Discover Arizona: Canyons, Ghost Towns And Endless Deserts
The Best Places To Visit in Arizona
Arizona's beautiful red rocks and great weather draw in visitors from all over the world. The Grand Canyon alone draws in more than 5 million visitors per year, making it one of the world's top natural attractions and one of the most amazing National Parks of the USA. Arizona is also home to some rich Native American history and an enormous amount of preserved land, allowing us to learn and enjoy our history and natural places.
1. Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon needs no introduction. This natural landscape is on every nature lover's bucket list and it draws more than five million visitors every year, from all over the world. President Theodore Roosevelt spoke to the importance of the canyon and our duty to protect it by saying, "let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see."
2. The Red Rock Scenic Byway
The beautiful Red Rock Scenic Byway is a state icon and has been voted the #1 attraction in Arizona on TripAdvisor. The byway is a spectacular, curvy road with unique roadside views full of red rocks and fascinating formations. The breathtaking views along this scenic drive peak in Sedona, which happen's to be Arizona's #6 most popular destination. If you are traveling through Arizona, this drive is a must.
Phoenix ranks high among visitors for many reasons, but many cite the predictably great weather and plenty of great activities. The city not only boasts the title of Arizona's most visited city, but also the #21 spot on TripAdvisor's top destinations for 2014. Phoenix is also extremely popular among golf enthusiasts because of its concentration of championship golf courses and good weather. For non-golfers there is also a great collection of museums, shops, and theaters. A lot of culture right in the city limits.
Tucson is often defined by its fantastic weather, national parks and forests and deserts, which draw in tons of outdoor junkies. Bun this city is home to half a million people and a lot of history and culture. Worth mentioning is the turn-of-the-century architecture, many historic museums and the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac. Thanks to the University of Arizona, there is also a college-town element, leaving the area ripe for families to visit and explore.
Scottsdale's primary claim to fame is that it is home to more spas per capita than any other city in the US. This is the place to get away and relax. Just come ready to be spoile.