Things to do in Arizona
Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town in around Phoenix. Twelve resorts populate Paradise Valley, thereby making it one of Arizona's premiere tourist destinations. Paradise Valley is also known for its expensive real estate which attracts famous celebrities like singer Stevie Nicks. Try driving through the valley at Christmas time, when the cacti are lit like Christmas trees, opening the door to another holiday dimension.
Being a hot desert land, there is no coast to flock to in Arizona. However for a surreal oasis, you can spend the day at Lake Powell. A reservoir on the Colorado River, Lake Powell straddles the border between Utah and Arizona. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States. This deep crystal blue lake is surrounded by canyons, some of which are 15 to 20 miles in length. The contrast of the sparkling, clear, blue water against the towering, sheer, red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches lining the lake create a scene that looks like it comes from a Magritte painting.
The town Sedona is a welcome retreat from the scorching desert and the air-conditioned malls of Phoenix. Artists, entrepreneurs and New Age followers flock to Sedona to revel at red rock country, and to be healed by the town’s spiritual vortexes. Galleries showcasing colorful Native American art intensify the bold statement of Sedona even more. While in Sedona, be sure to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Chapel. A narrow slice wedged into one of the red rocks that populates the landscape, this spiritual destination is a profound visual statement that blends into the setting.
The Grand Canyon is an amazing natural wonder. Touching the corners of four states, this destination offers captivating panoramic views. The canyon is enormous, assuming an average width of 10 miles, a length of 277 miles, and a depth of 1 mile. Though most visitors choose to view the Canyon from the South Rim, the North Rim also offers an amazing perspective.
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