Getaway Compass


Arizona has a large range of landscapes from snow covered mountains in Flagstaff to flat desert in the south. Spend time exploring the desert in and around Phoenix, walk through the canyons in the north, or admire the incredible natural wonders such as Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Arizona has three national parks: Grand Canyon, Saguaro, and Petrified Forest. If you are planning to spend time in the desert, the best time to visit is November through April when the temperature is nice and you can get away from the winter in other parts of the US. During this time you can hike on the many desert trails, relax at the resort pools, or walk around old town Scottsdale. A visit to Arizona is not complete without stopping in Sedona, a beautiful town two hours north of Phoenix with red rocks. 


Airport Mesa Hiking Trail Views in Sedona

8 Most Popular Hikes in Sedona

Sedona has incredible hikes varying from short hikes to great viewpoints, to flat canyon hikes, to large mountain hikes. Some of the most popular hikes in Sedona include Bell Rock, Broken Arrow, Airport Loop, and Soldier Pass. Plan your time

Roosevelt Lake Bridge Arizona

6 Best Lakes Near Phoenix

Phoenix summers can get very hot so a day on the lake is the perfect way to escape from the valley heat and cool off. Arizona has many incredible lakes and many of them are a short drive away from

Prescott Arizona

15 Best Day Trips from Phoenix

A day trip from Phoenix is the perfect way to escape the heat without spending too much money. During the four years I’ve lived in Phoenix I have taken many incredible day trips from Phoenix to lakes, national parks, and

Spur Cross Trail

Best Hikes Near Phoenix

Phoenix is surrounded by many mountains and lakes, offering unique hikes with great views. On the hiking trails near Phoenix you can find caves, different species of cacti, lakes, and varying views. After hiking around the Phoenix for four years,

White Sands National Monument

10 Best Weekend Road Trips from Phoenix

After exploring around Phoenix for a few years, this is my list of the 10 best weekend road trips from Phoenix. Choose your destination for your next weekend getaway from Phoenix from these incredible locations ranging from white sand dunes,