North Central

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Northern Central Arizona

Enjoy an adventure that’s scenic—and epic—in North Central Arizona. Majestic red rocks. Winding mountain roads. Ponderosa Pine forests. Even art galleries and vineyards. North Central Arizona is a spectacular way to elevate your next road trip.

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Cultivate an interest in Cottonwood’s wine country. Located in the heart of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood offers the perfect climate to produce some of the most flavorful wines in the country. Sample them with a trip to the wineries or visit any of downtown’s award-winning tasting rooms.

  • Page Springs Cellars Page Springs Cellars
  • Crema Café Coffee & Creamery, Cottonwood Crema Café Coffee & Creamery


Mine a treasure trove of history in Globe-Miami. Interested in rough-and-tumble miners and hard-riding cowboys? Nowhere in Arizona does the romance of Territorial history come alive like it does in Globe-Miami. You’ll also find nuggets of American Indian culture and modern arts here.

  • Besh Ba Gowah Besh Ba Gowah
  • Tonto National Forest Tonto National Forest


You’ll find plenty of history—and mystery—in Jerome. This turn-of-the-century copper mining boomtown was once known as the “Wickedest Town in the West” for its many brothels and saloons. Today, Jerome is known for its local artists and galleries, as well as a hearty number of “haunted” locations.

  • Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
  • Jerome Grand Hotel Jerome Grand Hotel


Prescott makes it easy to go outside and play. Enjoy cool mountain temperatures and a world of outdoor adventures, ranging from hiking to mountain biking. Prescott also will spur your interest in Western arts and culture with galleries and historical landmarks galore.

  • Whiskey Row Whiskey Row
  • The Whiskey Off-Road The Whiskey Off-Road


Lift your sights—and your spirits—in Sedona. In Sedona, the views are jaw dropping and the adventure is heart stopping. Stunning red rock panoramas provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure, romantic getaways, spiritual retreats and family fun.

  • Cathedral Rock Cathedral Rock
  • Airport Overlook Point Airport Overlook Point

Verde Valley

USA Weekend calls Red Rock Country in the Verde Valley region one of “The 10 Most Beautiful Places in America”. The region is home to Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cornville, Page Springs and the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

  • Verde Canyon Railroad Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Verde River Verde River


Fun, by Nature


Northern Arizona

Set your sites higher in Northern Arizona. Lush forests. Wildflower-dotted prairies. Majestic peaks. Red canyons. Sapphire lakes. Northern Arizona offers a colorful and refreshing getaway filled with things to see and do.

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Enjoy mountains of fun all year-round in Flagstaff. Fall mountain biking surrounded by autumn leaves. Winter skiing and snowboarding. Spring hiking in wildflower-filled meadows. And summertime enjoyment of a cold pint on the Ale Trail. Fun is always in season in Flagstaff.

  • Historic Downtown Historic Downtown
  • Flagstaff Extreme Flagstaff Extreme

Grand Canyon

Look into one of the world’s wonders at the Grand Canyon. Vast in its magnitude. Breathtaking in its beauty. And limitless in its opportunities for adventure—whether you’re soaring high above the canyon in a helicopter, riding a burro down into Phantom Ranch or touring the rim by bicycle.

  • South Rim South Rim
  • Colorado River Colorado River

Page/Lake Powell

Plunge into a boatload of water activities in Page. Page is home to vibrant Lake Powell, the ultimate aquatic playground. Make your getaway a splash with luxury houseboating, jet skiing and wakeboarding. Or explore labyrinthine canyons and secret coves by foot or vessel.

  • Lower Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon
  • Lake Powell Lake Powell

White Mountains

Arizona’s White Mountains are a four-season, recreation wonderland. Here, in the midst of cozy lodges, alpine lakes, stunning vistas and the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the state, you’ll find abundant fishing, hunting and camping, as well as winter snow sports and fascinating American Indian culture.

  • Hawley Lake Hawley Lake
  • Sunrise Ski Resort Sunrise Ski Resort

Williams-Grand Canyon

Ride the rails to adventure in Williams. Dine at a Route 66 corner café. Watch a Wild West shootout. Then hop on board a vintage diesel-powered train and head to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Williams is also the place to hit the trail and enjoy some scenic outdoor recreation.

