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Outdoor Exploration

Start an outdoor adventure in Arizona at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. If you’re flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX), it’s about a three-and-a-half hours by car to the canyon’s South Rim, the park’s most visited area. Stop at one of the visitor centers here or at the Yavapai Geology Museum to learn about the area’s unique topography. Enlist the help of an experienced adventure company or outfitter for a tour of the canyon, as well as the state’s many natural beauties: from Jeep tours in Sedona to float trips on the Colorado River to horseback treks in Monument Valley.

 

Travel Back in Time

Arizona’s history is defined by Native Americans, larger-than-life adventurers and Old West tales. Today, populations from 22 American Indian communities live in Arizona. Visitors can tour tribal lands, visit American Indian-operated museums and cultural centers, and purchase jewelry and artwork created by American Indians at a variety of shops and boutiques. Journey back to the Old West with a trip to one of the state’s ghost towns to learn about Arizona’s mining history. Or, explore the roadside attractions of old Route 66, the historic roadway known as the Mother Road. In Arizona, Route 66 winds through Petrified Forest National Park, Kaibab Plateau, Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon Caverns and more.

 

Urban Charms

Arizona’s big cities offer plenty of cosmopolitan attractions. Whether you’re a lover of wine and food, luxury spas, art galleries or boutiques, you’ll find it here. Stroll one of the state’s award-winning wineries. Book a table at one of the many fine-dining restaurants in Phoenix, the state’s largest city. Plan an unforgettable spa day in Sedona, a city well-known for its wellness offerings and new-age vibe. Or spend a day enjoying Western artwork at the Tucson Museum of Art. Golfers will love playing some rounds on one of the state’s 300 courses.

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