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Best Arizona Vacation Spots to Visit This Summer

For those who have never been, it may seem counterintuitive to visit Arizona during the summer. It is the hottest time of year in the state, after all. But those who don’t go are missing out on numerous Arizona vacation spots that make a trip to the Grand Canyon State more than worthwhile. Here are just a few of the options for fun in the sun.

Top Arizona Vacation Spots To Check Out This Summer

The Grand Canyon

We can’t overlook the national park that is not only one of the most popular Arizona vacation spots; it’s one of the top summer destinations in the United States. There are a lot of hiking options, of course, throughout the 277-mile canyon. And many options to cool down as well, like the turquoise Havasu Falls.


For a less balmy Arizona vacation experience, head to the gorgeous red rocks and milder weather in Sedona. The town has become a favorite for those on a spiritual journey, thanks to its natural healing and meditation spots and spas — you can even do yoga on the rocks. Sedona has also steadily become a favorite for outdoor sportspeople, with great hiking and mountain biking available.

Lake Havasu

With world-class fishing and boating — and the actual London Bridge that was rebuilt in the town — Lake Havasu is no longer just for Spring Breakers. The lake is fabulous for either a relaxing swim or a leisurely boat ride to take in all the peaceful sights.


Somewhat hidden among great Arizona vacation spots, Williams is a spot along the Grand Canyon Railway but has much to offer on its own. Children will love Bearizona Wildlife Park and seeing mountain goats and bison. And during the summer Williams also hosts big events such as the Cowpunchers Rodeo and the Cool Country Cruise-In Classic Car Show.

Superstition Mountains

This spot in Apache Junction boasts remarkable 2,000-foot-tall red cliffs and lots of outdoor activities, like horseback riding, as you take in the unforgettable landscape. It’s also the spot of the legendary Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine, so good luck on your treasure quest!


Bisbee, which used to be a mining town, is a place unlike any other in Arizona. It’s thoroughly artsy, with tons of galleries, artist studios, and quirky murals shining throughout the city. On top of that Bisbee is also filled with bars, great restaurants, antique shops, and museums such as the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum. You can even explore the underground by taking the Queen Mine Tour.


There is a lot to do in the large state capital during the summer, making it great for either a weekend or weeklong trip. Among the options: a crazy and fun Fourth of July, the award-winning Phoenix Zoo, and the unmissable Real Wild and Woody Beer Festival.

Lava River Cave

Despite its name, this spot near Flagstaff is one of the coolest spots in the state during the summer — literally. Even in the summer, it stays 42 degrees in the mile-long cave, which formed from the molten rock over 700,000 years ago from a volcanic vent.

Get Luxurious In Scottsdale

Scottsdale has established a firm reputation as a resort spot, with championship golf courses and luxurious hotels. Among them: the classic Four Seasons, the modern and edgy W, and the Scottsdale Princess, which has top fitness and spa facilities. Oh, and the pool cabanas at Hotel Valley Ho? Always a good choice for the relaxation-oriented traveler.

Petrified Forest National Park

Often overshadowed by the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest National Park belongs on your Arizona summer vacation list. The 200,000-acre park is one of the biggest concentrations of ancient, petrified wood in the world, along with fossils and cliffs. The fossilized logs were once tall trees during the Late Triassic period when dinosaurs ruled.

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Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

June Mckaig

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