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Winter Edition: Awesome Activities & Adventures in Arizona

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We’ve rounded up a list of the best activities and adventures to experience in Arizona this winter. Take advantage of our gorgeous weather and plan an outdoor activity or adventure with your friends or loved ones!

Hot Air Balloon Ride with Float Balloon Tours
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Float Balloon Tours offers an unforgettable hot air balloon experience with their attention to detail. They keep their rides “small, intimate and local” with thoughtful planning and by partnering with local food producers and wineries to highlight the best Arizona has to offer. They offer sunrise and sunset hot air ballon rides that conclude with an amazing breakfast or dinner. To learn more, visit www.floatballoontours.com.

Snowboarding & Skiing at Arizona Snowbowl
ski-liftSnowbowl is preparing for its earliest opening ever, Friday November 20. Flagstaff has already received a foot of fresh snow so this winter is looking epic for local snowboarders and skiers. To keep updated on what’s happening on the mountain, follow Arizona Snowbowl on Facebook.

Local Hikes
Inner-Basin-19-of-26We are blessed in Arizona to have the ability to be active outdoors during the winter. Check out our hiking section for ideas on hikes in Arizona, including the Top 5 Hikes for 2016 by Arizona Hikers Guide. Don’t wait until New Years to get active, start now!

Pick & Cut your own Christmas Tree
Wondering how to do this? The YouTube video below shares everything you need to know:

Sleigh Ride in Flagstaff
sleigh started originalHitchin Post Stables sleigh rides in Flagstaff, AZ start on November 20th. Sleigh rides leave the main stable area on the hour and head off through the snow covered pines of the Coconino National Forest, with horses trotting and sleigh bells jingling. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the cowboy camp area…which is just about the right amount of time to get your nose frosted. At the cowboy camp area you will have a chance to stretch your legs, warm up at a campfire and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. After a brief rest, we load up for the return trip. For more information, visit www.potagoldadventures.com.

The Polar Express Train Ride
Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 2.43.33 PMTHE POLAR EXPRESS TM Train Ride presented by Grand Canyon Railway runs November 6 through January 3. Even if visions of sugar plums aren’t yet dancing in visitor’s heads, it’s best to book early via the Railway’s website, www.thetrain.com, as many peak dates and times for this special train are already sold out. Reservations may also be made by calling 888-848-3511.

Do you have something to add to this list? Leave a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

1 Comment on Winter Edition: Awesome Activities & Adventures in Arizona

  1. Love the ideas! I have a voucher to go hot air ballooning but I’m kinda scared to use it (the heights and all…). Thanks for the awesome list!

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