Explore Like An Expert

Ever wonder exactly how to start planning a trip to the world-famous turquoise pools of Havasu Falls? How about getting the absolute most out of Grand Canyon National Park? What about exploring the under-the-radar state parks and trails that park rangers love? Ready to rediscover the state's spectacular attractions from the perspective of professional guides and seasoned explorers?

Each month, AOT shares new and updated travel tips, how-to guides and off-the-beaten-path places to prepare you to make the most of Arizona’s amazing array of destinations and experiences.

Expert Exploration

Cool Mountain Escapes: Williams

Play tourist in Williams — where Route 66 retro kitsch meets Grand Canyon grandeur. At 6,000 feet in the Kaibab National Forest, Williams is a cool mountain escape brimming with fun!

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Must Do

A Guide to Visiting Havasu Falls the 'Right Way'

Topping the bucket list of bucket lists, Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon is one of the most sought after destinations in the world. But getting...

Must Do

A Guide to Visiting Horseshoe Bend 'the Right Way'

Horseshoe Bend attracts 2 million visitors every year and is one of the most photographed sites in northern Arizona. Here, we walk you through...

Eat & Drink

Arizona Wines 101

Discover the regions and vineyards making Arizona a must stop for wine lovers. The wine industry in Arizona is rooted in the 1600s, but only...

Arts & Entertainment

First-Timer's Guide to the World's Largest Gem Show

Drawing crowds from around the world, the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase offers gems, of course—rare, beautiful, loose, fitted and...

Appreciate AZ

Sustainable Trip Tips

Appreciate AZ Principle #2:

Stick to Trails

Wander with wonder, but please stick to trails and camp only on existing or designated campsites. Minimizing your impact helps protect plants, animals and yourself.

Appreciate AZ Principle #7:

Share the Outdoors

Arizona’s vast natural lands—from the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the world—beckon us to explore, connect and reflect. Most important: All are welcome.

Appreciate AZ Principle #1:

Plan Ahead & Prepare

There’s so much more than just desert in Arizona. Preparing for the state’s diverse terrain and temperatures means you’ll be able to safely experience all that Arizona has to offer.


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.