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6 Activities to Add to Your Arizona Bucket List in 2024

Arizona offers a treasure trove of opportunities for making memories. As we step into 2024, it’s a great time to update your bucket list with the best activities our state has to offer. From exploring a majestic desert landscape or a ghost town to supporting our local sports teams, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Grand Canyon State. Here are six things that should absolutely be on your Arizona bucket list in 2024. 

Six Fun Things to Do in Arizona in 2024

1: Watch the Cactus League Spring Training

Step up to the plate and catch the excitement of watching the Cactus League Spring Training. With fifteen major league teams flocking to Arizona for preseason baseball, locals have the perfect opportunity to witness their favorite players up close. In 2024, the season runs from February 22nd to March 26th. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just looking for a fun day out, the Cactus League Spring Training promises an unforgettable experience. 

2: Go Hiking

With over 600 hiking trails across the state, 2024 is the year to lace up your boots and explore the breathtaking views Arizona has to offer. There are plenty of easy trails in the Phoenix area for beginners, like Deadman’s Pass Trail in Sedona and the Aspen Nature Loop Trail in Flagstaff. And for experienced adventurers looking for a challenge, try Tom Thumb’s Trail in Scottsdale, or Holbert Trail at South Mountain in Phoenix. 

3: Explore a Ghost Town

You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy stepping back in time as you wander through one of Arizona’s ghost towns. From the eerie remnants of Agua Caliente to historic Swansea, these towns offer an intriguing glimpse into the past. Explore abandoned buildings, soak up the history, and maybe even encounter a ghostly tale or two. 

4: Check Out a Local Farmer’s Market

If eating healthier is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, exploring a local Farmer’s Market is a must. Sample fresh produce, artisanal goods, and culinary delights unique to the region while supporting local farmers and artists. Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and more cities across the state offer weekly Farmer’s Markets where you can support your community, stock your kitchen, and find handmade gifts all year round. 

5: Do a Pub Crawl

Embark on a spirited adventure by indulging in a pub crawl across the diverse craft beer and cocktail scene in the Phoenix valley. Discover new favorites, experience live music, and enjoy happy hour with friends or family. From hip breweries in Chandler to trendy bars in downtown Phoenix, there’s a pub for every palate. 

6: Go Stargazing

Escape the city lights and gaze upon the dazzling night sky in one of Arizona’s designated dark sky parks. Some of the best places to stargaze include the Grand Canyon, Kitt Peak in Tucson, and McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Phoenix. Make 2024 your year to connect with the cosmos and witness the magic of the Arizona night sky. 

Don’t Forget About Your Estate Plan in 2024

As you check things off your bucket list in 2024, don’t overlook the importance of estate planning. While it may not be as exciting as exploring a ghost town or stargazing, creating a sound estate plan ensures that your final wishes are carried out after you’re gone. From writing a will to setting up a trust to naming a power of attorney, the Phelps LaClair team can help you with every aspect of estate planning. Give us a call at 480-892-2488 to schedule a free consultation today.


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (1/3/2024). Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash 

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