When will you be traveling? Are you interested in seeing museums, animals, reservations, historical sites? Do you enjoy driving or do you want to stay local in Phoenix? about 10 years agoAnswered by judith harris via Travellr.com
I highly recommend going to Sedona, AZ. It's about 2 hrs by car from Phoenix. There is no other place like it I have ever seen.
A few other note worthy places to attempt to visit would be:
The Barringer Meteorite Crater, which is about 3 hours from Phoenix
The Grand Canyon, which is about 4 hrs from Phoenix;
Petrified Forest National Park, which is about 4 hrs from Phoenix
Canyon De Chelly, which is about 5 hours from Phoenix about 10 years ago
Lake Powel (5hours)
*Tucson Desert Museum-ending up at Gates Pass at sunset (2 or less)
Canyon de Chelly-"white house monument"-(2 mile roundtrip hike)
Hopi cultural center, (on the way to Canyon de Chelly if going by Many Farms)
Heard Museum (PHX)
and all of James suggestions!
*best not to visit in the heat of the day in summer. about 10 years agoAnswered by judith harris via Travellr.com
If you're up for an easy and summer-appropriate hike hit the West Fork of Oak Creek trail a bit north of Sedona.
If you're stuck in the Valley (Phoenix area), I recommend the Heard Museum and the new Musical Instrument Museum (the MIM). It's museum time of year with the heat outside! about 8 years ago