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. 


Best Hike in Arizona

20 Best Hikes in Arizona

Arizona has many unique hiking opportunities with a wide range of elevation, climate, and views. In the south you can find Saguaro National Park and Catalina State Park near Tucson with numerous trails. Near Phoenix there are many desert hiking

Airport Mesa Hiking Trail Views in Sedona

Best Hikes in Sedona

Pin Share Email Tweet Sedona has incredible hikes with great views and varying levels of difficulty. Some of the most popular hikes in Sedona include Devil’s Bridge, Bell Rock, Broken Arrow, Airport Loop, and Soldiers Pass. I’ve been living in

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

Jerome Street

Day Trip To Jerome: Arizona Ghost Town

About 2 hours north of Phoenix you can find Jerome, an old copper mining town. Jerome is located on top of Cleopatra Hill overlooking Verde Valley which is at 5,000 ft elevation. Since Jerome is cooler than Phoenix so it

Spur Cross Trail

10 Best Hikes Near Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is in a valley surrounded by scenic mountains and lakes, offering unique hikes with great views. One of the highlights of hiking near Phoenix is seeing the Saguaro Cactus which grow to reach an average height of 40 ft.

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,