TOP 10 WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN ARIZONA
With some of the most beautiful landscape on the continent, there’s an embarrassment of riches in regards to beautiful weekend trips in Arizona.
 
10.
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Up in northeastern Arizona you’ll find the Petrified Forest National Park. The name is just about as create as the Grand Canyon (it’s a big canyon); in this case it’s a petrified forest. Nonetheless, it’s well worth the trip and a fun escape form the golf courses and swimming pools that pepper the center of the state.

9.
MONUMENT VALLEY

Sharing space with Utah, Monument Valley is Native American territory where you can learn much about the history of the region. You may even recognize some of the rock structures from famous western films!

8.
LAKE MEAD

Visit Lake Mead on the Nevada border where the famous Emerald Cave is. A beautiful kayak route that will leave you breathless (from the beauty, not much exertion in these calm waters). We know it’s slightly cheating on this list of things to do in Arizona, but we won’t judge if you extend your trip slightly into Las Vegas.

7.
FLAGSTAFF

With an active cultural scene, mild weather compared to the heat of Phoenix, and a strong culinary trend Flagstaff is the ideal romantic getaway. Plan for wine by the fireplace and some treats for your taste buds on this stop.

6.
LAKE HAVASU

For a quaint town, tons of watersports, and the London Bridge (seriously) head to Lake Havasu. The proximity to California means Californians flood in here during the summer to take advantage of the huge lake, and with them they bring their sophisticated palate so there are some fine restaurants in the area too. Consider going upstream where you can rent a jet ski and zoom from Parker down to Lake Havasu.

5.
SEDONA

The striking red rocks of Sedona provide a gorgeous backdrop for your viewing pleasure. While you’ll find plenty of reason and accommodation for relaxation, there are other fun activities to take on while away. Consider some of the natural swimming holes, especially Slide Rock State Park where natural waterslides assist you down the river.

4.
LAKE POWELL

Rent a houseboat or simply get a cottage nearby and explore the inlets of this ever-changing lake. The stars will be outstanding as well, so be sure to pencil in some outdoor time at night whether you’re at a campsite or on the top deck of your houseboat.

3.
ANTELOPE CANYON

We’ve all seen those wave-like rock formations in up-and-coming photographers’ studios wondering “where the heck is that?” The answer is: Antelope Canyon. Beware as large tour groups will head there regularly. You can get there alone, but they require a guide. Simply drive there, pay the entrance fee, and go to lower and/or upper canyon where there are guides already provided.

2.
HAVASU FALLS

Considered one of the best hikes on the continent, this Grand Canyon hike is a trip in itself that walks within Havasupai tribal lands. The cost for entrance, and campground is going to run you close to $60 but they go to the maintenance of the trail.

1.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

One of the world’s natural wonders resides in Arizona and provides sweeping views of rock, canyon, and the powerful Colorado River. You’ll probably want to visit the South Rim for the sake of ease, but the true adventurers will attempt to check off both South and North Rims (separate trips).

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