half of the menu was sold out! That’s how good their food is!
Their customer service was also fantastic. After having a very lovely conversation with one of the owners he had brought me out a hot chai tea, he noticed I was getting chilly. Such immaculate customer service and a sweet person. I highly recommend them! Plus their containers are fully compostable, they are trying to work on being carbon neutral, and I gave him suggestions on a composting setup (he was very interested in the idea!). On The Vedge being an eco-conscious and fully vegan restaurant definitely gained my support!
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Finishing off the day with a tasty ice cream cone from pussycat gelato. Yum! They have 6-7 different vegan flavors. The creamy flavor choices are coconut & chocolate. While, their sorbet flavors are raspberry, mango, strawberry, lemon, and passion fruit (my personal choice!).
＄ Frugal Tip: If you ask for samples they are happy to give you some!
♻ Sustainability Tip(s) or Highlights:
- Their samples are on a little wooden spoon, compares to plastic! Eco win!
- Choosing the ice cream cone is their plastic-free option instead of getting the bowl and a spoon. Plus the cone is delicious, need I say more?
Although the location is closer to Mexico, Bisbee can actually be about 10-15 degrees cooler than Phoenix. I highly recommend exploring this town in the springtime, flowers will be in bloom, and it will be comfortably warm. Bisbee weather in March can reach up to only 67 degrees, or April gets to be in the highs of around 74 degrees, and in the highs of around 81 degrees in May.
This town sits on the very southern border of Arizona, almost leading into Mexico. The town is a bit hidden and quite off any major path, although somewhat near Tucson. Bisbee city is still totally worth exploring, choosing to make a day trip out of it truly makes the drive worth it.
Starting from Central Phoenix to Bisbee Arizona is a little over a 3-hour drive. Time can fly by when you’re having fun though! Maybe pack some snacks, put on some music, and sing till the time flies by!
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