The Grand Canyon State is filled with beautiful places to see. With ideal year-round weather in parts of the state, many people visit to escape the snow and enjoy the sun. That's why we've made a list of things to do in Arizona that are perfect for Canadians looking for a sunny getaway. 

Parts of Arizona see some snow in the winter while others maintain relatively cool days. If you want a day of wearing summer clothes instead of ski jackets, then we know of just the places to be.

These outdoor adventures are only a road-trip away from Phoenix and will take you to some of our favorite spots. From scenic hikes and an 80-foot tall waterfall to ancient ruins, there's no shortage of fun.

Are you ready to plan a getaway filled with beautiful weather?  

Cibecue Falls

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: Approx. 3.5-miles roundtrip

Address: Whiteriver, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Only about 3-hours away from the Valley, this 80-foot tall waterfall is the best reward after a moderate hike. 


Oatman, Arizona

Price: Free to visit

When: Every day

Why You Need To Go: Only a road trip away from Phoenix, this wild west town is literally overrun with burros. Many of the shops sell food so you can feed a donkey or two.


Saguaro National Park

Price: $25 per vehicle for a weekly pass

Address: 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can watch one of Arizona's infamous sunsets plus, there is an abundance of trails for you to enjoy. 


Montezuma Castle

Price: $10 per person aged 16 years and older

Address: Camp Verde, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can see ancient cliff dwellings made by the Sinagua people between 1100 and 1425 CE. 


Tonto National Forest

Price: $8 per person daily pass

Address: Mesa, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can see wild horses along the Salt River. It's such a beautiful sight. 


Grand Falls

Price: Free

Address: Leupp, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This chocolate-colored waterfall is over 181-feet tall. It's best to check water levels before you go to ensure that the falls are flowing. 


Water To Wine Kayak Trip

Price: From $104.25 per person

When: March to November 

Address: Cottonwood, AZ

Why You Need To Go: After cruising down the Verde River in a kayak, you can enjoy your time wine tasting at Alcantara Vineyards


Grand Canyon Rail

Price: From $82 per person roundtrip

When: Daily, you can find the 2020 schedule here

Address: 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can take a scenic train ride to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. There'll be snow, but it's worthwhile seeing the canyon if it's your first time here. 


The Little Painted Desert

Price: $7 per vehicle for up to four people

Address: Painted Desert Rim Dr, Winslow, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This gem features miles of desert and the best part? You don't need to break a sweat to see them. 


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. Cibecue Falls does not permit swimming in the falls, so plan accordingly. 

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