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The State of Arizona is located in the western United States.

Regions in Arizona : North Central Arizona, Northern Arizona, Phoenix metropolitan area, Southern Arizona, Arizona Strip.
Counties in Arizona : Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma.
Cities in Arizona : Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, and more.

Capital City Arizona : Phoenix.

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Hotels in Arizona / Resorts

  Booking  -  Hotels in Arizona 
Most popular : Tusayan, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tucson, Prescott, Page, Tempe, Seligman, Holbrook, Mesa.

  Scottsdale Plaza Resort ****, 7200 North Scottsdale road, AZ 85253 Scottsdale
Warm and inviting, the Valley of the Sun beckons. Lush palms and golf greens grace the stunning backdrop of red desert rock. Turquoise pools sparkle within flower-adorned courtyards. And everywhere the sun rejuvenates. When you are ready to bask in the Valley's famous Southwest-style luxury, come experience The Scottsdale Plaza Resort.
With over 300 days of sunshine, the Scottsdale Plaza Resort is the ideal destination for Arizona family vacations, romantic getaways, golf outings and corporate travelers.

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.   -    

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association

  Arizona Bed & Breakfast Inns
Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State and has so much to offer to its visitors. From the painted deserts of southern Arizona to the High Mountains of Tonto National Forest to the lucid waters of Lake Havasu and the scenic Petrified National Forest, Arizona will surprise you with its beauty.

Campsites / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Arizona Travel Park Association
Guide to the finest in Arizona camping and RV accommodations. Let me tell you, folks, you're in for a treat. ATPA parks are found throughout Arizona's many regions, including:
o the awesome natural wonders of the Canyon Country
o the environmentally diverse Central Territory
o the metropolitan allure of the Golden Corridor
o the outdoor and winter sports of the High Country
o the thriving history of the Old West
o the world class water sports of the River Country

Car Rentals Arizona

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments   -   Arizona Holiday Homes
Rental homes in Ahwatukee, Anthem, Apache, Bullhead City, Canelo, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Flagstaff, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Green Valley, Greer, Heber Overgaard, Lake Havasu, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Mesa 8 Pine, Oro Valley, Overgaard, Paradise Valley, Parker, Patagonia, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Show Low, Pinetop, Prescott, Queen Creek, Rimrock, Rio Rico, Sahuarita, Scottsdale , Sedona, Show Low, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson, Wickenburg, Williams and Yuma.

  Desert Holiday Villas   -   Arizona villa rentals, luxury villa accommodation, vacation villa
The Scottsdale/Phoenix metro area is Americas premier vacation destination. Located in the stunning desert Southwest, Arizona boasts the best climate of any US state. Scottsdale is one of the most visited US cities due to the exciting year round events calendar and vibrant social atmosphere, and boasts some of the worlds top resorts, restaurants and nightlife. Located just a few hours drive to Las Vegas, California and the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale has become one of the top vacations destinations for the discerning US and UK traveler.

National Parks / State Parks

  Kaibab National Forest
Whether it's a visit to Sycamore Canyon, Kendrick Mountain or Kanab Creek, visitors will not be disappointed with the natural pleasures that await in the Kaibab National Forest.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni    -   All inclusive, Family holidays, Golf & Spa
The Arizona resort towns of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tuscon enjoy a superb dry climate with average daily temperatures of 72F year round.
Enjoy luxury resorts, superb golf, tennis or horseriding through the spectacular desert scenery....   -   West Coast Adventure
Day 10: Lake Powell/Western Ranch Camp [ Arizona
With a dramatic backdrop of blood-red rock, Lake Powell's canyons and waterways offer stunning vistas and idyllic hidden wonders. Cross the Glen Canyon Dam and head to the high desert country to overnight at a western ranch camp.
Days 11-12: Grand Canyon
Meandering for 450 km through the Arizona landscape, this canyon will take your breath away.

Thomas Cook

Create your perfect trip to Arizona   -   Flight, Hotel and Car.

Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Arizona Guide
There's no place on earth quite like the Grand Canyon State. It's not just our landscapes, which take in tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests. It's not just our storied past, which reaches back thousands of years. It's not just our people, a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. It's all these things, and the way they come together, that make a visit to Arizona a truly unforgettable experience.
  Archaeological Adventures of Arizona
Archaeological Adventures is an educational discovery program dedicated to the preservation and documentation of archaeological sites. They offer guests the unique opportunity to probe the mysteries of the past, to touch history and feel it come alive while participating in a hands-on working field program to map and record unexplored archaeological sites. Your guides on these adventure trips are professional archaeologists and historians.
  Queen Mine Tours [ Bisbee ]
Outfitted in hard hat, miner's headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year—heading underground and back in time. Recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work underground.
  Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch - Arizona Dude Ranches and Guest Ranches
Get a glimpse into the old west while enjoying the beautiful NW Arizona desert and all the peace and quiet one could hope for.
Guest ranches, or dude ranches as they are more commonly known, have been around since the late 1800's. Guests want a glimpse into the past, and this is a wonderful way for them to do that. The overnight stay at our dude ranch includes all meals including delicious desserts (always home cooked), horseback riding and other ranch activities. The horseback riding program varies from slow and scenic, to challenging mountain rides and advanced loping rides in sandy washes.

Travel Guides Arizona / Travel Related Books

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide, Arizona & the Grand Canyon - ISBN 1405353937Travel Guides USA DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona & the Grand Canyon
DK Eyewitness Arizona and the Grand Canyon travel guide will lead you through the best attractions the state has on offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from the Grand Canyon to the haunting beauty of the Colorado Plateau. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, whether you are exploring the ghost towns and historic recreations like Ottoman and Tombstone, or visiting modern cities like Phoenix and Tucson. Plus, you'll find reliable, practical information on getting around Arizona; whether by bus, plane, train or car. The guide is packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife for all budgets, plus full-colour photographs, illustrations and user-friendly maps. It explores the culture and history of the state, covering the native civilisations that have lived there for thousands of years. With all the sites, activities, tours and attractions not to be missed, this DK Eyewitness travel guide is your essential companion to Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
Hardcover: 176 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (2 Aug 2010); ISBN-10: 1405353937; ISBN-13: 978-1405353939.

Frommer's Arizona 2010 (Frommer's Complete)
Karl Samson (Author)
Paperback: 496 pages; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Revised edition edition (27 Oct 2009); ISBN-10: 0470497726; ISBN-13: 978-0470497722.

Transportation / How do I travel to Arizona

Flagstaff Airport   -   Flagstaff Pulliam Airport [ Arizona ]
  Phoenix Airport   -   Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport [ Arizona ]
  Tucson   -   Tucson International Airport [ Arizona ]

  Carson City Airport   -   Carson City Airport
  Denver Airport   -   Denver International Airport [ Colorado ]
  Las Vegas Airport   -   McCarran International Airport
  Salt Lake City   -   Salt Lake City International Airport [ Utah ]
  Santa Fe [ New Mexico ]   -   see Visit Santa Fe


Book cheap flights to Arizona at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

   -   Flights to Las Vegas
Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra – a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. Your journey begins as soon as you board your Virgin Atlantic flight – great entertainment, free drinks throughout the flight.

  Airline Tickets Arizona / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Arizona.

  Greyhound Lines   -   coach line


  Arizona Guide
There's no place on earth quite like the Grand Canyon State. It's not just our landscapes, which take in tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests. It's not just our storied past, which reaches back thousands of years. It's not just our people, a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. It's all these things, and the way they come together, that make a visit to Arizona a truly unforgettable experience.

  City of Phoenix   -   State Capital Arizona   -   Phoenix CVB Vacation Center
Enjoy the sun-filled days and starlit evenings of Phoenix. You'll find everything from world-class dining to exhilarating adventure, trendy shopping, modern nightlife and enriching culture. The celebrated resorts and spas of Phoenix will relax you and the Sonoran Desert golf courses will challenge you. Dining, shopping, resorts and spas, outdoor adventure, golf, culture and nightlife await you in Phoenix, Arizona. Discover the desert you never knew.

