One-day trips in Arizona

Arizona day trips

Interested in exploring Arizona on a day trip? There are tons of things to see and experience in our wonderful state, even on a budget and if you have limited time. Here are our top three picks for day trips in Arizona.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

This arboretum focuses on native, indigenous plants, and celebrates Arizona’s incredible natural wonders. There are miles of paths for you to stroll, and you can bring a picnic and a dog, too!


Flagstaff is home to Arizona’s tallest mountain, which rises an astonishing 12,653 feet above sea level. It also has a great local brewery, and a wonderful ski resort for winter time fun.

Route 66

The classic American road trip, now filled with nostalgia for “the good old days.” Tons of local attractions to pop in and see, and beautiful Arizona scenery, to boot.

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