3 Awesome Places to Stay for a Three-Day Vacay

January 19, 2021

PHOENIX — Presidents’ Day is February 15, and there are plenty of awesome outdoor options to vacation in wide open spaces, like your favorite state park! Whether it’s a sweet getaway for two or a chance to get the whole family out of the house, there’s an adventure perfect for your long weekend!The park sign for Kartchner Caverns State Park with the Whetstone Mountains in the background

  1. Buckskin Mountain State Park: The Colorado River life is known for being super chill, laid-back, and all around awesome! Kick back on the sandy beach, hike the trails, and hit the water in a kayak or paddle board to make the most of your experience!
  2. Kartchner Caverns State Park: While renowned for its incredible cave system, Kartchner Caverns State Park offers even more above ground! Access the expanded trail system in the Whetstone Mountains from your campsite or camping cabin and discover southern Arizona like never before!
  3. Roper Lake State Park: Off the beaten path, Roper Lake is hidden in the shadow of Mt. Graham in eastern Arizona. The gorgeous lake offers a view of the mountain with plenty of trails nearby, campsites and camping cabins on the shore, and a quiet escape for breathing in some fresh air!

Book your getaway and enjoy a change of scenery from your cabin, camper, or tent!

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