We have a big vacation planned the day after Christmas. We are flying out west to go on a tour of the southwest. Shhh…it’s a secret. We aren’t letting the cat out of the bag to our kids until Christmas morning. We are surprising them with new carry on luggage, airline tickets, spending money and a note telling them to pack up because we are leaving tomorrow. So here is our southwest adventure wish list.
We will be flying in and out of Phoenix and visiting for a few days. My husband and I both have family in Phoenix. The kids will be thrilled to get to visit with their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
I can’t wait to show my family red rock country. We are planning on doing some hiking and site seeing and we might even do some yoga.
If the weather permits we are going to stop in Flagstaff. This is a beautiful mountain town with lots to do. I especially want to take the kids to the observatory for some star gazing.
We can’t go to the southwest without visiting the Grand Canyon. Apparently December is a fantastic time to visit the Grand Canyon because the crowds are so much smaller. And who doesn’t want to see snow at the Grand Canyon?
Grand Staircase Escalanate
This is a place I had never heard of until we were looking at places on the map. My husband decided after looking at pictures that we couldn’t miss visiting this landmark.
Zion National Park
I can’t wait to visit Zion National Park. This looks like a park that is filled with beautiful rock formations, canyons and hiking adventures.
Not only are we going to Vegas, but we are spending New Years in Vegas. This is going to be quite an adventure.
On our way back down to Phoenix we are going to check our Joshua Tree. I mean we can’t go out west without dropping in California.
So I want to hear from you. Out of the places I have on my list what are some landmarks, hikes, shops and restaurants that I don’t want to miss?