The home of the Grand Canyon, one of the most famous natural sights on earth, the southern state of Arizona needs no introduction. Rugged rocky outcrops tower over the southern landscape, while in the north you’ll find pine forests, snow-capped mountains and even ski resorts. The state’s cities are vibrant, varied and thoroughly modern, while its small towns and native settlements seem to belong to another age entirely. It’s a great destination for an unforgettable American road trip or a family holiday with a difference, and this legendary state has a hotel for everyone.
Phoenix – The state capital and the largest city in Arizona, Phoenix is the place to go for cultural institutions, fine dining, shopping and nightlife. Surrounded by desert, a hotel in this sun drenched city will make a great base for visitors planning to explore the attractions of Arizona.
Grand Canyon National Park – Measuring around 277 miles in length and up to 18 miles in width, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. No visit to Arizona would be complete without a trip to see this famous landmark.
Tucson – Vibrant, dynamic and exciting, Tucson boasts a fascinating blend of Spanish, Mexican, Anglo and Native American cultures. Home of the University of Arizona, a hotel in Tucson is a great place to stay to if you’re looking for high quality Mexican food, student bars and historic neighbourhoods.
Flagstaff – During the winter months, Flagstaff plays host to the thousands of holidaymakers who descend on the city to take advantage of its network of ski runs. In the summer however, Flagstaff has a more laid back feel, with its pedestrianized centre, eclectic architecture and vibrant street life making it a great destination for a city break with a difference.
Number one on the list of things to see in Arizona has to be the Grand Canyon. Natural attractions don’t get more awe inspiring than this, so no matter which part of the state you visit, make sure you make the effort to visit this unique sight. Another Arizona must see is Monument Valley. Located in the north of the state, on the border with Utah, the iconic sandstone buttresses of this craggy valley have been used in countless films, album covers and photo shoots.
Whether you’re planning an adventure in the great outdoors, looking for a destination for an alternative city break or you want to explore the cultural delights of the southern US, there are plenty of hotels to stay at in Arizona. Outdoor enthusiasts can have a go at fishing in the state’s rivers and waterways, go hiking through Arizona’s stunning mountain ranges or enjoy winter sports in the middle of the desert in one of the state’s ski resorts. Visitors interested in Arizona’s fascinating cultural mix can learn about its native heritage at Montezuma Castle, explore its contemporary art scene at the Phoenix Art Museum or visit the Arizona State Museum in Tucson.