My husband and I are planning a trip to Arizona in August. We love nature, outdoor activities and I love photography. Looking for some helpful suggestions to do in the area.
We fly into Phoenix on Sunday in August, pick up rental car and then driving to Sedona to spend 4 nights. I am not sure what to do while we are there. I am thinking sunset jeep tour (Pink jeep tour seems most popular) on one night. Are they worth the expense?
Are there good places to drive to on our own where we can see the sights and get great pictures on our own. From the sounds of it hiking is pretty much out that time of year since I hear it is too hot to do too much.
Also was looking into tour companies that will pick you up in the early morning, drive you to Glen Canyon for smooth water rafting, then you get back to Sedona at night. Is 12 hour day and pretty expensive. Didn't know if it was worth sacrificing a day to do this, if it was worth the long trip.
Should we take a day trip to Flagstaff area? Worth driving there for the day?
So, after spending 4 nights in Sedona, we are going to drive to Grand Canyon and spend 2 nights at Best Western. Sounds like we can pretty much do it all on our own, drive around -- any tours that are recommended that we should do? Too hot to do any hiking then?
After we leave there we are going to drive to Scottsdale, spend the night and our flight leaves late morning the next day. Any spots we should hit on our drive from GC to Scottsdale?
Any help or suggestions if appreciated! This is my dream trip - I have always wanted to go to Arizona (might consider moving there in the future) want to make sure we don't miss anything of "must see" quality!