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Spend a Few Extra Days

Although summertime can be a little warm in the Valley of the Sun, there are plenty of ways to stay cool.  Consider staying at one of the local resorts in Scottsdale or Phoenix, or cooling off in the high country where there is plenty of hiking and outdoor activities.

National Parks: Grand Canyon,  Petrified Forest,  Saguaro
Great Destinations-
(est. drive times from Scottsdale)
Sedona (~1.5hrs), Flagstaff (~-2hrs), Prescott (~1.5hrs)
Payson (~1.5hrs), Grand Canyon (~4-5hrs)

Places to See

10 Best Places to Visit in Arizona – Travel Video: Sep 29, 2021. Touropia. YouTube Video

Grand Canyon

GO GlobeHopper, Top 10 Things To Do At And Near The Grand Canyon, Apr 7, 2020. YouTube Video

Sedona

WhenInYourState, 10 BEST Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona - When In Your State, Feb 10, 2020

Prescott

Visitprescottaz. Live+Work+Play in Prescott. Jun 21, 2011.YouTube Video

Arizona’s Venomous Critters

Arachnids: Tarantulas, Black Widows, Brown spiders, and dozens of species of scorpions including the bark scorpion.

Insects: Africanized bees, velvet ants, tarantula hawk wasps, paper wasps, and the giant desert centipede.

Snakes: Approximately 13 species of rattlesnakes (including the Mojave and Western Diamondback) and the Arizona Coral Snake.

 

Living Zoology. Rattlesnakes of Arizona - 9 species of venomous pit vipers from Sonoran desert. Feb 8, 2020. YouTube Video
Brave Wilderness. The Deadliest Scorpion in America! (Part 2).,Oct 6, 2015. YouTube Video.
WIRED. Absurd Creatures | Tarantula Hawk. Aug 7, 2015. YouTube Video.