8 Arizona Adventures for your Next Visit
Have you ever heard the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”? Well, I lived in Arizona for almost the entirety of last year, and I SO wish I would’ve known all about these gems! I have heard about a few of these exciting adventures, but after diving into more research and learning all about the different hotspots Arizona has to offer, I will be returning for a visit with a bucket list of things to see and do!
Arizona has captured the minds of people around the United States. In particular, the sprawling desert, complete with sand, cacti, and scorpions has consumed public imagination. That being said, the state provides a wide variety of attractions. In this article, we will cover 8 of the must-see places for your next exciting visit to Arizona. All of these attractions are selected to be fun, memorable, and reasonably priced (or free). If you check out any of these on your next Arizona adventure, please send us a picture! We would love to see the memories you made.
1. the london bridge
We will start with an attraction that is entirely contrary to the typical imagery regarding Arizona - The London Bridge at Lake Havasu. This gorgeous bridge and lake are easy on the eyes and a great place for romance.
2. the montezuma castle
Next up, we have a gorgeous national monument. Serving as a naturalistic art piece, Montezuma Castle is absolutely jaw-dropping. You definitely need to check out on your
3. monument valley
Monument Valley is an excellent place to have an adventure if you want to explore a vast sandy landscape. When the sun hits the rocks, the resulting shadows create picturesque scenery. You will also enjoy gazing at the towers — some of which are up to 1000 feet high!
4. saguaro national park
This iconic Arizona park is named after the Saguaro cactus. With over 150 miles of trails, this is the perfect place to visit for those excited to explore the desert wilderness.
5. the town of sedona
If you want to experience the culture of the local Native Americans, The Town of Sedona is an excellent stop. The sacred area is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest and consists of a variety of shops and art galleries. You can take a quick hike and get an expansive view of the landscape.
6. tumacacori national historical park
If you are fascinated by Spanish culture, you need to check out Tumacacori National Historical Park. Unlike many old buildings, each of the 3 mission communities hasn't been rebuilt. You get to explore historical ruins that were abandoned after 19th century Apache raids. Sounds like an adventure!
7. white house ruins
The White House Ruins is located at Canyon De Chelley and is truly one of the most awe-inspiring places in Arizona. We highly recommend taking a guided tour through the areas. You will have a memorable adventure and be able to take lots of stunning pictures.
8. the sonoran desert
Though this list provides a wide variety of attractions, we decided to end by including a place representing idyllic desert Arizona. This place is the Sonoran desert, a landscape that stretches out over 10,000 miles. Be warned though — the countryside is known as the hottest in the entire United States. Rainfall is also frequent, which results in varied vegetation. If you want an authentic Arizona adventure, look no further than this exciting landscape.
Arizona is an underrated place to visit. This list barely scratches the surface of all the locations within this great state. Whether you want to adventure alone, bring along the family, or as a romantic getaway, Arizona provides many opportunities. We will be heading there soon, and encourage you to do the same! Stay safe and enjoy an incredible trip!