Five Summer Getaways in (And Beyond) Arizona

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Claire Lawton
Greer, Arizona
Nothing beats a cool escape -- whether it takes you a few hours from home or halfway around the globe. There are a handful of spots to outrun heat, boredom, or cell phone reception in the Valley -- and, of course hundreds, worldwide -- but we're keeping it to five. Here are a few escapes on our wish list this summer.

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10 Hotels for a Phoenix Staycation
10 Favorite Pools in Metro Phoenix

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Claire Lawton
Greer, Arizona
Greer
If you're looking to get back to basics and escape the crowds, Greer is just the place. The little town is in the heart of the White Moun-tains, and just a few miles north of Pinetop. Don't look for cell phone re-ception or a Wi-Fi hotspot in this town -- it's all about nature.

For the avid outdoorsperson, Greer is home to hidden campgrounds, quiet lakes, and trails. And if you're looking for a little more comfort, there are plenty of cabins for rent, ranches that offer horseback riding, and neighborhood bars that'll pour you a pint to soothe your high-tech withdrawals.

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4 comments
Ashley Harder
Ashley Harder

Thank you for reminding me that Antarctica is always an option! :)

Eric Ruchensky
Eric Ruchensky

Great article, though I'm not sure anyone would say Palm Springs is "[just] across the Arizona/California border."

templesofice
templesofice

Get away from the heat in Palm Springs or Tucson for the summer? LOL.

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