Escape Up North

Summer in Phoenix can feel like living in an oven. With temperatures often soaring above 100 degrees, it’s no wonder we all look for an escape. Fortunately, just a few hours north, you can find cooler climates, scenic beauty, and unique experiences that offer a perfect respite from the heat. In this post, we’ll explore some of the best day trips for an escape up north and highlight how our professional transportation company can make your journey even more enjoyable.

Top Day Trip Destinations


Sedona is a gem of a town, known for its breathtaking red rock formations and vibrant arts scene. When you step out of the vehicle and see those towering cliffs, it’s like stepping into another world.

Things to Do in Sedona

  • Hiking: Trails like Cathedral Rock and Devil’s Bridge offer stunning views.
  • Art Galleries: Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village is a must-visit.
  • Wine Tours: Sedona is a growing hotspot for wine enthusiasts. You can visit:
  • Slide Rock: Venture a bit north of Sedona to check out this natural waterslide formed by Oak Creek. A great way to keep cool!

We frequently take groups to Sedona, especially for wine tours. Whether it be a bachelorette group or a few friends wanting to enjoy a day away from the Phoenix heat, an escape up north to Sedona is our top choice. Our Mercedes Sprinter Vans are the perfect option for your travels. With executive style or limousine style seating, they cater to any group for any occasion. The high ceilings and plenty of leg room allow for better airflow then smaller stretch limousines, making them a great choice for the summer.


Flagstaff is another fantastic escape. Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, this mountain town offers a cool climate and plenty of activities.

What to Do in Flagstaff

  • Lowell Observatory: Stargaze where Pluto was discovered.
  • San Francisco Peaks: Perfect for hiking and exploring.
  • Downtown Flagstaff: Enjoy quaint shops, local breweries, and restaurants.
  • Flagstaff Brewery Trail: Introduces beer drinkers to northern Arizona’s craft brew scene, taking you from crisp ales to local lagers.

With it’s mountainous terrain and stunning pine trees, Flagstaff is an escape up north that feels like another state. This town adds to Arizona’s scenic variety which makes Arizona the best state to live in (in my opinion of course!)


Prescott offers a mix of history, nature, and cooler weather, making it an ideal day trip destination for an escape up north.

Highlights of Prescott

  • Watson Lake: Great for kayaking, fishing, and picnicking.
  • Prescott National Forest: Endless trails for hiking and exploring.
  • Whiskey Row: Step back in time with historic saloons and shops.
  • Annual Events: Prescott is known for its events, including the World’s Oldest Rodeo.

Our sleek black Cadillac Escalade is a great option for couples or a few friends looking to maneuver through Prescott’s charm.


Payson is another cool escape, offering lush forests and beautiful landscapes.

Activities in Payson

  • Mogollon Rim: Scenic drives and panoramic views.
  • Tonto Natural Bridge: The world’s largest natural travertine bridge.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Hiking, fishing, and exploring nature.

Benefits of Choosing Our Services

Stress-Free Travel: Let us handle the driving while you relax and enjoy the journey. Our experienced drivers know the best routes and can ensure a smooth trip.

Safety and Reliability: Your safety is our priority. Our vehicles are regularly maintained, and our drivers are trained professionals.

Flexibility and Personalization: We offer customized itineraries to suit your preferences. Whether you’re planning a wine tour or a hiking adventure, we can tailor the escape up north to your needs. You can even change your plans in the moment or make impromptu stops!

Comfort and Luxury: Travel in style and comfort. Our vehicles are equipped with all the amenities you need for a pleasant journey.

I rented a party bus for a girls daytrip to the wineries up in Sedona, and had a fantastic experience with Bigelow Limousine. John was right on time, gave great recommendations based on his personal experience, and overall so friendly and easy to work with. The bus was so clean and he even went to clean the bus while we were at the wineries. The customer service was top of the line. I highly recommend Bigelow Limousine!

Kelsey D.

Book Your Escape Up North

When the summer heat in Phoenix becomes too much to bear, an escape up north is the perfect solution. Whether you’re drawn to the red rocks of Sedona, the cool mountain air of Flagstaff, the historic charm of Prescott, or the natural beauty of Payson, there’s something for everyone. And with our professional transportation service, you can enjoy a stress-free, luxurious journey to these fantastic destinations.

Ready to escape the heat? Call us today to book your next day trip. Fridays and Saturdays sell out very quickly, so it’s recommended you reserve your transportation needs in advance. A 25% non-refundable deposit blocks your vehicle of choice off the schedule. The remaining balance is charged to the card on file 10 days prior to your trip.

Planning a summer escape but not wanting to head out of town? Check out our recommendations for a great Scottsdale Staycation!

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