Although Arizona covers 113998 square miles (and is roughly the size of Italy) there are a multitude of day trip options. Arizona daytime expeditions offer something for everyone. From Phoenix you can easily visit the red rocks in Sedona hike the Superstition Mountains take in the vastness of The Grand Canyon or enjoy Whiskey Row in Prescott. Drive the Apache Trail – visit a ghost town tour a mine and take a nature cruise on the Dolly Steamboat. Stop in Tortilla Flat for lunch and prickly pear ice cream.
Although Arizona is not considered wine country it is home to a number of local vineyards. Have a glass of Zinfandel and relax on the patio at Alcantara Vineyards in Camp Verde. Stop in at Pillsbury Wine in Cottonwood for a tasty wine and chocolate pairing. Visit Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards in Cornville owned by Tool front man Maynard James Keenan.
See over 3200 desert plants and 250 species of birds on a 1.5 mile trail at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Take the Verde Canyon Railroad to see beautiful landscapes in Central Arizona. Discover pine country in Payson and see the Shoofly Indian Ruins or Rim Country Museum.