Category: Arizona

The Perfect Five-Day Northern Arizona Road Trip

A Northern Arizona road trip is filled with wonder and amazement as the landscape dazzles road trippers in a sea of divergent and uncommon beauty, with spine-tingling sights along every stretch, and around every bend in the road. There are many National Parks, monuments and man-made wonders to marvel at...

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Top 10 Winter Activities in Flagstaff

The quintessential American road trip has to be the scenic byways of ol’ Route 66. I have road tripped throughout the state of Arizona, but one place I've not explored in a long time is Flagstaff.  I thought it would be fun to head to the highest city along Historic...

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MIM Music Theater is symphonic nirvana

The Arizona Phoenix metro area has an outstanding selection of musical venues in which to enjoy concerts and other live performances. From massive stadiums, arenas, outdoor amphitheater, sophisticated performing art theaters, to intimate venues… Phoenix boasts them all. Opened just a few years ago, one of the newest venues in...

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ, the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a unique and fun venue for the entire family. You can take a train ride around the 40 acre park, hop on the antique carousel, or visit the newly completed 10,000 square foot model train exhibit. There are...

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Tubac and namesake resort captivate visitors

Nestled in the high desert of the Santa Cruz Valley, in the shadow of the Santa Rita Mountains, lies one of the earliest settlements in the state of Arizona. Tubac was established way back in 1752 as a Spanish presidio. However today, artists are more prevalent than a military men....

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Tumacacori National Historical Park

Located just south of Tubac, Arizona in the southern part of the state, is a national monument worth a stop....the Tumacacori National Historical Park. This historical park preserves three early Spanish colonial mission ruins. The oldest and best preserved of the three, San Jose de Tumacacori, was built on the...

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Antelope Canyon – Nature inspired wonderment

The photos of Antelope Canyon (upper and lower) have inspired the world over. The long and smoothly carved sandstone slot canyon is located on Navajo land in northern Arizona and is one of those places that photos often do justice to the awe-inspire sight. Antelope Canyon is a mecca for...

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Lake Havasu Balloon Festival

After more than 230 years of flight, hot air balloons still retain their romantic luster...they are both captivating and exhilarating. The sheer size, colors and shapes of hot air balloons can be mesmerizing, especially en mass. I recently attended the fifth annual Havasu Balloon Fest, which is located in Lake...

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Top-25 Arizona Road Trip Destinations

Best Grand Canyon view

Here are 25 Arizona road trip ideas the next time you visit the stunning Southwest. An Arizona Road Trip will yield exciting discovers that can only be found in the Southwest. Arizona is a wonderfully diverse state, with an abundance of open space and unforgettable scenery…including one of the most...

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6th annual Zombie Walk in Phoenix

It wasn't just ghosts and goblins this Halloween, it was a massive Zombie Walk at the 6th annual event in Phoenix. Those involved organizing the Phoenix Zombie Walk hoped to break the Guinness World Record for most zombies participating in a zombie walk. Last year’s walk had nearly 20,000 attendees...not...

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Pima Air and Space Museum

I would not classify myself as an airplane enthusiast or aficionado, but I am absolutely awe-struck at the big birds in the sky that man has been able to build. I have visited several airplane museums around the country, one of the things that draws my interest is the history...

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Exploring Page, Lake Powell and beyond

Page, Arizona is located in northern Arizona near the Utah border and is home to one of my favorite recreational lakes...Lake Powell. This stunning body of water has more coastline than the entire west coast...with finger inlets of turquoise blue water stretching for miles. Lake Powell is encompassed within the...

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Arizona Renaissance Festival

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is is one of the largest such festivals in the nation. This year festival organizers are celebrating its 26th season, which runs from the beginning of February through the end of March. The 30-acre park is located just outside of Apache Junction, about 50 miles east...

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Chihuly exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona is one of the city's most popular and illustrious attractions...the Desert Botanical Garden. No matter when you visit, you'll be awed by the diversity of the Sonoran Desert. However, if you go now until May 18th, 2014, you'll be dazzled by the outdoor...

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