  Arizona Strip   -   part of Arizona lying north of the Colorado River
Most of the land in the Arizona Strip is managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management or the United States Forest Service. The area holds several U.S. Wilderness Areas and U.S. National Monuments and the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. The southern part of the Arizona Strip includes the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the northern section of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Stronger economic and cultural ties to Mormon Utah than to Arizona, because of the multiple road links to Utah to the north. See Bureau of Land Management Arizona - Arizona Strip Field Office
  North Central Arizona  -  part of the Southern Colorado Plateau [ Mogollon Plateau ]
** National Monuments : Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.
** Cities / Towns : Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona, Jerome, Prescott, Cottonwood, Payson, Pinetop, Lakeside, Show Low, Camp Verde
  Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona is dominated by the Colorado Plateau, the southern border of which in Arizona is called the Mogollon Rim. In the West lies the Grand Canyon.
In the East are the very large Hopi and Navajo reservations. The two largest cities are Kingman and Flagstaff. Much of the territory is parkland, reservations, or other federally-administered lands. Major attractions in addition to the Grand Canyon include the cliff dwellings of Canyon de Chelly, and Meteor Crater.
  Old West  -  The Old West
o Shaping the image of the Old West
No place in the United States played such a significant role in shaping the image of the Old West quite like Arizona. The spirit of the legendary Old West is kept alive throughout the state in communities, guest ranches and historical parks that pay homage to famous lawmen and notorious gunslingers. A glimpse of the "cowboy life" can be gleaned from a visit to almost any part of the state. The late 1800s have been preserved for folks eager to experience the West -- when the West was harsh.
o Tombstone  -  Tombstone
Few places epitomize the Old West like Tombstone. Known as "The Town Too Tough To Die," Tombstone brings to mind scenes of gun battles on the streets, sour-faced outlaws, and high-rolling gamblers. A climate of wanton abandon where the "law of the gun" was only one respected. See als Wyatt Earp
o Wyatt Earp
A hero emerged from the gun smoke. Wyatt Earp, a lawman from Dodge City, Kansas restored order to the region. No figure was more famous or dangerous. Earp, his brothers and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral forever will be part of Tombstone mythology.
o Towns
Small towns throughout Southern Arizona like Brewery Gulch, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Benson and others offer their own unique story to tell about the way the West was. Museums, historical sites and tours await hearts longing for the wild times of the Old West.
Phoenix metropolitan area
Southern Arizona

  Apache County  -  Apache
  Cochise  -  Cochise County
  Coconino  -  Coconino County
  Gila  -  Gila County
  Graham  -  Graham County
  Greenlee  -  Greenlee County
  La Paz  -  La Paz County
  Maricopa  -  Maricopa County
  Mohave  -  Mohave County
  Navajo  -  Navajo County
  Pima  -  Pima County
  Pinal  -  Pinal County
  Santa Cruz  -  Santa Cruz County
  Yavapai  -  Yavapai County
  Yuma  -  Yuma County

  Benson  -  City of Benson  -  Tourism  -  Benson Visitor Center
Located in the historical San Pedro Valley, Benson offers proximity to both Tucson (45 miles northwest) and Sierra Vista (30 miles south).
Benson serves as the western gateway to the scenic and historic attractions of Cochise County and has copyrighted the name "Home of Kartchner Caverns State Park". The 3,585-foot elevation creates a moderate climate, with summer highs around 96 degrees and winter days about 62 degrees.
  Bisbee  -  City of Bisbee  -  Tourism  -  Discover Bisbee
Stroll its sidewalks and find delight in the many art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffee houses, book stores and specialty shops. Visit the charmingly restored neighborhoods of Victorian and European-style homes perched miraculously on the hillsides. Unwind...relax...and find soothing respite from your everyday world.
  Douglas  -  City of Douglas
  Chandler  -  Chandler
  Flagstaff, North Arizona  -  City of Flagstaff
Flagstaff is a community rich with cultural diversity, beauty, and history as well as amazing educational, recreational and scientific opportunities.
  Gilbert  -  Town of Gilbert
  Glendale  -  Glendale
  Mesa  -  Mesa
  Peoria  -  Peoria
  Phoenix  -  Phoenix
  Scottsdale  -  Scottsdale
  Sierra Vista   -   City of Sierra Vista
Located 70 miles southeast of Tucson. Rgional center of southeastern Arizona and the home of historic Fort Huachuca. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of majestic mountain ranges and the San Pedro River, Sierra Vista boasts a temperate year-round climate, abundant sunshine, and clean, fresh air.
  Tempe   -   Tempe
Living testament to the Old West. There's no admission to see Tombstone, and there's plenty of places to stay overnight. It's a great hub for seeing the rest of Cochise County.
  Tucson, Arizona   -   City of Tucson
Tucson, too SAHN or TOO sahn, is one of the oldest towns in the United States. Tucson was orginally an Indian village called Stook-zone, meaning water at the foot of black mountain. Hugo O'Conor established the Tucson Presidio in 1775. August 20th, 1775 is considered Tucson's birthday. Spanish settlers arrived in the area in 1776. Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Tucson served as capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.
  Yuma, Arizona   -   City of Yuma
Located at the point where the Gila and Colorado Rivers converge, Yuma originated as a major transportation hub, as goods came from the west coast and were shipped up river. Since prehistoric times, Yuma has been the best site for crossing the Colorado River - Spanish conquistadors traveled this route in the 1500's and the only Ocean to Ocean bridge was constructed here in 1920, linking the Eastern U.S. and the West Coast. Today thousands converge upon our river to enjoy various recreation water activities.

