Arizona is tucked away in the American Southwest boasting incomparable landscapes, clean air, and an incredible climate. The scenic cities and towns in Arizona are ideal for a babymoon getaway, especially since they offer historic attractions and cultural significance. Near many Arizona vacation rentals are endless opportunities for sightseeing, sunbathing, fine dining, and spa visits. Here are the six best babymoon vacation destinations in Arizona.
1. Lake Havasu City
Beautiful Lake Havasu City lies in western Arizona alongside the Colorado River near the border with California. Among its scenic wonders is the original London Bridge, which the city bought from London, England, shipped to Arizona, and reassembled brick by brick. The bridge now crosses a channel from the mainland to an island in the lake, and the Lake Havasu City Visitor Center offers a pleasant and informative walking tour highlighting the history of the bridge. Lake Havasu City is also famous for its collection of over 18 working replicas of lighthouses that sit in various locations on both sides of the lake. To view them from the water, join the Sunset Charter and Tour Company Lighthouse Tour on the Kon Tiki Canyon Cruiser.
If you want to relax, head for the white sand beaches at London Bridge Beach and Lake Havasu State Park for swimming and sunbathing. Learn about local ecology and wildlife as well as Native American and pioneer history at the Lake Havasu Museum of History. Enjoy hot stone and deep tissue massages, revitalizing wraps, and energy therapy at the Body Essentials Holistic Spa. For fine dining with a splendid lakeside view of London Bridge, have some steak or seafood at Shugrue’s Restaurant, Bar and Bakery.
Located in the far southwestern corner of Arizona, the city of Yuma combines spectacular scenery, plenty of sunshine, and an Old West ambiance to form the perfect babymoon getaway location. Stroll along historic Main Street downtown, and browse for souvenirs in the eclectic shops. Don’t miss a tour of the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens, which has exhibits highlighting local history. Centennial Beach along the Colorado River at West Wetland Park features plenty of soft sand for relaxing sunbathing. For an unforgettable romantic dining experience, Yuma Visitors Bureau and the Bard Valley Date Growers Association offer Date Night Dinners with multi-course meals served under a canopy of stars in a verdant date grove.
The town of Sedona sits in central Arizona surrounded by lovely forests and spectacular red sandstone rock formations. View the incomparable scenery on a romantic early morning flight with Northern Light Balloon Expeditions. Renowned as a center for the arts, Sedona is full of galleries that offer gorgeous paintings, jewelry, quilts, and wood carvings. Stop by the Sedona Arts Center Fine Arts Gallery for an overview of splendid work by local artists. The rustic Sedona Heritage Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into local history. Visit Sedona’s New Day Spa for refreshing massages, facials, and desert nature body treatments amidst beautiful outdoor gardens and fountains. Enjoy fine dining with a spectacular view at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill.
Set on a plateau at 7,000 feet in the midst of the world’s largest forest of Ponderosa pine, the city of Flagstaff combines incomparable beauty, cultural diversity, and opportunities for relaxing fun. Take a luxurious journey to one of the world’s most scenic spots aboard the Grand Canyon Railway out of nearby Williams. Alternatively, fly over the canyon and other Arizona landmarks in a small plane or helicopter with Westwind Air Service. The telescopes at Lowell Observatory allow you to view the romantic star-strewn night skies over Arizona, and the Museum of Northern Arizona offers an intriguing look at the area’s geology, paleontology, natural history, and Native American artwork and culture. Refresh yourselves with a stroll through the lovely Arboretum at Flagstaff. Explore the boutiques, art galleries, jewelers, and other retailers in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. The family-owned El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill serves up some excellent cuisine from south of the border.
The beautiful college town of Tempe lies just south of Phoenix in south-central Arizona. Rent an electric pontoon boat at Tempe Town Lake Boat Rentals, and explore the lake. Alternatively, relax and enjoy a sightseeing cruise around Saguaro Lake aboard the Desert Belle Steamboat. View amazing contemporary art in the spacious galleries of the Arizona State University Art Museum. The enormous Tempe Marketplace features eclectic shops as well as outdoor fireplaces, fountains, and live entertainment. For an elegant, romantic meal on a lovely outdoor patio, try the House of Tricks Restaurant in downtown Tempe.
Located in the spectacularly-beautiful Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona, the city of Tucson combines historic Old West roots with modern entertainment facilities and cultural amenities. Stroll through the breathtakingly beautiful collections of orchids, cacti, desert flowers, and other plants at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Explore the cosmos at Kitt Peak National Observatory. The Arizona Desert Museum is a vast facility that offers a zoo with displays of local wildlife, an aquarium, a cactus garden, and exhibits highlighting local history. For some elegant outdoor patio dining, try the cafe in the courtyard at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Ready to go? Check out these amazing Arizona vacation rentals on Tripping.com.