Experience everything from awe
to adventure right here in the Grand Canyon State

Eat & Drink

Discriminating foodies love Arizona, thanks to its James Beard and Forbes Five Star award-winning restaurants, American Indian specialties and, of course, authentic Southwestern and Mexican cuisine. And Tucson is the only UNESCO World City of Gastronomy and home to a James Beard-award-winning hot dog (it's that good).

Want more ideas for food worth traveling for? Check out:
Table-to-Desert Dining
A Completely Subjective, Utterly Random List of Foodie Superlatives

Pictured: Pizzeria Bianco

Photo: @eat.the.plate

Luxurious Leisure

Arizonaaaaaah. Spend a day or two here and you’ll find things move a little slower in the Grand Canyon State. Maybe it’s the breathtaking natural landscapes, warm air or the comforting spas and resorts, but we enjoy taking time to relax and reconnect—and we do it in style.

Find your own luxury vacation at the following:
Arizona Unplugged: 5 Digital Detox Getaways
Arizona Golf: Where Beauty is Par for the Course
Pool-side Fun at Arizona’s Resorts
Arizona Spa Rooms with a View

Pictured: Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Wild West

From dude ranches to themed bars, the Old West is alive and well in Arizona. Discover the state’s cowboy culture and get a peek into its past at multiple attractions, sites, saloons and historic locales in nearly every city and town. Act like a cowboy, or just learn how to dress (and drink) like one in Arizona.

Get your Wild West adventure started with these trip ideas:
Get Pampered at Arizona’s Guest Ranches
Indulge Your Wild West Fantasy at These Cowboy Hangouts
5 Home-Cooked Ranch-Style Cowboy Dinners

Pictured: Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Tucson


Arizona’s culture is a product of centuries of influence from the many American Indian tribes, Mexican and Spanish colonists and immigrants who made this land their home. Their marks remain in the architecture, art, museums and community-wide traditions celebrated to this day throughout the state.

13 Experiences You Can Only Have in Arizona
Phoenix: A Destination for Visionaries
48 Hours in Bisbee: Arizona’s Eclectic Enclave
Tucson’s All Souls Procession: A Walk to Remember

Pictured: Elvira’s, Tucson

Photo: Ben Hon

Outdoor Adventure

Our skyscrapers may be a tad rockier, but you could say they’ve been perfected by time. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy among Arizona’s deserts, mountains and canyons. For those who prefer their outdoors with less ruggedness, peaceful trails, unique wildlife and only-in-Arizona scenic views await.

Fill up on water and start exploring with these recommendations:
Nature as an Architect: 14 Stunning Vistas
7 Arizona Spots Every Birder Should Know
5 of Arizona’s Greenest Places

Pictured: Chiricahua National Monument


When it’s time to find that perfect Arizona souvenir, you’ll find an assortment of goods as varied as our desert cactus. Stop into an American Indian shopping hub for authentic art and handicrafts produced by members of local tribes. Or pop into a boutique listed below for jewelry, clothing, art and food crafted by local artisans.

Shop Local in Phoenix
Shop Local in Tucson

Pictured: Hamana So'ohs' Gallery, Old Oraibi

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