  • Route 66 Route 66
  • Grand Canyon Railway Grand Canyon Railway


“Standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” is such a fine sight to see. That’s because it’s ideally located off Route 66 and is a border community to the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. It’s also home to the historic La Posada hotel and their famous Turquoise Room Restaurant, a Condé Nast Gold Award winner.

  • Standin' on the Corner Park Standin' on the Corner Park
  • La Posada Hotel La Posada Hotel


A Range of Recreation

London Bridge, Lake Havasu

Western Arizona

Plunge into wet and wild fun on Arizona’s West Coast. Scenic shoreline. Miles of beautiful lakes and rivers. Watersports galore. And fascinating history. Arizona’s West Coast communities are ideal destinations for refreshing getaways.

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Bullhead City

Bullhead City is a shore bet for recreation. Next to the beautiful blue waters of the Colorado River, Bullhead City makes it easy to dive into a world of water recreation—or sink a putt on a manicured golf course. And, in nearby Oatman, visitors can interact with wild burros that come down from surrounding hillsides to play.

  • Oatman Oatman
  • Colorado River Colorado River


Visit the Hualapai nation, where traditions run deep. Discover a culture deeply engraved into the walls of the Grand Canyon. Visit the Hualapai tribe’s breathtaking, glass-bottomed Skywalk, go white-water rafting and enjoy the landscape that’s home to the “People of The Tall Pines.”

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Rafting on the Colorado Rafting on the Colorado


Take the scenic “route” to Kingman. Kingman is the heart of Route 66 and the place to enjoy scenic hiking, Western history, quirky cafes, and the Powerhouse Route 66 museum, celebrating the culture of the “Mother Road.”

  • Stetson Winery Stetson Winery
  • Route 66 Route 66

Lake Havasu

Be the captain of your own adventure in Lake Havasu. Known as the “Personal Watercraft Capital of the World,” Lake Havasu offers legendary water recreation and fascinating history: you can find the London Bridge here—a landmark imported from halfway around the world.

  • Lake Havasu Lake Havasu
  • Lake Havasu State Beach Lake Havasu State Beach


Discover the hidden nature of Yuma. With Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, a hidden gem for viewing birds, and the annual “Lettuce Festival,” Yuma has grown into a popular nature and culinary destination. It’s also a great place to play golf or enjoy water sports on the Colorado River.

  • Farm-to-Table Farm-to-Table
  • Colorado River Colorado River


Site-Seeing, Accelerated

Superstition Mountains

Central Arizona

Roll up to grand adventure in sunny Central Arizona. From metropolitan culture to small-town adventures, Central Arizona is the perfect destination for excitement, relaxation and everything in-between. The Valley of the Sun is a great place to explore award-winning museums, theaters and restaurants.

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Apache Junction

Apache Junction lies in the shadows of the Superstition Mountains, where the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine lives on. Here, you can drive the hair-raising twists and turns of the Apache Trail, hike in Lost Dutchman State Park or take a trip back in time at Goldfield Ghost Town.

  • Superstition Mountains Superstition Mountains
  • Goldfield Ghost Town Goldfield Ghost Town

Talking Stick

Experience a heritage of hospitality at Talking Stick, a tourism destination located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Golf, shopping, casino gaming, baseball, electric kart racing, a resort hotel and spa, butterfly atrium, car shows and cultural events all await you.

  • Talking Stick Visitor Center Talking Stick Visitor Center
  • Talking Stick Golf Course Talking Stick Golf Course


The Western community of Wickenburg is nestled in the Hassayampa River Valley in a beautiful High Sonoran Desert setting. In addition to being known for hats, history and hospitality, Wickenburg is horse country, and home to some of the state’s best dude ranches.

  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • The Old Livery Mercantile The Old Livery Mercantile

Indian Country

Timeless Traditions

Heard Museum Guild Indian Market & Fair

Indian Country

Enter a world of rich tradition and resplendent culture. Arizona’s Indian Country boasts some of the most stunning landscapes in the state. Here, traditions carried forward from ancient civilizations are woven into the fabric of daily living—from artwork to ceremonies.

