Awesome ‘DADventures’ in Arizona that Dad will Love
What do Dads love more than an adventure? So why not treat yours to one of the amazing ‘DADventures’ that Arizona has to offer. When June rolls around, it’s time to show Dad he’s appreciated, and more importantly, that he’s still able to cut loose and have fun. Here are some of our top picks for fun adventures to have with Dad.
DADventure Number 1
Make those memories with a rugged Grand Canyon trek. Visit the ever popular Grand Canyon National Park at South Rim. Alternately, check out the dizzying array of options at Grand Canyon West.
DADventure Number 2
Go on an off-road adventure. Stellar Adventures on the outskirts of the Valley allows not only ATV, UTV and Hummer tours through the desert, they also have tons of choices to completely personalize your ride. For instance, you can ride with a guide or drive yourself, you can customize or add on to your adventure with hiking, biking, shooting, stargazing, night vision and more! Another plus, FREE photos of your thrill ride are included with daytime adventures. In Sedona, Pink Jeep Tours has ready-made action and excitement waiting for you. Their exhilarating Broken Arrow Tour and their dramatic Diamond Gulch Adventure will bring you to the edge on exciting trails through gorgeous red rock country.
DADventure Number 3
South By Southwest is a river touring company that will help you customize your waterway trek with Dad. Whether you want an experienced guide to run the Salt River or Verde River with you, or just equip you with the proper gear before shoving you off, South by Southwest will help you plan a solid voyage. If the adrenaline rush of roaring rapids is what really floats your boat, consider the Hulapai River Runners, Native American guides who will bring you whitewater rafting on the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
DADventure Number 4
For a relaxing outdoorsy experience, try the many recreational options at Bartlett Lake Marina. Just an hour outside of Phoenix, it has Pontoons, Jet Skis, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Party Yachts available for rent.
DADventure Number 5
If staying cool is top for Pops, a trip to northern country might be in order. Head up to Hon-Dah Resort and Casino for the 9th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally on June 22nd and 23rd. The beer garden, bike contest and poker run might be right up Dad’s alley. The added elevation and surrounding pines are a welcome change of pace.
DADventure Number 6
If the rush of a zipline stirs the pulse and checks off a bucketlist item, there are several great options here in Arizona. The Predator Zipline at Out of Africa Wildlife Park brings the added dimension of dangling over wild animal habitats on your zipline trip. Also packed with heart-racing thrills is the Skyline Zipline at Grand Canyon West which boasts ‘quad ziplines,’ allowing multiple people to zip along together as a group. That’s some quality time — racing at speeds up to 50 mph — with Dad!
DADventure Number 7
If all else fails, why not relax and enjoy a round of golf at one of Arizona’s gorgeous golf courses. There is no shortage of lovely courses, but a short trip north to the Oak Creek Country Club will give you a temperate climate and gorgeous scenery to boot. This 18-hole championship, course is well manicured and fun for all skill levels. As we talk about Father’s Day, it’s fitting to mention that this course was designed by the father & son team, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr.