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From the Grand Canyon to the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona offers plenty for travellers seeking adventure, natural wonders, and rich cultural heritage.

About Arizona

Arizona is a popular travel destination, with plenty to see and do in the state's many cities and natural attractions.

Also known as The Grand Canyon State, Arizona offers glorious vistas of the Grand Canyon and silent splendours of the desert.

States neighbouring Arizona: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

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Map of Arizona

Arizona is bordered by Utah to the north, Colorado to the north-east, New Mexico to the east, Mexico to the south, and California and Nevada to the west.

The capital and largest city of Arizona is Phoenix. Other major cities in Arizona include Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, and Scottsdale.

Arizona Overview

Located in the south-western region of the United States, Arizona is a unique and fascinating state with a rich history, diverse economy, and breathtaking natural beauty.

It is the sixth-largest state in the country and is known for its deserts, canyons, and natural splendour.

Arizona Climate

Arizona has a hot, arid climate, with summer temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

The state is known for its distinctive desert landscapes, including the Sonoran Desert and the Painted Desert.

Arizona Economy

The state of Arizona is also known for its mining industry, with copper being one of its largest exports.

In addition, the state is a major producer of citrus fruits, cotton, and cattle.

Native American History

Arizona gets its name from the Native American word Arizona, believed to mean place of the small spring.

Arizona has a rich Native American history and is home to 22 federally recognized tribes.

Arizona's famous son is Geronimo (1829-1909), the Chiricahua Apache chief who resisted the idea of life on a reservation in New Mexico, Florida, or Alabama.

For ten years he would terrorise the white settlers with his intermittent raids.

Ironically, the early colonists pushed the Native Americans westwards, and now they were being forced east again.

Geronimo eventually gave up the ten-year struggle in 1886, and was settled in Oklahoma.

He took part in the inaugural procession of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, and had his life story published the following year.

Arizona Tourism

Tourism is a major industry in Arizona, with attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Lake Powell drawing millions of visitors each year.

Visit Arizona

Arizona is known for its beautiful desert landscapes, stunning natural wonders, and rich cultural history.

Here are some top attractions and activities to consider during your visit to Arizona.

Antelope Canyon

Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon known for its stunning light beams and unique rock formations.

Four Corners Monument

The Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states meet: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

It is marked by a granite and brass monument, and it is managed by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department.

Grand Canyon National Park

One of the most famous natural wonders in the world, the Grand Canyon is a must-see destination in Arizona.

You can explore the park on foot, by mule, or even by helicopter.

Horseshoe Bend

Another popular attraction near Page, Horseshoe Bend is a stunning overlook that provides incredible views of the Colorado River.

Map of Phoenix, Arizona

Map of Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona's capital city is home to many cultural attractions, including museums, galleries, and performing arts venues.

Saguaro National Park

Located near Tucson, Saguaro National Park is home to giant saguaro cacti and a variety of other desert plants and wildlife.


Known for its luxury resorts and spas, Scottsdale also offers great shopping, dining, and nightlife options.


This charming town is known for its red rock formations and stunning natural beauty.

Visitors can hike, bike, or take a jeep tour to explore the area.


This historic town was once a hotspot for cowboys, outlaws, and shootouts. Today, visitors can tour the historic sites and enjoy reenactments of famous shootouts.

Ancient Pathways:
For students who are tired of being in the classroom, a semester living in the wilderness of northern Arizona with Ancient Pathways may be just the answer.

Arizona Central:
Arizona is the perfect place to get outside and experience nature and a wide variety of wildlife. Hiking trails abound in state and range from the glory of the Grand Canyon to the beauty of the desert.

Arizona Guide:
Explore the Grand Canyon State from the official site of the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Arizona Leisure:
Arizona Leisure Travel Guide showcases Arizona Vacation choices including golf courses, hotels, resorts and travel vacations to scenic Arizona destinations.

Arizona Scenic Drives:
This page contains an inventory and highlighted descriptions of scenic roads throughout the state; located in five marketing regions delineated by the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Arizona State:
The state of Arizona's official office.

Arizona State Parks:
Arizona offers almost thirty natural, cultural and recreational parks for public use.

Arizona Museums

The main centres of culture in Arizona are Tucson and Phoenix.

Two other museums of historical interest are the Navajo Tribal Museum, in Window Rock, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum, in Parker.

Arizona is extremely hot in the summer, but it's a dry heat. Seriously, if you keep out of the sun you will hardly sweat.

Travel Search Arizona Regions

Out and About in Arizona

Places to explore in Arizona.

Northern Arizona

Canyon Country

Northern Arizona is marked with vast canyon lands (including the biggest of them all: Grand Canyon National Park), ancient Indian ruins and thousands of acres of ponderosa pine strands.

Southern Arizona

Old West Territory

There's a bit of everything in southern Arizona: Incredible rock formations, mountain peaks called 'sky islands', wide valleys, sand dunes and, of course, the classic western deserts.

Arizona Attractions


If you're looking to reconnect with your soul and spirit, Sedona is one of those places that will touch you and awaken your heart.

Sedona Arts Center:
In 1958 Egyptian-born sculptor, Nassan Gobran and a group of visionaries, inspired by the natural beauty of Sedona, Arizona saw the need for a place where artists could work and teach together - an arts centre; providing diverse art experiences for individuals and the community through classes, exhibitions, special events and community outreach programs.

Where to Stay in Sedona

Hotels in Sedona, Arizona.


Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen.

Visit Tucson:
Plan your visit to Tucson, Arizona, with the help of the Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Where to Stay in Tuscon

Hotels in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona Maps and Travel Guides

The Backroads of Arizona: 40 Easy to Moderate Scenic Trails Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon

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