What is a Town on the edge? I am always nervous when recommending Jerome, because it seems that there is not much here. Jerome is a blink and you missed it small town, but with a closer look and an open mind this is actually a really neat place to visit.
You probably will not need more than a few hours to spend here, so I typically will head down in the later afternoon or early morning to avoid the hotter parts of the day.
Jerome is an old mining town and the buildings and houses all sit precariously on the edge of the mountain. Jerome has great views but is not for someone who is opposed to a lot of walking, there are hills and stairs everywhere. The entire time you are perched on the side of a mountain, don’t look out some of the windows if your afraid of heights!! I like Jerome for the landscape views and for the haunted history, the Asylum hotel is still on my to do list as a place to stay overnight (so far I have only managed day trips out there) and you can take a number of tours that showcase the haunted aspects of the town.
A great place to have a picnic or do some shopping there is a cute down town area that has unique shops and restaurants. We always try to eat with a view when we visit. At the base of one of the many flights of stairs is a small grass area that serves as a quick stop if you have you own lunch. If you are not great with stairs or steep inclines, this may not be the town for you. If you are a bit more adventurous and have an afternoon to spare check this place out!
Check back for our review on our favorite unique gift shop that we found this time around!