Wild Bunch

Have Fun with the Fam

Families keen on making memories together will find the ultimate playgrounds in Arizona.

Besides the state's 34 state parks and 22 national parks and monuments, bucket list outdoor destinations such as the Grand Canyon and Kartchner Caverns inspire young explorers. But, outdoor adventure is just the beginning of family fun in Arizona. Urban areas with cultural attractions and top-notch museums keep everyone in the crew engaged. Historic outposts with small towns invite families to unplug and enjoy some quality chill time. And the best part? All four seasons are equally as satisfying in Arizona.

Kid-Friendly Activities

Itineraries

The Wild Bunch

Pack up the family for some fun in Arizona in the great outdoors. For fans of sleeping in tents, wandering in the wild, and traversing the...

Road Trips

Six Days Touring the Mother Road: Route 66

Travel America's famous Mother Road, historic Route 66, through classic towns still filled with Americana and more.

Family Activities

Toddler-Approved Phoenix Area Fun

If you’re on the hunt for some family-friendly excitement in Arizona, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we cover where to stay, what to do...

Family Activities

Epic Fall Road Trip: Cave Creek Canyon

Yosemite of Arizona' beckons birders, scientists, and hikers in search of gorgeous biodiversity.

Experiences

Arizona Parks & Monuments

From cactus to canyons, pine forests to sky islands, Arizona's parks and monuments feature a wide array of scenery, history, and activities for all ages.

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Guided Tours

Heritage

Something for Everyone Guided Tours

Forget everything you know about tours. In Arizona, guided adventures not only offer a behind-the-scenes look at the state's treasures, but they also range from quirky to epic, cheap to extravagant, one-hour to multi-day.

Adventure

Flashlights and Starlight Nightime Tours

Arizona may be known for its sunny days, but the landscape really comes alive at night. Explore the Grand Canyon State after dark with the following tours, hikes and events.

Spooktacular

Spooky Arizona Ghost Tours

Visit Arizona destinations with storied pasts where you learn a little history and meet the spirits that roam after dark.

History

Queen Mine Tours - Spend Time with Copper Miners

On a trip to Bisbee, head underground for a tour of the historic Queen Mine, once the largest copper camp in the world.

Scenic

Pink Adventure Tours - See Sedona from Off Road

A rugged journey through the high desert of Arizona brings red rock country into full view from open-air jeeps.

Adventure

Grand Canyon Tours

See Arizona’s wonder of the world from different perspectives during ground, air, river and guided mule tours.

Itineraries & Road Trips

Itineraries

4-Day Northern Arizona Itineraries for Families

From lava tubes and treetop adventure courses to a bustling downtown with trains that rumble through, Northern Arizona is a favorite for all ages.

Road Trips

All-Access AZ Road Trip

Embark on a weeklong itinerary that includes exploring awesome underground caverns and soaring over a natural wonder of the world.

Itineraries

What to do in Arizona if you have 3, 5 and 7 Days

Whether you have the weekend or a full week to vacation in Arizona, we have the perfect itinerary for you. These multi-day Arizona road trips have just enough flexibility for you to make each trip your own.

Family Activities

Shared Memories

Urban adventurers and rural explorers find the ultimate family activities throughout Arizona. From kid-tested, parent-approved Wild West attractions and museums to safe and convenient hiking and biking trails, vacation days are packed with wonder, inspiration and appreciation for the natural beauty and historic character found only in Arizona.

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Have Fun with the Fam
Corral West Adventures (Credit: Cait Oponski)

Thrills & Chills

Insider's Guide to Rafting the Grand Canyon

Running the storied whitewater rapids of the Grand Canyon is one of the top five bucket list adventures for almost every nature lover and photographer I've ever met.

Arizona's World of Miniatures

In a state with a canyon called Grand, we know how to do big. But, sometimes good things really do come in small packages. For now let's focus on some of those itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy attractions around Arizona.

Winter Break: 14 Ideas for Family Fun

Winter in Arizona means sunshine and activities that appeal to all ages. Hiking and golfing, bike rides and mine tours, holiday celebrations or rejuvenating at the spa – these are just some of the highlights that Arizona offers families and multigenerational visitors.

Favorites for every member of the crew

Family Activities

All Aboard in Arizona – Train Travel & Railway Experiences

Historic railways invite visitors today to ride the rails of Arizona’s rugged backcountry.

Stay & Play

Awesome Grand Canyon Fun for Families

Experience Arizona's world-famous landmark through the eyes of a child (although these family-friendly activities promise fun for all ages).

Family Activities

Explore Southern Arizona’s Sky Islands

Sky Islands dot Southern Arizona’s landscape, erupting up up up from valley floors toward the Sonoran Desert sky.

Kid-Favorite Accommodations

Why Your Next Vacay Should be an Arizona Dude Ranch

If your knowledge of dude ranches is limited to the 1990s Billy Crystal comedy "City Slickers," think of this as your crash course in all things Arizona dude ranches.

Affordable Arizona Staycations for Families

Whether you're planning a family reunion or holiday "travel," Arizona makes it easy to vacation en famille. Roomy accommodations? Check. Family-friendly prices? Check. Memories to last a lifetime? Check and check.

Arizona Campgrounds Kids Will Love

Ease your kids into "roughing it" at these popular campsites that come with creature comforts built in.

Motor Lodge Revival

Historic roadside motels are making a comeback. Visit these updated beauties to add retro vibes to an Arizona road trip.

FUN TO FLASHY GLAMPING OPTIONS

Go beyond the tent and camp in style at glamping locations across Arizona that range from luxurious to quirky.

SLEEPER HITS: ARIZONA'S UNUSUAL ACCOMMODATIONS

From underground caverns to railroad cabooses, lodging options in Arizona surprise even the most seasoned traveler.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Looking for a quick way to plan your trip to Arizona? You’ve come to the right spot. From travel tips to weather forecasts and articles about Arizona’s destinations, you’ll find just what you need to build your perfect itinerary.

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Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.