There’s nothing better than hitting the road this spring in a new 2016 Honda from your Valley Honda Dealers. We’re fortunate here in the Valley of the Sun to have many opportunities for a quick day trip or even a weekend getaway. Taking some time off to get out of town is good for the soul and it well help recharge your batteries for the week ahead.

Because the open road beckons, we’ve gathered together the 5 top places near Phoenix for a quick day trip getaway.

The Grand Canyon, AZ

If you haven’t visited the Grand Canyon recently, or perhaps not at all, springtime is a great time of the year to visit one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. With fabulous vistas made possible by the Colorado River carving into the landscape, the Grand Canyon should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s just a 3 ½-hour drive on I-17 through Flagstaff.

An excellent way to get there is in the award-winning 2016 Honda CR-V from your Valley Honda Dealers. Fresh off being named Motor Trend Magazine’s prestigious 2015 SUV of the Year, the CR-V has everything you can ask for in a stylish, versatile, and fuel-efficient crossover. Take advantage of the CR-V’s flexible 104.1 cubic feet of cargo space with plenty of room to spare. You’ll appreciate the CR-V’s excellent ride and handling, as well as its powerful, yet fuel-efficient 4-cylinder Earth Dreams i-VTEC® 185 hp engine that gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway that gives you a cruising range of up to 520 highway miles.

Sedona, AZ

Not only do people from all over the world come to Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon, but they also flock to another one of Arizona’s breathtaking natural wonders. Long known as a haven for artists and free thinkers, Sedona’s spectacular rust-colored sandstone formations rise majestically from the desert floor. Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon offer an array of 5-star hotels, gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and plenty of photo opportunities.

Just a 2-hour drive north of Phoenix in I-17, you’ll get there in style and comfort in the all-new and award-winning 2016 Honda Accord Sedan from your Valley Honda Dealers. The Accord is a stylish mid-size four-door that consistently ranks as one of the world’s best-sellers. The Accord’s spacious interior is both luxurious and sporty, with an available leather-wrapped steering wheel, available 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and ample front and rear headroom and legroom. Available 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks allow for easy trunk access. Heated outboard rear seats will pamper pampered rear passengers on those chilly days. And the a one-touch power moonroof brings the outdoors closer.

You’ll also appearance the new Accord’s superbly engineered and reliable iVTEC 2.4-liter four cylinder that generates 185 smooth-revving horsepower. With EcoAssist™ the four-cylinder achieves an excellent EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg. It’s no wonder that the beautiful and well-equipped 2016 Accord was named one of Car And Driver Magazine’s “10Best” cars a record 30 times.

Prescott, AZ

As the first permanent capital of the Arizona Territory, Prescott turns back the hands of time with an array of historic and culturally significant points of interest. Visit the 1857 John C. Fremont House, the first territorial governor’s mansion, or take in the exhibits at the Sharlot Hall Museum. The town square features both the Yavapai County Courthouse as well as many shops, boutiques, hotels, and restaurants.  Walk down Prescott’s famous Whiskey Row, harkening back to the saloons that quenched Prescott’s thirst during the mining boom. Prescott’s just a quick 2-hour drive north of Phoenix on the Black Canyon Freeway.

You’ll be able to take the entire family and more in the spaciously versatile new 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan. The Odyssey tops the charts as one of America’s best-selling minivans thanks to its remarkably flexible and generous interior. With a cavernous 148.5 cubic feet of cargo space and comfortable seating for eight people, you can configure the Odyssey in many ways. Your passengers can stretch out in the wide-mode 2nd-row seats without fighting over elbow room. And the innovative Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat moves forward with the touch of a lever to create additional space.


Carry those larger and longer pieces of cargo with ease, thanks to the Odyssey’s flat-folding 3rd-Row Magic Seat®. Once again Honda breaks new ground with the 2016 Odyssey’s exclusive HondaVAC® built-in vacuum system that moms and dads will surely appreciate.

Flagstaff, AZ

Nestled in thickly forested mountains, Flagstaff is not only the gateway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, but it’s also home to Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the world-famous Lowell Observatory where the dwarf planet Pluto was first discovered. Flagstaff offers a varied array of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, and skiing. Take in some culture by visiting NAU’s excellent Museum of Northern Arizona featuring an extensive collection of Native American artifacts.

And you’ll have a blast getting there in the all-new 2016 Honda Civic, winner of the 2016 “North American Car of the Year” award at the recent Detroit Auto Show. The Civic redefines the concept of a “compact” 4-door sedan with sexy new sheetmetal that echoes the Civic’s sporty and playful side. Not only does the Civic wear a high-styled new set of exterior clothes, but it also impresses with a new, roomier sports interior. It’s cool, hip, and shows that the Civic is a true driver’s car that begs to be tossed around those twisting Flagstaff mountain roads with surefooted aplomb.

Dial up the exhilaration with the Civic’s brand-new direct-injection, 1.5-liter i-VTEC® turbocharged four-cylinder engine that punches it with up to 206 hp and 192 lb. ft. of torque. It’s the first turbo engine in the Honda lineup. Or choose the reliable and fuel-efficient i-VTEC® four-cylinder with either a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission (CVT) achieves up to an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway/31 mpg city.

Lake Powell, AZ

Lake Powell lies about a 5-hour drive from Phoenix and offers 1960 miles of picturesque shoreline. A mecca for fishing, skiing, boating, and swimming, Lake Powell was formed by the massive Glen Canyon Dam. It’s one of the most famous National Parks in the country, drawing upwards of 3.5 million visitors annually.

You and your family will love the drive to Lake Powell in the completely redesigned new 2016 Honda Pilot from your Valley Honda Dealers. The Pilot’s sleek and aerodynamic new exterior not only cheats the wind for improved fuel economy, but it’s also pleasing to the eyes. Everyone in the family gets a front-row seat with seating for 8. And with up to 109.2 cubic of highly flexible cargo space, there’s ample room to bring all your gear and more. Plus, the Pilot’s fuel-efficient 24-valve, SOHC 280 hp i-VTEC® direct-injection V6 engine with EcoAssist™ mated to an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission, not only delivers power to spare and excellent fuel economy, but its rated at up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity (AWD model).

And the kids will be entertained on the trip thanks to the Pilot’s available Blu-ray™ disc Rear Entertainment System featuring a brilliant 9-inch drop-down video display. And you’ll also enjoy your favorite soundtrack thanks to the Pilot’s Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, USB audio interface and available PANDORA® HDRadio®, and SiriusXM® Radio.

Five great Phoenix day trips paired with five outstanding Hondas. Now that’s what we call a winning combination!

Discover A New Season Of Spring Savings At Your Valley Honda Dealers

Spring is the season of discovery and new beginnings. As you explore the many wonders Arizona has to offer right in your backyard, why not uncover some sensational springtime savings at your Valley Honda Dealers?

There’s no better time than now to take advantage of tremendous deals on our award-winning lineup of new 2015 and 2016 Hondas for sale near Phoenix. We also have an extensive inventory of like-new Honda Certified Pre-owned vehicles in Phoenix to choose from.

Hit the road this spring in a new Honda from a Phoenix-area Valley Honda Dealer near you.