Taking a ride up to Jerome is one of our favorite day trips. The first claim staked in Jerome, Arizona was in 1876. This infamous “ghost town” in Arizona has an old west appeal. Built into the side of Cleopatra Hill in the Verde Valley, Jerome was once a booming copper mining town that dwindled […]
Lake Pleasant, in Peoria, is the second largest Arizona lake in the Phoenix area. Just an hour from downtown, it is a very popular lake for boating, water sports, fishing and swimming. We love the water and spend many weekends at Lake Pleasant. It is our favorite lake in Arizona for boating.
The Ultimate Guide to Arizona Old West Ghost Towns. Experience what it was like 100-years ago in the wild west. Visit ghost towns and enjoy the southwest.
If you have read any of my other pages on Arizona, you know that Sedona is one of my absolute favorite places in the country. Not only does the town have a cool vibe some of the best hikes can be found in this red rock paradise.
Fossil Creek is like finding an oasis in the desert. A short hike rewards you with one of Arizona’s beautiful waterfalls. The turquoise clear waters of the creek pool to create perfect swimming holes to cool off at in the summer.
If you’re visiting Arizona we highly recommend visiting Sedona. There is really no place like it. You could spend your entire vacation here, but it is also a great day trip from Phoenix. If you’re making the drive from Phoenix to Sedona you may wonder what is there to see along the way?