If you're looking for a weekend getaway near and around Tempe, good news! there are a wide array of places to visit for a quick vacation that would delight the most seasoned traveler. Here are some recommendations:
If you're into hiking spots, jeep tours, and a respite from the boiling Tempe temperatures, Sedona, Arizona could be the perfect fit. On top of that, this area has become a spiritual mecca for artists and healers. Even if you're not a new age type, it's hard to deny that there are some pretty powerful energies in Sedona. Whether you have a spiritual awakening or not, you'll be sure to have a rejuvenating time away among the backdrop of sculpted red rock, pine forests, deserts, and canyons.
Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora, Mexico
Located in the Mexican State of Sonora, Rocky Point is a beautiful coastal town that offers incredible kayaking, sailing tours, snorkeling, diving, and fishing charters in the Gulf of California. Lodging and food are relatively inexpensive. Depending on your vacation tastes, you can go to the Old Port and haggle with the merchants, check out the Biosphere Reserve, or just spend all day catching some rays and drinking on the Playa. Since you will be crossing the border, make sure that you have your passport.
Flagstaff is just two hours away from Tempe and is one of the only places in Arizona that gets snow. It's home to Humphrey's Peak, the states highest point. Wanderers and travelers are drawn to this area with its hippie-boho culture. From touring the Flagstaff-Grand Canyon Ale Trail to eating and drinking at Lumberyard Brewing Company, there’s something for everyone in this little piece of the world.
If you want a tune-up before you hit the road, call American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission or schedule an appointment so we can assist can get your car ready for the trip. We’re located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. We look forward to your visit!