Planning A Weekend Getaway? Check Out These Underrated Places In Arizona

If you’re looking to go on a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, look no further than Arizona. With its gorgeous natural scenery and bustling cities, it’s no surprise why the state has become a favorite among tourists.

In 2018, it was estimated that about 45 million individuals visited the state and this year, it is expected that more people will be making their way to Arizona to visit popular destinations such as the Grand Canyon and the Monument Valley.

However, if you’re looking to escape the crowds and discover some of the hidden gems of Arizona, head to the cities for a one-of-a-kind trip with your friends. For a holiday that you’ll never forget, check out these underrated Arizona destinations during your visit.

Roosevelt Row, Scottsdale

Fans of art will love the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Scottsdale. This walkable destination is where art blooms to life as the streets are filled with galleries, colorful murals, and public art installations. You’ll also find lots of boutiques and restaurants in the area so you can shop and dine to your heart’s content. Time your visit for the First Fridays Art Walk, a monthly event where you can go on the country’s largest self-guided art tours and buy paintings, accessories, and jewelry made by local artists.

After a day of art appreciation, enjoy Scottsdale Happy Hour with your friends at one of the many bars and bistros in the city. For a fun night, check out Riot House– it’s a South Beach-themed nightclub that serves tropical food and drinks. Every Friday, the establishment offers cocktails and beers at half the price, so you and your friends can indulge and have a good time.

Arizona Wine Tour, Elgin

Napa, California has always been associated with wine tasting tours. However, did you know that Arizona is also home to several vineyards where you can go on a wine tour with your friends? Wine lovers should head to Elgin, which is a two and a half hour drive from Phoenix.

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Make arrangements with your Uber driver and hit up some of the best vineyards in the area, such as Callaghan Vineyards, where you can taste 5 kinds of wine for only $10 (it’s $5 if you bring your own wine glass). Deep Sky Vineyard is also a popular place among wine aficionados as it features a beautiful tasting room and awesome views.

Goat Yoga, Gilbert

Looking for a one-of-a-kind yoga retreat? Then visit Goat Yoga in Gilbert, Arizona. This goat farm offers hour-long yoga classes for only $20, and while you’re doing sun salutations, expect to share your space with a friendly baby goat. Apart from goats, you’ll also get to interact with adorable alpacas in the area, so get your gear together and experience this unique yoga experience with your friends.

Arizona is the perfect destination for an awesome weekend getaway. Check out these places and more while you’re in the area, and don’t forget to have fun with your friends.

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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