If you love traveling, you would surely agree that road trips among other commute options hold a special place in our hearts.
So hop on, into your ride, because we have got you covered on some great road trips in Arizona.
Let’s check them out!
Arizona, situated in south-western US, features stunning dessert landscapes and offers travelers with breathtaking Canyons, Mountains and Forests to visit.
1. Sonoran Desert
With an area of 100,000 sq. mi the Sonoran Desert covers large part of Arizona, California and Northwestern Mexico.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
It houses over 230 animal species in the zoo, 1200 variants in the botanical garden, an aquarium, a natural history museum and an art gallery.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Is the only place in the US where the Organ Pipe cactus grows wild and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1976.
This town is famous for its haunted hotels and has also appeared on some ghost hunter television shows.
If horror is not your genre stop by their studios that showcase some amazing work by local creators. Or spend your evening at Café Roka famously known for their nightlife.
The city attracts over 3 million visitors per year owing to its mesmerizing Canyons.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon situated on the land owned by the Navajo Tribe.
In 1997, the Navajo Tribe made it a ‘Navajo Tribal Park’ and has been since then accessible through tour coordinators only.
One can witness nature’s beauty at its finest, when direct sunlight radiates down from the top of the Canyon, exposing the sheer beauty in the texture of the rocks.
Into the Grand is a Native American themed dinner that greets you with complimentary chips and salsa.
Enjoy their theme authentic dishes, while being entertained by Native American music and dancing.
4. Camp Verde
This town is located along the Verde River and is an ideal spot for recreation.
Copper Star, an indoor shooting range, and, Out of Africa, a wildlife park & zoo are some places you can visit.
A must see, is the Montezuma Castle National Monument that preserves cliff dwellings constructed between 1100 and 1425 CE by the Southern Sinagua people.
5. Phoenix City
The capital of the state and its most populous city has some great places to go and see.
Desert Botanical Garden is 55 acres wide with thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from across the globe. You can also buy cute cacti printed tea towels, and other stuff from their garden shop.
Rustler’s Rooste is an iconic western themed restaurant with open air seating and some amazing views and will give you a true cowboy dining experience. And if you’re feeling up for it try the ‘Authentic Rattlesnake’ from their Menu.
This city is also known as "Gateway to the Grand Canyon" and has the Grand Canyon Railway where you can ride the Polar Express that starts in the fall.
An outdoor enthusiasts' dream, it has seven fishing lakes, hiking trails up Bill Williams Mountain and into Sycamore Canyon, and an alpine ski area.
The Bearizona Wildlife Park, has a drive-through option to sight the amazing bears, mountain goats, bison and birds of prey.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “What makes the desert beautiful, is that somewhere, it hides a well.”
We hope as you traverse this desert state, you fill your well with some beautiful experiences.