Have you ever sat at home looking at pictures of Arizona and those towering canyons, imagining what it must feel like to witness them first-hand? We don’t blame you, they are pretty spectacular, aren’t they?
This southwestern U.S State is jam-packed with things to see and do; the hardest decision you will face is how long to go for. Famed for the mighty Grand Canyon, Arizona is both breath-taking and unforgettable. Whether it’s a road trip on Route 66 or a rejuvenating break in Scottsdale, it’s a winetaster’s wish come true and hikers haven; Arizona really does have something for everyone.
Everywhere you look, Arizona is naturally beautiful and of course, many visitors flock here to visit the Grand Canyon. It’s quite easy to see why the Grand Canyon is simply awe-inspiring. At over a mile deep and ten miles wide, the sheer size of this gorge is overwhelming. Witnessing the Colorado River winding its way through the rocks, is like something you only see in movies. It is majestic and whether you’re exploring on foot, by bike or even a helicopter ride, the Grand Canyon will carve lifelong memories.
If you want to experience the true culture of Arizona, head to Flagstaff. This charming town is encompassed by mountains and ponderosa pine forests. It’s beautiful and relaxed so we think it is the ideal base for exploring. The town thrives on having a great work-play balance and so the whole area is geared up for having fun and being outdoors as much as possible, whether it’s running, mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking, their alpine forests make the perfect backdrop. With an abundance of farms, the local restaurants serve fresh, seasonal produce year-round and you will be spoilt for choice with craft beer.
Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, is a year-round holiday destination, blessed with an abundance of sunshine, warm winters and even warmer summers. The locals of Phoenix love the outdoors too. There is a huge emphasis on spending your days outside; golf is popular and so is hiking and cycling. Phoenix also brings with it the fun and excitement you’d expect from a capital – live music and great restaurants will keep you entertained in the evenings.
Saguaro National Park,
Head to Saguaro National Park in Tucson if you’re in search of the stunning cactus-filled landscapes you’ve seen in so many pictures. The Sonoran Desert is home to these giant cacti and, whether you take a jeep ride or even hop into a hot air balloon, this national park is mind-blowing.