We put together some ideas to help you plan your next vacation without going the distance. And don’t forget to check out the websites of these destinations as hours and availability change throughout the year. Now go have an adventure!
ARIZONA travel stories
Take a behind the scenes look at some of Arizona’s best attractions and activities. You’ll be inspired to make Arizona your next vacation destination.
Are you ready to see wildlife up close and personal instead of on your television screen? It’s not too late to take your family on a day trip to see some beautiful animal herds among the Ponderosa Pines of Northern Arizona.
Setting up “home base” in Arizona’s centrally-located Verde Valley brings you close to a great variety of fun and educational activities as well as amazing landscapes.
It takes your breath, standing at the edge of this colossal bowl-shaped basin, 550 feet deep, carved into the high desert of Arizona.
Route 66 is alive and well in Williams, Arizona. What an adorable town! We had such fun there, staying an extra night at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel after our train ride, so we could soak up the small town vintage ambience and its classic Route 66 style.
The National Geographic Visitor Center is home to the World’s most watched IMAX® film ever. Grand Canyon – The Hidden Secrets, a spectacular 34 minute film, explores the innermost depths of Grand Canyon, taking viewers to places they could never go all through the startling immersive reality of IMAX®.
Arizona is home to one of the largest natural landmarks in the world—and no, we’re not talking about the Grand Canyon! Located just 20 miles west of Winslow and 35 miles east of Flagstaff in northern Arizona, Meteor Crater houses the best preserved meteorite impact site on earth.
In its infancy the caverns, like the Route 66 highway itself, provided the tourist with opportunity for raw adventure. Walter Peck, discoverer of the caverns, provided access to the scenic wonders down below with a bucket, a winch, and a rope, a device derisively dubbed dope on a rope.
The Old West comes alive at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood, Arizona - one of the best Western Adventures in Arizona! This historic family ranch tucked along the banks of the Verde River, features a delicious chuck wagon dinner and hour-long Western stage production.
Out of Africa creates real, personal experiences for those who choose to feel nature. Can you imagine watching a full grown Bengal tiger chasing one of our staff, catching him or her, and not hurting the person? What’s even more amazing is that no animal is ever trained at Out of Africa!