Are you looking for an adventure in the Sonoran Desert with your family? You’re in luck! There are tons of places to visit on your Arizona road trip filled with fun activities. Plus, these spots are near fantastic RV-friendly campsites that are a must-visit.
To help you plan your road trip through Arizona, we’ve put together this list of awesome road trip stops. Keep reading to learn about the best spots, campsites and RV rental locations in the Copper State!
Best Places to Visit on a Road Trip Through Arizona
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This wouldn’t be a list of great Arizona road trip ideas without mentioning the Grand Canyon! There’s a reason this magnificent landmark is known as one of the seven wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon features gorgeous rock formations and crevices that are characterized by their many shades of copper.
Learn more about this fantastic park through ranger-led programs that focus on topics like local geology and culture. If your family is feeling courageous, you can take a hike on one of the many trails. Plus, there’s plenty of guided tours that take you hiking, backpacking, and whitewater rafting.
RV campgrounds near the Grand Canyon:
Rent an RV near the Grand Canyon by visiting Cruise America’s Flagstaff location!
Lake Havasu City
Known as Arizona’s playground, Lake Havasu has activities perfect for the entire family. Take time to visit the city’s famous London Bridge, which was relocated to Arizona in 1967. After a tour through the city’s history, kick back and relax. Incredible things to do in Lake Havasu include swimming in the lake’s turquoise waters, hiking nearby trails, and even golfing!
One unique way to live it up in Lake Havasu is through the city’s annual hot air balloon festival! Your family can enjoy the view from the ground or embark on your own hot air balloon adventure.
RV campgrounds near Lake Havasu:
Explore Lake Havasu in style by renting an RV at Cruise America’s Las Vegas location!
The city of Sedona is known as Red Rock Country thanks to its sprawling mountains, canyons, and rocky landscapes.
Dive into the city’s culture by exploring with Sedona Red Rock Tours. Find the peace you crave amongst Sedona’s iconic red rock formations. Not only is Sedona’s landscape gorgeous, but it's also rumored to be the home of spiritual vortexes. Supposedly, you can feel the movement of the earth’s energy at these spots!
While you tour Sedona, give Slide Rock State Park a visit. The natural waterslide formed by Oak Creek is a luxurious way to beat that summer heat!
RV campgrounds near Sedona:
Soak up some fun in Sedona by renting an RV from Cruise America’s Flagstaff location!
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Soak in some family fun by making your next stop in the Valley of the Sun! As Arizona’s capital, Phoenix is a shining example of the state’s unique landscape and culture.
Has Arizona’s desert biome piqued your interest? Get a closer look at the amazing desert plant life by visiting the Desert Botanical Garden! Here, you can explore at your own pace on one of the garden’s trails.
Phoenix’s metropolitan area is home to several well-known museums that are a must-visit. Treat your kids to hands-on fun while learning about the world around you at the Arizona Science Center! Afterward, you can take a stroll through the Phoenix Art Museum’s newest art exhibition.
RV campgrounds near Phoenix:
Make the most of your journey through Phoenix by renting an RV from Cruise America’s Mesa location!
Antelope Canyon promises to be an awe-inspiring stop on your road trip through Arizona! Located in northern Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a sandstone slot canyon.
Millions of years of water erosion helped form the mesmerizing winding walls of Antelope Canyon. Thanks to the canyon’s unique structure, visitors can catch a glimpse of its famous light beams. As light shines directly down into the canyon’s openings, the canyon’s landscape takes on an almost ethereal appearance.
The only way to experience Antelope Canyon is by taking a guided tour. If you’re hoping to see the canyon’s light beams, stop by during the summer! The best times fall between late March and early October.
RV campgrounds near Antelope Canyon:
Experience Antelope Canyon like never before by renting an RV from Cruise America’s Flagstaff location!
Catalina State Park
Located north of Tucson, Catalina State Park is the perfect Arizona road trip stop for hiking buffs.
Your family can spend great quality time exploring the self-guided trail leading through Romero Run. As you travel through the park, you’ll come across remarkable historical monuments like a prehistoric Hohokam Village and the Romero Ranch.
Hiking isn’t the only thing welcome on the trails throughout Catalina State Park! Visitors can also bring horses and bikes to the park. If you didn’t bring your horse, don’t worry! There are stables conveniently located near the park’s trails that offer trail rides to interested visitors.
RV campgrounds near Catalina State Park:
Enjoy the beautiful Catalina State Park in an RV rental by visiting Cruise America’s Tucson location!
Your road trip to Arizona will likely take you near the famed Route 66. So, it only makes sense that one of your trip stops is to the route’s heart: Kingman, Arizona!
A visit to Kingman wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the Arizona Route 66 Museum. Here, you can follow the evolution of travel and see the historical birth of Route 66. You can also follow along the routes that were once important Native American trade routes.
After you’ve had your fill of Route 66, there are other places to check out in Kingman! While the town is known for its classic cars and retro vibes, ranching has played a significant part in its history. See more of Kingman’s ranching history by visiting Alpacas of the Southwest, a fully operating ranch!
RV campgrounds near Kingman:
Take a tour through Kingman’s history in your cozy RV by visiting Cruise America’s Las Vegas location!