There is so much more to Arizona than just visiting the Grand Canyon. Follow my guide and you’ll be left speechless wandering in different canyons that stretch for miles and miles. I have created a list of all the beautiful places you must see when you visit Page, Arizona for a weekend. With proper planning, you”ll be amazed how it’s so easy to plan a trip here.
Here’s my list of activities for the perfect getaway in Arizona:
Cost: $25 per vehicle
There are multiple entrance’s you can visit which all provide breath taking views. As soon as you park, just walk half a mile to get away from other tourists. You’ll find plenty of spots where you can be on your own to take amazing photos. Bring snacks and plenty of water
Devil’s Bridge is a steep hike. It’s about 2 miles to reach the top. It is a fairly easy walk until the end when you have to go uphill. I would highly recommend an off road vehicle because 1-it’s fun and 2-you get to skip most of the hike. Walking along the bridge is pretty terrifying but let your adrenaline takeover and enjoy the views. If you go alone, make sure you find someone trust worthy to hold your phone and take pics for you. Be respectful and stay off the bridge while others are taking their photos! Don’t forget to drink lots of water!
Antelope Canyon is by far the most beautiful place to visit in Arizona. In order to visit you must reserve a spot in advance because the only way to enter is with a Navajo tour guide. You can find an extensive post on how to visit Antelope Canyon here!
Once you park, it’s a short walk downhill to reach this spot. Try to get there early in the morning to catch the sunrise. There’s a lot less people compared to sunset hour. The best shot is one captured on the edge. The walk back is slightly uphill so it may seem moderately difficult for those out of shape.
Well taking pictures from the side of the road like this is free lol. Cathedral Rock is known to be one of the most photographed places in Arizona (not sure how this spot beats the Grand Canyon but okay lol). If you have time, you should explore inside of the rocks for amazing photo opportunities.
SUP at Lake Powell
Cost: $40 for full day paddle boards. $30 full day single kayak or $45 double kayaks.
Voted one of the best places to paddle board, you can easily spend an entire day here admiring the beauty. In my opinion, you don’t need a tour guide because once you reach the water, there’s only one way in and one way out. When you visit the shop to rent, they will provide you with everything you need (car attachments/life jacket/boards/paddles) and they also teach you how to use it. It is 6 miles and trust me when I say I regretted going all the way to the end. I mean this was the best place for a photo opportunity, but paddling back took everythinggggg in me. There are multiple spots where people were off on the sides cliff diving and swimming in the water which was pretty cool especially because it was 106 degrees the day I went. You’ll also see lots of boats passing you by (don’t be unaware like me-I completely fell off my board when the waves came because I wasn’t expecting it lol). Stand Up Paddle Board
Below is a list of places that I will definitely be going back to see because I didn’t have time on this trip:
If you’re in shape, Lake Havasu should be high on your list. This place is insanely beautiful once you make it past the 10 mile hike! we didn’t visit here because we weren’t prepared to hike 20 miles lol. #goals
If you plan to visit the wave, you must apply for a permit 4 months in advance! You can read more here on how to obtain a permit.
A word from the locals “Route 66 is not like it used to be”. It’s rare for you to see these signs all over the highway so if you really want to catch one, you have to ask around.
How many places do you plan on visiting?