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We are on the back-end of the Valley Summer, and the triple-digit heat is still here. We have come up with five heat escape locations to hit this weekend and cool off.

1. Sedona, Arizona

 Sedona: Sedona is pretty much wide open and back to business as usual, with many restaurants, hotels, and trails available at total capacity. The average temperature high is in the ’90s, with morning and night lows hitting the low 60s. Here is a list of things to do while in Red Rock Country.

Sedona, Arizona Golf

2. Prescott, Arizona

 Only 100 miles north of Phoenix, you can escape to a temperature drop of 20-30 degrees. Prescott has tons to offer to the casual visitor, with many places open at regular capacity. Prescott is also a popular Summer golf destination, with most courses available and running close to normal. See Prescott Golf Courses

3. Flagstaff, Arizona

From the Saguaros of Phoenix, you can be in the pine trees of Flagstaff in just over two hours. Flagstaff’s summer temperatures usually do not hit 90°. There is something for everyone in Flagstaff from golf, fishing, hiking, resorts, and even a little bit of nightlife.  Check out fun stuff to do in Flag this weekend.

Downtown Flagstaff

4. Payson, AZ

 An hour and 40 minutes through Tonto National Forest, you can be in Payson and enjoy lower summer temperatures and higher elevation. There are many ways to access the water and open trails where it is easier to practice social distancing and still have fun. Things to do in Payson

Mogollon Rim mountain range in Tonto National Forest_Near Payson

5. The White Mountains

The White Mountains: Show Low, Greer, Springerville, Pine-Top, and Alpine are just some of the communities that make up the white mountains. There are tons to do throughout the white mountains, including camping, hiking, fishing, and golf.  White Mountain Fun.