The best way to make the most of your Arizona road trip this summer is to visit attractions located in different cities in the state. Start your journey in Scottsdale with an extraordinary Desert Storm Hummer Tour. The tour takes you to the Goldfield Mountains that lets you experience jaw-dropping Sonoran Desert landscapes and witness interesting rock formations. It lasts about four hours with a stop halfway through the Sonoran Desert trail for an unforgettable nature and/or wildlife encounter. This is one off-road adventure on board a high-performance Hummer that you will surely remember!
Continue your summer road trip with a visit to Out of Africa Wildlife Park for more animal interaction. The park is more of an improvised natural habitat than a zoo where visitors are allowed to get acquainted with the wild animals. The most popular attraction in the park is the Tiger Splash (featured daily) where facilitators swim with the tigers. The adventure-filled day will surely get you all-hungry. Grab some dinner at AZ88 before retiring for the night.
Drive just eighteen miles from Scottsdale to Phoenix the following day to carry on with your family road trip this summer. Get an incredible introduction of the Old West and the New West with the Phoenix/Valley Area Highlights Tour. It showcases the fascinating beauty of the area and takes you to the State Capitol, Camelback Mountain and the Wrigley Mansion as well as the different saloons and shops in the Old Town area.
A visit to the Papago Park should be in your list of things to do in Arizona for this summer road trip. The park offers various all-day activities for everybody. You can take a hike, play golf, ride a bike and visit the Phoenix Zoo. The Alexander Bar and Grill serves the traditional American cuisine that will fill you up after the whole day of action. For your accommodation needs, there is the comforts of Quality Inn Downtown that you can stay at for the Phoenix part of your trip.
Still in Phoenix, the road trip continues with a visit to the Mystery Castle, which is said to have been built in mortar, cement, calcium and goat milk. The structure has an interesting architecture and interior, but the owner herself, Mary Lou Gulley, whose father started building the castle for her when she was a toddler, is the most interesting figure you will see. You can also drop by the Heritage Square to see restored houses dating back to the city's early years. Aside from the historical sights, the Heritage Square also has restaurants and shops where you can buy your souvenirs.
The last city to visit for this adventurous excursion is just nine miles from Phoenix. Glendale is home to stadiums and arenas that hold both professional and amateur sports games like hockey and football. A day at the Water World Safari would be the best last activity for this family adventure. The themed rivers and the six-story thrilling slides make up the perfect conclusion for this Arizona summer road trip.