Discover Small Town Arizona


WeekendZona aims to redirect the billions of dollars that Arizonans spend vacationing out of state into our unique and diverse small towns. By creating a curated experience to showcase each small town in its best light, we expose Arizonans to hidden gems and create a measurable economic impact in these communities. 

Arizonans annually spend $6 billion vacationing in California. If we can redirect even a small portion of that into Arizona communities, that will create jobs and vitalize local economies across the state. 

WeekendZona won the 2018 Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism Award for Outstanding Tourism Partnership - Rural. 

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Rural Arizona Community Profiles

Our Rural Arizona Community Profiles showcase all that our unique rural communities have to offer. Learn more about each of our featured communities including things to do, places to stay, and cultural and historic information. 

More profiles added on a regular basis!



Ajo is a community rich in resources, culture and creativity. In a climate where you would expect only cactus to thrive, indigenous crops have sprouted a flourishing sustainable agriculture movement. Old buildings of the past now dance under the vivid colors of stunning murals that encompass the convergence of Ajo’s ethnic diversity.

Ajo is a place where transformation happens. From dilapidated buildings to art, from desert dust to thriving crops, and from segregation to collaboration, Ajo continues to evolve. Only in Ajo will you find a community that embodies new life, growth, strength and peace with a humility and authenticity that honors the origins from which it arose.  


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