The majestic Grand Canyon
Stunning Horseshoe Bend in Page
Riding high above Flagstaff at Arizona Snowbowl
Red rocks and a purple sky in Sedona
Taking in the view of the hoodoos at Chiricahua National Monument
Glorious spread at Tucson’s Charro Steak
Route 66’s Hackberry General Store
Hot air balloons rise over Lake Havasu City
A weaver works the loom at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
The Sonoran Desert’s signature Saguaro Cactus
Discover unforgettable things to do in Arizona
Arizona Office of Tourism
Arizona’s cinema-ready canyons and deserts have long served as the backdrop for movies, including “Raising Arizona,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Thelma & Louise.” Whether it’s the panoramic landscapes punctuated by red rocks or alpine forests opening to hidden lakes, the view is enchanting and sobering, but also accessible for hiking, biking and other adventures. Take a four-wheel drive tour, stay on a houseboat at one of the magnificent lakes or skydive over the desert or near the Grand Canyon.
Old West and American Indian Culture
Experience the Old West by visiting the ghost towns and boom towns – shoot-out at the O.K. Corral reenactment, anyone? – that established it. Tour a mining museum or enjoy a Western-themed amusement park, then savor a steakhouse dinner. Immerse yourself in the cowboy lifestyle by staying on a guest ranch. You’ll also find the American Indian influence everywhere, from rock petroglyphs to silver and turquoise jewelry in high-end shops; that's because 22 tribes call Arizona home. Many tribal nations, including Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Gila, While Mountain Apache and Navajo, are open to the public.
Urban Escapes and Wellness Retreats
This state has no shortage of luxuries for the weary traveler. Pamper yourself with spa treatments at elegant resorts in some of the state’s biggest cities, which also offer golf courses overlooking the rustic desert landscape. Avid producers of wine, Arizona’s vineyards and award-winning wineries make for a romantic tour or site for farm-to-table dining. Not to be outdone, brewpubs and gastropubs enliven the urban scene.
People actually live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The Havasupai Indians are so remote that their mail is delivered by horseback.
More hummingbird species can be found in Sierra Vista in southern Arizona than in any other state, earning its title as "the Hummingbird Capital of the United States."
Prescott, Arizona, is home to the World's Oldest Rodeo, which dates back to 1888.