Rediscover Arizona Your Way
Let the winds carry you to the home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, where you'll find plenty of outdoors to roam, sites to visit and food to eat.
Plus, in an ongoing series hosted by Lisa Dent of Chicago's Afternoon News on WGN Radio, we asked members of Arizona's tourism community to talk about what's there to do in Arizona. From Spring Training to wine tasting, and road trips to ranger talks, find ideas for your next trip to the Grand Canyon State.
Welcome to Arizona
Arizona Office of Tourism Executive Director Debbie Johnson introduces 2022 as Arizona's Year of Discovery.
Sloan Park General Manager Justin Piper talks with Lisa about hosting the Chicago Cubs and the fan experience.
Nikki Seger and Josh Noble, from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and City of Kingman, respectively, discuss why Route 66 remains so iconic, and what makes the Arizona portion special.
From New Zealand to Arizona, Winemaker Sam Pillsbury introduces Lisa to the wine regions of Arizona and why the land contributes to award-winning wines.
Lisa and Visit Arizona celebrates National Park Week with Park Ranger Anita Badertscher of Tumacácori National Historical Park, a hidden gem in southern Arizona, 45 minutes south of Tucson.
Dude Ranch Vacations
Alice True of White Stallion Ranch in Tucson highlights the properties many activities, from horseback riding to mountain biking and archery, as well as a spa for those wanting full relaxation.
Traveling on Tribal Lands
Indigenous cultures have made their mark on Arizona for centuries, from petroglyphs to traditional foods and handmade goods. Dawn Melvin, Tribal Tourism Relations Manager for the Arizona Office of Tourism, talks about the history of tribal nations in Arizona and how visitors can experience these communities.
Self-Care Seekers and Relaxing Getaways
Lisa Fisher, the director of Sales, Marketing & Communications at Canyon Ranch Tucson discusses how the wellness resort offers an ever-evolving tradition of transformational experiences.
Arizona's Natural Wonderland
This time it's Arizona Office of Tourism's Deputy Director Becky Blaine's turn as she talks about Arizona's spectacular natural and outdoor spaces.
Becky Blaine returns to chat with Lisa Dent about itineraries for those interested in traveling to Arizona as part of a longer Southwest vacation.
Arizona's Great Outdoors
REI Experience guide Mike Kmit joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain how you can tour the desert, bike, camp, and learn about the cultural history of Arizona..
Arizona's Must Sees and Answers to Your Questions
We wrap up the series with Arizona Office of Tourism's Josh Coddington, director of communications, who helps answer some of WGN listeners' questions about travel in the Grand Canyon State.
Places to Stay
Whether they go by "guest ranch" or "dude ranch," these authentic Western experiences offer a glimpse into the rugged nature of Arizona, while...