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Summer road trips naturally lead to Arizona, where cooler climates are never more than a scenic drive away. In fact, Arizona has mountains that reach more than 12,000 feet high and boasts lakes and rivers in every region. Even in the areas of the state where the mercury rises, resorts have perfected lounging by the pool and taking advantage of cool mornings and astonishing night skies.

Only in Arizona

Leisure & Relaxation

Poolside Fun at Arizona's Resorts

Many of Arizona's resorts boast elaborate water features and engaging activities that make staycations fun and affordable.

Road Trips

Six Days Touring the Mother Road: Route 66

Take a road trip along the Arizona stretch of America's famous Mother Road, historic Route 66, through classic towns filled with Americana.


Parks & Monuments

From cactus to canyons, pine forests to sky islands, Arizona's parks and monuments feature a wide array of scenery, history, and activities for all ages.

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Red Rocks and Forests


Arizona features surprising elevation changes, which invite visitors to cool off during the summer months in the state’s mountains and forests.

Find Your Oasis

Arizona’s Rivers & Lakes

Blessed with 128 lakes and 5 major rivers, Arizona beckons outdoor enthusiasts to hike, raft, ski and fish year-round.

Relax and Recharge

Relax & Recharge

Lounging by the pool is a tradition this time of year, and Arizona’s resorts boast some of the best. Plus, many spas in the state take wellness...

Stargazing in Arizona

Dark Skies

Why is Arizona such a wonderful place for stargazing? Clear skies and diverse geography set the stage, and many of our communities provide sound...

Get Inspired

Stories & Ideas

Arizona travel writers share their unique stories to inspire visitors to embark on one-of-a-kind adventures, cultural celebrations and scenic...

Events & Festivals in Arizona

Find out what's happening

Aug 19th – Aug 31st

Seeing The Invisible

2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Aug 19th – Jan 31st 2023

The Lost Bird Project

455 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85048

Aug 19th – Dec 31st

Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler

300 S. Chandler Village Drive
Chandler, Arizona 85226

Aug 19th – Dec 31st

Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection

3830 North Marshall Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251