From Payson, it's about 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northwest to Sedona and 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the north to Flagstaff.
Discover some of the interesting attractions in Payson. The Mazatzal Casino is a good one.
The area around Payson is brimming with fabulous attractions, from firm tourist favorites to lesser known gems. Tonto Basin, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north, and Rimrock, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of Payson are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Sedona, is another good spot to explore. It is around 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Payson and offers a diverse range of points of interest, for example Sedona Golf Resort, Mountain Trails Galleries and Cathedral Rock. Bell Rock, Lanning Gallery and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village are also good places to head to.
A fun way to enjoy the unique natural environment in North Central Arizona is to join for a quad biking or mountain biking tour. Get some down time upon the region's waters and enjoy popular watersports such as swimming or fishing.
When it's time to say farewell to Payson, head to the nearest major airport located in Flagstaff, 65 miles (105 kilometers) away.