9 Spontaneous Day Trips From Phoenix You Simply Can't Miss Out On

Hit the road for some weekday fun.
9 Day Road Trips From Phoenix You Can Take With Friends

Have you ever had a random Tuesday off from work? We've had our fair share and most of the time, you could find us catching up on some much-needed sleep. If you want to explore on your days off, then you should check out this list of day road trips from Phoenix. Are you ready to hit the road "Jack?" 

If your friends are at work and can't hang out, no worries. Many of the spots below are dog-friendly so you and your pup can spend some quality time together.

From beautiful red rock formations and clear water to ancient ruins, there are a variety of places where you can let your inner explorer roam free.  

These are serious goals. If you don't believe us then check it out for yourselves. You won't regret it!

Grab your favorite camera and capture these once in a lifetime memories. Are you ready? 

Visit Sedona's Healing Vortexes

Price: Varies

Distance: Approx. 2 hours

Where: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Surrounded by red rock cliffs, this city attracts thousands of visitors for its healing vortexes alone.


Take A Dip At Fossil Creek 

Price: $10 per vehicle from April 1 through October 1

Distance: Approx. 2 hours

Where: Camp Verde, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can see all the sights on the long, challenging trail or get right to the good stuff with a 1-mile hike to the falls.


Visit Bisbee

Price: Free

Distance: Approx. 3 hours

Where: Bisbee, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This quirky town seems to have it all. Opt for a jeep, mine or haunted tour with your friends.


Take A Hike To Cibecue Falls

Price: $30 permit required

Distance: Approx. 4 hours

Where: Whiteriver, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This 80-foot tall waterfall is what dreams are made of. No swimming is allowed, so you'll be able to get people-free photos of the sight.


Hike To An Underground Cave

Price: Free

Distance: Approx. 2.5 hours

Where: 171B Forest Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This easy stroll will take you through a one-mile-long lava tube. How cool is that?


Visit Kartchner Caverns State Park

Price: From $23 per person for a cave tour

Distance: Approx. 2.5 hours

Where: 2980 S. Hwy 90, Benson, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Opt for a guided tour through caves that are home to bats and scorpions. Watch your step!


Visit The Casa Grande Ruins

Price: Free

Distance: Approx. 1 hour

Where: Coolidge, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can visit a farming community and a "great house" that's over 650 years old.


Visit Meteor Crater 

Price: $22 per person

Distance: Approx. 3 hours

Where: Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can learn about how this massive crater was created by a huge meteorite.


Spot Wild Horses At The Salt River

Price: $8 Tonto Daily Pass

Distance: Approx. 30 minutes

Where: 9200 N. Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Grab your BFF and camera for an unforgettable day.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.