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 slightly north. 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.
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Verde Canyon Railroad
Located in the town of Clarkdale—two hours from Phoenix, and 30 minutes from Sedona—the Verde Canyon Railroad has been shuttling passengers through the Verde Valley's scenic landscape since 1990.
Choose from a laid-back ride through the nearby towns of Sedona, Jerome and Cottonwood, or opt for one of their specially themed rides such as the Grape Train Escape or Ales on Rails (for wine and beer lovers, respectively), Rhythm on the Rails or the Haunted Train Experience (weekends in October).
Those with small children will enjoy seeing local wildlife with trained experts on the Eagle on the Train ride. Or suit up in your best PJs and board the Magical Christmas Journey in December, featuring hot cocoa and a special visit from Santa.
Book online now at verdecanyonrr.com.