Arizona Travel Guide

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One of the most rugged and humid states in the US, Arizona also boasts some of the most unique scenery. From the Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest National Park, to Four Corners Monument and the Roper Lake State Park, Arizona is packed full of national parks and reserves, and contrary to popular belief is not one, giant desert, although portions of the state are indeed quite arid. Instead, the country is a wide range of landscapes, and rich with Native American cultures and traditions, with reservations dotting the countryside as a testament to their once-great nations.

Probably the most evident reason to visit the state is the natural beauty of the landscapes. There are several ways to experience this, and all of them offer up close and personal views. Taking the Amtrak through the state allows you a view of the countryside from the comforts of the train, while hikers and backpackers can simply head up into one of the dozens of national parks and branch out from the nearest trailhead. In addition, riding through the countryside on horseback is another option for the outdoor enthusiast, and with various ranches and other businesses offering guided tours through the various areas, it makes seeing the natural wonders of the state hands-on.

The Grand Canyon is listed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, and it should absolutely not be missed.

But Arizona isn’t all about the natural landscapes. There’s the Hoover Dam, which in and of itself is an amazing sight, and the cities of Flagstaff and Scottsdale provide people with plenty of access to modernity. Phoenix is the capital city, and places like Tucson or Yuma date back over the decades to the days of the Wild West, offering visitors a unique look into the state’s past. All in all, this Four Corners state is a treasure-trove of wealth in a variety of ways, and should be at the top of anyone’s list of states to visit. Many of the major cities boast high end shopping and unique cuisine experiences.

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…
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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…
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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…
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Scottsdale #4 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…
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Sedona #5 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…
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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…
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Tempe #7 most popular location
Much like its larger neighbor Phoenix, Tempe is a relatively young and up-and-coming city. Incorporated in 1894, Tempe is a landlocked city that has a total area of 40.2 square miles and a p…
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Page #8 most popular location
Page was literally created by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in 1957. Once home to grazing sheep, Page grew from a remote construction camp to a small city known as the Hub of the …
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Mesa #9 most popular location
Mesa is close to the valley and is mostly housing, restaurants, and a little shopping. Mesa has a small old dowtown that hosts art festivals and other town events that are always fun. The t…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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Yuma #13 most popular location
The area's first settlers were Native American Tribes, whose descendants occupy the Cocopah and Quechan reservations near the city. In 1540, expeditions under Hernando de Alarcon and Melchior…
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Kingman #14 most popular location
A town of nearly 30,000 along the famous Highway 66 in Arizona. The railroad also runs through town. A famous early western movie star, Andy Devine, although not born in Kingman was raised …
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Sierra Vista #15 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…
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Glendale #16 most popular location
Glendale is a center plop on the west side of Phoenix, it is a growing old neighborhood that is quickly getting shoved out to make room for new housing, football stadiums and shopping. Glend…
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Prescott #17 most popular location
Prescott prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and unique western setting, only 90 minutes north of Phoenix, AZ. There are more than 800 buildings that are listed in the National Register …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Tusayan #21 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…
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Winslow #22 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…
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Bisbee #23 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…
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Fountain Hills #24 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.
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Kayenta #25 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 …
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Goodyear #26 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…
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Peoria #27 most popular location
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Casa Grande #28 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…
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Nogales #29 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…
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Paradise Valley #30 most popular location
Paradise Vally is a nice suburb to live in without the hassel of Phoenix. It is just north of Phoenix on AZ 51.
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Benson #31 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.
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Show Low #32 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…
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Seligman #33 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. …
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Apache Junction #34 most popular location
Apache Junction is the last small town before you venture out into Roosevelt Hills where you will find dirt roads, hiking, three lakes, a damn, and a really good time. Apache Junction has tu…
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Chinle #35 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…
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Globe #36 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.
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Tubac #37 most popular location
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Wickenburg #38 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…
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Green Valley #39 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.
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Camp Verde #40 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…
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Bullhead City #41 most popular location
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Marana #42 most popular location
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Supai #43 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…
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Surprise #44 most popular location
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Oro Valley #45 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.
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Willcox #46 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…
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Patagonia #47 most popular location
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Tortilla Flat #48 most popular location
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Jerome #49 most popular location
Jerome, AZ is a historic ghost town of the old west. Jerome is high on the side of the mountains bordering the southwest edge of the Verde Valley over riche ore deposits. In 1583-1898 Sp…
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Gilbert #50 most popular location
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