There’s literally an endless list of attractions in Arizona on any given day.
There’s the obvious, the Grand Canyon, which draws thousands of people each and every month and it’s no wonder why when you consider it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are Grand Canyon guided tours such as rafting and burros that will give you the ultimate and very intimate experience down into the Canyon. Even if you do not go down into the Canyon itself, your experience will nevertheless be very special.
Consider the Jeep tours in just about any area of the state. Sedona is the perfect location for that… these tours will take you into the red rock scenery which will leave you speechless.
Sedona is also well known and greatly appreciated for its Native American culture. This area is also well known for the moving magnetic powers that are ever present throughout the entire area. If you are a believer in spirits, consider hiring one of the special guides who will provide you with an experience and education that will leave you with a feeling of peace, love, understanding, and calmness as you communicate with them.
Many people travel to Sedona Arizona for something called a vortex. A vortex can be described as a giant magnet of energy that resonates especially with the Native Americans who live in the area. Make sure you stop by (at least one) of the many Native American art exhibits. The Indian art is really something to appreciate. The history of their art will also be sprinkled throughout the area.
What else can you do from the long list of attractions in Arizona? Consider hot-air balloon rides, helicopter tours, horseback riding adventures, airplane tours, hiking trails throughout the many Arizona State Park locations, Verde Canyon Railroad, Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Old Tucson events such as the family fun “Shoot Out” at the Chaparral, Bisbee, the old mining town with so much history and charm, Flagstaff, and the many lakes we have where you can enjoy plenty of water sports and activities such as peaceful boat tours on lakes such as Lake Havasu, Lake Meade, Lake Bartlett, Canyon Lake and others.
There are plenty of museums in the form of the Heard Museum and Desert Botanical Garden offering some of the best cultural experiences and information about all of our desert plants that make up our state.
If you appreciate
mountains, there are plenty of those too to immerse yourself in! I personally love the Superstition Mountains (about
40 miles east of Phoenix) in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area and not just
because they just happen to be located just minutes from where I live. If you have the chance, there are plenty of
things to do in and around this mountain range.
If you are a fan of hiking and are up for the challenge, hiking to the
top of them is an activity that many have already done. **Just make sure you hike them in the cooler
months to avoid heat exhaustion or other complications. If you would like a short hike that still
includes some killer views of the Superstitions, consider the Lost Dutchman
State Park. Here you will find plenty of
fairly easy trails that will take you up into these glorious mountains!
Nearby you will find the Superstition Mountain Museum, loaded with information, history and exhibits for you and your whole family to explore. Oh, and make sure you stop into the Elvis Chapel where Elvis filmed the movie, “Charro.”
The Superstition Mountain Museum has plenty to see! There are exhibits about the history and geology of the area, the Lost Dutchman Mine, and the various movies that have been filmed in the area. Don't miss the Elvis Chapel.