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Five Arizona Spots to Staycation This Summer

Summer is finally here, which also calls for some much needed vacation time. Will you be headed off to the boardwalks of California or the sandy beaches in Mexico?

Better yet, how about Sedona’s Red Rocks? Save some gas (and maybe even a pretty penny) and staycation in one of Arizona’s great cities or towns this summer. Whether it’s a getaway weekend with the girls or a whole family adventure, Arizona’s got it all from wine tastings in Cottonwood to Extreme Adventure’s in Flagstaff.

 

Flagstaff 

Criollo Latin Kitchen 

Criollo Latin Kitchen 

Enjoy the outdoors in Flagstaff with a visit to Walnut Canyon National Monument, or stargaze at the Lowell Observatory. Indulge in some of the many local restaurants like Mix Flagstaff or Pizzicletta, and then satisfy your sweet tooth at The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House.

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Payson

Payson Farmers Market 

Payson Farmers Market 

Payson offers a family friendly staycation; book a tour at the Ranch at Fossil Creek and bring the kids for hiking and hanging out with their goats. The Payson Farmers Market also meets every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, swing by and enjoy the many vendors bringing products from farm or food maker straight to you.    

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Sedona 

Indian Gardens Market. Daniel Garland, Jr.

Indian Gardens Market. Daniel Garland, Jr.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the nationally-acclaimed views of Sedona. Visit the Indian Garden’s Market Cafe with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine, and soak up the scenery on a bike ride with Self Propelled Tours Sedona.

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Cottonwood

Crema Craft & Kitchen Bar

Crema Craft & Kitchen Bar

Cottonwood is ideally located between Jerome and Sedona in the Verde Valley. Book a stay at Tavern Hotel for a weekend staycation and enjoy this town’s great location and attractions. You can sign up for a “Cutie Booty Camp Workout” with Fitness 180 and check out the daily calendar events of the Main Stage Theatre.  

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Scottsdale

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho

While you can’t beat the heat in this city you can still find the fun indoors. Grab your girlfriends and book a room at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho for a relaxing staycation. You can sit down and indulge in a dining experience unlike any other at Roadhouse Cinemas and work together in a real-life escape the room game at Riddle Escape Room.    

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