Recent Searches
Clear
Things to do in Arizona

Things to do in  Arizona

Welcome to Arizona

Arizona—also known as the Grand Canyon State, thanks to its best-known natural wonder: Grand Canyon National Park—combines a desert- and mountain-dotted landscape with increasingly cosmopolitan cities to form one of the United States' best places for exploring the outdoors mere minutes from bustling downtowns. In Phoenix, Arizona's modern capital, enjoy baseball's sping training in March; hot air balloon rides over the city; tours of the city's burgeoning craft cocktail and farm-to-table dining scene; and helicopter flights. Meanwhile, nearby Scottsdale entices with its 200 golf courses and major tournaments. To the north, Sedona's red rocks are best enjoyed on Jeep tours of the open desert, while the Montezuma Castle National Monument offers an impressive display of Pre-Columbian cliff dwellings. To the south, Tucson serves as a melting pot of European, Mexican, and Native American cultures, all of which inform its architecture and gastronomy. If you really want to travel back into Arizonan history, take a custom tour of the original Apache Trail. And, of course, it's impossible to overlook the importance of the Grand Canyon National Park, home to some of the most awe-inspiring views in the world which can be marveled over on a helicopter tour from most Arizona cities.

Top 10 attractions in Arizona

#1
Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

star-4.54,427
Situated on Navajo land in the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is one of the most-photographed slot canyons in the United States. Formed by water rushing through the rock over the course of millions of years, this natural wonder has two separate sections—the deep-but-narrow Upper Antelope Canyon (also known as Spiral Rock Arches) and the Lower Antelope Canyon (Hasdeztwazi).More
#2
Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon West Rim

star-512,451
The Grand Canyon’s West Rim, located just outside Grand Canyon National Park, is home to the vast Hualapai Indian Reservation and includes 108 miles (173 kilometers) of picturesque canyon views. The closest section of the canyon to Las Vegas, the West Rim is famous for the lofty Grand Canyon Skywalk, Guano Point, and Eagle Point.More
#3
Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim

star-514,183
The South Rim is the most popular area of Grand Canyon National Park, boasting easy access to the canyon, the bulk of available amenities and services, and the panoramic vistas for which the natural wonder is famous. One of the most famous attractions in the American Southwest, the area offers breathtaking views over the Colorado River and the chance to immerse yourself in Native American culture.More
#4
Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross

star-51,408
Built directly into the side of a red-rock hill not far from downtown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a modern architectural marvel as well as a religious place for reflection. Visitors flock to the Roman Catholic chapel primarily to take in the outstanding views of Sedona’s awe-inspiring desert scenery.More
#5
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

star-5868
The Grand Canyon is a humbling testament to nature’s power. Carved by the mighty Colorado River, this northwestern Arizona wonder is 277 miles (444 kilometers) long and more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It’s no wonder Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular attractions, with over 6 million annual visitors.More
#6
Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway

star-54,736
Combining the mystique of the Wild West with the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway has been delighting riders since 1901. As you make the two-hour trip to the canyon from Williams, Arizona, to the South Rim, you’ll be entertained by authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life, all the while soaking up the unforgettable scenery of Grand Canyon National Park.More
#7
Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

star-52,715
The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.More
#8
Historic Route 66

Historic Route 66

star-52,591
Spanning eight states and 2,448 miles (3,940 kilometers), Historic Route 66 has become a cultural icon, immortalized in song and on the silver screen. This romanticized road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica offers drivers an inside look at classic America—kitschy roadside attractions, diners, historic motels, and plenty of 1950s nostalgia.More
#9
Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

star-5744
The Verde Canyon Railroad winds its way along the scenic Verde River at a leisurely 12 mph (19 kph), offering passengers a unique way to experience the Arizona wilderness. The refurbished heritage railroad cars make the round-trip journey through national forest land, with stellar views out windows on both sides of the train.More
#10
Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim

star-5138
No trip to Las Vegas is complete without visiting the Grand Canyon. Thousands of feet higher than the South Rim, the canyon’s North Rim provides impressive vistas, trails along the Colorado River, and a better glimpse at the inner canyon, all with sparser crowds than its more popular counterpart. Highlights on the North Rim include Bright Angel Point (a terminus of the famous Bright Angel Trail), Angel’s Window Overlook, Cape Royal, and Point Imperial—the Grand Canyon’s highest point at 8,800 feet (2,682 meters).More

