See & Do

Arizona Powerchutes

Powerchuting involves a motorized cart, a propeller, a parachute and an airborne ride that can reach upwards of 1,000 feet. Typically, a ride costs around $300 and takes off from small rural airports.

27231 N. 71st Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

See & Do

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park

Bearizona offers the opportunity to experience the wildlife of the southwest from the comfort of your vehicle. Packs of wolves, bears with their cubs and mountain goats are among the wildlife you’ll see in their natural habitats at the park.

1500 E. Route 66
Williams, AZ

Eat

El Charro Cafe

El Charro is an Arizona landmark that has been family-run since 1922, serving the traditional Sonoran classics the same way they did 90 years ago, as well as an ever-changing menu of innovative new dishes.

311 N Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

See & Do

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – at 277 miles long, 18 miles across and more than a mile deep.

Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Sleep

Grand Canyon National Park Lodge

The Grand Canyon National Park encompasses not only the Grand Canyon itself, but also surrounding areas of the rim that stretch for miles and provide excellent land for camping, ATV riding and general recreation.

Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

See & Do

Imperial Sand Dunes

The Imperial Sand Dunes are just inside the southeastern border of California. They are the largest mass of sand dunes in the state of California and extend for more than 40 miles.

Glamis, California

Eat

Los Reyes de la Torta

In 2001, Mexico City native Enrique de la Torre brought his hometown recipes across the border to Phoenix and made a super-sized torta the centerpiece of his menu -- La Torta del Rey or the Sandwich of the King.

9230 N. 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020

See & Do

Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park is 320 acres of state park with designated camp and RV sites. The most stunning feature of the Lost Dutchman State Park is a clear view to some of the most scenic portions of the legendary Superstition Mountains.

6109 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

See & Do

The Ostrich Festival

The Ostrich Festival in Chandler, AZ, simply celebrates the ostrich. Ostrich races, ostrich foods and many other ostrich activities make this an ideal stop for family fun.

2250 S. McQueen Rd
Chandler, AZ 85249

Getting There

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a major hub to the southwest. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2010, it has changed a lot from the single runway airport in was in the 1930s.

3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034

See & Do

Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters offers aerial tours of the Grand Canyon, with the opportunity to land on the actual canyon floor for a boat ride down the Colorado River.