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Things to do in Arizona

Peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon and lolling by a pool in Phoenix may be the most common things to do in Arizona, but there are plenty other great (and downright unconventional) experiences to be had in the Grand Canyon State. Explore win country in the Verde Valley, about a half hour drive from Sedona. It gets good buzz for its wines, such as those at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. Tombstone in southeastern Arizona is most famous for being the legendary site of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral—and exploring the Wild West history here is one of the most common things to do in Arizona. Don’t leave without getting a whiff of the world's biggest rose tree.

Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa and Boynton Canyon are the red-rock locations in Sedona that are said, by new-age enthusiasts, to contain the most energy. You can walk to them yourself, but you can also take guided tours for a more educated look (or feel) for the phenomena. A fun (and streamlined) way to do the Grand Canyon is by making it a day trip on the Grand Canyon Railway, a scenic train ride from Williams, where you can bundle in a hotel stay. The weeks before Christmas offers a mini low season in Arizona, which offers a nice chance to avoid winter elsewhere do some holiday shopping and see some great lights.

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    Across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum, Bunky Boutique shares a space with Giant Coffee in the white, cube-like Merz Project Building. The s... More
  • Camelback Mountain

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  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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