Summer Fun Day Trips in Phoenix

Summertime is traditionally the time to head out of town for a vacation, but sometimes that is simply not possible. However, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on interesting sights, adventures, and opportunities! If you will be in town this month, plan some staycation destinations and make a day of it. Today we have suggestions for how you can do so here in Phoenix, AZ.


Take time to visit places you’ve always meant to go to. Try out a new theater or club, check out a museum or water park, or drive to the other side of the city to see what they have to offer — essentially, play tourist. This list of The Top 10 Things to Do in Phoenix from Trip Advisor can help you get started. It will be an adventure. As a bonus, you can sleep in your own comfortable bed at Liv Ahwatukee at the end of the day.


Specific Tips for Successful Day Trips

Clean your car before you go. Get rid of the gum wrappers and napkins under the front seat, and the receipts stuffed between them. Vacuum it out and put in a new bag to collect trash from the upcoming day trip. You’ll be glad you did!


Prepare the night before so you can get an early start. Make sure you have everything you will need: directions and tickets, for example. Take water and snacks — sometimes mealtime gets delayed.


Wear comfortable walking shoes. Many places you visit require lots of walking to take in the full experience. Take a jacket and umbrella in case you encounter rain.


Take some cash with you. There are often souvenirs or deals you may want to take advantage of during your trip.


If your day includes multiple stops, check a map app beforehand to determine how much time you will need to allow for traveling. Take into account the time of day, traffic, and possible road construction delays.


Be sure to take lots of pictures and share them on Facebook, highlighting your staycation this summer. Where is your favorite place to visit in the Phoenix, AZ area? Feel free to share in the comments.