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ARIZONA TRAVEL GUIDE

Discover the Grand Canyon State

Antelope House at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, one of the many outdoor attractions in Arizona

Arizona Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

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 outdoorsy attractions of "The Grand Canyon State" such as 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, and high-tech industries such as aerospace engineering. The Chicago-based Boeing Co., for instance, has a large Apache manufacturing plant in the 48th state, while Raytheon Missile Systems Co. is headquartered in Tucson. But whether you come for business or pleasure, a visit to one of its many remarkable desert monuments should be a must.

PHOENIX & SCOTTSDALE
Red Rock State Park

72-HOUR VACATION
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.


HOTELS
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

FEATURED HOTELS
A studio guest room at Hotel Valley Ho, one of 230 rooms at the newly rennovated hotel
Hotel Valley Ho
Following a seven-year restoration, Hotel Valley Ho has found its way home, so to speak. Although the former celebrity-magnet "motor hotel" has been updated to meet the needs of 21st-century guests with 230 rooms, it retains midcentury-modern Western appeal.


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.
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

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

RESTAURANTS
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The Havasu room at Red Door Spa in Phoenix
TOP 10 COUPLES MASSAGES
Red Door Spa at The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
At the Red Door Spa, the ceremonial Native American foot bath includes tea service and begins the 135-minute Wigwam Warm Water Ritual. Read more on our list of the Top 10 Couples Massages.

WELCOME TO MY VILLA
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.
The outdoor pool at Arcadia Mediterranean Retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona

TUCSON

Canyon Ranch
HOTELS
Southern Arizona is home to some of the world's most luxurious resorts. Sunbathe among the saguaros, and then get pampered at these top properties.
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TOP DESTINATION SPAS
Canyon Ranch

Enrich yourself in the lush Sonoran desert. Relax at their award-winning spa, find nirvana in their Yoga/Meditation Dome, or partake in the weeklong Life Enhancement Program, which presents workshops, activities and private time to nourish positive living habits.
See Canyon Ranch on our list of the Top 10 Detox Spas
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Canyon Ranch

The dining room Cayton's in Marana, Arizona RESTAURANTS
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Search our database of Tucson restaurants and find a dining destination to suit your needs–whether you’re in the mood for the Spanish tapas served at Casa Vincente or inventive modern American cuisine at Cayton's.

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SEDONA/FLAGSTAFF

TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
The Grand Canyon

This red-hued canyon is 277 river miles long, eighteen miles wide and one mile deep, and is one of North America's greatest natural wonders. Read more about The Grand Canyon and other wonders of the world on our list of Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations.

The Grand Canyon, one of our Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations

Sedona's Famous Cathedral Rock RED ROCKIN' ARIZONA
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.

FEATURED HOTELS
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.
L'Auberge de Sedona
These intimate cottages bring a romantic French touch to Arizona's red rock country.
Enchantment Resort

Mii amo TOP 10 DESTINATION SPAS
Mii amo
Find harmony in a Native American-inspired setting. Reconnect with your inner self, nourish your body with a signature spa treatment, and relax at one of their sixteen casitas and suites, which boast breathtaking views of surrounding Boynton Canyon.
See Mii amo on our list of the Top 10 Romantic Spas

APACHE/NAVAJO NATION

PHOTO GALLERY
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Check out our photo gallery of Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Apache, Arizona, which features photos of lodging, canyons, ruins and Navajo pictographs.
Read our review of Thunderbird Lodge
Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona


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