Arizona Day Trips In Arizona's Majestic Western Region
Lake Havasu City's location makes it an ideal home base for western Arizona day trips . All of the trips below are less than 2½ hours away. Spend the day exploring, then return to Lake Havasu City in time for a relaxing lakeside dinner at one of many fabulous Lake Havasu restaurants . If you're in to hiking, take an overnight trip to Havasu Falls and witness one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world (advance reservations required). If you're having trouble coming up ideas for Arizona day trips, we have more than a few suggestions.
Several of these Arizona day trips allow you to explore small segments of Route 66, the "Mother Road," which was the main westward route for hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing the Midwest during the Great Depression of the 1930s. If you want to see Route 66 much as it looked in its 1950s heyday, check out our itinerary for a day trip to the birthplace of old Route 66 in nearby Seligman, Arizona.
Other stops along Route 66 feature quirky slices of Americana, such as Oatman: an old west town where tame burros roam the streets freely. These excursions all highlight the unique character, heritage, and wildlife of the region. Check out the listings below for some great day trips in Arizona.