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Top 7 Family Activities in Arizona and Utah

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

When families are looking for a domestic adventure, many look to the beauty of the western states of Arizona and Utah. Here you will discover the spirit of the Old West with opportunities for hiking, rafting and learning about the history and culture of this scenic landscape. What better way to enjoy this region than with an exclusively curated Adventures by Disney tour.

These luxury tours are perfect for the entire family and feature Disney’s distinctive signature service and immersive storytelling. The accommodations are top-notch and the activities are catered to every family member. Here is a list of the top 7 family activities you will experience on an Adventures by Disney trip to Arizona and Utah.

#1 Sedona Off-Road Tour and Shopping

Enjoy an off-road tour of Diamond Gulch desert while descending into the stunning Grand Arroyos.

Plus, you will have an opportunity to shop on your own at Sedona’s artsy shops and galleries while taking in the beautiful scenery of this quaint town.

#2 History Lesson in Williams, Arizona

Tour this historical town at the base of Bill Williams Mountain which is home to a scenic railway and learn about the history of the legendary Route 66.

#3 Western BBQ Experience

Partake in a Western BBQ dinner from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with an exclusive Native American dance performance.

#4 Private Tour of
Grand Canyon National Park

Travel along the breathtaking South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a naturalist guide leading your private expedition.

#5 Visit Monument Valley

Famous for featuring many Hollywood Westerns, Monument Valley in Utah is the place to admire beautiful buttes and mesas.

Your local Navajo guide will take you on a journey to view some of the secret corners of the Valley.

#6 Colorado River Rafting

Raft down the Colorado River (Class I-II) through spectacular scenery while local experts point out the natural wonders along the way.

#7 Arches National Park Hike

Take in a hike up to the iconic Delicate Arch or explore the Window section of the park, including a visit to the famed Double Arch.

Learn about this area’s geological history along the way through Disney’s immersive storytelling.

To learn more about these curated adventures, make sure you read about Why Adventures by Disney is the leader in family tours.

Lissa Ryan is a Senior Travel Advisor with Kingdom Destinations specializing in luxurious family vacations. Lissa helps busy parents who want to create travel memories with their families through luxury travel experiences, but are too busy or overwhelmed with all the effort and research that is required to plan that perfect vacation.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss an Adventures by Disney Arizona and Utah vacation or any other luxury family vacation, please contact

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