Travel

This Review article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Jumping into a basket with an open flame in it, that then takes you up to 3,000 feet in the air, doesn't exactly sound like a smart idea. Nevertheless, I was determined to do the once-in-a-lifetime experience on my trip to Arizona.

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What if you were told you could indulge in a relaxing, resort-style experience without having to deal with all the tourists and crowds? Contrary to popular belief, it's possible and it's more affordable than you might think. One of the most spectacular mansions for rent in Arizona boasts extraordinary features, including an actual lazy river.

This insane Pool House Airbnb is without a doubt one of the most sought-after spots in Scottsdale. All seven bedrooms and five bathrooms are spacious enough for you and a huge group of friends. Since there's a three-night minimum stay, you can plan a weekend trip here.

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If your sense of adventure is calling, it's time to answer with this thrilling expedition through some of North America's most incredible states. This Arizona to Colorado road trip will take you on the journey of a lifetime. You can load up your trusty stead (aka your car) and get ready to hit the open road.

You can choose to take a solo trip through towering mountains and lush green forest or recruit your favorite people to join along.

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You don't have to go far to see some stunning fall foliage. The Verde Canyon Railroad in Arizona will take you on a vibrant autumn-filled adventure this season. All you need to do is hop aboard and enjoy the views.  

This fall, the railway ride will give you the chance to see the fabulous colors of the Verde Canyon. 

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You won't believe that this spot is in the desert. Lockett Meadow Campground in Flagstaff will turn into a golden wonderland this fall, and it'll be truly magical. Grab your favorite flannel, hiking boots, and prepare for an enchanting getaway.

Just a three-hour drive from Phoenix, you'll find this scenic area tucked away in Coconino National Forest. 

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You can get sky-high sights all without a hefty price tag. This Sedona Airbnb features a hot tub and huge windows with views for days. The space is so big that you can even invite seven of your besties with you.

About two hours from Phoenix, you'll find some of the most incredible scenery like red rocks, ponderosa forests, and clear water creeks. 

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There's a spectacular view hidden in the desert, and it's going to take your breath away. East Pocket in Flagstaff is the perfect place to set up your hammock and soak in the vast wilderness below. The sudden drop off has views that seem to be endless, and you'll see why this place was so named. 

East Pocket, aka "The End of the World," can be found in the Coconino National Forest using the A.B. Young Trail. 

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The Wild West is still very much alive, complete with cowboys and old saloons. Tombstone, Arizona, is one of a few Western towns that has remained untouched throughout the years. You can take a trip back in time and check out this historic area; there are even cowboy fight reenactments! 

Tombstone, Arizona, was initially founded in 1877 and is called "The Town Too Tough To Die."

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The most charming little vacay of your dreams could be sooner than you think! Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona features stunning architecture like that you'd see in some Mexican cities. You can take a trip up north from the Valley and pretend you're wandering the streets of another country.

Just under two hours from Phoenix is the cutest spot for some retail therapy.

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If you're a horror buff who can't resist an excellent creepy find, this campsite is sure to thrill. While there are no registered hauntings at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Arizona, the campsite is eerily similar to Camp Crystal Lake. It even has a spooky lagoon and cabins nearby. 

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is near Cottonwood, Arizona, and is a great place to camp if you enjoy spending time on the water.

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The Grand Canyon State is full of incredible history and ancient desert ruins. Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff pops up seemingly in the middle of nowhere three hours outside of the city. The red walls and desolate surroundings scream Indiana Jones, so get your explorer hat on and get ready for a desert adventure! 

Wupatki National Monument is a collection of ancient pueblos located in the north-central portion of the state. 

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Sometimes you come across something so cool and unique you wonder how you didn't know about it before. Tumacácori in Arizona is a hidden gem tucked away in the rolling mountains. If you didn't know where to look, you almost wouldn't know it was there! 

Tumacácori Natural Historical Park is a vast, 360-acre historical site that spans across three separate areas preserving the ruins of ancient Spanish mission communities. 

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