More cities in Arizona   -   List of cities in Arizona

  Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory is a privately owned astronomical research institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona at an elevation of 7,250 feet. The Observatory was founded in 1894 by Boston mathematician Percival Lowell. Best known for the discovery of Pluto, Lowell Observatory is also where astronomer V.M. Slipher gathered the first evidence that the universe is expanding.
  News   -   Chronicle of the Old West
Makes you feel that you are in the 1800's, sitting on the porch of a saloon, leaning back in a chair, catching up on the news.
  News from Arizona   -   East Valley Tribune   -  Daily Arizona News
Targeting for Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale.
  Radio   -   Arizona Public Radio [ KNAU ]
  Radio   -   Community Radio in Tucson
  TV   -   KUAT TV
  University   -   Arizona University
  University   -   Northern Arizona University
  University   -   University of Phoenix

Cuisine  -  Arizona Recipes

  Arizona is an incredibly diverse state with lots of land to cover-more than 113,000 square miles to be exact. The diverse geography and culture have heavily influenced the Grand Canyon State's unique and evolving culinary scene. See Arizona Guide

  Arizona Wine
Every state in the union, including Alaska, now boasts its own vineyard and winery. Arizona has produced grapes and wine from as far back as the 1500's, during the days of the Jesuit Missions. The modern Arizona wine industry began here 30 years ago. Today, Arizona is home to more than 16 vineyards and more wineries in the planning stages.

History Arizona

  History of Arizona

  Arizona Historical Society
The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is Arizona's oldest cultural organization, founded by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864 . . . charged with preserving Arizona history for the present and future.
The four AHS museums located in Flagstaff, Yuma, Tempe and Tucson, are state-run entities with non-profit 501(c)(3) status as educational institutions.
  Arizona History Traveler

  Native American Nations   -   see the Library of Arizona
For more than a thousand years, Native American farmers inhabited much of the present-day state of Arizona . Ruins of villages and ancient structures in the northern, southern and central regions of the state attest to the ingenuity of original settlers. The five-story Montezuma Castle, a 20-room cliff dwelling located in the Verde Valley, served as a "high-rise apartment building" for Sinagua Indians 600 years ago. Case Grande also known as "Big House" is one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric buildings ever constructed. Both sites are among the best preserved Native American structures in North America.

Music, Arts & Culture Arizona, Events

Arizona is a composite culture derived from, historically in this order: Indians, Hispanics from northern Mexico, Anglos from Texas and Blacks, who accompanied the Texians.

  Culture of Arizona

  Mesa Ats Center
The Center's seven-acre campus encompasses four theaters of varying sizes and configurations, five art galleries, 14 art studios and classrooms, administrative offices, conference rooms, and a 700-foot long outdoor Shadow Walk that bisects the campus and serves as a community gather place for festivals, concerts, and events.
  Phoenix Art Museum 
Phoenix Art Museum presents a year-round program of festivals, live performances, independent art films and educational programs.

  Events Calendar Arizona

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