LGBTQ+ Arizona

From Arizona's small towns to its largest city, visitors find plenty of open and welcoming communities to enjoy in the Grand Canyon State.

Arizona is so much more than hot temps and cool pools — though we've got lots of those. Hike among iconic saguaros in Tucson's mountains and shop the diverse 4th Avenue and its many shops. Or go deep underground as you explore Bisbee's mining past before exploring its art-filled alleys and stairways.

Should you prefer a more metro scene, Phoenix's resorts and spas offer luxe treatments and lively pool scenes. Head downtown for drinks, art and live shows on Roosevelt Row or read the room at Stacy's @ Melrose or Boycott Bar. Feeling hungry? Trek Mesa's Fresh Foodie Trail and sample the international cuisine on Main Street. Then relax on the waters of Tempe Town Lake or continue the fun on Mill Avenue.

And do it all with views of Arizona's captivating desert landscape and gorgeous sunsets. There's fun and beauty all around — for everyone.

LGBTQ+ Arizona
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Cities & Towns

Arizona's Largest Metro


From large-scale events to scenic beauty, Greater Phoenix stands apart—and everyone is invited to experience it.

Funky Small-Town Vibes


From ghost town to thriving arts community, Bisbee embraces all things unique and inspired.

Southern Arizona Fun


Tucson's progressive culture and laid-back attitude make this Southern Arizona city one of the state’s most gay-friendly places to visit.



A friendly community, diverse population and central location make Tempe an ideal spot to stay and play.

City Limitless


Mesa is defined by its openness — both in its natural environment and the people who inhabit this ever-evolving city.

Arts & Culture

An Architectural Oasis

Architectural Treasures

Explore buildings unique to the state, from ancient dwellings to more modern marvels. Arizona's architectural landmarks span the centuries—from...

Arts & Culture

Museums & Art Galleries

Art, culture, and history museums dot the state of Arizona, offering plenty to see and explore. The state is filled with exceptional museums,...

Arts & Culture

Performing Arts

See dancers twirl, hear opera performers belt out, watch actors give their all, laugh at stand-up comedians, tap your toes to musicians, and...

Arts and Culture

Another Side of Arizona: Art, History, and Culture

Only one thing is better than an outdoorsy visit to Arizona, and that's an outdoorsy visit with some art and culture added along the way!...

Insider Guides

Ask a Local: Marshall Shore

If you want to know what makes Arizona such a special place to visit, ask a local — so we did. Join us as we explore Phoenix with Marshall...

Arts & Entertainment

Arizona’s Artist Enclaves

From Sedona to Bisbee, explore the Grand Canyon State's fun, funky creative centers.


Heritage & Culture

Arizona's modern culture, seen in its cities and arts, continue to be influenced by those who came before with plenty of room for innovation.

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...

Grab a Bite

Eat & Drink

16 Phoenix-Area Restaurants to Dine Outside

Why dine inside when these Phoenix-area restaurants give you "al fresco" options like airy patios and drinks with rooftop sunset views.

Eat & Drink

Arizona’s Top Restaurants as Chosen by Its Top Chefs

We asked Arizona’s chefs, bartenders, brewmasters and winemakers to tell us their favorite and best-kept dining secrets.


Food Without the Fuss

Discriminating foodies know: Arizona is making waves on the culinary scene. Long known for our Mexican food, Arizona has a menu for almost every...

Eat & Drink

8 AZ Late-Night Eats from Fancy to Fast

After hours, and into the early morning, Arizona serves up food with a side of fun.

This Is the Place: Tortillas and Injeras

Hear from local chef Maria Mazon, founder of BOCA Tacos y Tequila in Tucson, as she takes her wife and two friends to a "hidden" pizza restaurant; a BYOF (food) bar serving local and imported wine, beer and cider; and a local brewery favorite.

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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.