Bordering California and Mexico, the red and rugged state of Arizona is home to some of America’s greatest scenery. From a vast desert landscape to a lush, green and thriving oasis, Arizona is almost a country in its own right. With the red rocks of Sedona, the bustling city of Phoenix, and the almost never-ending Grand Canyon, there is almost too much to see and do in this uniquely beautiful state.
Getting back to nature
There are plenty of attractions on offer for nature-lovers and explorers, not only from the incredible Grand Canyon but also from places, such as Monument Valley, Montezuma’s Castle and the red rock formations in Sedona. Find hidden waterfalls in an incredibly contrasting landscape, like the blue water of Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, or take a helicopter flight and really come to terms with the sheer size and beauty of this massive natural wonder.
History & Culture
Arizona is home to 22 distinct tribes and is a great place to experience Native American culture through the numerous activities on offer. These descendants of prehistoric people built extensive civilizations, with ancient Indian dwellings showing us a glimpse into the early frontier life. Arizona’s west coast Native American tribes’ culture and heritage is showcased in museums throughout the region, including prehistoric petroglyphs and modern-day arts and artefacts.
With over 300 golf courses, the Land of the Sun is the perfect destination for those wanting to get out on the green. There are many different regions that provide a different golfing experience depending on what you’re after, like the Omni Tucson National’s two courses. The Catalina course, opened in 1963, has a parkland-style layout that features numerous trees. With water hazards and significant bunkering, this traditional design is quite challenging. The Sonoran Course has significant elevation changes due to its location in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The dramatic elevation provides beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and desert.
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