- Our list of the best things to do in Payson, Arizona, features the top 15 nearby activities — including 5 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Payson, AZ has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Museums & Galleries, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 15 things to do within the city of Payson, AZ
MTM Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona offers unique horseback riding experience through some of the states most beautiful natural trails. Visitors of all skill levels can enjoy trail rides through the companies various packages.
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44000 N Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 MoreLess Info
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is 2,154 acres of rugged terrain that contains many challenging trails for hiking and mountain biking. The scenery includes wildflowers in spring and cacti year-round and with many archaeological ruins as well.
Known as the third-largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere, the Carefree Sundial measures in within a diameter of 90 feet. It is best to visit this location, which is surrounded by local shops, during one of the area's many festivals.
A large and varied art gallery located in downtown Carefree, the Wild Holly Gallery features the original works of artists from all over the United States. The gallery features 95 artists' works, ranging from paintings and sculptures to kinetic art.
Featuring works from Bulgarian artist Michael Stoyanov, the Arbanassi Fine Art Gallery is filled with a variety of different artworks on display. Stoyanov's work is unique for his use of scenery and careful brushstrokes.
Thunderbird Artists sponsors fine art and wine festivals that shut down the streets of Carefree with over 165 artists showcasing an impressive variety of different artworks. There are also wine tastings and samplings of artisan chocolates.
The third largest sundial in the Western hemisphere, Carefree Sundial measures 90 feet in diameter and stands 35 feet above the plaza, with its shadow extending 72 feet. Visitors will enjoy seeing it during sunrise or sunset.
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16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264 MoreLess Info
Nestled in Maricopa County, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a beautiful destination for hiking, birdwatching and mountain biking. Visitors may explore the park alone, or participate in one of the weekly hikes organized by park officials.
Ideal for those looking for a more challenging hike, Black Mountain Summit Trail is open year-round. Within close proximity of Phoenix, the hike is steep but short. It further offers great views of the mountain and its surroundings.