6 Best Snowbird Destinations in Arizona

For those that don't know, Arizona is a fantastic place to go to in the winter. It's great for all the snowbirds out there who love to get away from the colder months and treat themselves to a little bit of warm weather. RVing in warmer weather is always such a treat. Not only are the roads easier/safer to travel on, but you also have much more freedom regarding where you can stay in USA.

Arizona has Beautiful mountains, Cactus Forests, and the best National Park in the United States; The Grand Canyon. April weather should not be too hot or cold even though it is a desert. This should still be the cool season for Arizona. It is also a drivable distance to San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. It is also not near as expensive as California.

Best Snowbird Destinations in Arizona

Arizona is a great place for RVing whether you choose to go for the activities, events, or the warmth and sun. So, we've put together some of the best destinations for snowbirds in Arizona.

1. Tucson

Of course, this won’t come as a surprise to many. Green Valley is a popular place to visit all year round. With recreation centers like golf courses, swimming pools, and fitness centers - what more could you possibly need? We also love how many restaurants and bars Green Valley has. It's perfect for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking.

We will note, over 80% of Green Valley residents are retired. So, if you're traveling as a young family or couple, this may not be your first choice. Either way, it's such an experience. The motto of Oro Valley is it's in our nature, which perfectly highlights their outdoor craze. It has tonnes of outdoor activities for you to get stuck into - including an archery range.

It also has a drive-in movie theater, which is perfect for romantic getaways. You’ll find tonnes of fellow vacationers and locals alike at the farmers market, or playing a round of golf.

2. Chandler

Beware, a vacation here might make you dream of living here. Sun Lakes is also a short ride away to Rawhide, a really scenic 1800s old Western town. We’d recommend that you check out all the walking paths, especially if hiking is something that interests you. Sun Lakes has beautiful views, activities, and country clubs to offer.

3. Mesa

This is for all those arts, entertainment, and culture lovers. This is an indie place to travel to, and perfect for all the snowbird art lovers. You can enjoy movie nights on Main Street, farmers market, and even a baseball league. It has so much to offer and will ensure that you’re always doing something exciting.

Mesa boasts a large selection of free events. These are predominantly located outside, meaning you can catch a tan while enjoying your winter getaway. RVing around Mesa is always such an experience, and we couldn’t recommend it enough.

4. Phoenix

If you’re a fan of baseball, this is a must for you. Surprise is the spring training home to the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. The town also holds Second Sunday in the Park from September onward until spring. This is a free event that provides you with an exciting thing to do.

If you’re trying to find some sun, where better to look than Sun City West? This town is great for catching rays, munching down on some food, and go for a game of golf. We highly recommend Little Sicily - if you’re into Italian, and want a great pizza. Many RVers choose to come here every year, and with great reason too.

5. Scottsdale

As you may have guessed from the name, Fountain Hills is known for its fountains. It actually has the fourth tallest fountain in the world. It’s a beautiful site to see, and definitely worth visiting. That’s not all Fountain Hills has, the town also holds art fairs, and is home to a theater. So, for a chilled out, cultured trip, Fountain Hills could be perfect for you.

6. Coyote Buttes

The Wave, a sandstone rock formation in Arizona is a work of art in itself. Located in the Coyote Buttes, the Wave is perfect for hiking (you can access four different trail heads leading there) and photography. It is a visual wavelike formation on sandstone. It is located on the border of Utah. Your eyes would be able to see patches of colors like orange, pink, yellow, green and red. The intensity of sun decides the appearance of colors.

Let us know where you decide to visit.
Kalyan Panja