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The Top 5 Water Locations for a San Diego Vacation


San Diego is one of the country’s most popular vacation spots because of its year-long sunny, seasonal weather, beautiful views, incredible restaurants, and vibrant culture. One of the biggest draws is its massive variety of water-based activities. For Arizonians looking to escape the summer heat or the winter chill and hit sunny beaches and bays, San Diego represents a close-proximity vacation spot with a seemingly endless menu of options.


Hike Responsibly at Arizona’s State Parks


If you’re like many Arizonans, you’re looking for safe, healthy ways that you can get out of the house during this national crisis. One great way to escape cabin fever is to head to Arizona’s state parks, which remain open for hiking and outdoor recreation.

To get started, check out the list of parks online and pick one that looks intriguing. There are 23 parks where you can get a breath of fresh air and explore the trails. No matter what part of the state you set your sights on, there will be a park for you. There are maps and descriptions of each park available at


Staying Fit on Spring Break

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Planning a vacation and all the “to do” things on your list can be exciting, but one thing we often forget to plan for is exercise. Give yourself a break and accept you may not be able to work out as much as you would at home, though the last thing you want though is to return home and step on the scale and find out you are 10 pound heavier and can’t button your pants. Believe it or not, it is possible to have a fantastic time, eat amazing food and not come home feeling guilty - all you need to do is prepare in advance.

Pack realistically for success

You can’t pack a treadmill or dumbbells in your...


The Hottest Travel Trends to Watch Out for in 2020


With the holidays winding down and the new year starting, Vacasa decided it was the perfect time to take a closer look at last year’s travel trends and created data-driven predictions for 2020. AZ Foothills spoke with Sarah Tatone, head of communications at Vacasa, to give an inside look on this year’s hottest travel trends to look out for.


Dogs will play a huge role in deciding were travelers go on vacation

When looking for a place to stay on their vacations, travelers are more likely to consider a place to stay if they provide accommodations for their dogs rather than leaving...


6 Spots to See Snow in Arizona


Beyond the heat waves and desert monsoons, Arizona is also known for its unique winter snowscape (seriously!). Debbie Johnson from the Arizona Office of Tourism says, “Arizona is beautiful this time of year. From Flagstaff to Tucson, our state transforms into a winter wonderland full of adventures in the snow.” Your holiday to-do list wouldn’t be complete without a road trip to the best snow spots in the usually-sun-drenched state.


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