We all know autumn is a beautiful time of year in many places across the United States, particularly in Arizona and California. Gather a group of friends or your extended family and orchestrate a group outing – these ideas for fall weekend getaways will get you started.
Fall Weekend Getaways
Most people automatically think of Las Vegas when they think of casinos, California and Arizona are home to some great gambling hubs as well! In Arizona, you can enjoy your favorite table games and a bite of exquisite cuisine at the buffet in Harrah’s Ak-Chin.
Other popular casinos in the Arizona area include the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino, home to the Zenith Steakhouse, and the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, the largest casino in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
Over in California, you’ll find casinos with loose slots, like the Valley View Casino and Hotel, or the “luckiest casinos,” like the Saboba and Sycuan Casinos. Looking to add an additional stop to your adults-only agenda? Head out to wine country for a tasting! Napa Valley is home to a plethora of tasting rooms and gorgeous scenery. If you’re more into the road less traveled, try Sonoma County or the North Coast of wine country. Regardless of your choice, you’re going to taste some of the best wine in the world.
With highs in the mid-70s, you can enjoy a day at the beach along the coast of California. Hit up the surf in Malibu or stroll along the Santa Monica Pier. Take in the sights at Venice Beach or head over to La Jolla in San Diego.
As a landlocked state, Arizona isn’t known for its beautiful beaches, but it is known for its gorgeous lakes. The Lake of the Woods resort is one of the top-rated in the state, home to 26 cabins that look out over the White Mountains. The city of Bullhead is known for 360 days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect destination for a fall weekend getaway. Check out the largest tube float, the Bullhead City River Regatta, as you ride down the Colorado River for stunning views.
Looking for a place you can relax, de-stress, and pamper yourself? Arizona is home to some of the nation’s most recognized day spas! Book a stay in a luxury suite, then schedule an entire weekend of pampering. From luxurious facials to hot stone massages, you’ll find it all at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa. They even have an Oasis Water Park, which is perfect for groups traveling with small children.
Over in California, The Meritage Resort and Spa is the ultimate place to relax, refresh, and renew your body and soul. After a day of pampering, book a cooking class to partake in with your group! The Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is another great place to relax during the fall. With beautiful hillside hot tubs and renewing mineral springs, this resort offers a spa treatment for everyone.
There are a ton of great places to head with the entire extended family in Southern California and Arizona. California alone is home to some of the best locations in the family entertainment business, including Disneyland, Legoland, and Great Wolf Lodge. Disneyland holds a special place in the hearts of many families and is a great way to unite the family for a long weekend trip. Similarly, Legoland and Great Wolf Lodge offer fun for everyone. The indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect fit for those families who aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet.
If you’re headed to Arizona for your family-friendly weekend getaway, check out scenic places like The Grand Canyon or Saguaro National Park. The weather is absolutely beautiful during the fall season, making these family-friendly locales enjoyable for all.
Looking for transportation to these great destinations this fall? Via Trailways provides charter bus rentals for all of your fall weekend getaways. Contact them today to set something up!