11 Most Beautiful and Unique Places to See in Arizona

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Things to Do in Arizona

Arizona truly is a magical place.

You might call it love with it at first sight, or be slowly seduced by its beauty.

There are endless things to do in Arizona, ranging from nature exploration to learning about its rich history and south of the border inspired food. Despite its hot, arid and dry climate, it’s a place to add to anyone's travel bucket list.

Many of the best things to do in Arizona occur outdoors. What makes it an attractive place to visit is its vast geographical diversity. You can find yourself skiing in the morning, all to end up submerged in a pool by a nearby palm tree by dinner time. From mountains to desert valleys to deep canyons, it truly has something to offer for everyone.

We've compiled a list of our 11 favorite fun things to do in Arizona, so you can get a taste for yourself. Tried and true, these local attractions will keep you busy (or relaxed) during your next getaway.

Whether you choose to break a sweat hiking a mountain top, or enjoy the tranquility of a resort environment, one thing is for sure – you won’t run out of fun things to do in Arizona.



1. CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN

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If you are an outdoor enthusiast looking for a challenge, hike up Echo Canyon Summit Trail.

 

2. FLAGSTAFF

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Smell delicious pines and star gaze by the fire, camping out in one of Flagstaff's luscious forests.

 

3. HORSESHOE BEND 

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Stand on the edge of the canyon and take in incredible views of the Colorado River bending in a smooth circle around a massive rock formation.

 

4. SEDONA

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Take in the majestic views of Red Rock Country at one of Sedona's quaint resorts - The Kimpton Amara Resort & Spa.

 

5. GRAND CANYON

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Kick back and appreciate nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history.

 

6. PARADISE VALLEY

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Escape the ordinary and surround yourself by spectacular views of this architectural wonder - The Sanctuary Resort & Spa.

 

7. OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE

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Eat your way through Old Town and enjoy local art, like this vibrant mural by Lauren Lee (located next to Farm & Craft bistro).

 

8. MONUMENT VALLEY

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Experience a sunrise in a charming cabin with a private porch overlooking Monument Valley for once in a lifetime experience.

 

9. APACHE JUNCTION

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Visit O.K. Corral Stables and book a guided desert trail horseback riding adventure.

 

10. ANTELOPE CANYON

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Experience a magical world below the burning desert, walking through deep winding corridors of the Antelope Canyon.

 

11. PAYSON 

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Take an Instagram worthy shot by the sweeping panoramas of the Mogollon Rim.

 

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