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Day Trips and Weekend Getaways

There are lots of fascinating day trips and fun places that you can visit that are just a couple of hours away. Consider some of these day trips and weekend getaways when you are looking for a change of pace.
  1. Flagstaff (35)
  2. Payson (12)
  3. Lake Havasu City (3)
  4. Sedona (21)
  5. Prescott (29)
  6. Tucson (38)
  7. Yuma (33)
  8. Fall Colors (7)
  9. Grand Canyon (29)
  10. Rocky Point (8)
  11. Southern AZ Day Trips (22)
  12. Northern Arizona Weekend (11)

5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Central Arizona
If you have a bike, there are some great rides right in Cental Arizona that are convenient from Phoenix. Whether you are renting a bike for the day, or looking for just a one day getaway, here are the 5 best motorcycle rides from Phoenix.

Antelope Canyon
See pictures of Arizona's Antelope Canyon. Antelope Canyon is located in northern Arizona.

Apache Trail Scenic Drive
A drive on the Apache Trail takes you on winding roads along the path of the Salt River, past three man made lakes, canyons, incredible desert views, Tortilla Flat, and an adventurous experience in driving. Here's a photo tour with tips about a scenic drive on the Apache Trail.

Arizona Wineries
Arizona has 13 active wineries. We visited three of them in southern Arizona, as well as taking a walk through an internationally acclaimed birding area at the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Because of its location, Boyce Thompson Arboretum may be about 2 hours away from some parts of the metro Phoenix area. It was created from 1923 to 1929 as a museum of living plants to help instill in humanity an appreciation of plants. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located east of Phoenix in Superior, AZ.

Buying Drugs in Mexico
Many people on fixed incomes do it. Should you? Here's what you need to know before buying drugs in Mexico.

Carefree, Arizona
Looking for a beautiful, relaxing place to spend a couple of days or to have a conference or special event? Carefree, Arizona might be the place.

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
You must have a permit to go up north and cut your own Christmas tree. Applications for permits are accepted in September and October. This article will tell you how to apply for the permit lottery.

Driving Times and Driving Distances
Here are the mileages and estimated driving times to and from the cities and towns of Greater Phoenix, including some popular driving destinations outside Maricopa County.

Ghost Towns
These are all in Central Arizona and an easy day trip. You can get there and back comfortably within a couple of hours.

Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg
One of the highlights of Wickenburg Gold Rush Days is the Gold Rush Parade. Enbjoy these pictures of Wickenburg Gold Rush Days.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Get the details about Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Out of Africa Wildlife Park has more than 400 animals, mostly African, displayed in a natural environment.

Pronounce the Names of Places in Arizona
When you come to Phoenix, there are certain words that are tough to pronounce. If you say these correctly, everyone will surely think you're a native Arizonan.

Quartzite, Arizona
Each winter Quartzite swells in population to well over a million visitors for rock and mineral shows. It's about a 2 hour drive to Quartzite from Phoenix.

San Diego Getaway
Tired of Arizona heat? Need to see the ocean? There's lots to do in San Diego, and it is only a few hours away.

Arizona State Parks
See an interactive map showing the locations of all the Arizona State Parks, and highlighting the ones nearest to the Phoenix area. In addition the map, you'll see ten things to know about visiting Arizona State Parks.

Ski Arizona
There are four major areas, all within a few hours from the Phoenix area, where you can get to the snow for skiing or snowboarding.

Summer Specials at Phoenix and Scottsdale Resorts
Take advantage of great rates on short summer stays at local Phoenix and Scottsdale resorts.

Vacation in Arizona
Live in Arizona or a nearby state? Concerned about flying or spending a lot of money on a vacation? You don't have to look very far to find a terrific assortment of vacation activities. Arizona has it all.

Verde Canyon Railroad
Details and tips about this scenic and historic train ride just two hours from Phoenix.

Free Admission Days at Arizona's National Parks
Find out which dates and which national parks in Arizona offer free admission.

Wine Tasting Rooms in Central AZ
A visit to several wine tasting rooms in Central Arizona, with photos.

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