Arizona Has a Ton of Fun Options for Retirees on Vacation
Retirees don’t do much “retiring” in Arizona; they play golf in Phoenix, ski down the White Mountains, shop in downtown Flagstaff, hike the Grand Canyon, and fish on Lake Havasu. It’s hard to sit still in a state that’s bathed in sunshine year-round and blessed with deserts, mountains, lakes, and major metropolises. Arizona is an inevitable haven for active retirees who know they’re in their prime and want to make the most of their newfound freedom.
Spend vacation or a whole season in the Southwest! While Arizona is known for its hot, hot desert climate, much of the state boasts desirably mild weather and even wintertime snow for skiing. As well, Arizona is as much of an artistic and cultural Mecca as it is an outdoor paradise. From Tuscon’s Native American roots to Scottsdale’s massive offering of top art galleries and museums, culture buffs will feel welcome here. And that’s what makes an Arizona vacation one of the most attractive destinations in the world.
Vacationing retirees expect lots of sun, lots of things to do, and lots of savings; world-class championship golf courses are a frequent must-have. An Arizona vacation has all of these things – and more!
While some seniors look forward to tea time, Arizona seniors have tee time on their mind. Arizona has hundreds of courses, especially concentrated in Phoenix and Tucson. Compare your options - Scottsdale golf vacation rentals, Tucson condos and Green Valley vacation rentals are a great place to start.
Not everyone’s a golfer, though, and even those who love to swing a club hope to do more on their Arizona getaway. It’s a crime not to mention a trip to the Grand Canyon as a major Arizona selling point. The national park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world; it’s no wonder more than five million people visit each year! Horseback rides, scenic and difficult hikes, river rafting, skiing (at the North Rim), and wildlife watching are just a few activities you can enjoy and while they may not seem terribly unique, consider their background: the most famous valley on the planet, several million years in the making!
The Grand Canyon rightfully steals the spotlight from other outdoor attractions in Arizona, but it’d be unfortunate if you missed out because of this. The mesas and buttes of Monument Valley, with colors so vibrant they seem painted on; Lake Powell, the world’s second-largest manmade lake; the historic Vulture Gold Mine; the lush pine forests of Payson; and the often-photographed Red Rock Crossing, are just a handful of examples of Arizona’s wondrous charm, and they have nothing to do with the Grand Canyon.
To beat the heat, dine at classy restaurants, shop at trendy boutiques, cool off at the Kartchner Caverns, tour Victorian homes, and lose yourself in the best museums and galleries of the Southwest. Arizona is the one-stop destination for every kind of vacationer under the sun, especially snowbirds and retirees who want sun-drenched days of adventure and leisure.