Arizona January 09, 2018
Here Are 7 Ways To Make The Most Of Arizona’s Warm Winter Weather
If you love super chilly days and seeing snow on the Arizona landscape in winter, this season has been a disappointment so far. But don’t fret! You can still make the most of our unseasonably warm winter weather with some of these suggestions.
1. Hike your favorite summer trail.
Probably one of the most obvious suggestions to making the most of our warm winter weather is to go outside and get some exercise. Try hiking your favorite summer trail for a different perspective of your favorite location and without worrying about slipping on ice or snow.
2. Visit a hot spring for a hike and quick dip.
Arizona is home to a few public hot springs that are perfect for an afternoon out of the house. In winter,
Arizona Hot Springs
near Kingman is always a great suggestion but you may also want to check out
Verde Hot Springs
(pictured) near Camp Verde for an alternative.
3. Head out to an adventure course or for a ziplining adventure.
Stay active and get ready to see the world from a bird’s perspective when you visit an adventure course. We love
just south of Flagstaff for a great variety of activities for all ages.
4. Visit a waterfall or creek and consider taking a dip.
Hey, in some parts of the state, the temperatures are just high enough that dipping your toes in the water won’t send shivers up your spine. Most of our waterfalls run following a rainstorm or after the snow melt but check them out anyway!
5. Spend some time stargazing.
This time of year, the skies are clearer and darker longer than most other times of the year, making winter the perfect time to check out the night sky. Since the season has been pretty warm, you’ll be able to enjoy the night sky a bit longer and you might not even need to bundle up as much while sitting outside with your telescope or camera.
6. Or wake up early to enjoy watching the day arise.
Sure, it’ll still be pretty chilly when you head outside before the sun rises but you can enjoy a morning walk or even just sit outside with a hot coffee to watch the day begin.
7. Enjoy a meal on the patio.
Warmer weather means you can eat a meal outside on a sunny patio without shivering. Arizona has plenty of
to choose from, like The Hudson in Sedona, so enjoy the extra time outside before the heat arrives.
What have you found yourself doing while waiting for the snow to arrive here in Arizona? If you still find yourself hoping for snow, then you might be interested in reading about some of our state’s surprising winter storms. Read more in
These 5 Surprising Winter Storms Caught Arizonans Off Guard.