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.

Trip Ideas

Open Roads to Open Skies

Welcome to Arizona

Arizona Office of Tourism Executive Director Debbie Johnson introduces 2022 as Arizona's Year of Discovery.

Spring Training

Sloan Park General Manager Justin Piper talks with Lisa about hosting the Chicago Cubs and the fan experience.

Route 66

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.

Wine Country

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.

National Parks

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.

Multi-State Trips

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.


Family Activities

With fantastic destinations across the state, families enjoy everything from exciting wildlife parks and Wild West adventures to kid-friendly...

Places to Stay

AZ Dude Ranches: A Glimpse into Wild West History

Whether they go by "guest ranch" or "dude ranch," these authentic Western experiences offer a glimpse into the rugged nature of Arizona, while...

Food Worth Traveling For

Eat & Drink

Whether you prefer casual eateries or James Beard Award-winning dining rooms, Arizona serves up culinary experiences to remember. Indulge your...


Road Trips & Tours

In Arizona, road trips are as much about the journey as they are the destination. No matter where you go, you're sure to spy sprawling expanses...