Arizona Travel Guide

One of the town’s best galleries also has a sculpture garden.

Kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals near several departure points, including Antelope Point, Wahweap Marina, and more.

On the Arizona side of the border town of Nogales (locals cross over seamlessly on an almost daily basis), this boot maker has been around since the 1950’s and sells handcrafted pairs from $500.

Three-day rafting trips along the Colorado River, from $725 per person.

Go beyond the touristy town center to the northern boundary of town to see the burial site of many of Tombstone’s most infamous outlaws: the Clanton’s, McLaury’s, and more.

Originally opened in 1877 along the town’s Whiskey Row, this saloon once served as a hub for men looking for work, an election meeting point, and mineral transactions.

Instead of a poolside lounge or round of golf, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former studio and retreat (now home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation). Daily guided tours are kept small and last from one to three hours.

Day trips to Rainbow Bridge National Monument and other sites can be arranged through Aramark, which operates the Lake Powell’s five marinas.

The two-and-a-half-hour Canyons Adventure Cruise of the Lake and its surroundings departs from Wahweap Marina. Tours depart three times daily from April through October and cost $65 for adults and $42 for children.

Pick up a fishing permit (or an ice fishing permit, in the winter) at a reasonable $6 per day. The one-stop shop also carries bait.

Established in 2002, Five15 is an artist collective that features the work of a different member each month.

Located at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, the Wildfire golf club has two 18-hole golf courses designed by legendary golf champs Nick Faldo and Arnold Palmer. Nestled admist the Sonoran Desert, each course is surrounded by the McDowell mountains and hundred-year-old saguaro cacti.

The museum offers tours of the “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where thousands of old aircraft are mothballed.

The maroon awning beckons locals to this Phoenix restaurant and wine bar. Located in the base of an apartment complex and within steps of the light rail, Portland's is a popular after-work stop. Neighbors gather around the circular bar for no-fuss cocktails and comfort fare.

Some 450 miles of hiking trails snake through the pristine Prescott National Forest. If you choose the Granite Mountain Trail, a five-mile round-trip hike that brings you to a dramatic peak, you might be rewarded with close-up views of peregrine falcons that nest in the cliffs.