Here Are 8 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Arizona’s Major Cities
Can’t wait for your vacation time to roll around? If you’re itching to get out of the city and into the wilds of the Grand Canyon state ASAP, then you might want to consider taking a quick day trip this weekend. Today, we’re checking out some easy day trips from Arizona’s three major cities (Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson) so that you can explore a little more of this lovely state. Here are some of the best day trips in Arizona you can do from the bigger cities:
Those seemed like some pretty easy and fun trips, don’t you think? What other day trips ideas do you enjoy from Arizona’s big cities? What would be your picks for the best day trips in Arizona? Tell us in the comments!
Arizona is a beautiful state with so much to do, see, and experience; it’s amazing for everyone from outdoorsy folks to those who prefer big cities and metropolitan areas that don’t feel crowded. Some truly unique things to do in Arizona that you’re not likely to find anywhere else (or just straight-up won’t) include awesome things like the bizarre but totally intriguing Mystery Castle, up on South Mountain in the Phoenix metro area. The Grand Canyon is, of course, the #1 most Arizona thing most people can think of, and it truly is a gem. We also love Petrified Forest National Park, in far northeastern Arizona, which is one of only a small handful of petrified forests in the entire state. Another uniquely-Arizona thing to do is appreciate the incredible red rocks and cliffs of Sedona or the ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona in general. There are plenty more awesome, unique things to do around Arizona, but these are great ones to start with!
What kinds of Arizona day trips can I do?
Basically, if you can dream it up, you can probably do it. Arizona can be a road tripper’s paradise if you know how to go about it. For example, take an awesome ghost towns road trip (the Copper State is home to more than 300 ghost towns, dontchaknow) or head up to northern Arizona and check out amazing places like Sedona or Jerome (which is a good town to add to that ghost town trip, by the way). You can dip way down south and see the incredible beauty that is Saguaro National Park and learn about the mighty saguaro cactus, which calls Arizona home and not a whole lot of other places. Do an epic foodie road trip or trek along the entirety of the portion of Route 66 that goes through the state. The possibilities are endless! Need more ideas? Check out this list for additional inspiration.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.