Arizona is home to fantastic landscapes, lovely cities, the best quality of spas and warm weather year-round. But to help you decide which Arizona destinations to spend your vacation in, we considered factors such as several attractions, availability of accommodations and the opinions of every day tourist to select the best places to explore in Arizona.
Fast-growing Phoenix is young compared to more established cities. It has recently made great strides in developing downtown and broadening cultural tourists attractions. Sports fans may take in a game at one of the downtown stadiums, followed by a visit to nearby CityScape. It features restaurants, bars, an upscale bowling alley/pool hall, and a comedy club.
Scottsdale offered the best of cowboy culture and modern fare with trendy restaurants and nightclubs in addition to art galleries and Southwest-inspired shopping. Old Town’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is small but offers a continually rotating series of exhibits as well as frequent events, such as the Lit Lounge where writers and performers tell live stories accompanied by music.
Its famous red rocks have drawn artists and new age devotees for decades. The town’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and forests of Flagstaff make this mecca both a destination and a convenient stop along the way. Besides hiking and exploring Sedona’s charming main drag, full of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, tourists can explore nearby wineries and the East Verde River that flows through the town.
Tucson offers a host of exciting activities and old-time charm. For the ultimate Wild West experience, you are suggested to visit Old Tucson. If shopping is more your speed, visit Fourth Avenue, a historic drag lined with shops and restaurants. Each second Saturday welcomes live music and fun. For the ultimate in fantastic entertainment, take in a show at Tucson’s professional theatre or symphony. If you have enough time, you can visit Saguaro National Park, which covers more than 90,000 acres and offers trails for hiking and driving through Arizona’s beautiful desert.
Bisbee has the Copper Queen Hotel, originally built for visiting dignitaries and investors, now hosts weary tourists of all stripes. The hotel features lovely Victorian details and a courtyard with a fountain and wrought iron chairs. If you’re a sucker for a scare, take the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, which leads you through the town’s most haunted areas while regaling you with tales sure to keep you up that night.