Top 8 Places to Honeymoon In Arizona
I think we take for granted what a gorgeous state we live in! I mean, I know it’s not an exotic beach, but there are so many wonderful places to explore here in Arizona. And what better time to explore some of these places than on your honeymoon.
There are so many reasons to honeymoon “local.” I think naturally the first reason is that it is relatively inexpensive since you don’t need to buy airfare. Secondly because you are saving money by not having to fly, you can spend that extra money on experiences! Lastly, if you’re under a time constraint, it won’t take you long to get to any of these destinations.
Below is a list of the top 8 places to honeymoon and a lodging suggestion, although all of these cities offer loads of wonderful places to stay.
Happy planning, and enjoy your relaxing honeymoon!
Phoenix – Relax at the gorgeous boutique hotel The Royal Palms right in Phoenix. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, you certainly won’t feel like you are in the city.
Scottsdale – Out past the city center of Scottsdale, almost to Cave Creek is a stunning resort called The Boulders. It is secluded and quiet, the perfect place to relax by the pool.
Sedona – If you have never been to Sedona, it is a MUST! The Red Rocks are absolutely stunning! Hiking and outdoor adventure is everywhere, but you can also relax and wine taste in the nearby town of Cotton Wood. There are so many gorgeous places to stay, but l’Auberge is so special.
Tucson – Just 2 hours away from Phoenix, Tucson is another gorgeous desert oasis to venture to. Think horseback riding and romantic sunsets. Hacienda del Sol is a quaint and romantic place to stay and relax.
Grand Canyon – Can you believe that more Arizona natives have not visited the Grand Canyon than tourists? We have one amazing natural creation right in our back yard, and it is worth exploring. You and your new spouse can snuggle up at the historic Grand Canyon Lodges and explore one of mother nature’s greatest creations.
Prescott – Travel up to the historic city of Prescott for a romantic honeymoon. Walk through the downtown area, which feels like an old western town. Built in 1917 as a hotel, you can take a walk back in time and stay at the Vendome Hotel.
Flagstaff – Whether you honeymoon in the summer and beat the heat, or in the winter to experience the snow, Flagstaff is a great option for a local honeymoon. Flagstaff provides loads of fun outdoor activities to try. You could also day trip to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railway. The quaint Weatherford Hotel opened its doors as a hotel in 1900.
Payson – Another mountain town that would provide cooler temps in the summer and winter, Payson is the perfect place to honeymoon for a couple who loves the outdoors. It has a small town feel and tons of forest to explore. The Verde River Rock House is a perfect secluded location right on the river.