It’s home of the world-famous and stunningly gorgeous Grand Canyon. Not to mention other striking natural features like Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Throw in cities to explore like Phoenix, Tucson and Sedona, plus skiing destinations in the north and you’ve got an ideal place for families. From daring outdoor adventures to relaxing spas at resorts in Scottsdale, you’ll find it all and then some here under the big blue skies and wide-open roads made for road trips.
The Grand Canyon is worth a whole trip in its own right. Peering over the rim at this enormous natural wonder and the layers of color on display will inspire awe in the little kids all the way up to adults. The famous South Rim offers many hotels with a wide range of prices (though many do book up very early so plan ahead), while Grand Canyon West lets the truly daring experience a once-in-a-lifetime, stomach-dropping opportunity to stand on glass 2,000 feet above the canyon bottom.
Arizona has no shortage of stunning natural attractions that will wow families and offer a truly unique vacation.
Arizona offers plenty of outdoor adventures, but it has great cities for families to explore too. It’s sprawling capital is the perfect place to start.
Sedona is considered by some New Age types to be the site of energy vortexes and is known as a hub for spiritual healers and followers of alternative medicine. Whether or not you believe in the power of the vortexes, the beauty of the red rocks and the booming artist culture is sure to win you over.
The sprawl of Arizona begs for a car, especially if you plan on seeing multiple cities or doing day trips. However, Phoenix does have a reliable bus system and there is a light rail that links it to nearby cities like Tempe.