Home to the Grand Canyon with a rich history in Old West culture, fall in Arizona is an especially wonderful time to plan weekend getaways and soak up all this stunning state has to offer. The extreme summer temperatures are transitioning to a favorite season in the desert. Abandoned mining towns used for Western movie sets, the best small town Mexican restaurants, stunning views of the desert and more than a handful of natural wonders–few things beat weekend getaways in Arizona.
When planning your Arizona weekend getaway, you can easily visit various destinations and see a vast difference in scenery. A long desert drive starting at sunrise and ending with a gorgeous sunset over Saguaros or a day spent exploring museums are the start to your Arizona travel plans this season.