If your family is like most, squeezing in one last getaway before school and fall sports schedules kick it up a notch is a must. According to the Arizona Department of Tourism, the state hosted 6.5 million overnight visitors last year, making tourism its number one export industry. Finding affordable family vacations for a Labor Day excursion is a great way to enjoy this holiday weekend without breaking the budget. The following five locations offer the perfect mix of adventure and family fun:
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Just less than two hours south of Phoenix is the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Located in Tucson, the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a historic gem in the heart of the desert southwest. A favorite of Hollywood stars in the 1940’s and 50’s, the resort features hiking trails, horseback riding, pool and Jacuzzi, fitness room, gift shop and a spa. The resort offers special packages to make enjoying all the amenities affordable for most budgets.
Canyon Lake Marina and Campground
Canyon Lake Marina and Campground, located in Maricopa County, Arizona is one of four reservoirs formed when the Salt Lake River was dammed. Canyon Lake is on the Apache Trail, about 15 miles from Apache Junction. The area features hiking, fishing and boating. Stop off at the historic town of Tortilla Flat, a remnant of an Old West town that used to be a stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail.
Get your fix on Route 66 with a Labor Day excursion to Williams, Arizona. Located in Arizona Pine Country, Williams features a downtown area with more than 6 blocks of Route 66 memorabilia. Take in a Rodeo, visit the Bearizona Wildlife Park or hop on the Grand Canyon Railway for spectacular views of Arizona’s high country on the way to a day at the Grand Canyon.
Hit the Road
A driving tour with stops at some of Arizona’s most picturesque locations is a great way to have an affordable vacation. Begin in Phoenix or Scottsdale and drive north to the Grand Canyon. From there, head east and visit the Petrified Forest National Park and Saguaro National Park. Finish with a stop at Old Tucson, the home of western movie sets.
Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park is one of American’s top swimming holes and is a great choice for an affordable Labor Day getaway. The weekday entrance fee to the park is $20 per car (1-4 adults), and $30 per car on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy swimming and sliding on the rock slides at Oak Creek, take in the orchard, walk a trail and view the abundant wildlife. Camping at the park and area campgrounds.
Affordable Vacation Loan
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that more than 650 million long-distance summer trips are made during the 16-week period between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. No matter where you go for your Labor Day escape, Deer Valley Credit Union can help. We have just the right product for your affordable family vacation.
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