Arizona’s vast desert landscape, wealth of activities, lively cities, and electrifying nightlife make it a prime bachelor party spot. Whether you’re looking forward to exciting recreational fun, partying the night away, or taking it easy, Arizona has a beautiful city or town to suit your needs. Nearby most Arizona vacation rentals are abundant opportunities to enjoy relaxing beach interludes, thrilling sports, and low-key pubs and nightspots. Here are the most noteworthy bachelor party destinations in Arizona.
The city of Phoenix is the centerpiece of the metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun in central Arizona. Take advantage of the magnificent surrounding scenery with a hike up Camelback Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and the entire valley. Alternatively, explore the rugged landscape of the beautiful Sonoran Desert by ATV or Hummer on a tour with Stellar Adventures. For a bird’s-eye view, see the valley from above on a flight with Maverick Helicopters. When you return to town, slake your thirst by sampling some of Phoenix’s renowned craft beers with Arizona Brewery Tours. Move on to the Little Woody bar for darts, pinball, foosball, and an extensive whiskey selection. Finally, head for Bourbon Jacks Bar and Grill for some live music and dancing.
The city of Tucson lies on an alluvial plain surrounded by mountains in the midst of the Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona. If the groom-to-be loves Western films, take him on a tour of Tombstone, the site of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, with Tombstone and Thunder Valley Tours. For more cowboy ambiance, go for a trail ride amidst stark beautiful desert landscapes at Old Tucson. For golfing enthusiasts, the renowned Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort, part of the PGA Tour, is one of many fine places to play in the area. At night, head for the R Bar near the Rialto Theater to sip wine, craft beer, or cocktails in a Western ambiance. Later on, enjoy some gaming and entertainment at the Desert Diamond Casino.
Known for its never-ending sunshine, Yuma is in the southwestern corner of Arizona near the Colorado River. Centennial Beach in West Wetlands Park on the riverbank is a great place to relax and swim. For military enthusiasts or veterans, Visit Yuma Tours offers excursions to the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the world’s largest military facilities in terms of land area, to view the on-site Heritage Museum, the Camp Laguna training grounds, and other on-base areas. For some great food and superb locally made craft beers, try the Prison Hill Brewing Company. When it’s party time, head for the Cocopah Casino for fun gaming, live entertainment, and karaoke.
4. Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu City lies on the eastern bank of the Colorado River in west-central Arizona. The city has great swimming beaches at London Bridge Beach and Lake Havasu State Park. Rent a speedboat at Arizona Watersports, and head out onto the lake for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing. Stop in at the Bass Tackle Master shop on London Bridge Avenue for equipment and tips for fishing on the lake. Join Sunset Charter and Tour Company aboard the Kon Tiki Canyon Cruiser for a trip upriver to spectacular Topock Gorge. After all that activity, quench your thirst with some great craft beer at Mudshark Brewery. Later, hit the dance floor at the lakeside Kokomo beach, surf, and party bar.
The city of Flagstaff is in north-central Arizona, just 80 miles from the magnificent Grand Canyon. All-Star Grand Canyon Tours takes you by comfortable touring van or SUV to view this breathtakingly beautiful natural wonder. Alternatively, take the Grand Canyon Railway from nearby Williams, or join Westwind Air Service on a scenic flight to view the Grand Canyon from a small plane. In the winter, head for the famous Arizona Snowbowl Alpine Ski Resort for some great skiing and snowboarding. The Gopher Hole Pub is a classic basement bar, with a rustic wood fireplace where you can quench your thirst while playing billiards, darts, and ping-pong. For some great country Western music and dancing, try the Museum Club on Route 66.
Located in north-central Arizona near the border with Utah, the city of Page is the gateway to the amazing Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Rent some jet skis at Lake Powell Rentals, and explore the vast sapphire-blue lake. Visit the nearby magnificent orange-red canyon lands with Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours. To work off some excess adrenaline, fire automatic weapons or old-fashioned six-shooters at Gunfighter Canyon. After all your exertions, stop in and relax with some beer and steak at the State 48 Tavern. Enjoy live country Western music on the outdoor patio at Big John’s Texas BBQ.
The city of Sedona lies in central Arizona surrounded by spectacular red sandstone rock formations. Take a Red Rock day hike with Wildland Trekking to view these incomparable wonders. Combine an exciting kayak trip down the Verde River with tastings at local wineries on the Water to Wine tour with the Adventure Center. A Day in the West offers horseback tours of Dead Horse Ranch State Park in nearby Cottonwood. Back in town, have some first-class sushi and cocktails at the Szechuan Restaurant. Alternatively, visit the Oak Creek Brewing Tap Room and Brewery, and enjoy live music and great craft beer on the outdoor patio.
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