Amazing Arizona Family Vacations

So what can you do in your Arizona Family Vacations? Let's check out some Arizona family vacation ideas here...

Many people when they hear the word "Arizona" automatically think of deserts. Older people from out-of-country may think Cowboys and Indians.

Well.. Arizona has much more to offer than that!

There are multiple ecological systems in the state that include swampland, mountain ranges tall enough to get snow in the winter, deserts, beaches, lakes, and mountain plains.

So, let's take a journey through the state so we might find that perfect time away from home as you take your family on your dream Arizona family vacations.

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A little further west is Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that is shared with Utah. Lake Powell is manmade and stands behind Glen Canyon Dam.

The dam was built as a hydroelectric generating station that services Arizona, California and Utah.

On the lake you can rent houseboats, boats for recreation and you can even go inner tubing.

Take a tour up to Rainbow Bridge and learn a bit more about the geologic background of Arizona.

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It has been formed over two billion years as inland waters expanded and contracted and the Colorado River swam its way through the gorges.

There are lodges to stay at within the Park, as well as hotels just outside the entrance. You can take hikes, helicopter rides and horseback rides down to the bottom of the Canyon that is inhabited by the Havasupai tribe.

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From Williams, Arizona your family can catch a train ride into the Canyon for an unforgetable Arizona family vacations.

And do check out our Grand Canyon family vacation ideas page as well.

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are part of the Northern Arizona red rock country. Hiking, off-roading, camping and stargazing are readily available for the family.

Off road tours of the area can take you to Spiritual hotspots and Native American ruins.

Oak Creek Canyon is one of the more beautiful drives between Flagstaff and the southern towns. Slide Rock in Sedona is a popular summer gathering spot for swimming.

The Phoenix Area has lakes for swimming and boating, museums to amuse the young and the young of heart, theatre that rivals Broadway itself, and historical landmarks that date back to the time of Cortez. Horseback riding and hiking can be done in the surrounding mountains, as well as camping.

The canal system follows an ancient Hohokam system that is still in use today.

Ruins from this tribe and others litter the Phoenix Metro area.

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The Tucson Area offers the family Kitt Peak Observatory, the "graveyard" where old military planes are put out to pasture, Nogales Mexico is just a jaunt down the road, skiing can be done on Mount Lemon in the winter.One of many great Arizona young family vacation ideas.

Don't miss Old Tucson in your Arizona family vacations where many western films and shows have been made. Saguaro National Monument is within arm's reach to view much of the local fauna.

Flagstaff Area holds Lowell Observatory, where planets form been discovered.

You have much of the ancient ruins located nearby as well as Sunset Crater which was formed when a huge meteorite hit the landmass that would become North America.

Archaeological sites include:
* Canyon de Chelly,
* Wupatki National Monument,
* Tumacácori National Historical Park,
* Walnut Canyon,
* Tuzigoot
* Petrified Forest and * Painted Desert.

Other historical and fun sites include:
* Tombstone,
* Lake Havasu (home of the London Bridge) and
* Bullhead City across the river from Laughlin Nevada.

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Whether it be land, sea or air adventures that you and your family wish to partake on your vacation you can find it here in Arizona.

From mountains to the desert, from water to forests, from hiking to casino gaming the state greets you and your family with open arms!

Have fun in your Arizona family vacations!

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