Activate Your Spring Break in AZ

After a busy first half of the semester, it may be tempting to spend your Spring Break on the couch (and that’s OK!). But if you’re in town for break and looking for ways to stay active, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Arizona spring break destinations AND the outdoor activities that come with, all just a short road trip away.

  1. Lake Havasu

Travel time from Phoenix: 3 – 4 hours

ACTIVE-ities:

  • Watersports
    • Paddleboarding
    • Scuba diving
    • Wakeboarding & waterskiing
  • On the beach: You don’t have to go to Cali to find a sandy beach!
    • Yoga
    • Beach volleyball
  • Rock climbing: Explore the desert environment while climbing Crab Claw Rock!

Plan your trip.

  1. Sedona

Travel time from Phoenix: ~2 hours

ACTIVE-ities:

  • Horseback riding: Experience Sedona from the saddle! 
  • Golf: Prep for the upcoming Cross Town Showdown with a view. 
  • Climbing: Sedona climbing adventures are tailored to your comfort level. Scale the iconic red rocks on everything from sport to aid routes!
  • Hiking: Embark on a self-guided or guided hike on any of the beautiful trails. You can even combine yoga AND hiking with Vita Pura for a perfect combination of balance & strength training. 
  • Rafting: Verde Adventures offers rafting, inflatable kayaking, & tubing down the stunning river.

Plan your trip.

  1. Lake Pleasant

Travel time from Phoenix: 45 minutes – an hour

ACTIVE-ities:

  • Hiking & Biking: In Peoria, 57o acres of parks and over 25 miles of trails are yours to explore on foot or wheel. 
  • Gliding: Fly over the lake with Northwest Sky Sports, which offers gliding lessons and recreational flights!
  • Paintball: Take on your friends in paintball battles at Arizona’s favorite outdoor field!
  • Watersports: Boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are available for rent. Become a pro at water skiing and wakeboarding, too!

Plan your trip.

  1. Grand Canyon National Park

Travel time from Phoenix: 3 ½ – 4 hours

ACTIVE-ities:

  • Hiking: With over 20 trails, the Grand Canyon provides some of the most beautiful and challenging hikes you’ll ever experience. But be sure you’re prepared – you won’t want to find yourself without enough food, water, and other supplies.  
  • Biking: The Grand Canyon’s South Rim has 13 miles of roads and trails that allow bicyclists to explore this wonder of the world – while getting a workout!
  • Rafting: Discover the Colorado River from the best possible vantage point! Smooth water and whitewater rafting trips are available. Be sure to plan ahead to get the most out of your experience. 

Plan your trip.

  1. Tucson

Travel time from Phoenix: ~2 hours

ACTIVE-ities:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback riding

Plan your trip.