Welcome to the final destination of this road trip, Phoenix, Arizona! Phoenix is a city that truly embodies the spirit of the American West. Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, this bustling metropolis offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and urban sophistication. From the iconic saguaro cacti that dot the landscape to the vibrant arts and culinary scenes, Phoenix is a city that has something for everyone. So grab your cowboy hat and get ready to discover all that this incredible city has to offer!

On Route

Red Rock Scenic Byway

The first part of the drive to Phoenix will take you through the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Known for its breathtaking views of the red rock formations that are so iconic to the Sedona area. Along the way, visitors can stop at several scenic overlooks to take photos or simply soak in the natural beauty of the area. The drive is particularly spectacular during sunset, when the rocks seem to glow with a fiery red hue. As you drive over Dry Beaver Creek Bridge, you’ll glimpse Courthouse Butte and Lee Mountain. Keep an eye out for wildlife, Castle Rock, and and Bell Rock as you travel down the road through the Village of Oak Creek.

Montezuma Castle National Monument features well-preserved cliff dwellings built 800 years ago by the Sinagua people. These dwellings, carved into limestone cliffs, offer natural protection and contain up to 20 rooms, the largest being five stories high. Visitors can take a self-guided tour to learn about Sinagua culture and history. The monument showcases the resourcefulness and ingenuity of early inhabitants and offers insight into their way of life.

Campgrounds near Phoenix

Pleasant Harbor RV Resort

  • Heated pool & spa
  • 253 full hookup sites
  • Boat rentals & Clubhouse

Desert’s Edge RV Park

  • 220+ full hookup sites
  • Heated pool & spa
  • 2 dog parks & wash station

Deer Valley RV Park

  • 205 full hookup sites
  • Swimming pool
  • Dog park & wash station

Encore Paradise RV Resort

  • Pools & hot tub
  • Library & game room
  • Restaurant

Desert Shadows RV Resort

  • Full hookup sites
  • Heated indoor pool & spa
  • Golf putting green

Eagle View RV Resort

  • 150 full hookup sites
  • Dog run & games
  • Heated pool / spa

Food and Drink!

Things To Do In Phoenix


Phoenix, Arizona is home to a variety of museums that cater to different interests and age groups. For art lovers, the Phoenix Art Museum is a must-visit destination, featuring a collection of more than 18,000 works from across the globe. The Heard Museum, on the other hand, showcases the art and culture of Native American communities. History buffs will enjoy the Arizona Capitol Museum, which provides an insight into the state’s political and cultural history. Meanwhile, the Hall of Flame Fire Museum highlights the evolution of firefighting technology. Families with children will find plenty of options to choose from, including the Arizona Science Center, the Musical Instrument Museum, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and the Legoland Discovery Center. These museums offer interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and educational programs that are engaging and fun for kids of all ages.

Located in Scottsdale, Butterfly Wonderland is an indoor rainforest that houses thousands of butterflies from all over the world, as well as other insects and reptiles. Visitors can walk through the lush forest and observe the butterflies up close, or visit the emergence gallery where they can see butterflies emerging from their chrysalises and taking their first flight.

Goldfield Ghost Town

Goldfield Ghost Town is a popular tourist attraction known for its old western charm and exciting activities. Witness the gunfights and all the daring antics of the cowboy and cowgirl characters, or try one of their newest attractions, the Superstition Zipline, which allows visitors to soar above the town and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad offers guided train tours through the town, providing visitors with a glimpse into the area’s rich history. For those seeking adventure, the mine tours or ghost tours are a must-see attraction, where visitors can explore the dark and mysterious tunnels of the mine and learn about the town’s haunted past. With so many exciting attractions, the Goldfield Ghost Town is a great place to spend a day in Phoenix.

If you’re looking for a great place to visit, Tempe Beach Park is the perfect destination. With 25 acres of land, this park is a hub of activity throughout the year, hosting a diverse range of events such as concerts, festivals, and sporting events. Take advantage of the opportunity to rent a boat, paddle board, kayak, or any other watercraft and explore Tempe Town Lake. For those who prefer staying on land, you can enjoy the 7-mile lake loop and appreciate over 20 pieces of public art along the path!

Visit Canyon Lake and book a Dolly Steamboat Tour! The Twilight Dinner Cruise is a magical two-hour trip through the breathtaking Sonoran Desert. Indulge in a scrumptious dinner, including a choice of entrée, salad, side dish, and dessert, all prepared fresh in the onboard galley. The knowledgeable and friendly crew provides insightful commentary about the history and wildlife of the area. As the sun sets and the stars come out, the stunning views of the moonlit lake and the surrounding mountains will leave you enchanted. This is a perfect way to spend a romantic evening or to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones.

Papago Park

Papago Park is home to a stunning natural oasis that features a diverse range of geological formations such as red sandstone buttes and rugged desert landscapes. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, you can’t go wrong hiking the famous Hole-In-The-Rock trail. The park also offers an array of exciting attractions including the Phoenix Zoo, archery range, Papago Sports Complex, and the Papago golf course. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or simply seeking a quiet stroll through nature, Papago Park is a must-visit destination.

Whether you’re an indoor or outdoor person, Phoenix offers an exciting range of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. From breathtaking hikes and wineries to golf courses and even a city scavenger hunt, the options are endless and suitable for everyone!

Congratulations, you have completed Traveland RV’s Road Trip To Phoenix, Arizona!

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