48 Hours In Globe

Wondering how to spend two days in Globe?

48 Hours In Globe

Globe has so many amazing things  to do that it may be hard to choose if you’re only in town for a limited amount of time.  We put together an two-day itinerary so you don’t miss the most important things.

Day 1

8:00 AM:  Start the day with breakfast at the Copper Hen Bakery.  Their biscuits and gravy is amazing, and will give you plenty of energy for the day.

9:00 AM: Drive to Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park, where you’ll spend the morning wandering through an old Salado village.  The Salado tribe occupied the Globe area in the 12th century, and while most of their culture has been lost over the years, their cliff dwellings remain.  There’s over 200 rooms in the ruins, and in the on-site museum, you can see the pottery and tools that have been discovered by archaeologists, and learn more about their history and culture.  It’s very interesting, so you’ll definitely need a few hours.

11:30 AM:  After all of that walking, you’ll probably be a bit hungry, and you certainly can’t visit Globe without eating at Chalo’s Casa Reynoso.  The Charro Completo burro is the perfect introduction to Globe’s Mexican food scene, and there is no doubt that it will fill you up.  Finish with the fried ice cream to cool off before you venture into the afternoon heat.

1:00 PM: Walk to the Gila County Historic Museum to learn about the history of Globe.  See exhibits dedicated to the Salado and Hohokam tribes that founded the area, then learn about ranching life from the 1800’s.  You’ll also see an exhibit covering the mining community from the early 1900’s that covers both how the mining industry grew the town, as well as the dangers of such a career.

3:30 PM:  Nearby, you’ll find the old Sheriff’s Office, the most haunted place in Globe.  Both Kingsley Old and the two daughters he murdered haunt the jail, as do numerous other prisoners who died on-site.  You may hear singing or feel a chill in the attic, but you’ll also learn about how prisoners were treated in small town jails in the 19th and 20th centuries.

6:30 PM: Once you’re done exploring the jail, head to Copper Bistro for dinner.  The mango glaze is delicious and unique on shrimp, or enjoy a giant ribeye grilled to perfection.

8:00 PM: When you finish dinner, walk the town a bit, then go to Noel’s Sweets for dessert.  Their fudge is so rich and just melts in your mouth.  Flavors change regularly.

9:00 PM:  Close out the night with some local culture at Jammerz.  The beers are cold, the music is loud, and the patrons are friendly.  Talk to the locals and learn why they love Globe, and work off any remaining energy on the dance floor!

Day 2

8:00 AM: It’s breakfast time again, and this time you should visit Bernard’s Coffeehouse.  They offer burritos for a protein-filled breakfast, or pancakes with fresh fruit if you want something a bit sweeter.  And, of course, you must try the coffee – their white chocolate mocha is amazing!

9:00 AM: Enjoy the outdoors at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.  You’ll see a variety of desert plants and learn which ones have medicinal usages, which are edible.  You’ll also learn about local reptiles and insects, and their role in the Sonoran ecosystem.

12:00 PM: If you like sushi, Bloom is the place to go for lunch.  Order the Trust Me Roll – the chef will create some masterpiece according to what’s freshest and his own whims.  It’s well worth the risk, and a great way to try something new.

1:30 PM: Spend the afternoon keeping cool on Roosevelt Lake.  Rent a boat or kayak from the marina and cool off with the lake breeze.  You can fish if you’d like, waterski, or just lay back and relax.  It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, especially after a busy trip.

6:00 PM:  When you’re done on the lake, head back into town for dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant called DeMarco’s.  The California Pasta is light and refreshing, or you may love the rich Chicken Marsala.  Everything is good, so pick whatever sounds best to you!

9:00 PM:  Finish the evening with a drink at The Huddle, another local favorite. The place and the people are goofy and friendly, and always engaging in funny antics, so you’ll definitely walk away with some stories to take home!

Enjoy all Globe has to offer while you’re in town, and plan on coming back as soon as you can!