Trip ideas

Grand Canyon Tours from Phoenix

Grand Canyon Tours from Phoenix

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Spend 3 Days in Phoenix

How to Spend 3 Days in Phoenix

How to Beat the Heat in Phoenix

How to Beat the Heat in Phoenix

Top activities in Arizona

45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

star-4.5
737
From
$111.55
Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket

Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket

star-4
478
From
$169.00
Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

star-4.5
286
From
$89.00
Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket

Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket

star-4.5
24
From
$179.00
Lower Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Lower Antelope Canyon Tour Ticket

Lower Antelope Canyon Tour Ticket

star-4.5
235
From
$83.00
Emerald Cave Kayak Tour with Optional Las Vegas Pickup
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Sedona Vortex Tour by Jeep

star-5
1001
From
$113.61

Recent reviews from experiences in Arizona

star-5
Fantastic Trip
Madeline_W, Feb 2022
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
I can’t believe we were able to see all of these sights in one day.
star-5
(AAA) An Amazing Adventure
paul_w, Jan 2022
3-Hour ATV and Shooting Combo
It was my Son's 21st Bday and he wanted to visit the Grand Canyon so I thought this might be a good attraction for him.
star-5
Amazing place to see
Joe_M, Nov 2021
Half Day Tour of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon from Page Arizona
I highly recommend to see both upper and lower canyons.
star-5
Perfection…seeing the Grand Canyon on this tour 🥰
Jim_Z, Oct 2021
Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona w/Lunch
We stayed in Sedona and wanted to see the Grand Canyon…this tour was absolutely perfect!
star-5
Solo trip!
laura_B, Mar 2022
Small-Group Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Flagstaff
I was not only able to see the beautiful side of the northern part of Arizona but I was also able to meet new people from around the world!!
star-5
Great experience!
Allison_G, Nov 2021
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
If you are visiting the state and always wanted to see the Grand Canyon take this tour.
star-5
I wish everyone could have this experience.
LynDee_K, Nov 2021
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Sedona
I’m grateful to JR for giving us his valuable time, the Navajo Nation for allowing us to visit their land and for being able to experience these gorgeous natural wonders.
star-5
Thank you to driver Frank!
Lisa_M, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
We wanted to see the Grand Canyon and get a nice overall tour of the area.
star-5
Amazing!
lindsay_D, Jul 2021
Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
The helicopter ride was truly a lifetime experience and the best way to see the grand canyon for three first time.
star-5
Grand Tour!!
Sharde_S, May 2021
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Arizona and wanting to visit the Grand Canyon, worth every penny!
star-5
A Spectacular Day with Breathtaking Views
Sharon_D, May 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Lunch on the grounds hearing the waterfalls as you enjoy the great tasting food .
star-5
Amazing Tour
Amber_I, May 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Never rushed us but we got to see & learn so much about Arizona & especially the Grand Canyon.
star-5
Exciting tour through beautiful Arizona desert
Robert_N, Apr 2021
Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure
Great chance to see more of the beautiful Arizona desert.
star-5
Great, 100% worth it!
Alexxa_Y, Apr 2021
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Definitely worth doing to see the scenery, and if you are unfamiliar with the area, you’ll experience a lot of things you wouldn’t have on your own!
star-5
Favorite Spring Break activity!!!
Julie_S, Apr 2021
Kayak Tour on the Verde River
This was our most favorite experience as a family during our Spring Break in Arizona.
star-5
Worth the trip!
Peter_C, Nov 2020
Historic Bike Tour in Tucson
This was a fun way to see Old Tucson and the University of Arizona campus.
star-5
A Great Adventure through Red Rock Canyon
Nicole_C, Sep 2020
Sedona Outback Trail Jeep Adventure
A great way to see Sedona's Red Rock Canyon!!
star-5
Trip of Excellence!
Earl_T, Feb 2020
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for a unique way to see some of the picturesque beauty of Arizona.
star-5
This was a fantastic trip. There is...
Tom S, Oct 2016
Signature Tour - Grand Canyon South Rim with Ground Tour
There is no better way to see a lot of Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
star-5
This your was awesome, I had a...
Ariel H, May 2017
Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Great way to see Arizona.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the top things to do in Arizona?
Q:
What are the top activities in Arizona?
Q:
What are the top things to do near Arizona?
A:
Check out things to do near Arizona:
Q:
What do I need to know before visiting Arizona?