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Is the family coming into town for a visit and you want to find some fun things to do? When you live in the Greater Phoenix Area, you are within minutes from a wide variety of experiences ready to introduce you to the region and its unique culture.

Check out some top things to do down the street or across Maricopa County with the kids, adults only, or the entire tribe.

Start your tour with a stunning sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Rainbow Ryders. Head north out of the city on Rte 51 with the sunroof open. Then when you get to your destination climb in the basket, and take off for a dazzling sunrise tour of the Sonoran Desert. Your ticket will include an after flight breakfast so that you can share the experience with others.

Hot Air Balloon ride over Arizona

If you are looking for a low-key day of retail therapy, swing by the Mill Avenue District in Tempe that blends nightlife, food, and something surprising around every corner. Make sure to leave plenty of trunk space available in your Honda CR-V for all your new purchases. The stores offer an eclectic collection of folk art, fashion, and fun pop culture. Near Arizona State University, this neighborhood emits a determined youthful vibe.

Perhaps your guests hail from more northern climates where oranges only appear at the grocery store. Pack everyone up in your Honda Pilot and drive out to Surprise. At the Justice Bros U-Pick Orchards, stroll through acres of citrus that are waiting for you to pick and fill your bags. With grapefruit, lemons, and tangerines in easy reach, you will go home with a renewed love of farming in the Southwest.

Do you need a taste of the Old West? Mount up your gang and mosey on out to Goldfield Ghost Town our near Superstition Springs. How perfect is that pair of names? Spend time on the narrow gauge train, watch a shoot out, knock back a drink at the saloon, and wander through the time-weathered buildings. Make sure to bring your badge, so the bad guys know which side of the law you represent.

Goldfield Ghost Town in Superstition Springs, Arizona

Are you passing through Avondale on the way to your resort? Swing by the Desert Diamond Casino and drop some quarters in their slots or show your hand at their gaming tables. Experience first-class dining, unique shops, and a fast-paced atmosphere all in an air-conditioned haven.

South of the big city, check off your desire to see a museum while feeding your need for heavy machinery at the Arizona Railroad Museum in Chandler. Wander through the rail yard and see how comfortable train travel was back in the day.

Finally, you need to eat! However, you also don’t want to spend the entire day seated at a single table. Your tummy and step count will appreciate it when you take the Scottsdale Trolley Food Tour. A combination of a foodie crawl and walking tour of the best parts of the city leaves you time to sample diverse tastes while burning off the previous course before feasting on the next.

When you take the time to look around, from Prescott to Phoenix, it can be the perfect destination for an extended vacation in the Valley of the Sun or when you want to take a day trip of fun. If you need a new vehicle to host your explorations, visit or call to make an appointment with your local Valley Honda Dealer today.