BUCKET LIST: THINGS TO DO IN ARIZONA
Whether you are looking to go on an adventure with a bunch of your closest friends, a fun family trip with your children, or a laid back and relaxing vacation by yourself, Arizona is always guaranteed to have something for everyone.Whether you are looking to go on an adventure with a bunch of your closest friends, a fun family trip with your children, or a laid back and relaxing vacation by yourself, Arizona is always guaranteed to have something for everyone.Whether you are looking to go on an adventure with a bunch of your closest friends, a fun family trip with your children, or a laid back and relaxing vacation by yourself, Arizona is always guaranteed to have something for everyone. When thinking of the state of Arizona, some people may immediately think of a wide expanse of brown, boring, and desolate desert- what fun is that? In actuality, Arizona houses some of the most spectacular wonders that the entirety of the United States has to offer, and many of these make it onto the bucket list of travelers wishing to see and experience all the wonders that this world has to offer.
EXPERIENCE THE GRAND CANYON
Whether you are hiking up the trails of one of the greatest wonders of the world or are traveling in a vehicle, the sight of the sprawling Grand Canyon has the ability to take anyone’s breath away. Walk around, stand on a ledge, and take in the sight of what is the best that Mother Nature has to offer n the form of deep valleys and sharp ridges that stand out against a hazy, dreamy sky.
TAKE A DETOUR TO THE CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Learn more about the interesting Navajo community that resides in at the bottom of the Grand Canyon- as scenic a residence as you can possibly get- and experience the ancient wonders of one of the most historic national monuments in Arizona.
SEE THE ANTELOPE CANYON
At first sight, the rocks lining the Antelope Canyon appear to be something out of a surreal, impressionistic painting done by a master of the arts. The master, in this case, is nature itself and the texture on the surface of the rocks that makes it appear as if it were liquid is as real as it gets. These sand dunes that have been frozen in their place glow in streaks of bright reds under the sunlight and the feeling of standing amongst them can only be described as enchanting sorcery.
GO TO SEDONA
If you are looking to lay back, relax, and meditate for a while, there is no better place to visit than the spiritual and surreal location of Sedona, an amalgamation of unreal colors in the form of towering red rocks and sand that are a landmark of this iconic region.
ADMIRE THE COLORS OF THE PAINTED DESERT
Who says deserts always have to be bland, brown, and boring? Sprawling over a staggering 100,000 acres, the Painted Desert is a sight to behold, what with the multitude of colors that come together to paint an ambitious picture of nature in its rawest form. Relax and admire the beauty as a host of brilliant reds and mellow lavenders surround your being.
PEEK IN THE PETRIFIED FOREST PARK
The name of the Petrified Forest is enough to ignite a spark of interest in the minds of any listener. Tall, coniferous trees that touch the sky and never look down fill the interstitium of this forest. But what is the most stunning attraction are the rather unusual, petrified fallen tree trunks that have been preserved by silica and turned to stone.
If you choose to go down to the Monument Valley, you will undoubtedly recognize the landscape immediately, a familiar scene from any of the Western movies you have ever watched in your life. As you drive along the Valley Drive, take in the landscape that defines the Southern drawl and the Western essence.
RELAX IN THE SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK
If there is one thing the people of Arizona have learned to love and appreciate more than the rest of the world, it is cacti. The Saguaro National Park features a literal forest of the various cacti that embellish the sidelines and the wide expanse of the desert in the state- a host of spines, needles, and juicy stalks that live on for centuries and grow to be 7 times as tall as us.
LEARN IN THE PIMA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
If you are one for history and adventure alike, then roam around in the Pima Air and Space Museum and take in the numerous large and small military aircraft that has been put out on display, many of which were used in the second World War.
TAKE IN THE WONDERS OF THE MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Arizona harbors some of the most compelling and extensive Native American history in the form of artifacts and buildings that have persisted and been preserved through the ages. Admire the Montezuma Castle, an iconic historic site in Native American history that is said to be over 600 years ancient on your way to Sedona.