Best Road Trips from Arizona
Regardless of how much you love your home, everyone wants to get away now and again. One of the great things about living in Arizona is its proximity to some amazing vacation destinations, both right in the state and bordering areas. Whether you’ve lived here for years or are new to the area, you can take advantage of new sights right in your own backyard.
Here at Award Realty, we have the best road trip destinations for Arizona residents. With all trips five hours or less driving, no need to spend a fortune on flights to get ‘outta town. So hop in your wheels, tee up that road trip playlist and let us guide you to your destination.
An easy drive from almost anywhere in Arizona is scenic Sedona. Take a Jeep tour across the area’s sculpted red rock or spend your time hiking and breathing in the mountain air and desert scenery. Since this iconic Arizona hot spot is a popular spring and summer destination, check it out this fall for a more private and relaxing getaway.
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you prefer “sin” over “scenery” Las Vegas may just be the road trip destination for you. Take in an award-winning show, a Michelin-starred restaurant, or just hit the blackjack table in the ultimate escape from reality.
To the North in Flagstaff you’ll find Arizona’s highest peak, Humphreys Park. For the Arizona adventurers, you know what this means – skiing! Flagstaff typically gets about 110-inches of snow each year making it a premier destination for the area’s ski enthusiasts. If downhill sports aren’t your thing you can visit the local breweries or hike in the national forest. There’s something for every type of traveler in Flagstaff.
Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico
For those looking to go International on a budget, Arizona is conveniently close to some of Mexico’s beautiful beaches. Dive into the Rocky Point blue waters for some sailing, kayaking, snorkeling or deep-sea fishing. If some relaxation is more your speed, dine in one of Rocky Point’s many restaurants or just enjoy a cocktail by the ocean.
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
We couldn’t mention great destinations in Arizona without at least touching on the breathtaking views of one of the world’s seven natural wonders. It’s easy to make a long weekend out of a visit to The Grand Canyon with some whitewater rafting, canyon hiking or camping.
San Diego, California
If you’re looking for seaside views stateside, pop on over the coastal city of San Diego. Enjoy a little seafood, white beaches and laid-back atmosphere found in this California surfer town. Make it a long weekend and attend a concert, sporting event or visit the city’s iconic zoo or one of its many cultural attractions.
If you’re lucky enough to be an Arizona resident or plan to be one in the near future, life in your state offers endless possibilities for seeing many different terrains and visiting all different types of cities. Whether you’re retired and looking for adventure during your Golden Years or only have weekends for jet setting, you’ll be plenty satisfied calling Arizona your home base.