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You can book a vacation rental in Payson for as little as $87 per night.
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Payson is located very close to the center of Arizona, reason enough for being dubbed by many as the “Heart of Arizona”. It’s nestled among the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the world and is home to the oldest continuous rodeo in the world. It’s also within a few minutes of one of the biggest natural wonders in the world and sits at an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet. You’ll have your breath taken away by more than just the altitude, as Payson is loaded with enchanting views and scenery. In fact, the town was recently awarded 2016 “Best Small Town in Arizona” in the “Official Best Of Arizona”.
Things to do in Payson
Tonto Natural Bridge is just minutes from Payson, and it’s a place you definitely shouldn’t miss out while in the area. Believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, Tonto Natural Bridge stands 183 feet high above a 400-foot long tunnel. Travelers come from all over the country to see this natural arch and walk across it while peering out at the lush valley of pine trees below. While in Payson, you’ll be able to do a variety of things, including attending the world’s oldest continuous rodeo. Every year on the 3rd weekend in August, the town holds the event and gives away more than $50,000 in cash and prizes to its contestants. If that’s not exhilarating enough, you can walk along the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile geological feature of limestone and sandstone cliffs stretching across Arizona. From up here you’ll get a birds eye view of some of Arizona’s natural beauty.
Day Trips from Payson
Located just under 2 hours from Payson, Flagstaff is home to a world of possibilities. Head to the Arizona Snowbowl where skiers and snowboarders aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy the scenic views from the chairlift. In the off-season, the lift is open to visitors, as are hiking trails, a mountainside restaurant, and disc golf. There’s really something for everyone in every season at the Snowbowl. If you’re an astronomy buff, the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is a must-visit. Visitors can stargaze through onsite telescopes in the same location where Pluto was first sighted. To round out the day and feel like a local, stop in for a pint at Hops on Birch, which has 28 different beers on tap, live music on the weekends, and allows dogs.
Transportation in Payson
If you’re traveling from out of state, fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. You’re probably best off getting a rental car and driving to your accommodations in Payson. It’ll be a short, hour-and-a-half ride. Once in Payson, the public transportation is not great, so you’ll be driving to reach most places. You can get around the lakes by canoe and kayak, and do some horseback riding, biking, and hiking around the area once you get tired of using the rental car.
Tripping.com offers travelers plenty of options for vacation rentals in Payson. Stay among the pines and experience the fresh air of the Mogollon Rim. We even have a handful of rentals with hot tubs so you can enjoy the outdoors even after the sun goes down. About 15 different rentals are pet-friendly, so you can choose of them and bring your furry friend along for the vacation. Don’t forget to stop by historic Main Street for all your shopping and dining needs. Hit up the antique stores and rummage through some oldies but goodies, or stop by one of the art galleries in town and take home a souvenir. If you’re looking for some eats, check out Miss Fitz 260 Café a casual, seat-yourself restaurant where locals and visitors rave about the adult grilled cheese sandwiches and desserts. You won’t leave here hungry.
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