Rainbow Ryders 

Things to know: This top-notch organization is the largest hot-air balloon business in the Southwest, and their professionalism and attention to detail make for an overall excellent experience. In Phoenix, they offer sunrise balloon rides, sunset balloon rides November through March, and private rides as well. They also offer balloon ride gift certificates, which are valid until one year from purchase. The day of the ride, you meet them at their North Phoenix office and are driven over to the launch site. To commemorate the adventure, you’ll be presented with a flight certificate upon conclusion.

Don’t miss: Before each ride, you’ll get the chance to observe and help out with the inflation process, and even take pictures. Sunrise riders are treated to a Sonoran Sunrise Gourmet Breakfast afterwards, with fresh fruit, organic greek yogurt parfaits, and delicious muffins. If you decide on the sunset ride instead, you’ll feast on a Saguaro Sunset Charcuterie platter, with homemade hummus, meats and cheeses, and freshly grilled artisan bread. Both sunrise and sunset riders are treated to signature prickly pear cactus mimosas.

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

There are rope swings, wobbly ladders, monkey bars, tunnels, bridges and nets, all ending with a zip line.

Hot Air Expeditions

You’ll have an unobstructed 360-degree view to take excellent photographs of the Arizona mountains and desert.


Ever wondered what it was like to fly? This indoor skydiving operation lets guests enter a 14-foot wide wind tunnel and be propelled into the air.

Maverick Helicopters

Maverick offers helicopter tours that will take you deep into the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Since 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been showing guests the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

Pima Air & Space Museum

The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres on a campus occupying 127 acres.

Sedona Air Tours

Tours allow guests to see great parts of  Sedona and the Grand Canyon that you’d never be able to see by hiking or taking a jeep tour.

Skydive Arizona

Home to the world’s largest drop zone, Skydive Arizona is the best way to fall. Tandem and solo jumps are available.

Superstition Zipline at Goldfield Ghost Town

Get whisked away at 30 mph along a cable on a quarter-mile ride 120 feet above Goldfield Ghost Town.