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6 Things To Do In Arizona This Winter

by Josephine Hogan

Now that Christmas is over and winter is looming over us for the next couple of months, it can feel a bit daunting. As well as downright never-ending. The further into January we get the more dreary it can feel. Luckily, we have compiled a few things you can do in the coming months in order to help you get through the dreaded winter months. As always be sure to check local weather, local restrictions, and location guidelines before heading out on your next adventure.

1) Phoenix Zoo Lights

If you are looking for a great way to spend time with your family, while also supporting the non-profit Phoenix Zoo. Then this is the option for you. However you and your family want to enjoy the Phoneix Zoo, you can’t go wrong. With either the classic walk-thru experience or the cruise zoo lights option, you’ll have a stellar experience.

  • Address:
    • 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • When to go:
    • November 7, 2020 to January 31, 2021
  • Hours:
    • 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Walk Through General Ticket: $20
    • Cruise General Ticket: $75
    • Check the website for other packages
  • Website:

2) Grand Canyon Railroad Tour

Have you ever gone to the Grand Canyon as well as seen the grandeur? If not, then consider taking a train across the rim of the Grand Canyon. In other words, this is an experience you don’t want to miss out on. Firstly, with the stunning views of the canyon. As well as the comforts of riding on a train. Above all, this is a perfect adventure to take the whole family on. If you’re looking to go on the Polar Express train ride specifically during the Christmas season, be sure to book early as tickets sell out fast.

  • Address:
    • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and RV Park 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ 86046
  • When to go:
    • Year-round
  • Hours:
    • 9.30 am to 5.45 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Pullman Class
      • Adult: $67
      • Child (2-15) $32
      • Under 2: Free
    • Coach Class
      • Adult: $82
      • Child (2-15): $51
      • Under 2: Free
    • For other options and packages head on over to the website
  • Website:
aerial view of brown mountains during daytime

3) The Barret Jackson Car Show

Do you like car shows as well as spending the day with your family? Then look no further than this great stop. In addition to being a great place to take the family, The Barret Jackson Car Show is guaranteed to have some of the best cars around. Whether you pick one day or go to the whole week of events, you are sure to have a fun time.

  • Address:
    • 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • When to go:
    • March 21 to March 27
  • Hours:
    • 8 am to auction close
  • How much does it cost:
    • Starting at
      • Adult: $25
      • Senior, Military, Student: $18
      • Child under 12: Free
    • Prices vary per day, be sure to check online for exact pricing for the event you’d like to attend
  • Website:
red mercedes benz car on a garage

4) Ghost hunt in Bisbee

Do you enjoy a good haunted place? Then you’ll want to check out the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour that will take you through the streets on an after-dark adventure. You’ll learn the history and favorite haunts while seeing Old Bisbee. Above all this one-of-a-kind tour takes you up close and personal to the haunted locations.

  • Address:
    • 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
  • When to go:
    • Year-round
  • Hours:
    • Begins at 7 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Phone Prices
      • Adults: $20
      • Children (6-12): $20
      • Pets: Free
      • Children under 5 are not permitted
    • Phone Prices
      • Adults: $18
      • Children (6-12): $18
      • Pets: Free
      • Children under 5 are not permitted
  • Website:

5) Arizona Snowbowl

If you’re a snow lover, then this is the perfect place for you. However, the Arizona Snowbowl is not only an amazing place to spend the day skiing. If that isn’t something you’re interested in doing, then there are plenty of other options to choose from. No matter what you choose to do when you get there, you are sure to have a great time in the snow-covered mountain.

  • Address:
    • 9300 North Snowbowl Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • When to go:
    • Now to April 25
  • How much does it cost:
    • Tickets starting at $49
    • For more details about packages and pricing, head on over to their website
  • Website:

6) Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

A great way to spend a Saturday is heading out to a winter farmer’s market. If you’re looking for a wide variety of organic and pesticide-free products, then this is the farmer’s market for you. There are seasonal specialties, like cider and apples, as well as free-range eggs and beef. Above all, everything comes from Arizona growers. Therefore you don’t want to miss out on all the amazing things Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market has to offer.

green and brown vegetables on brown wooden table

With so many great things to do during the winter months in Arizona, it can be hard to choose which one is the best for you as well as your family. And while we’ve only chosen a few of our favorites, there are plenty more you can go to throughout the season. Finally, let us know in the comments what you’ll be doing this winter.

If you’re looking for a new place to live, or are interested in moving to the amazing city of Phoenix, then find your next dream apartment here. And while you’re on your search for the best apartments, head on over to our post on some of the pros and cons of living in this wonderful city.

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