14 Unforgettable Places In Arizona That Everyone Must Visit This Winter

Ooo, you feel that? That winter chill has settled all across Arizona and the season is just getting started. Our state becomes a unique winter wonderland this time of year; some places are packed with snow while others are just warm enough to avoid wearing a jacket. If you’re looking to experience some seasonal cheer—whether through holiday festivities, to enjoy frolicking in the snow, or through a long hike—here are some incredible places to visit this winter.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

9. The Polar Express on the Grand Canyon Railway

For an extra special holiday trip, you can take your kids to meet Santa on the Polar Express via the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams. This trip includes a train ride, meeting and interacting with Santa’s elves, and eventually meeting Santa all while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate in your pajamas.

The Polar Express train ride operates from now until January 3. Ticket prices start at $34 for adults and $24 for kids.

What a list! I hope that I can hit a couple of these places this winter. What is your favorite winter activity here in Arizona?