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Welcome to Arizona

Arizona—also known as the Grand Canyon State, thanks to its best-known natural wonder: Grand Canyon National Park—combines a desert- and mountain-dotted landscape with increasingly cosmopolitan cities to form one of the United States' best places for exploring the outdoors mere minutes from bustling downtowns. In Phoenix, Arizona's modern capital, enjoy baseball's sping training in March; hot air balloon rides over the city; tours of the city's burgeoning craft cocktail and farm-to-table dining scene; and helicopter flights. Meanwhile, nearby Scottsdale entices with its 200 golf courses and major tournaments. To the north, Sedona's red rocks are best enjoyed on Jeep tours of the open desert, while the Montezuma Castle National Monument offers an impressive display of Pre-Columbian cliff dwellings. To the south, Tucson serves as a melting pot of European, Mexican, and Native American cultures, all of which inform its architecture and gastronomy. If you really want to travel back into Arizonan history, take a custom tour of the original Apache Trail. And, of course, it's impossible to overlook the importance of the Grand Canyon National Park, home to some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world which can be marveled over on a helicopter tour from most Arizona cities.

Top attractions in Arizona for Spring

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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain

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Visible throughout most of Phoenix, Camelback Mountain rises 2,704 feet (824 meters) above the Sonoran Desert. The red sandstone formation gets its name from its resemblance to a resting camel, and it’s one of the metro area’s most popular spots for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor adventures.More
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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

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The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.More
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Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon West Rim

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The Grand Canyon’s West Rim, located just outside Grand Canyon National Park, is home to the vast Hualapai Indian Reservation and includes 108 miles (173 kilometers) of picturesque canyon views. The closest section of the canyon to Las Vegas, the West Rim is famous for the lofty Grand Canyon Skywalk, Guano Point, and Eagle Point.More
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Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross

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Built directly into the side of a red-rock hill not far from downtown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a modern architectural marvel as well as a religious place for reflection. Visitors flock to the Roman Catholic chapel primarily to take in the outstanding views of Sedona’s awe-inspiring desert scenery.More
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Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

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Old Town Scottsdale ranks among the Southwest’s top retail destinations, particularly for shoppers looking for Southwestern and Native American art and jewelry. The area is also home to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of the West, and the Scottsdale Historical Museum.More
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

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The Grand Canyon is a humbling testament to nature’s power. Carved by the mighty Colorado River, this northwestern Arizona wonder is 277 miles (444 kilometers) long and more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It’s no wonder Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular attractions, with over 6 million annual visitors.More
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Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

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Walk in the footsteps of the Native American tribes who built their pueblos in the deserts of the American Southwest at Wupatki National Monument. For thousands of years, tribes like the Anasazi and Sinagua lived in these rugged deserts, and among the myriad pueblos left behind is Wupatki Ruin, one of the largest and most elaborate in the region. It was three stories tall and had almost 100 rooms when the Sinagua people built it about 800 years ago. Along with exploring the ruins of a dozen pueblo villages, visitors can also hike the easy Doney Mountain Trail to the top of a volcanic cinder cone, and the visitor center has exhibits describing the culture and history of the people that lived here.More
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Bell Rock

Bell Rock

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Bell Rock is a colorful bell-shaped red rock formation set in the desert outside of Sedona. The area is home to popular hiking trails, wildlife—keep an eye out for coyote and fox tracks—and vista points overlooking the surrounding valley and rock formations. The site is also known as an energy vortex and is a popular meditation destination.More
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Desert View Watchtower

Desert View Watchtower

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Enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the Grand Canyon from the historic Desert View Watchtower. Architect Mary Colter created the tower, built in the early 1930s, as an homage to the watchtowers built by the Ancestral Puebloan people who once inhabited the Four Corners area. The murals inside were painted by a local Hopi artist.More
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Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim

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The South Rim is the most popular area of Grand Canyon National Park, boasting easy access to the canyon, the bulk of available amenities and services, and the panoramic vistas for which the natural wonder is famous. One of the most famous attractions in the American Southwest, the area offers breathtaking views over the Colorado River and the chance to immerse yourself in Native American culture.More
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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The red rim and colorful slopes of the Sunset Crater set it apart amongst the surrounding pine forests of Northern Arizona. The Sunset Crater erupted less than 1000 years ago, making it the youngest volcano on the Colorado Plateau. You can learn about the eruption’s effects on the landscape and historic populations on a visit to the park.More
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Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

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This towering 4,965-foot (1,513-meter sandstone butte stands sentinel over Sedona’s red rock landscape. An icon of Arizona, its image is often emblazoned on postcards and tourist materials. The formation draws camera-toting visitors who want to capture the sight as well as hikers who trek up the short-but-steep Cathedral Rock Trail.More
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Eagle Point

