Arizona has captured the hearts of people around the United States. Paradise Valley and neighboring Scottsdale are home to dozens of spa resorts with luxurious treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and pools. But Arizona isn't only known for its rest and relaxation. It's also a fantastic place to have an adventure.
In particular, the sprawling desert complete with sand, cacti, and scorpions has fascinated the public imagination. That being said, the state provides a wide variety of attractions.
Here are 8 of the top places for you to see on your visit to Arizona. If you're looking for fun, memorable, and reasonably priced activities. Be sure to add these to your next Arizona adventure!
Start with a unique attraction to Arizona's typical imagery - The London Bridge at Lake Havasu. This gorgeous bridge and lake are romantic and an excellent place for a relaxed and restful day trip.
Next up is a gorgeous national monument. Serving as a naturalistic art piece, Montezuma Castle is absolutely jaw-dropping. You definitely need to check out on your Arizona trip, especially if you love photography.
Monument Valley is an excellent place to have an adventure if you want to explore a vast sandy landscape. When the sun hits the rocks, the resulting shadows create picturesque scenery. You will also enjoy gazing at the towers — some of which are up to 1000 feet high!
Saguaro National Park
This iconic Arizona park is named after the Saguaro cactus. With over 150 miles of trails, this is the perfect place to visit for those excited to explore the desert wilderness.
The Town of Sedona
If you want to experience the local Native Americans' culture, The Town of Sedona is an excellent stop. The sacred area is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest and consists of various shops and art galleries. You can take a quick hike and get an expansive view of the landscape.
Tumacacori National Historical Park
If you are fascinated by Spanish culture, you need to check out Tumacacori National Historical Park. Unlike many old buildings, each of the 3 mission communities hasn't been rebuilt. You get to explore historical ruins that were abandoned after 19th century Apache raids. It sounds like an adventure!
White House Ruins
The White House Ruins is located at Canyon De Chelley and is genuinely one of Arizona's most remarkable places. We highly recommend taking a guided tour through the areas. You will have a memorable adventure and be able to take lots of stunning pictures.
Though this list provides a wide variety of attractions, we decided to end by including a place representing idyllic desert Arizona. This place is the Sonoran desert, a landscape that stretches out over 10,000 miles. Be warned, though — the countryside is known as the hottest in the entire United States. Rainfall is also frequent, which results in varied vegetation. If you want an authentic Arizona adventure, look no further than this exciting landscape.
Arizona is an underrated place to visit. This list barely scratches the surface of all the locations within this great state. Whether you want to adventure alone, bring along the family, or as a romantic getaway, Arizona provides many opportunities. Stay safe and enjoy your trip!
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