The state of Arizona is well-known for one of the World Natural Wonder, the Grand Canyon. But fun and adventure spots abound around the State.
Interesting fact: Arizona was the last state - out of the contiguous 48 - to be admitted to the union.
A visit to Flagstaff will take you to an alpine forest and ski resorts. A short drive away will land you at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Tip: The West Rim is not part of the National Park system. So you will have to pay a separate fee to enter and another fee for the SkyWalk. Go here for the latest fees and rules.
Although Joshua Trees have a home in the California National Park, there is an even more impressive Joshua Tree Forest on the road to the West Rim. The best place to view this forest is at Grapevine Mesa point at the intersection of Pierce Ferry Road and Diamond Bar road.
For a different landscape, go to Sedona with its red rocks and mystical vortexes. The red rocks jut out of the valley creating some eerie-shaped spires. Some claim that the Vortexes have health benefits.
For Western Cowboy movie buffs, a visit to Tombstone is a must. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Most people know it from the popular movie, but the events of the shootout actually happened.
Interesting Facts: Sedona’s vortexes are a popular draw for many spiritual seeking visitors and new age thinkers.