10 Places You Absolutely Must Visit This Spring In Arizona

10 Places You Absolutely Must Visit This Spring In Arizona

We have spring on our minds here at Arizonagenda.com. We’re sure like us, you’re also looking forward to some warm and toasty weather soon. Take a look at some activities that you can enjoy before the summer heat arrives.

The Rose Garden at MCC, Mesa

10 Places You Absolutely Must Visit This Spring In Arizona

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This hidden gem is found in the Phoenix suburb, Mesa, and is the perfect reason to stop and smell the roses! The rose garden is home to more than 9,000 rose bushes, making this one of the largest rose gardens in the country. The best part: it’s free and open daily!

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert

Bet you didn’t even know this tiny preserve existed in the middle of Gilbert! The Riparian Preserve is home to thousands of migrating birds throughout the year but spring offers an incredible number of birds passing through the state and the delicious warm temperatures that only an Arizona spring can offer.

The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix

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Want to enjoy some outdoor seating during dinner this spring? Most restaurants have great options but the Farm at South Mountain has an especially pretty atmosphere that is best enjoyed during the cooler months in Phoenix.

The Desert Bar, Parker

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One of the most secluded restaurants you can find in the state is this bar that sits alone approximately 30 minutes away from Parker. A long drive over bumpy dirt road will take you to the cash-only establishment that is open October through April every year. You have just a few weeks left to enjoy a trip out here!

Zak’s Chocolate, Scottsdale

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The main reason we suggest visiting this chocolate factory in the spring is because you risk having all that delectable, small-batch chocolate melt under a summer Arizona sun! Spring has the advantage of allowing your stock of chocolate to get home without melting.

Arizona Hot Springs, Kingman

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If soaking your bones in an isolated hot spring sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a warm spring afternoon, then you’ll want to check out this spot! Located about an hour north of Kingman, accessing the spring requires a three-mile hike towards the Colorado River.

West Wind Glendale Drive-In, Glendale

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Looking for an excuse to cuddle during those cool spring evenings? A trip to the drive-in might be just the place you’re looking for! West Wind Glendale Drive-In is currently the only remaining drive-in theatre in the state and a trip here is definitely worth the drive.

Mt. Lemmon Cookie Cabin, Summerhaven

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Right now is the perfect time to visit this secluded restaurant at the top of the Santa Catalina Mountains. You get to avoid the heavy snow and the hefty waves of summer tourists but still get a bite of those deliciously large cookies!

Woods Canyon Trail #93, Sedona

 

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Hiking is a popular activity throughout the year but spring offers a unique experience with growing foliage, creeks and rivers running from the snow melt, and cool day temperatures that make longer hikes comfortable. Check out this one in the Sedona area if you want to combine all three of those experiences!

Grand Falls, Leupp

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You probably have just a couple weeks left to enjoy the roaring sounds at Grand Falls until the monsoons hit this summer. Fed by the snow melt from the Little Colorado River, this hidden gem is one of the few spots where you can see a massive waterfall

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