8 Awesome Things to Do in Arizona (That Aren’t the Grand Canyon)
Tired of seeing photos of the Grand Canyon’s Horseshoe Bend on your Instagram account? Me too. While the Grand Canyon absolutely deserves a visit, Arizona has plenty of other awe-inspiring sights that many visitors miss. From long-table dining on a farm to a desert botanical garden founded in the ‘30s, here are eight great things to do in Arizona that have nothing to do with its glorious canyon.
Arizona Fresh Foodie Trail
Arizona is a big agricultural player in the U.S., producing much of the country’s produce. Because of this, the agritourism trend is popular in the Phoenix Metro Area. The city of Mesa even offers its own Foodie Trail experience. You can book a visit with a tour operator—stops include an olive mill, orange grove, and an urban farming community—or opt to go the self-guided route.
Glamp in the Desert
Get ready to sleep on the property that belongs to one of the state’s oldest farming families. At The Cozy Peach at Schnepf Farms, you’ll sleep one of the 1950s-era Airstream trailers from its collection set on a 300-acre peach farm with views of the San Tan Mountains. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served cooked-to-order from the on-site bakery and cafe; but there are also barbecues, tables, and chairs to use. Time your visit right and you might even be there for one of Schnepf Farms’ seasonal long-table dinners (ask when booking).
Watch this video on the SmarterTravel YouTube channel to see what it’s like inside!
Cloth & Flame also offers luxury desert glamping in the Superstition Wilderness for groups via its offshoot brand Tela (call for a booking).
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