Arizona is known for luscious cacti, beautiful desert vistas, and the heat. But, Arizona is really much more. Many places in our state are ready for you to visit this summer. Check out the following reasons why our state is the best.
The Grand Canyon
One of the 7 wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon’s beauty will take your breath away. Take a hike down the Kaibab Trail. With a permit, camping at the bottom of the canyon is a delight. Tents only please. After all, what you carry into the Canyon is what you have for your overnight stay.
If you’re a novice, try the Bright Angel Trail, it has water stations and is a bit easier.
Our Beautiful Snow-capped Mountains
Yes, Arizona has mountains and snow. Down south by Tucson to Mount Lemon, north to Flagstaff, and east to the White Mountains–snow everywhere. Skiing too, at Snowbowl outside of Flagstaff. No need to go anywhere else to ski or enjoy the snow.
Arizona has lakes and many of them. Roosevelt Lake is one of our best, named after, yes the President. It’s a great place to hang out with the family. Phoenix residents really enjoy the fun and close by Lake Pleasant, just northwest of town.
We have an amazing number of beautiful golf courses throughout the Valley. From Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye to Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, to Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, and the list keeps increasing every year.
In the winter, golfing gets expensive, so shop around. Of course, if you love the heat during the summer, you can get a deal at most golf clubs. For a list of Phoenix area golf courses, click here.
Mini golf is available throughout the Valley, both indoor and outdoor. Click here for the best places.
For those history buffs, check out the Native American Cliff Dwellings, like the Montezuma Castle located in Camp Verde, Arizona. Using limestone, mud, and stone from the base of the mountain, the Hohokam and Hakataya Native Cultures, built this livable intricate structure they called home.
For a list of more Native American Cliff Dwellings in Arizona, click here.
Colleges and Universities
If you’ve not decided what to study and you don’t want to commit to a university yet, check out this list of the many community colleges in Arizona, just click here.
Our weather allows for outdoor activities pretty much year-round. Yes, it’s warm in the summer, but for us locals, it just means we hike or bike early. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat and sunscreen and you are good to go. Check out some of the best hiking and biking trails in Arizona.
Don’t forget to check out Arizona’s Best Ghost Towns, by clicking here.