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Quarantine Day Dreams: Plan The Perfect Arizona Vacation Now With Our Pinterest Guide

Erin Stewart

Where's the first place you plan on visiting once you're ready to travel again? We bet you've thought about it, and have your answer at the ready. Quarantine day dreams are just the exciting escape we all need right now—keeping us optimistic for a future filled with new people, places and adventures to explore.

With that in mind, it's no surprise guides for staycations and virtual travel have become increasingly popular over the past few months. On Pinterest specifically, the social site with more than 322 million active users, many are interested in collaboratively visualizing, organizing and sharing their grandest travel aspirations.

"Wanderlust in all its forms is going to be the fast pass to finding our way back to the world again, and back to the people—from the family-owned restaurant chefs to the drivers, hotel concierges, locals and guides—who make travel so worthwhile," writes Tom Marchant for Harper's Bazaar.

So get ready to simultaneously satisfy your wanderlust and plan your next bucket list adventure to sunny Arizona with our inspirational guide.

Social Distancing In Scottsdale

Soar over the Sonoran Desert with your selected few lucky enough to be part of your social distancing crew during a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Wondering what season will suit you best? Find all the answers to your questions here.

Plan your next dream spa trip with a unique fusion of wellness and pampering at Well & Being Spa. "It's no secret that the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has several incredible pools, however, there's something extra special about the rooftop pool at the Well & Being Spa. It tends to be quiet, especially during the week. I can sneak up there with my coffee and a good book and relax in the warm Arizona sunshine," says blogger Tara Hallie.

Enjoy thousands of acres of Scottsdale's best parks and gardens, including nine along central Scottsdale's Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. Xeriscape Garden is another favorite, while Pinnacle Peak Park is located just a short distance from the resort.

Plan out the perfect summer day at Fairmont Scottsdale, with sunrises on the balcony, social-distanced aerial hammock yoga, fresh al fresco meals at Ironwood American Kitchen and leisurely strolls around the 65-acre property.

Arizona's Iconic Road Trips

From Old West to art town, Bisbee, Arizona is just a short road trip to the southeastern corner of Arizona. At the top of travel bloggers Jen and Ryan's road trip destinations list, Bisbee is a small town filled to the brim with personality. Make sure to stay awhile to peruse around the funky downtown filled with art galleries, antique shops and other quaint and creative local small businesses.

Sedona, Havasu Falls, the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon are just some of the popular drivable destinations mentioned on this road trip itinerary. "Exploring Arizona, with its red rocks and water-carved canyons, is all about appreciating the wide-open spaces and the way the sky lights it up throughout the day," says Kristin of Be My Travel Muse.

You're going to want to rent a convertible for this one. Here are 11 must-see spots on Arizona's section of the historic Route 66. Stand on the corner (socially distanced, of course) in Winslow Arizona, visit the world's most well-preserved meteor impact site, capture an Insta-worthy pic at the Wigwam Motel, and take a step back in time at Kingman's Arizona Route 66 Museum.

Your Special Occasion, Your Dream Trip

The celebrations may have been delayed, but we have a feeling "happily ever afters" are going to make a major comeback. Plan a post Covid-19 bachelorette party with a hike up Camelback Mountain, sparty's at Well & Being Spa and delicious tropical tiki concoctions, like Toro's popular Zombi.

Scottsdale mom Colleen has 23 local recommendations for family fun, including indoor skydiving at iFly Scottsdale (family friendly social distancing activity alert)! See what iFly is doing to keep visitors safe.

Culture, nature and wine tastings are all in store during a romantic weekend for two in sunny Scottsdale. Winter bonus? If planning your trip during November or December, bloggers Cat and Kev of For Two, Please recommend a handheld stroll through the Lagoon Lights during Christmas at the Princess!

Stay healthy on your next vacation with this packing guide for desert hiking and a roundup of Scottsdale's innovative vegan eats.

The Ultimate Arizona Bucket List

And for one of the ultimate Arizona Bucket Lists, make sure to pin ‘101 Things To Do in the Grand Canyon State' by bloggers Kelly and Aaron of No Man Before, who are always in search of paths less wandered. A majority of the list features outdoor excursions. How many of these places have you visited?

Pinterest makes planning your next Arizona getaway simple!