10 Fabulous Day Trips From Phoenix, Arizona

The city of Phoenix is located right in the middle of Arizona, making it a pretty wonderful place to base yourself in order to explore a ton of incredible places in the state in a day.

Home to the best-conserved cliff dwellings in North America, Montezuma Castle National Monument will take you on a trip back through time to the era of the Sinagua people.

MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ

Famed for its live music venues, sprawling bars, and historic Whiskey Road, perfect for a day spent enjoying cocktails.

PRESCOTT, AZ

Here, you’ll get to gawk at a sea of sparkly colorful tree logs, which were brought here hundreds of millions of years ago by heavy floods and were later crystallized by volcanic ash.

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, AZ

A visit to Scottsdale is all about fine dining, golfing, shopping, and exploring art galleries, all while being surrounded by picture-perfect desert scenery and Instagrammable architecture.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ

You’ll see tons of  desert-inspired scenery all over, including streets lined by enormous saguaro trees, which makes them look as photogenic as they can get!

TUCSON, AZ

Dotted with historic sites, and checking out petroglyph sites and the best-preserved meteor site in the world just outside of town.

WINSLOW, AZ

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