Central Arizona vacation rental homes are in an area which is the exception to the rule in this state since it is not all dry and arid but is located on the Colorado Plateau and is thus cool, wooded and mountainous with plenty of pine forests and fertile river valleys. It lies in the area between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, and, as well as the acres of cactus-studded desert, there are volcanoes, canyons and forests, ski resorts, old mining towns and 1,000 year old cliff dwellings, scenic highway drives, vineyards and lively towns, with enough variety to keep you entertained for the duration of your trip when you book up a Central Arizona vacation rental home.
There are several points of interest, like Acrosanti, a desert outpost which looks like a remote village out of Star Wars and based on the idea of architecture meeting ecology, stark and unique under the dark desert night, the Lowell Observatory, which was the place which first discovered Pluto, the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, a shrine to Arts and Crafts, the Museum of Northern Arizona, which has an excellent collection of Native American exhibits, the Fort Verde State Historic Park, which offers an authentic glimpse of life in the frontier days of the 1900’s, the red and orange cliffs of Oak Creek Canyon and its main attraction, the Slide Rock State Park where you can swoosh down big rocks into the cool creek water, the Palatki Heritage Site with 1,000 year old cliff dwellings, and the Out Of Africa Wildlife Park, an odd mix of zoo, circus and theme park, to name just a few which you'll see with Central Arizona vacation rental homes.
There is a bunch of outdoor activities which are on offer in this part of the world, and as you can imagine, the majority of them involve outdoor action like jeep tours, hiking excursions, horseback riding trips, mountain or road bike tours, and they all naturally revolve around taking in the incredible natural sights of the land. Also with Central Arizona vacation rental homes there is also the Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park where you can see bears, big horn sheep, and Alaskan wolves (!) from the safety of your car.
There are also some interesting towns scattered around; Flagstaff with its thriving cultural and arts scene, Prescott, a former pioneering outpost transformed into a spirited town full of stately Victorian homes surrounding a grand, imposing courthouse, Jerome, a former mining town revitalized by an influx of artists and craftspeople, and Wickenburg, a former cow town which still clings to its roots and has restored much of its downtown to its former 1880’s appearance.
If you book into a Central Arizona vacation rental home you will have a fantastic time seeing some of the most incredible natural scenery and unique towns in the USA, and there is probably more variety here than in any other part of Arizona.