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The State of Arizona is most famous for its desert climate, national parks, national forests and monuments.  Probably the most famous of all local attractions has got to be the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon.  Hiking around this area is an experience second to none and, no matter which part of Arizona you plan on visiting, you have to spend at least one day exploring this remarkable natural wonder.  Arizona hotel accommodation rates vary from city to city and depend on the star rating of course.  For the best hotel deals in Arizona, it is best to shop around online.  Compare hotels in Arizona online before deciding where to stay in Arizona.

Top sights and attractions in Arizona

The Barringer Crater is one of the main sights that attracts tourists to Arizona.  It is, in fact, on private property owned by Daniel Barringer and is 1,200 metres in diameter and 170 metres deep.  It is believed that this crater was formed as a result of a meteor impacting earth many years ago and it is located close to Flagstaff, Arizona.

Montezuma Castle is located near Camp Verde and it is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the country.  The five-story structure includes 20 rooms and dates back to the 12th century.

The Hoover Dam is situated on the Colorado River and on the border or Arizona and Nevada.  This enormous dam was built during the Great Depression and serves as a source of electricity while serving the area’s water needs as well.  The best view of the dam is from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Given the usual arid nature of the state, it is easy to understand why a sight like Havasu Falls is rated so highly.  Situated in the region of the Grand Canyon, the sight of the water dropping 36 meters into a blue-green pool of water is spectacularly complimented by the red backdrop of the canyon landscape.  The best way to enjoy this particular sight is by helicopter or on horseback.

The town of Sedona is most famous for its red stone formations.  You can see a distinguished line across the landscape and landmarks like Cathedral Rock, Coffeepot and Thunder Mountain are all high on every traveller’s list of things to see.  Other popular activities in this area include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and birdwatching.

Road trip in Arizona

Being the capital of the state, Phoenix is quite obviously one of the most well-known and visited of all the cities in Arizona.  Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city and offers its guests everything from fascinating museums and historic sites to outdoor activities and scenic drives.

If you plan on exploring at least most of the main cities of this state, why not pick up a rental car in Tucson and plan a road trip?  Visit the Coronado National Forest near Tucson before making your way to Phoenix.  Once you have successfully visited as many sights as possible in the state’s capital, you can then drive on to Lake Havasu City.  Take a trip up to the Grand Canyon before heading back down to Flagstaff and then return to Phoenix and, if you wish, make your way back to Tucson again.

There are plenty of fantastic drives in the area and so many sights along the way so be sure to plan your hotel accommodation in Arizona, your route and stops along the way in order to make the most of every single minute.