With all the many places to see in Arizona,
the only hard part will be choosing one of the many popular attractions! Not sure what to do or where to go?
Don’t worry; we will help you find one of the many unforgettable destinations. We have listed many great suggestions (at least we think so!) from which to choose from, but of course it is YOU who gets to make that decision. We thank you for stopping by our site and thank you in advance for booking any of your selections through us. It is because of you we exist and we appreciate your business.
Well, how about if we start with probably the
number one major attraction which is the wondrous and world famous, Grand
Canyon. Known as one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, this is definitely one of those must-see attractions that
I would highly suggest to anyone coming to Arizona for the first time.
Until I visited the Grand Canyon for the first time, I only had pictures and believe me… no matter how good a camera might be, to see it in person just doesn’t compare. And besides seeing it in person, there are also some other exciting and maybe even life changing things to do, depending the activities you choose to participate in…. things such as river rafting through the Grand Canyon, or maybe hiking down INTO the Canyon may be what you are looking for.
By far, Sedona is definitely a favorite of so many people which is why folks from around the world will fly to Arizona just to see and experience the holistic magical wonders of this area. The area surrounding Sedona and also on your way traveling to Sedona, is surrounded by these beautiful deep red rock formations that just reach out and grab you… it is truly something unique to see! While there, why not consider an airplane tour or perhaps a helicopter tour?
Many people flock to Flagstaff every year and for good reason… there’s just so much to do! And if you are a history buff, there is a lot of history in Flagstaff just waiting for you to explore. The Arizona Lumber and Timber Company owned by the Riordan family provided many jobs to families which paved the way for a booming town back in the 1800’s.
Today, the Riordan mansion is owned by Arizona State Parks and has been made into a museum. You will also find other museums as well such as the Museum of Northern Arizona where you will find plenty of Native American culture and plenty of history artifacts.
If you are looking for outdoor fun, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, this is a great place to get your “fix.” Flagstaff is known Arizona Snowbowl with ski trails for all skill levels. Even in the summer you can still enjoy the slopes via the scenic Skyride.
If you would like to make the trek to the Grand Canyon, it’s only a short 80 miles away and if you don’t care to drive there yourself, there are plenty of companies (locally) willing to take you there. If you don’t have time to make to make it to the Canyon, then how about paying a visit to the Meteor Crater that landed about 40 miles east of Flagstaff? It certainly left a mark there! In fact, the depth of the hole extends down to about 550 feet. This would definitely be one of those unforgettable places to see in Arizona without a doubt…. At least for me.
While in Flagstaff, among the many places to see in Arizona, consider exploring the Native American Reservations that are a big part of history for the Flagstaff area. See both the Navajo and Hopi tribes while there!
There is also the Lowell Observatory that was founded in 1894 that is available for both tours and lectures.
This is one of those places to see in Arizona that is perfect for the whole family! I took my mom with me one day and she too, had a great time! Butterfly Wonderland is climate controlled for the best living environment of the butterflies. The first part of the experience is when you go inside their in-house theatre and watch a 3-D movie that explains the life of a butterfly! This was even very cool! Then you go inside their living quarters and it is if you have just become a butterfly yourself.
There are probably thousands of them flying around and often land on various parts of your body. They kept landing on my mom’s gray hair which I thought was hilarious, by the way. Oh, and the magnificent colors of them will likely surprise you as it did me. There is also a store with many great gifts to take back home with you that have everything and anything to do with butterflies, of course!
Considered America's largest butterfly atrium, Butterfly Wonderland is a conservatory which is a glass enclosed atrium and home to THOUSANDS of these wonderful butterflies. You are quite literally standing in their world of tropical plants and trees, along with a Koi pond and waterfalls. This really one of the unique places to see in Arizona. I just loved it myself because of how interactive the butterflies were! They will land on you at any given moment which was very special! Make sure to bring a camera or at least your phone!
I think my favorite butterfly was the Papillio ulysses... there is just something about the striking light blue with black colors that attracted my eyes like a magnet inside this indoor rainforest environment. This is also one of the newer attractions here in Arizona that offers its visitors the chance to experience thousands of these amazing butterflies from around the world.
They are open 7 days a week from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
9500 E. Via de Ventura,
Scottsdale, AZ 85256