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Visit the Hualapai nation, where traditions run deep. Discover a culture deeply engraved into the walls of the Grand Canyon. Visit the Hualapai tribe’s breathtaking, glass-bottomed Skywalk, go white-water rafting and enjoy the landscape that’s home to the “People of The Tall Pines.”

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Rafting on the Colorado Rafting on the Colorado

Talking Stick

It’s easy to entertain yourself at the Salt River Indian Reservation. From shopping bags to golf bags, the Talking Stick destination offers a world of luxury and entertainment. It features a luxury resort, golf club, shopping center and major league baseball stadium.

  • Talking Stick Visitor Center Talking Stick Visitor Center
  • Talking Stick Golf Course Talking Stick Golf Course


A Cultural Roundup

Salsa Trail

Southern Arizona

Kick up your heels in Southern Arizona. Old West towns. Lush wine country. Stunning outdoor adventures. Southern Arizona has it all—so clear out your schedule, round up the gang and start exploring.

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Benson is the gateway to Cochise County and offers picturesque river-valley views and a historic downtown. Founded in 1880, it was a stop for the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach and mail delivery system, but now is famous for its living caves as the Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park.

  • Amtrak Sunset Limited Amtrak Sunset Limited
  • Kartchner Caverns Big Room Kartchner Caverns Big Room


Stroll amid Victorian splendor. Friendly, funky and fun, Bisbee offers a rare blend of history, architecture and adventure all wrapped up in the rugged splendor of an Old West town. Stroll its sidewalks and explore the many art galleries and specialty shops found here.

  • Copper Queen Hotel Copper Queen Hotel
  • Downtown Bisbee Downtown Bisbee

Cochise County

Discover the wild in Cochise County. Wild West gunfights. Ancient natural caverns. Award-winning vineyards. Cochise County is home to some of Arizona’s most eclectic sites and destinations…and it’s a destination not to be missed.

  • Tombstone Tombstone
  • Dragoon Mountain Winery Dragoon Mountain Winery


Douglas is a popular border town where visitors can cross into Agua Prieta, Mexico and shop for handmade crafts. The town has its share of Wild West heritage as home to legendary Texas rancher, John Slaughter. Also visit the opulent Hotel Gadsden, whose lobby boasts Tiffany stained-glass murals.

  • Historic Gadsden Hotel Historic Gadsden Hotel
  • Chiricahua Wilderness Area Chiricahua Wilderness Area

Graham County

Endless discovery in Graham County. Home to the Arizona Salsa Trail, Graham County is full of discovery, with unique flavors and breathtaking outdoor adventures throughout. Go hiking or mountain biking. Or soak in hot mineral springs. There are no wrong decisions.

  • Safford - Gila River Rafting Safford - Gila River Rafting
  • Salsa Fest Salsa Fest


Arizona’s largest border city, Nogales, is a place where American Indian, Hispanic and Anglo cultures add flavor and history to a city with small town charm and rich traditions. It has a vibrant downtown shopping area offering everything from pottery to copperware to Paul Bond boots.

  • A Lunchtime Serenade A Lunchtime Serenade
  • Nogales Shopping Nogales Shopping

Santa Cruz County

One of Arizona’s most diverse and interesting destinations, comprising the artist colony of Tubac, the historic national monuments at Tumacácori, the twin border towns of Nogales, Arizona and Mexico, the birding town of Patagonia and Arizona’s wine country in Sonoita and Elgin.

  • Patagonia Patagonia
  • Senoita-Elgin Wine Trail Senoita-Elgin Wine Trail

Sierra Vista

Find yourself outdoors in Sierra Vista. The great outdoors comes alive in Sierra Vista—the “Hummingbird Capital of the US”—with horseback riding, hiking and world-renowned bird watching. Stay for a couple days or just a few hours—it’s always beautiful.

  • Carr Peak Carr Peak
  • Hummingbird Capital of the U.S. Hummingbird Capital of the U.S.


An hour south of Tucson, Old Town Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio. Today, it’s a colorful artist’s village blending fine arts, crafts and history to with a truly unique shopping experience. Take a swing at the 900-acre historic Otero Ranch Tubac Golf Resort & Spa.

  • Luminaria Nights Annual Christmas Festival Luminaria Nights Annual Christmas Festival
  • Tubac Golf Resort & Spa Tubac Golf Resort & Spa