Arizona is not your typical vacation destination and that’s why it is the perfect location for us. Less crowds, more space, no expensive ticket lines, and lots of nature.
Below are 10 fun activities and attraction to explore while visiting Arizona:
1. Desert Botanical Garden – a 140 acre botanical garden located in Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona.
2. Montezuma Castle National Monument – The monument protects a set of well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona.
3. Pima Air & Space Museum – This is one of the world’s largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres on a campus occupying 127 acres.
4. Arizona Science Center – This center is focused on inspiring, educating, and engaging curious minds through science. The Center is located in Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
5. Phoenix Zoo – The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States.
6. Titan Missile Museum – The Titan Missile Museum, also known as Air Force Facility Missile Site 8 or as Titan II ICBM Site 571-7, is a former ICBM missile site located at 1580 West Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita, Arizona in the United States.
7. Slide Rock State Park – Slide Rock State Park gets its name from a natural water slide formed by the slippery bed of Oak Creek. The park is located in Oak Creek Canyon 7 miles north of Sedona.
8. Havasu Falls – Havasu Falls is a waterfall of Havasu Creek, located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States. It is within Havasupai tribal lands. With magical blue water, this place is amazing. It does require a hike to reach the best waterfalls and swimming holes.
9. Lake Havasu State Park – This is a great place to go camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, and all the other fun activities you would do at the lake.
10. The Wave – The wave is a sandstone formation that was amazingly formed over time. Be sure to apply for your permit early as only 10 are available each day. This is definitely off the beaten path so make sure you find a tour guide or have a GPS so you don’t get lost.