7 Places To Visit In Arizona

Arizona is a state that fits into a lot of categories, with outstanding natural beauty, delicious food, and a thriving art scene, amongst other things, so it truly has something for everyone. We want to show you what location in the Copper State will appeal to you most, no matter who you are or what you love to do.

But before giving you directions, here’s our quick packing list:

  • Walking shoes
  • Loose, comfortable clothing
  • USA visa
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (Arizona has a desert climate so you’ll need to hydrate more than you’re used to)

Upper Antelope Canyon in the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona USA

And now that you’re all set, here’s where to go:

Best for art lovers: Sedona

This artists’ paradise, often called the most beautiful city in America, is bound to get the creative juices flowing and inspire you to create a masterpiece. However, if you’d prefer to admire art, Sedona is home to over 80 galleries and independent artists’ shops, with many located close enough to walk between. (Check out the city’s Art Walk guides here.)

Best for hikers: The Painted Desert

Much of this geological marvel in the badlands is only accessible via foot, making it the perfect excursion for anyone wanting to experience the natural beauty of this state whilst getting in their steps for the day. Make sure to take your camera to truly capture this “wonderland of colours”.

Best for festival goers: Tucson

There are numerous fairs, festivals, and other cultural event that take place in Tucson every year, from the Tucson Festival of Books, which is the fourth largest book festival in the US with 80,000 attendees, to the All Souls Procession Weekend, which marks the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday and attracts around 50,000 people.

Best for modern-history buffs: Page

If you prefer to learn about the ordinary lives of average Americans during a set time period, then you rarely head to the capital. Page is a purpose-built workers’ town created in 1957 for workers to live in, with their families, whilst constructing the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

Best for those who love guided tours: Antelope Canyon

This beautiful landmark, which features an upper and lower canyon is accessible only through Navajo lands and visitors must come as part of a guided tour. While it is harder to hike through these canyons, even with the addition of stairs, the beauty of the area and the knowledge of the tour guide is enough to bring tourists back time and time again.

Best for seeing waterfalls: Grand Canyon

Tucked away inside the Grand Canyon is Havasu Falls, a single stream waterfall with a 100-ft drop. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, swim in the lake, or even camp out overnight beside the gorgeous falls.

Best for foodies: Phoenix

There are many reasons to visit this capital city, set right in the midst of the Valley of the Sun, but one of the best has to be its food. Like many major cities, Phoenix is a melting pot for every type of cuisine from Korean to Cajun, Greek to Japanese, Persian to French, all with a southwest twist. However, thanks to its proximity with the Mexican border, Phoenix excels at Mexican food above all else.

There are of course more than 7 beautiful and fun places to visit in Arizona, but these are a good start. Enjoy your trip!

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