When some Road Trip Planners hear the words, Valley of the Sun, images of Egypt and the Pyramids spring to mind. But other travelers know those words also describe the greater Phoenix area in the United States. Indeed, going on a Summer Road Trip to Phoenix and Scottsdale ranks as one of the Best Destinations in the U.S.
Why? Because it gives travelers more than 325 sunny days a year! So it’s really a year-round destination. Add to the sunny forecasts the gorgeous mountain vistas as your constant backdrop, a huge assortment of hotels (including an abundance of world-class resorts, golf courses and spas), an array of sports and activities to enjoy and you begin to understand why many road trip planners across the nation head there for their summer vacation.
Here are some sample trips to the region that others have taken. Consider copying one of these as your own and then customizing it to your own preferences. At the very least, you’ll get a bunch of great ideas for your own trip.
Family Trip to Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Scottsdale – Enjoy the railways or float above it all with Over the Rainbow Expeditions. There’s also the Doll & Toy Museum, Castles-n-Coasters amusement park, and the Westworld Xtreme Pursuit Paintball.
4 Arizona Cities in 7 Days – Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Litchfield Park. This trip includes Out of Africa Wildlife Park, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, an exhilarating Arizona Sunset Desert Tour, hiking on Camelback Mountain.
Girlfriend's Trip to Phoenix and Scottsdale - Because of the high “spoil” factor, Arizona is a favorite road trip destination for friends to gather. In this road trip planner you’ll find spas, pools, shopping, nightlife and even some jeep rides, and shootouts at Western Town.
Golfing Weekend in Phoenix - This is a great trip for a couple who enjoy golf and want to infuse a little luxury in their weekend. This 3-Day weekend gets you on golf courses plus side trips to the Phoenix Zoo Lights, the Phoenix Coyotes, and the Ice Chalet.
Romantic Overnight Escape to Phoenix – You can easily expand this trip for a honeymoon or anniversary. It already includes fun things to do like Jazz in the Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden, the Arizona Science Center, and the Pueblo Grande Museum & Cultural Park. It already lists three luxurious accommodations to choose from.
The above trips already take half of the guesswork out of your road trip planning but still leaves plenty of room for you to put your own stamp on your trip to the Valley of the Sun.