Arizona Stops on the Way


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In just a few hours, you can be anywhere in the state enjoying getaways that are fun, fabulous and not-too-far-away. From fascinating history to jaw-dropping scenery to heart-pounding excitement, Arizona’s vibrant towns offer excitement around every turn. And best of all, they’re just a short drive away.

Eric Glomski, winemaker and owner of Page Springs Cellars. Courtesy photo

A Toast to Verde Valley, Arizona’s Wine Country

Winemakers in Verde Valley between Sedona, Cottonwood and Jerome, pour their passion into their work. Read about Glomski’s and Predmore’s path to winemaking. Read More...

Main Street in Bisbee, Arizona. Photo by Bri YYZ via Flickr

Artfully Authentic Copper Towns of Arizona

South of Tucson are three historic towns that make up a fantastic scenic loop. Each offers a unique experience and a glimpse into Arizona’s vibrant history. Read More...

Catalina State Park bordering Tucson, Ariz.

Basecamp in Tucson, Arizona

Explore the great outdoors at Catalina State Park, a museum that is 85% outside, and Biosphere 2, an enormous glass terrarium. Read More...

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon on Whiskey Row in Prescott, Ariz. Photo by Kenneth Hagemeyer via Flickr

Experience the Old West in Prescott, Ariz.

On your way to the Grand Canyon, stop at America’s oldest saloon, The Palace Saloon in Prescott. Wander Whiskey Row, then stay the night at comfy hotels. Read More...

Downtown Flagstaff, Ariz. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Flagstaff, Arizona, Discover Route 66, Ropes and Ale

This lively gateway community comes with a historic downtown. Take the self-guided walking tour, dare to climb the ropes or do the Ale Trail. Read More...

Sahuaro Ranch House in Glendale, Ariz. Photo by John Penic courtesy of City of Glendale

Glendale, Ariz., Sporting Events and an Historic Downtown

Home to one of the nation’s finest sports & entertainment districts, voted as best shopping, plus outdoor recreation in a desert fairy tale. Read More...

Kingman, Ariz. Courtesy photo

Kingman, Ariz., the King of Route 66

See heartbreaking photos and life-sized depictions of the Dust Bowl refugees at the museum, then eat and sleep in iconic Mother-Road spots. Read More...

Aerial view of Hoover Dam and the Colorado River Bridge.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Driving Tour App

Feel like you’re touring with a local in your car. The Gypsy Guide app uses your phone or tablet’s location to play commentary about attractions as you drive. Read More...

Navajo Nation Veterans Park at Window Rock, Arizona. Courtesy photo

Navajo History in Tuba City and Window Rock, Arizona

See an intimate glimpse into Navajo history and modern-day life at the Explkore Navajo Interactive Museum or visit Navajo headquarters in a large hogan. Read More...

Big Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith via Library of Congress, Public Domain

Roadside Attractions along Historic Route 66

Head out on the all-American road trip along historic Route 66 and you’ll see some unusual sights including oddly-shaped buildings and neon signs. Read More...

Angel Delgadillo gazes out his window toward Route 66 in his barber shop in Seligman, Arizona. Photo by Tori Peglar

Route 66 Angel Connected to Mother Road for 89 Years

Born near Arizona’s Historic Route 66 five months after the road was established, barber Angel Delgadillo brought back its neon lights after they had faded. Read More...

Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Lear Miller courtesy of Visit Sedona.

Sedona, Ariz., Red Rocks and Energy Vortexes

Sedona is just a 2-hour drive from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Hike or bike 100 red rocks trails, visit a spiritual vortex in the mountains, or browse one of 40 art galleries. Read More...

View of Phoenix from Camelback Mountain

Top 13 Things to Do in Phoenix, Ariz.

Watch Spring Training, tour a botanical garden, climb Camelback Mountain, visit museums, and more. Read More...

Barringer Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona. Courtesy Meteor Crater, Northern Arizona, USA

Two Landmarks That Helped Americans Land on the Moon

On your road trip to the Grand Canyon, stop by a Meteor Crater and the Lowell Observatory which have played critical roles in NASA’s space program. Read More...

Exhibit about Recycled Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Musical Instrument Museum

Visit Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Travel the world through music at MIM. Enjoy over 360 exhibits displaying nearly 6,000 instruments and artifacts from around the world, live concerts, events, global cuisine, and shopping. Read More...

Cinnamon roll at Cafe 326 in Williams, Ariz. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Williams, Ariz. Food and Drink on Route 66

Stroll the historic Williams downtown, and you’ll find a host of restaurants, tasting rooms and coffee shops. Here are favorites not to miss. Read More...

Participants in a Field to Feast tour start their morning by harvesting the produce that will be turned into their lunch by culinary students at the local college in Yuma, Arizona.

Yuma, Ariz., The Real Farm to Table

Yuma produces 90 percent of North America’s leafy vegetables during the winter. Pick them yourself, then eat the culinary-student-prepared meal. Read More...