Fall In Love With These Famous Arizona Destinations

Arizona has many natural areas that are worth checking out. Whether you’re an Arizona native or just planning a trip to visit, our state has incredible adventures waiting around every corner.

 

The Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is one of Seven Natural Wonders of the World and brought in 4,564,840 visitors in 2013 alone. The chasm is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide in certain areas. Many visit the Grand Canyon for its awe-inspiring views, but others hike or take a Pink Jeep or helicopter tour of the park.

Learn more about visiting the Grand Canyon here.

 

Guy sitting on a cliff in Arizona.

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Sedona

Sedona is famous for towering red rocks that leave tourists and travelers alike in awe. If you’re a hiking enthusiast looking for a few hidden gems, Sedona is the destination for you. If hiking isn’t your game, this area also holds spiritual locations, pueblos, spas, and local wineries that use volcanic soil and perfect elevation to create the perfect tasting experience.

 

Woman with camera facing large rock formations.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

One of the most famous (and most photographed) locations in the country, this park features iconic sandstone towers that can reach up to 1,000 feet high. Take a Jeep tour to learn about these mythical formations as well as the Navajo people—one of the largest Native American tribes.

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is your one-stop-shop for all things vacation—visit one of the many award-winning resorts or restaurants or check out the endless shopping and nightlife options for a more urban staycation. If dining is more your thing, check out Old Town’s many craft breweries and wine-tasting rooms, then drop by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for some culture.

 

Snowy landscape with trees.

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Flagstaff

No one thinks of snow when they think of Arizona, but in Flagstaff, all four seasons come with different styles of fun. Nestled in the thick of the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine forest, Flagstaff became the world’s first “International Dark Sky City” in 2001 for its low-light pollution and stargazing friendly lighting restrictions. As a bonus? This city is only 80 miles from the Grand Canyon.

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