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20 Charming Small Towns To Visit In 2023

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

A hidden gem in Arizona’s Verde Valley, the small town of Clarkdale is the perfect day trip or weekend getaway from Phoenix.

The Town Hall in Clarkdale, Arizona | PHOTO CREDIT: CINDY BARKS

Clarkdale is Arizona’s first master-planned community and offers a taste of 20th-century Americana with well-preserved neighborhoods you can view on a walking tour. Step even further back in time with a visit to the Tuzigoot National Monument, an ancient village on a rugged hilltop that dates back to 1000 A.D. Many of the sites of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley can be enjoyed during a relaxing ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad, which harkens back to the early days of train travel. Along Clarkdale’s Main Street you’ll find mainstay restaurants, shopping, breweries, and more to explore. Read more about why we love this charming Arizona town here.

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