Family weekend getaways in Arizona are all about vistas of the world's most impressive and iconic natural monuments. Experience the majestic Monument Valley, the vast Grand Canyon, and miles and miles of spectacular deserts under immense skies. From cinematic drives along world-famous Route 66 to some of the country's most impressive museums and national monuments, Arizona family vacations are magic.
Wonder at the world's most dramatic scenery in Arizona
Children are wowed by the Kartchner Caverns just outside of Tucson. Among the most impressive forms in this state of natural wonders, the caves are a series of fantastic spires, columns, and surreal shapes. Millions of years in development, they join spots such as Cathedral Rock, Monument Valley, and Navajo Tribal Park as Arizona's most overwhelming sights. You can also enjoy hikes and horseback rides through the world's most stunning landscapes, including the 8,000 foot high Grand Canyon. Make sure to bring your camera! The world-famous road trip route, number 66, and the Grand Canyon Railway both run through Williams, where the nightlife pulses in the middle of the desert.
During Arizona family vacations, you can discover the history, life, and art of Native American tribes with a visit to the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Art and interactive children's exhibits join an extensive Hopi Kachina doll display – the Heard collection is one of the most impressive Native American exhibits in America. Snuggled between the steep planes of Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee is home to a cavernous open pit mine and several enthralling art galleries. Finally, family vacations in Arizona aren't complete without a visit to the Children's Museum of Phoenix. Your family is invited to play, ride tricycles, and climb your way through three stories of dinosaur-themed exhibits.