Scottsdale is surrounded by places steeped in history and culture, that is sure to inspire and delight tourists. The central location of Scottsdale means that it is within easy reach of some of the most popular tourist destinations. Prescott, Sierra Vista and Camp Verde are popular day trip destinations from Scottsdale. To know more about other exciting day trips from Scottsdale, read on.
Here Are 5 Top Day Trips From Scottsdale:
Prescott with its markedly cooler climate is a popular day trip destination from Scottsdale. Prescott area is located approximately 108.5 miles north of Scottsdale. Visitors to Prescott must stop by the gorgeous Watson Lake. A visit to the open air Sharlott Museum and to Phippen Museum (a fine art museum) is also a must, when you visit Prescott. Mountain biking along the Prescott Peavine National Recreational Trail is yet another popular activity among tourists who visit this region.
The beautiful city of Sierra Vista is located in Cochise County, Arizona. Sierra Vista which is located at distance of 190.3 miles from Scottsdale is home to numerous world class attractions. The famous Sierra Vista Farmers Market is one of the most popular attractions of this area. Bird watchers and naturalists should explore the 380 acre Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Tourists can enjoy a nice hike and lovely picnic at the stunningly beautiful Garden Canyon. To get an in depth insight into the history and environment of the Sierra Vista region, tourists can head to the Henry F Hauser Museum.
Camp Verde is a short one and a half hour drive from Scottsdale. Hordes of tourists visit Camp Verde to enjoy its yearlong temperate climate and its bucolic setting. A popular tourist attractions in Camp Verde is the ‘Out of Africa’ wildlife theme park. Other places of interest in Camp Verde include the Fort Verde Historic State Park and the Verde Valley Archaeological Center. Montezuma Castle National Monument, the ancestral puebloan cliff dwelling, is another highly sought after tourist attraction in Camp Verde.
Jerome is located at a distance of about 117 miles from Scottsdale. Located in the black hills of Yavapai County in Arizona, Jerome is extremely popular for its numerous art galleries and museums which include the Jerome Historical Society Mine Musuem. The Caduceus Cellars in Jerome is popular for its exceptional wine tasting tours. The skywalk at the Audrey Headframe Park is a must experience site in Jerome.
The beautiful town of Tucson with its scenic desert, gorgeous dry weather and multitude of outdoor recreational activities, is located at a distance of 117.9 miles from Scottsdale. Visitors can study about this regions unique ecosystem by visiting the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum or Tohono Chul. A visit to Mission San Xavier del Bac and Kitt Peak National Observatory is a must, on a trip to Tucson. Tourists can also explore the dangerous depths of Kartchner Caverns.