No matter what time of year you visit Arizona, there is plenty of activities, sightseeing, and other fun things to do. When on a luxury vacation in Scottsdale, you could easily fill your days with things to do and see within a few miles radius of your rental home. And, when you stay at a HolidayRental.com vacation rental home, we would understand if you never want to leave the property! But, if you are looking for a bit of adventure, there are many convenient Arizona day trips that are just a short drive from your Scottsdale vacation rental.
Convenient Arizona Day Trips from Your Scottsdale Vacation Rental
A short two-hour drive will transport you to the land of stunning red rock formations, unlike anything your eyes have ever seen before. Cooler weather and gorgeous scenery await you in a place known for its spiritual healing, exciting hiking, delicious food, shopping, and proximity to Arizona’s burgeoning wine country where you can enjoy wine tasting and vineyard tours.
The Grand Canyon is one of the longer day trips from Scottsdale – approximately 4 hours – but seeing this natural wonder is a bucket list experience that is well worth the drive. The Grand Canyon is as huge as you have seen in pictures (and trust us, its size will amaze you in person) and because of this, there are many different areas of the Grand Canyon to visit. Plan ahead to determine where you want to go and what you want to see on your trip to maximize your time there and truly enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Lake Powell is an enormous manmade reservoir that straddles the Arizona and Colorado border and has dozens of canyons, gorgeous shorelines, and plenty of room for any water sports you enjoy. Not only can you play all day on the water or fish to your heart’s content but you can also simply relax in serene surroundings and enjoy the beauty of the variety of landscapes that can be found in Arizona.
Many people may not realize that Arizona is filled with history and Montezuma Castle is one of the most fascinating pieces of history that you can visit with a short drive from your Scottsdale vacation rental. Montezuma Castle is a national monument that is dedicated to preserving Native American history and culture. It is a 20 room high-rise apartment built into the side of a towering limestone cliff. It displays building ingenuity and there are many things to do in the area including hiking and visiting Montezuma Well on this fun and informative day trip.