Summer getaways: Great Arizona 'staycation' deals

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PHOENIX -- If you're planning your summer getaway, why not save a little money by staying close to home and seeing some of the amazing things Arizona has to offer?

The Arizona Officer of Tourism is featuring some incredible vacation deals. Not only will you keep some money in your pocket, what you do spend will go right back into Arizona's economy.

Mark Stanton from AOT showed Kaley O'Kelley just a few of the options open to you.

"What better place to look than our own backyard for great travel deals?" Stanton said.

Arizona has so much to offer, and those who live here often take that for granted.

As Stanton explained, AOT has put together a website called, and it's all about Arizona travel deals and packages.

Whether you're look for family friendly excursions, romantic getaways, a girls' spa weekend, or a guys' adventure trip, Stanton said will have just the thing.

"It's a great way to take a day, or a weekend, or maybe even a weeklong trip, spend it in Arizona, help support the economy and take advantage of the value of what Arizona has to offer," Stanton said.

Destinations include the Gran Canyon, of course, the Chiricahuas, Grand Falls, Organ Pipe, Monument Valley and Lake Powell

"This is what we want people to do -- enjoy the value of Arizona," Stanton said. "See what we have to offer. Stay at some fabulous  hotels. Dine at some great restaurants. Get away from the routine of everyday life. will be up though the end of August.