The Ultimate Arizona Travel Guide
Arizona: Diverse landscape with deep canyons and arches painted in vibrant colors, blue-green waterfalls, Arizona’s natural beauty is unparalleled! Here is my Arizona travel guide outlining major Arizona attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Arizona travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Arizona, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Arizona attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Arizona Attractions.
History: Originally part of New Mexico, the land was ceded to the United States in 1848, and became a separate territory in 1863 and finally achieved statehood on February 14th, 1912. Arizona got its nickname from the famous Grand Canyon, considered as one of the seven natural wonders. Arizona is known to be the leading producer of copper in the US.
Geography: Arizona is the sixth largest state in the US, in terms of area. It’s bordered by California on the west, Nevada on the northwest, Utah on the north, New Mexico on the east, and Sonora (Mexican state) on the south. Phoenix, located in the south-central part of the state, is the capital and largest city in Arizona.
Flight: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Tucson International Airport (TUS) are the major airports in Arizona. However, I recommend flying to Las Vegas (LAS) because (1) Major attractions are more accessible from Las Vegas (2) Flying into LAS is more economical.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Arizona, but if you live far from Arizona, I would recommend either flying or taking a train to Arizona.
Train: Amtrak provides a rail service that passes through many states, including Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.