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Scenic Arizona: Cities, Canyons and Cactus

Arizona has it all, from remote deserts to peaceful mountains to bustling urban centers. Famous for the magnificent Grand Canyon, Arizona is a destination for families and retirees, and it is a popular place for a wintertime vacationing due to year-round warm temperatures. National and state parks combined with unique cities makes this a diverse destination that appeals to many people. You can enjoy air conditioning, internet access and a washing machine in your vacation house, townhome or condo.

Sightseeing

Arizona boast a huge variety of state and national parks along with monuments and recreational areas. Sightseeing is as simple as soaking up views, or you can choose to hike or boat to enjoy your outdoor adventures. The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Havasu are all famed attractions where you will not be disappointed by the magnificent scenery.

The Grand Canyon

Your stay in Flagstaff will put you in close proximity to the Grand Canyon, a marvel of natural engineering. Mile-deep river valleys and steep, colorful cliffs attract millions of visitors to this world-famous attraction every year. Viewing the Grand Canyon from the edge of the cliffs is enough for many visitors, but for the more adventurous there are opportunities for hiking, trail riding and tours by air. The Grand Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the United States fifteenth-oldest national park and is considered to be on the of top natural wonders of the world.

Urban Adventures

The cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix provide many opportunities for nightlife, restaurants and spas. Though these bustling cities have every contemporary amenity, there is a sense of a community who makes a relaxed lifestyle a priority. Join them with a day-long trip to the spa or a meandering shopping trip with frequent stops for refreshments and meals.

Golfing

There are more than 300 golf courses in Arizona, and several of them are world class courses hosting the best golfers in the world. Many of the courses surround Phoenix and Scottsdale, although desert-style golf courses can be found in Arizona as well. Golfing is a wildly popular sport in Arizona, especially during the winter; it is important to book your tee time in advance of your visit.

Professional Sports

With year-round shirt-sleeve temperatures, Arizona is home to many professional sports teams providing a variety of unique spectator opportunities. The Arizona Diamondbacks play Major League Baseball and the NBA is represented by the Suns on the basketball court. If you prefer football, the Arizona Cardinals are your team. Even in this warm desert climate, the National Hockey League is present as well with the Arizona Cardinals. With such a variety of national teams, you will be able to take in a sporting event any time of the year.

Weather

Arizona enjoys a warm climate all year long. Winters can include precipitation, but they are generally the ideal time of year to visit Arizona for shirt-sleeve weather on a daily basis. Summers are hot and outdoor activities may be less desirable; the exception is evenings or early mornings when you can avoid the heat of the day.

How to Get There

Arizona offers easy travel throughout the state, as it is served by all major transportation types. Commercial airlines serve Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma with smaller airports in a variety of destinations around the state. Bus travel and train travel is also possible in Arizona. Private or rental car may be the best way to travel to some of the more remote attractions such as the Grand Canyon and other parks.