Planning a trip to Arizona?

While we haven’t explored nearly as much as all the incredible Arizona attractions, we have visited quite a few and spent more than 4 weeks exploring the region slowly. .

Arizona is one of our favorite states for it’s rugged, desert beauty, iconic attractions, and outdoor adventures.

Here are some of our favorite things to do for your Arizona Bucket List.

In this post, you’ll find links to our content on each region of Arizona that includes things to do, best tips, recommended hotels, tours and deals.

Arizona bucket list

What are the best things to do in Arizona and places to see? We help you plan your Arizona travels with a list of don't miss attractions. We have a free printable checklist for you as well. 

Airport Mesa Vortex

39 Top things to Do in Arizona for 2023!

The count down is on until we start our 2 year USA road trip and we want you to help shape our journey. Today we want you to help us create our things to do in Arizona bucket list.


Here are a few itinerary ideas that include many destinations in Arizona including national parks and USA wonders. Free printable itinerary guides included!

Our favorite region for exploring national parks in the American Southwest. Think vast canyons, stunning vistas, giant arches and mesas, Native American culture, and the spectacular Colorado River helping to shape the land.

This colorful, rocky, desert landscape is perfect for adventurous activities and camping under starry skies.

The following itinerary guides for Southwest USA include many national parks and monuments, including Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which is owned and managed by the Navajo people and is unmissable.


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The most well known Arizona attraction around the world, the Grand Canyon is a must for any visit to the USA and on of America's best national parks.

Here are some of our best tips for visiting the Grand Canyon during summer and winter.

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Boynton Canyon Sedona best place to visit in Arizona

Sedona is one of our favorite destinations in the USA. It is absolutely stunning and full of great hikes, outdoor adventures and vortexes! Sedona is one place in the USA I could visit again and again. It really is a cool USA destination.

Here are our Sedona guides:


Lower Antelope Canyon

When you hear about Arizona, these are some of the attractions that come to mind. They are outstanding and not to be missed.


Sabino Canyon, Tucson

Tuscon, Arizona is a fantastic city and destination in Arizona, mostly for the spectacular scenery that surrounds it. Here are some of things we enjoyed from our multiple trips to Tucson.

FEATURED VIDEO: Verde Canyon Railroad

Check out this unique top attraction in Arizona. The Verde Canyon Railroad in Sedona is superb and not many know about it!


There is much debate over what states are in the American Southwest. For geographic and road trip ease and convenience of how we organize content on this site we're including the states of Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.


Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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We're excited to help you plan an amazing road trip through Southwest USA - our favorite region for adventure and beauty! We have 2, 3 & 4 week itineraries to help! Our free VIP email community also gets access to a range of checklists, tipping guides, and itinerary ideas. All easy to print off and follow PDF formats! Fill in the form to join.

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