Take This Road Trip Through Arizona’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For A Charming Experience

Looking for a chance to relax and unwind from your busy life in the city? There’s no better place to do so than right here in Arizona, where wide open skies, dramatic landscapes, and slow-paced small towns thrive. Since we’ve grown to love road trips over the years, we’re going to take a look at one that takes you through some gorgeous towns and their equally beautiful landscapes. Get ready for one of the downright most scenic road trips in Arizona!

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So, what do you think? What are your favorite scenic road trips in Arizona? Want to explore more? Check out our article that features 14 places that offer the perfect small town ambiance!

Address: Alpine, AZ 85920, USA
Address: Greer, AZ 85927, USA
Address: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, USA
Address: Snowflake, AZ 85937, USA
Address: Heber-Overgaard, AZ, USA
Address: Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Strawberry, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Cottonwood, AZ, USA
Address: Clarkdale, AZ, USA
Address: Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
Address: Prescott, AZ, USA
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Scenic Road Trips in Arizona

July 17, 2021

Where are some beautiful small towns in Arizona? 

Arizona is most well-known for the Grand Canyon, the big cities, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. It’s also home to some super-charming small towns, many of which just don’t seem to get the love they deserve. Among the best, most beautiful small towns in Arizona, you’ll find places like Pinetop, which is in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and heavily forested. It’s beautiful, and mild year-round. The town of Jerome is a famous old ghost town that’s not quite a ghost town at all; it used to be a booming mining town, and now it’s home to artists, galleries, and wineries, not to mention some incredible views of Sedona from afar. We also really love the town of Sonoita, in southern Arizona, which is the heart of AZ wine country and all-around splendidly beautiful. For more of our favorite small towns, check this article out.

What are the most charming small towns in Arizona?  

Some of the small towns in Arizona are adorably charming, and each has its own kind of magic to it. We really love Flagstaff, the biggest small town in the state, where Northern Arizona University is located. It’s the perfect college mountain town, and the downtown area is charming beyond words. We also really love the relatively new little town of Verrado, west of Phoenix, which is so full of charm and cuteness that you might think you’ve been transported to somewhere in the Midwest!  

What are the best things to do in Arizona? 

Arizona is an amazing state and an outdoorsman’s paradise. You can find all kinds of fun things to do even if the outdoors isn’t quite your thing, too. The Phoenix Art Museum is amazing and filled with brilliant artists’ greatest works. Downtown Phoenix is a fun place to be when the sun goes down, too, with professional baseball games, hip restaurants, and unique city bars. For the outdoorsy type, there’s all kinds of camping, with hundreds of great campsites scattered throughout the state. Fishing here is wonderful, too, and Oak Creek Canyon in northern Arizona is teeming with trout. Rock climbers, bikers, and geocachers also really love the Copper State.  

Address: Alpine, AZ 85920, USA
Address: Greer, AZ 85927, USA
Address: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, USA
Address: Snowflake, AZ 85937, USA
Address: Heber-Overgaard, AZ, USA
Address: Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Strawberry, AZ 85544, USA
Address: Cottonwood, AZ, USA
Address: Clarkdale, AZ, USA
Address: Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
Address: Prescott, AZ, USA