Popular Cities in Arizona

Top cities in Arizona, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Phoenix #1 most popular location
If American cities are humans of different ages and styles, then New York, Boston and Chicago are the older, established types, while Phoenix is the up-and-coming 20-something just out of sch…
1,020travelers 148reviews 63blogs
Tucson #2 most popular location
An energetic and invigorating corner of Arizona with an unsurprisingly hefty hint of Mexico spilling over the border to it, Tucson is cupped amongst craggy desert mountains and has a slight w…
403travelers 175reviews 65blogs
Grand Canyon #3 most popular location
The Grand Canyon needs little introduction, but even knowing what to expect does little to prepare for you the breathtaking natural splendor of one of the world’s most famous sites. We’ve…
605travelers 53reviews 74blogs
Sedona #4 most popular location
An Arizona town known far more for its location than the allure of the town itself, Sedona is at the heart of a great American cruising spot (roads around here come complete with intense view…
94travelers 50reviews 30blogs
Scottsdale #5 most popular location
If there was a test to dictate cities that are somewhat of an anomaly, Scottsdale could apply for entrance into the club and pass without a question asked. Located in the eastern part of Mari…
213travelers 83reviews 13blogs
Flagstaff #6 most popular location
One moment you are traveling along the interstate enjoying the sprawling vistas offered by the desert, and the next moment you have graduated to a mountainous area covered with ponderosa pine…
73travelers 55reviews 19blogs
Page #7 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.visitpagelakepowell.com/ Page (population 7,250) is a city in Coconino County, Arizona -- near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Once home to grazi…
16travelers 35reviews 25blogs
Tempe #8 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.tempetourism.com/ Much like its larger neighbor Phoenix, Tempe is a relatively young and up-and-coming city. Incorporated in 1894, Tempe is a landlocked c…
121travelers 28reviews 9blogs
Mesa #9 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: https://www.visitmesa.com/visitors-guide/ Mesa (population 457,000) was founded in January 1878 by Mormon pioneers, and its population is still roughly one-tenth Mor…
129travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Chandler #10 most popular location
Chandler is in the Greater Phoenix area and has developed greatly in the last 10 years. It is home to several venues that are becoming more and more popular. Downtown Chandler is filled with …
66travelers 7reviews 2blogs
Lake Havasu City #11 most popular location
Lake Havasu City is a small city that lies on the western edge of the state of Arizona, along the Colorado River, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40. The city receives its namesake from t…
17travelers 13reviews 3blogs
Williams #12 most popular location
Williams, also known as "The Gateway to the Grand Canyon", is a beautiful historic town with a delightful hotel in the center of town. The hotel sits next to the train station with trains th…
6travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Yuma #13 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: https://www.visityuma.com/ First incorporated as Arizona City in 1871, Yuma (population 93,000) was renamed in 1873 and is now the largest city in Arizona outside th…
32travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Sierra Vista #14 most popular location
Sierra Vista, Az. has a population over 49,000. The city is the economic and commercial center of Cochise County, and northern Sonora, Mexico. Sierra Vista annexed Fort Huachuca, one of the l…
46travelers 40reviews 5blogs
Kingman #15 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.gokingman.com/ Kingman (population 28,000) is conveniently located on Interstate 40 and is the perfect launching point for "Route 66 and Beyond." Scenic h…
11travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Glendale #16 most popular location
Glendale (population 255,000) is one of the major residential cities that border Phoenix to form the Phoenix Metropolitan Area (or simply "The Valley of the Sun"). People may know Glendale…
37travelers 10reviews
Prescott #17 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.visit-prescott.com/ The towns of Prescott (population 40,000), Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt comprise what is locally known as the "Qua…
27travelers 6reviews
Holbrook #18 most popular location
Holbrook was founded in 1881 and is the gateway to Petrified Forest National Park. Located near many of the Indian reservations Holbrook is located in eastern Arizona and near the 3 routes th…
2travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Grand Canyon National Park #19 most popular location
Grand Canyon N.P. is a wonderful place. The south rim is a convient drive from Flagstaff. There are many overlooks there but at least half are closed to personal traffic where you have to tak…
21travelers 13reviews 6blogs
Tombstone #20 most popular location
Quite possibly one of the most famous Wild West cities in the history of America, Tombstone has been portrayed over the years in a variety of formats, ranging from film to theater to novels a…
16travelers 4reviews 12blogs
Bisbee #21 most popular location
Bisbee was founded in the 1800's (1880 to be exact), interesting the name of the city belongs go a Judge named DeWitt Bisbee. Bisbee is a historical mining town popular for Copper mining. The…
8travelers 19reviews 6blogs
Tusayan #22 most popular location
Tusayan is a small so-called census-designated place and is not incorporated to a i.e. a village or town as of yet. It is the place closest to the Grand Canyon and as such the main base to st…
1travelers 8reviews 2blogs
Winslow #23 most popular location
Winslow, Arizona is located on Interstate 40, between Flagstaff and the New Mexico border. Mostly known from the lyrics of the song "Take It Easy", written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, w…
2reviews 1blogs
Casa Grande #24 most popular location
Casa Grande is a rapidly growing city in Pinal County, approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. Casa Grande was founded in 1879 during the Arizona mining boom and became incorporated…
6travelers 11reviews
Fountain Hills #25 most popular location
Located just northeast of Phoenix, this new bedroom community boasts large homes, shopping, recreation, and the landmark that made it famous, one of the tallest water fountains in the world.
9travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Kayenta #26 most popular location
Kayenta is mostly known as the city south of Monument Valley. Another reservation town on the Navajo Reservation without alot of traffic lights nor the glam of bigger cities. A few hotels to …
2travelers 6reviews 1blogs
Apache Junction #27 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: https://www.ajcity.net/31/Visitors Apache Junction is the last small town before you venture out into the Superstition Mountains -- where you will find dirt roads, h…
10travelers 11reviews 2blogs
Globe #28 most popular location
Globe is located in the Tonto National Forest. Mostly known as a mining and ranching town, it was supposedly named due to a globe-shape piece of pure silver found nearby.
4travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Peoria #29 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: https://visitpeoriaaz.com/visithomepage.aspx Peoria (population 154,000) is a major suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona…
20travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Goodyear #30 most popular location
Goodyear, Arizona . . . a city with a rich, rewarding quality of life and great community spirit. Nestled near the base of the Estrella Mountains, Goodyear is one of the fastest growing citie…
17travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Seligman #31 most popular location
Seligman is located in Yavapai County, Northern Arizona. The town's claim to fame is closely tied to Route 66: the longest remaining stretch of the original Route 66 runs through Seligman. …
3reviews 2blogs
Nogales #32 most popular location
Nogales is a small town on the Mexican border. This is a very convient drive from Tucsan and I 10 to get to Mexico. Drive South on interstate 19 and park in Nogales at a cheap supervised lo…
3travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Benson #33 most popular location
Benson is a median town with some services on I 10 east of Tucson. Nearby you can take AZ 80 to Tombstone for some old time historical fun.
2travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Paradise Valley #34 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/457/Attractions The Town of Paradise Valley is conveniently located in the heart of the Scottsdale-Phoenix metropolitan area with…
5travelers 5reviews
Show Low #35 most popular location
Population to be around the 11,000 (census 2006) and it another town on the eastern end of the Arizona. It lies on the Mongollion Rim and according to legend the name was chosen from a marath…
6travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Chinle #36 most popular location
Chinle lies on the Navajo Indian Reservation and its majority of population is Navajo. It is the closest town to the Canyon De Chelly monument. Most of the town's tourism is a result from the…
4reviews 3blogs
Eloy #37 most popular location
Eloy is a fast growing town of about 17,000 (up 61% since 2000) located near the intersection of Interstates 8 and 10 in Pinal County in Southern Arizona between Tucson and Phoenix. The popu…
1travelers 5reviews
Tubac #38 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews
Willcox #39 most popular location
Willcox is a small town with a population of under 4,000. Founded in 1880 as a whistle stop on the Southern Pacific Railway, it was originally named Maley. It was renamed in honor of a visi…
3reviews 1blogs
Marana #40 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Camp Verde #41 most popular location
Camp Verde is a small town on I 17 on the Verde River on the way to Sedona, Flag, and the Grand Canyon. There are a few services there. Camp Verde is in the scrub desert very hot in summer a…
2travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Wickenburg #42 most popular location
Wickenburg is a small desert town located in Maricopa County, Arizona, about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix. It has a population of about 5,000 people. The town sits at the junction of US 93 a…
5travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Green Valley #43 most popular location
Green Valley is a large town on I 19 about halfway from Tucson to Mexico, with many services. It is well landscaped and looks like a good place to live.
7travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Bullhead City #44 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Supai #45 most popular location
Supai is part of the Havasupai Indian Reservation located within the Grand Canyon. It can be reached by foot, mule, or helicopter. Supai is very secluded, surrounded by red rocks and magnific…
2travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Tortilla Flat #46 most popular location
Tortilla Flat is an unincorporated town with a population of 6 located in eastern Maricopa County not far from Apache Junction and the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It had a peak population of …
6reviews
Oro Valley #47 most popular location
Oro Valley is a short distance north of Tucson on AZ 77. There are no services there. There you can take the scenic route to Flagstaff instead of that interstate mess in Phoenix.
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Surprise #48 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://visitsurpriseaz.com/ Surprise (population 115,000) was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, who named it Surprise as she "would be surprised if the town ever…
20travelers 1blogs
Patagonia #49 most popular location
1travelers 13reviews 4blogs
Gilbert #50 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.discovergilbert.com/ Gilbert (population 208,000) is the largest incorporated "town" (as opposed to "city") in the United States. Gilbert owes its beginni…
52travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Jerome #51 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.azjerome.com/jerome/ Jerome (population 450) -- informally known as "America's Most Vertical City" and "The Largest Ghost Town in America" -- is an histor…
1travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Gila Bend #52 most popular location
Gila Bend is a small town with limited services lost in the large open desert on I 8 between Yuma and Casa Grande in far southern Arizona.
3reviews
Cameron #53 most popular location
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Tuba City #54 most popular location
The population of Tuba City (or Tó Naneesdizí) is roughly around 10,000 but very small and very spread out. The town itself would be engulfed with sand and very few roads. There lies about …
2reviews
Parker #55 most popular location
Parker is located in the West Central portion of Arizona on the border with California. Parker is separated from California by the Colorado River. Parker has between 3000 and 4000 residents a…
2travelers 2reviews
Oatman #56 most popular location
Oatman began as a small gold mining camp. In 1915 two miners found the mother load and that was all it took to put Oatman on the map. The town was named after a girl named Olive Oatman that…
1reviews 1blogs
Peach Springs #57 most popular location
Peach Springs is a small town of about 1100 (up 82% since 2000) located along old Route 66 just north of Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona. Peach Springs started as a stop on the Atchison, T…
2reviews 2blogs
Quartzsite #58 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Valle #59 most popular location
1reviews
Heber-Overgaard #60 most popular location
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Ahwatukee #61 most popular location
5travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Ehrenberg #62 most popular location
Ehrenberg, Arizona is not large enough to be considered even a US Census area. Located on the Arizona side of the Colorado River just east on Blythe, California this the only thing located h…
2reviews
Buckeye #63 most popular location
The City of Buckeye, AZ is definetly all about small town living. With an area (within the municipal limits) of about 375 sq miles, and 660 sq miles incorporated, its a wonder where all the …
10travelers 1reviews
Catalina #64 most popular location
Catalina is a small town without services north of Tucson on AZ 77. If you want to bypass the mess of Phoenix, in a few miles turn right to stay on AZ 77 to take the scenic route to Tucson.
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Sonoita #65 most popular location
Sonoita is a very small town in Arizona, located at the crossroads of US Highways 82 and 83 if you as much as blink you will go right passed it, and I mean it literally. But it is a beautiful…
1travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Goldfield #66 most popular location
Goldfield got its start shortly after gold was discovered in the area in 1893 and was named for all the gold mines in the area. Miners, and those hoping to make money off the miners, flocked…
4reviews 1blogs
Hereford #67 most popular location
3travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Rio Rico #68 most popular location
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Wellton #69 most popular location
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Douglas #70 most popular location
Douglas is an old mining town in the SE corner of Arizona on US 191 and Arizona hwy 80. Douglas is a port to Mexico.
2travelers 1blogs
Roosevelt #71 most popular location
Roosevelt, Arizona lies at the end of the Apache Trail, the famous road running from Phoenix to Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake lies behind the dam, and some of the most spectacular views in A…
2reviews
Superior #72 most popular location
Superior is a large town with old mineing origions. Many rockhounds stop there to collect minerals. Superipor has most services and is located on US 60 east of Phpoenix.
1travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Oracle #73 most popular location
Orical is a small town north of Tucson on Az 77 with few services. That is where Ed Abby, famous desert writer setteled down for his last years. They have the Biosphere II there for experimen…
2travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Maricopa #74 most popular location
The City of Maricopa (not to be confused with Maricopa County) is a city in the Gila River Valley in the State of Arizona. With a population of nearly 49,000 (up over 4400% since 2000), Maric…
11travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Rimrock #75 most popular location
Rimrock is a zero town unmarked near a Forest Service Headquarters by Beaver Creek with some veins of Sedona redrock mixed in with the dark rock. There is a campground and picnic area there. …
3reviews
Ajo #76 most popular location
Ajo has a population of around 4000. I am reminded of the sign outside Gila Bend that says "Home of 1700 friendly people and 5 old crabs". People in Ajo seem pretty friendly. Ajo was founded …
1reviews
Miami #77 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Saint Johns #78 most popular location
St Johns is a medium town with many services on US 191 on the far eastern side of Arizona South of I 40. There is not much near St Johns other than scrub desert.
1travelers 1reviews
Anthem #79 most popular location
Anthem Arizona is a planned community. It is a great place to live and is just outside of all the congestion of Phoenix. This place has a great community center which even includes a rock c…
4travelers 1reviews
Marble Canyon #80 most popular location
Marble Canyon holds the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon damn to the Grand Canyon. Marble Canyon averages about 1000 feet deep and the east side is indian reservation while the west side i…
2reviews 1blogs
Tacna #81 most popular location
Tacna is a small town of about 600 (up 9% since 2000) located along old Route 80 and Interstate 8 in Southwestern Arizona. Despite its small size it is bigger than the nearby places of Citrus…
1reviews
Fredonia #82 most popular location
Fredona is so far North in Arizona and isolated it had a Utah area code. Fredona is a small town with many services. Fredona is a convient stop between the wonderful North Rim Grand Canyon a…
2blogs
Wikieup #83 most popular location
Wikieup is a small unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 93 in Mohave County, Arizona. It is located approximately 32 miles (51 km) south of Interstate 40 using U.S. Route 93 and app…
1reviews 1blogs
Somerton #84 most popular location
Somerton is a town of about 15,000 (which has doubled since 2000) located along US Highway 95 south of Yuma in extreme southwest Arizona. It is only a few miles from California and the Mexic…
1travelers 1reviews
Elgin #85 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Picacho #86 most popular location
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Cornville #87 most popular location
Cornville is a small town in the Verde Valley, very close to Sedona. it is beautiful, lush, and green. Oak Creek runs right through town, and there are many wineries in the area. Check ou…
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Salt River #88 most popular location
The Salt River is a small river starting in SE Arizona but forms a very large canyon where it crosses US 60. The Salt river fills the large Roosevelt Lake then flows past the damn and follo…
1reviews
Coolidge #89 most popular location
Coolidge is a fast growing town of over 12,000 (up 57% since 2000) located at the intersection of Arizona Highways 87 and 287 in Pinal County in South Central Arizona, not far from Interstate…
2reviews
North Rim #90 most popular location
The Grand Canyon North Rim is reached through Jacob Lake then South on AZ 67. Much higher in elevation than the South Rim its much cooler in the summer and closed for five month winter due to…
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Jacob Lake #91 most popular location
Jacob Lake is a small town on the Kaibab Platow. They have some services there and a N. Kaibab Nat. Forest Service headquarters. Jacob Lake is the gateway to the Grand Canyon (take AZ 67 so…
1reviews 1blogs
Catalina Mountains #92 most popular location
The Catalina Mts. North of Tucson have cool nights in the summer due to high altude. You travel through a number of ecological environments there from tall cactus to tall Ponderosa pine and a…
1reviews 2blogs
Vail #93 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Portal #94 most popular location
Portal is a very small town with maybe no services in SE Arizona on the east side of the Chiricahua Mts.
1reviews
Dragoon #95 most popular location
When you reach Texas Canyon on I 10 you have a modern rest stop on both side of the interstate that is clean. Dragoon is in the strange rock formations of Texas Canyon. Dragoon is a small cat…
1reviews
Mescal #96 most popular location
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Casa Rosa #97 most popular location
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Chambers #98 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Queen Creek #99 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://www.queencreek.org/departments/economic-development/visit-the-qc Queen Creek (population 33,000) is a town in Arizona. The town is primarily within Maricopa C…
19travelers 2reviews
Valentine #100 most popular location
Valentine is a tiny unincorporated town of about 16 located along old Route 66 just north of Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona. Valentine is located within the Hualapai Indian Nation. There…
1reviews