The Grand Canyon makes an appearance on many people’s bucket lists, and areas in the Great American Southwest can be wonderful destinations for groups of any ages! These are locations that can be as relaxing or adventurous as you’d like, so there’s really something for everyone.

Exploring the American Southwest

Sedona is an easy drive from Flagstaff or Phoenix airports, and there are many great places to stay in this town. Cool architecture, great spas, yummy food, and such a laid-back attitude. You can’t help but take a long deep breath and relax with scenery like this.

Sedona Views

You can drive around and wonder at the landscape all day, and enjoy how the colors shift as the light changes. Do some stargazing in the wide open spaces at nighttime.

You can also get up very early for a sunrise hot-air balloon ride if you choose,

Sedona Balloon Ride

or go hiking, or take a Jeep ride out in the mountains or go mountain biking.

Sedona Mountain Biking

This really is a place that can be relaxing or exhilarating – whichever is your preference!

When you’ve finished with Sedona, the Grand Canyon is only two hours away.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Pictures never do justice to the size and majesty of the Grand Canyon. It truly takes your breath away! You can take in the many views from the top, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike down into the canyon. It’s a long way down! Or you can hike down for a while, then come back up when you get tired.

Hiking Trails at the Grand Canyon

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

There are also other great National Parks in the area, such as Zion or Arches, if you’d like to extend your trip with more sightseeing or even a rafting trip!

For a First-Class hassle-free vacation, consider doing this trip with Adventures By Disney! They take care of all the details of your trip, and provide an excellent experience for all age groups with two specially trained Adventure Guides on every guided group vacation.

Whether you’d like to experience this trip on your own, or as part of a First-Class Adventure trip, contact me to help you plan your vacation at We also specialize in vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.