Let RVing in Phoenix, Arizona Surprise You
Have you ever wanted to be in one of those old Western movies? Then get your tailpipe to Phoenix. Arizona is an RVer’s paradise; it knows how to provide every amenity with its long history of RV hospitality. Cowboys everywhere, and a time before cowboys. Quick day trips. Long hiking or biking excursions. Golf, Shopping. Fine art, cactus contortions, and amaaaazing food. Once you’re in Phoenix, you’re in the middle of it all: the only decision will be where to point your wheels next.
What to Do
Ever wanted to take a hot air balloon ride? Or tour on an ATV? Or get a good look at a piece of million-year-old wood? Or take in the natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon? Maybe head to the ancient pueblo ruins and old mining towns that are among the most unique sights in Arizona’s deep and wide history?
They are all accessible on day trips from Phoenix. That is if you can tear yourself away from all that the Phoenix metro area has to offer.
Phoenix itself is chock full of fascinating sights and museums. You can visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home at Taliesin West., discover the incredible collection of American Indian art at the world-renown Heard Museum, or send the kids to the 48,000 sq. ft. Children’s Museum.
If you’re a foodie. Phoenix will take you to new gastronomic heights. Several varieties of Mexican and Native American foods compete with French and Italian and the good ol’ hamburger. Come in hungry and nap by the pool afterward.
Fortunately, Phoenix has the Valley Metro light rail system, with park-and-ride access, because driving and parking an RV here is problematic. This system will get you around town, but don’t expect to leave the RV there overnight. An RV park is your best option, and there is a myriad of excellent parks to choose from.
Where to Stay
Arizona is a camping haven. Sunbirds and snowbirds alike flock to this area. Considering the incredible range of activities and places to see, it’s no surprise (pun intended.)
Whether you want to put your feet up by the pool or get off the grid with a boondocking site, Phoenix provides more choices than you might be able to handle.
Like other western states, the Bureau of Land Management offers long-term stays on its extensive public lands. National Park Service also has campgrounds.
As always, it’s recommended to plan ahead and make a reservation to save time and disappointment if space is limited.
You may need to go a ways from Phoenix for boondocking, but not a far as you might think. To the east are extensive state and national parks, and BLM around Prescott to the north. If you are into cactus and serious high desert lands, head to Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson or the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Make sure to fill up the water tank before you head and don’t count on cell service in some of the more remote areas.
Frankly, you may want to stay for quite a while. Summers are toasty, but with a lot of indoor activities available, who cares? And winters—you can forget about your coat and boots.
The Phoenix area is the newest addition to the LuxeLocker family, and offers sites in Surprise, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Chandler. If you’re looking for short- or long-term storage for your RV, LuxeLocker offers high-quality oversized units to accommodate even the largest of RVs. In addition, LuxeLocker units offer climate control, Wi-Fi, electricity, showers, and a wash station available. Contact Luxelocker Phoenix to get started!