Where To Go
Find out where to go in Arizona by using our quick and easy travel guides. Travel guides and information are separated by region and each region contains it’s ‘Top Destinations’ or most popular sites for travelers. Browse the Where To Go in Arizona section now and get packing.
Northern Arizona has on of the greatest assets in the Natural World and one of its Seven Wonders: The Grand Canyon. Sure, no visit here is complete without a trip to the Canyon - that would be like going to Paris and skipping the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Champs Elysees - but know that Northern Arizona is so much more.
Top Destinations: Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West, Monument Valley, Page, Williams, Window Rock, Winslow
Phoenix & Central Arizona
Today, Greater Phoenix, also known as the Valley of the Sun, spills brazenly beyond the neat perimeters of Gulley's arch. It's become a vast, diverse Sonoran Desert metropolis in central Arizona of more than 3 million people, some 2,000 square miles and dozens of unique cities and towns.
Top Destinations: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Wickenburg
North Central Arizona
North Central Arizona is full of surprises, be it Alpine's Cowboy Poets Gathering (in August) or finding prickly pear BBQ pork tenderloin in a town once dubbed the wickedest town in America by the New York Post. Sure, there's the Grand Canyon to the north and Phoenix to the south that get most of the attention, but, for those who take the time to get out and explore this area, there's plenty to discover.
Top Destinations: Camp Verde, Cottonwood , Payson, Prescott, Sedona
Tucson & Southern Arizona
A kaleidoscope of images awaits discovery in Southern Arizona - sycamores shading canyon streams, fluttering hummingbirds, rolling ranch lands, tidy vineyards and the wonders of underground caverns. From the Old West of Tombstone to Tucson's urban vitality, this is a land filled with contrasts.
Top Destinations:Bisbee, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Tucson, Willcox
Arizona's West Coast
Arizona's West Coast, bracketed by the Colorado River and rugged desert mountain ranges, offers enough watersports, Wild West history and outdoor activities to more than make up for its lack of big cities and canyons. Read More >>
Top Destinations: Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Parker, Yuma
What To Do
Whether it’s the thrill of an unparalleled outdoor adventure amid some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on the planet, an exotic sun-drenched getaway to an indulgent, world-class spa or to examine and experience the rich history and multifaceted cultural offerings of the Grand Canyon State, your visit to Arizona is guaranteed to be one that will lift spirits, warm souls and provide memories for years to come.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a place of magnificent beauty, a place unlike anywhere else in the world. It is a magnet that draws visitors from all over the world to take in the view.
Arizona’s rich and storied landscape is a treasure for intrepid travelers. Genuine timeless discoveries and off-the-beaten-path experiences await around every corner. From Native American ruins to fossils 225 million years old, this is a destination that preserves its heritage while carving a unique niche in the present.
Proud to be an official signatory of the National Geographic Geotourism Charter, the Arizona Office of Tourism has created Arizona Origins — a celebration of culture, nature, history and heritage. In fact, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, in collaboration with National Geographic, have published a map highlighting the Arizona-Sonoran Desert region. It features over 80 authentic experiences, such as Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the Heard Museum.
Think of Arizona as America's natural amusement park, where family fun and adventure await in every corner of the state. Add an engaging selection of Old West towns, dude ranches, mines, man-made lakes, railroads and other diversions, and the result is a family vacation like no other.
Children of all ages can stand in four states at one time at Four Corners Monument on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a mile-deep gorge that stretches for 277 miles across Northern Arizona and is packed with exciting activities. Zoos and wildlife parks offer exotic habitats, unique viewing opportunities and special events. A host of unusual museums also dots the state, including the hands-on Arizona Science Center, the Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the Pima Air and Space Museum, to name a few.
Families on vacation can also enjoy Arizona's plentiful water activities, with Lake Powell's 2,000 miles of shoreline in the northern part of the state and the two-mile Tempe Town Lake, where motorized and non-motorized watercraft cruise the formerly dry riverbed between Tempe and Phoenix.
In Southern Arizona, a visit to a dude ranch brings out the inner cowboy in guests of all ages and winter guests can have a grand adventure in any one of Arizona's frosty ski areas.
Whether visitors have a couple of days or a couple of weeks, Arizona is a virtual playground of activities and adventures for families to enjoy.