An aerial view of Tucson in Arizona

Arizona Travel Guide

First-time and repeat visitors are charmed by Arizona's beauty, both man-made and all-natural. Aficionados of deserts, canyon vistas and pueblo dwellings will marvel at the outdoor attractions of "The Grand Canyon State" including the Petrified Forest, Painted Desert and Canyon de Chelly. But there's more to this Mexican border state than its arid native beauty. You will find world-class golf courses, a veritable spa mecca (from Canyon Ranch to Miraval), Native American art, jewelry and cultural imprints. 

PHOENIX & SCOTTSDALE

City Trip Guide

An aerial view of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona
Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

72 Hours in Phoenix & Scottsdale

Phoenix, otherwise known as the Valley of the Sun, has plenty to offer besides its 325 days of annual sunshine. This cheery city is home to phenomenal rock parks, wine bars offering cult vino, a fashion scene that rivals Rodeo Drive, homey restaurants and luxuriously rustic accommodations. Its neighbor city Scottsdale also offers plenty of attractions for visitors: more than 100 professional art galleries, a vibrant nightlife and a rich Western history worth discovering.

Hotels

A guest room at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Hotel Features

A guest room at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona

Hotel Valley Ho

This former celebrity-magnet "motor hotel" has been updated to meet the needs of 21st-century guests while retaining its midcentury-modern Western charm.

The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Look closely at the 12-million-year-old rock outcroppings of the Sonoran desert outside Scottsdale, Arizona, and you will find a resort that seems to have grown out of the rocks themselves, with natural terrain and plant life virtually unaltered by the private hideaway.

A guest room at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Biltmore

Dip into the pool where Marilyn Monroe loved to splash. Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea in the Lobby or hit the 18-hole championship golf courses. 

The Centre for Well Being at The Phoenician Scottsdale in Arizona

The Phoenician

The Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, Arizona has long been renowned for its luxurious accommodations, service and world-class spa and wellness facility.

Rent a beautiful property from Bella Palazzo during your stay in Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona

Bella Palazzo

A private villa rental agency and concierge service, Bella Palazzo opens the doors for travelers to a collection of fine villas and estates in various locations, including 20 properties in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas of Arizona.

Restaurants

The dining room at The Gladly in Phoenix, Arizona

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TUCSON

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A guest room at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona

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Spa

Rejuvenate at Canyon Ranch Tucson in Arizona

Canyon Ranch Tucson

Enrich yourself in the lush Sonoran desert. Relax at their award-winning spa, find nirvana in their Yoga/Meditation Dome, or partake in the week-long Life Enhancement Program, which presents workshops, activities and private time to nourish positive living habits. 

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The dining area of Reforma Cocina y Cantina in Tucson, Arizona

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SEDONA/FLAGSTAFF

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The Lookout Studio located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona

Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations: Grand Canyon

One of North America's greatest natural wonders, this red-hued canyon is 277 river miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep.

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A guest room at Amara Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel, in Sedona, Arizona

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The Casita Deluxe Studio at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona
Photo courtesy of Mark Boisclair Photography Inc.

Enchantment Resort

This resort offers uninterrupted solitude, as well as private decks for snuggling as the sun sets over the area's famous red rocks.

The Creekside Cottage at L'Auberge de Sedona in Arizona

L'Auberge de Sedona

These intimate cottages bring a romantic French touch to Arizona's red rock country.

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The dining room at the Cowboy Club in Sedona, Arizona

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City Trip Guide

Discover the sights of Sedona, Arizona, in GAYOT's city trip guide
Photo courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

72 Hours in Sedona

Sedona is a site with many faces — an old Western town with deep cowboy roots, an outdoor adventurer’s dream, a metaphysical mecca for relaxation and rejuvenation, and a destination for fine arts and culture. You’ll be awestruck as you watch the red rocks glow in changing light against clear, cobalt skies.

TRAVEL FEATURE

Spider Rock is the distictive feature at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Check out GAYOT's photo gallery of Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Apache, Arizona, which features photos of lodging, canyons, ruins and Navajo pictographs.