Five Activities for the Nature Buff in Arizona

Arizona is one of the few places in the nation where you can be outside 365 days out of the year. Some areas are hotter in the summer, some places are colder in the winter, but moderate temperatures are always just a few hours’ drive away, and Book My Vacay offers stunning vacation homes in all the most popular Arizona locations. Hiking, biking, climbing, and even spelunking are some of our most popular outdoor Arizona activities, and you can get back to nature when you visit our wonderful state. But don’t forget your camera! Our scenic landscapes will take your breath away, and you are going to want photographic reminders of the splendor of Arizona’s nature activities!

Spelunking in Tucson

Spelunking is a fancy word for cave exploring, and Tucson is home to a plethora of caves both large and small. Kartchner Caverns and Colossal Caverns are two of the more popular caves in the area, both of which offer guided tours. Learn the difference between stalactites and stalagmites while enjoying the cool underground temperatures, even during the dog days of summer!

Hiking in Flagstaff

During the hottest days of summer, Phoenix residents head for the hills for the best of Arizona’s nature activities. In the mountains in Flagstaff, to be precise, where cool summer temperatures makes hiking a fun outdoor Arizona activity! Listen to the wind whispering in the trees, feel the cool breeze on your face as the sun smiles down on you from above, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the beauty of nature during your hikes on one of the many trail systems found throughout Flagstaff.

Mountain Climbing in Scottsdale

This is an adventure best accomplished in the winter or fall and is not one meant for everyone, but climbing Camelback Mountain is a local tradition that is worth the effort. You will be scaling sheets of pure rock, but railings embedded in the stone will help, and once you reach the top and see THAT VIEW, all life’s mysteries will be solved!

Mountain Biking in Mesa

Mesa is a rapidly growing bedroom community of Phoenix and is also home to an extensive trail system great for both biking and hiking—in the cooler months, that is! Usery Mountain Recreation Area is one of our favorite places for doing anything outdoors in Mesa, but the Hawes Trail System Entrance runs a close second.

Chilling in Your Paradise Valley Book My Vacay Backyard

Sometimes the best outdoor Arizona activities are found right at home, and nowhere is that more evident than when you find your own piece of paradise in Paradise Valley. Sit on your back porch with a glass of wine and find yourself awestruck at the sight of the Arizona sun sinking behind the mountains in a blaze of glory! Reserve yours today and discover which Arizona town is about to become your personal paradise!