Eagle Point

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Eagle Point, a popular stop in Grand Canyon West, is the site of a Native American village, amphitheater, and the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk—a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet (21 meters) over the canyon for views of the Colorado River 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) below.More
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Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village

Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village

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Get a feel for the art scene of Sedona and pick up unique gifts at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. Located along the banks of Oak Creek, this picturesque outdoor shopping complex and artist community is home to more than 45 art galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops selling hand-made crafts and one-of-a-kind artistic creations.More
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Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post

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A popular stop en route to the Grand Canyon, the historic Cameron Trading Post combines American Indian art and culture with a modern travel stop. Browse the expansive souvenir shop, eat at the restaurant, or even stay overnight in the hotel—all while experiencing the traditional food, crafts, and decore of Navajo and Hopi tribes.More

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Top activities in Arizona

Emerald Cave Kayak Tour with Optional Las Vegas Pickup
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Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket
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Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket
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Lower Antelope Canyon Tour Ticket
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Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix
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Grand Canyon Helicopter 40-Minute Flights with Optional Hummer Tour
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Centipede Tour - Guided Arizona Desert Tour by ATV
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Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views
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Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket
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Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour
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Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Lower Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket
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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Sedona
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Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep
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Recent reviews from experiences in Arizona

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Spectacular!!!!
Lina_N, Mar 2022
Half Day Lower Antelope Canyon + Horseshoe Bend Combo Tour from Page
Highly recommend to visit in Arizona!!!
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Fantastic Trip
Madeline_W, Feb 2022
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
I can’t believe we were able to see all of these sights in one day.
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(AAA) An Amazing Adventure
paul_w, Jan 2022
3-Hour ATV and Shooting Combo
It was my Son's 21st Bday and he wanted to visit the Grand Canyon so I thought this might be a good attraction for him.
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Amazing place to see
Joe_M, Nov 2021
Half Day Tour of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon from Page Arizona
I highly recommend to see both upper and lower canyons.
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WONDERFUL experience, highly recommend!
Julie_D, Apr 2022
Scottsdale Desert Classic Hiking Adventure
He also went above and beyond, providing me a massive list of suggestions / recommendations for things to do in the area while I was in Arizona including restaurants, bars, other activities.
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Trip to antelope canyon tour
Henry_B, Apr 2022
Antelope "Canyon X" Admission Ticket
The upper canyon tour to see a different view of the antelope canyon.
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Small guided tour—it’s the way to go
Nancy_E, Mar 2022
Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
We learned so much and got to see something so incredibly magestic in the Grand Canyon.
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Amazing Grand Canyon Adventure
Joe_I, Mar 2022
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
I think this is probably the best way to see the GC for first timers!
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Bad weather, good experience
Chris_S, Mar 2022
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
After waiting nearly 30 minutes to see if the snow blew through, we decided to be safe rather than sorry and headed back to Sedona.
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Best and easiest way to see the Grand Canyon!
Zophia_M, Mar 2022
Grand Canyon Small Group Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
You’ll definitely have enough time to see all the best views, including some empty spots with no other tourists/crowds around.
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Solo trip!
laura_B, Mar 2022
Small-Group Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Flagstaff
I was not only able to see the beautiful side of the northern part of Arizona but I was also able to meet new people from around the world!!
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Perfection…seeing the Grand Canyon on this tour 🥰
Jim_Z, Oct 2021
Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona w/Lunch
We stayed in Sedona and wanted to see the Grand Canyon…this tour was absolutely perfect!
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Amazing!
lindsay_D, Jul 2021
Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
The helicopter ride was truly a lifetime experience and the best way to see the grand canyon for three first time.
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Grand Tour!!
Sharde_S, May 2021
Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Arizona and wanting to visit the Grand Canyon, worth every penny!
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Exciting tour through beautiful Arizona desert
Robert_N, Apr 2021
Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure
Great chance to see more of the beautiful Arizona desert.
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Great, 100% worth it!
Alexxa_Y, Apr 2021
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Definitely worth doing to see the scenery, and if you are unfamiliar with the area, you’ll experience a lot of things you wouldn’t have on your own!
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Favorite Spring Break activity!!!
Julie_S, Apr 2021
Kayak Tour on the Verde River
This was our most favorite experience as a family during our Spring Break in Arizona.
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Worth the trip!
Peter_C, Nov 2020
Historic Bike Tour in Tucson
This was a fun way to see Old Tucson and the University of Arizona campus.
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Amazing full day trip!
Sandra_P, Nov 2020
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
It’s a full day trip towards the end you’ll be tired but it’s definitely worth it if you have a day to see Grand Canyon, part of Sedona, and the village.
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A Great Adventure through Red Rock Canyon
Nicole_C, Sep 2020
Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
A great way to see Sedona's Red Rock Canyon!!
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