Scenic and Sunny
Though Arizona has become famous for its sunny skies and desert
scenery, it is certainly not a one dimensional travel destination.
The state’s main attractions include the Grand Canyon, the Painted
Desert, ancient ruins, ghost towns, Petrified Forest National Park,
Lake Powell, southwestern cuisine, and Native American and
Major Tourism Corridors
Phoenix – Arizona’s state capital is home to the University of Arizona as
well as major sports teams, museums and a good selection of restaurants
Scottsdale – Art galleries and a growing collection of fine dining
red-rock canyons and summertime swims at Slide Rock along Oak Creek
Canyon. To the Apache Trail. With its scenic vistas of lakes and moun-
compliments scenic desert vistas of pink, purple and orange.
tains, the Apache Trail (Highway 88) is a regional gem. The trail is astonishingly beautiful during the spring wildflower season.
Sedona – Picturesque and surrounded by red-rock monoliths, Sedona
is a resort city with first-class hotels, spa resorts and smaller
New and expanding malls across the metropolitan area offer consumers
A truly modern city—Phoenix didn’t really boom until after World War II.
Nonetheless, mixed among Phoenix’s office towers and the abundance of
resorts, spas and restaurants are museums dedicated to pre-Columbian,
Native American and pioneer history. Temperatures routinely top 100 F/38
C in summer and can reach the 90s F/32-37 C even in late spring and early
fall. Despite the heat, people go to Phoenix for year-round outdoor
an impressive range of merchandise. Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix is a
favorite shopping mecca, and the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix is
packed with small, intriguing shops. Mill Avenue in Tempe, near the
University, is a terrific place to check out local arts and crafts.
Country music continues to be a staple in neighborhood bars throughout
the valley; the blues have long been big, as well. Local jazz performers
activities, as the area is home to more than 200 golf courses.
have a dedicated following, and pop acts spawned in Tempe’s Mill Avenue
clubs have gone on to regional and national recognition.
Prime hotels are clustered in downtown Phoenix, on East Camelback
Road and along Scottsdale Road, while more modest properties
catering to business travelers are found across the map. Winter is
high season, so book well in advance and anticipate paying full rates.
Rates also spike when Phoenix is host to any major sporting event.
Although most visitors go to Phoenix for the sun, golf courses or
spas, the city does have a smattering of other attractions. Plan to
spend a day downtown at two of the Southwest’s top museums: the
Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum, considered one of the
best Native American culture museums in the country. East of
downtown, on the border with Tempe and Scottsdale, is another
longtime favorite: the Desert Botanical Garden.
phoenix’s best. right outside our door.
To the Grand Canyon. It’s a long haul—probably four or five hours
of driving, one way—but no one should spend time in Arizona
without seeing the majestic Grand Canyon. To Sedona. Sedona is
legendary for its art galleries, dramatic hikes through spectacular
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