Arizona Office of Tourism

Toroweap Overlook, Grand Canyon National Park North Rim © Arizona Office of Tourism

Located in the southwestern quadrant of the United States – bordered by California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico - Arizona is the sixth largest State in the USA.  Most famous for being the home of the breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park – which is echoed cheekily in its brand messaging, “Life On A Grander Scale” – Arizona is also a State brimming with cultural significance, culinary delights, and some of America’s most sought-after wellness resorts, spas, hiking trails, and golf courses.  So whether you’re looking to relax by one of the States numerous lakes, rivers, or resort pools, or take to the road or hiking trail to explore some of the stunning National Parks, Historic Monuments, American Indian Tribal lands or more, Arizona has you covered.

Agent Resources – Destination Guide

If you’re looking to inspire your clients to include a visit to Arizona during their USA adventure, then we’ve developed the perfect tool for you.  This 6-page downloadable Arizona Destination Guide gives a simple, but effective overview of just some of the incredible experiences found across the State.  From recommended road-trips, to top dining suggestions, you’ll find it in this shareable resource.  You can even add your own call-to-action at the bottom, so you can share it with confidence in knowing they’ll come back to you to book!

 Agent Resources – Webinar

Learn more about Arizona with this short webinar, highlighting some tips and tricks on how to plan the ultimate Arizona stay.

Arizona Regions

Greater Phoenix & Central Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort, Scottsdale ©An Pham

Enjoy touring Arizona’s capital city – Phoenix, with its renowned restaurants, shows, museums, and other hotspots.  Luxury resorts and wellness spas beckon visitors to relax, unwind and enjoy abundant sunshine and great year-round weather.  And just a short drive away is the stunning city of Scottsdale with its lush desert landscape offering nearly endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.  Experience agritourism and scenic landscapes on the Arizona Fresh Foodie Trail Tour, a culinary expedition highlighting local flavours in the town of Mesa. 

https://www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/discover-greater-phoenix-the-valley-of-the-sun/

 

North Central

Watson Lake, Prescott ©An Pham

Prescott is known for its authentic cowboy history, famous Whiskey Row, and moderate climate.   Here you can enjoy local microbreweries, distilleries, and restaurants serving both comfort and modern cuisines.   Meanwhile, in nearby Sedona, the iconic red rocks will simply take your breath away.  The cities mix of wellness resorts, spas, and artisan stores will make you feel re-invigorated by the energy for which this area is known.  And the nearby Verde Valley Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts to experience the production of exquisite Arizona wines. 

https://www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/explore-north-central-arizona/

Northern Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page © Daniel Morrin / AOT

A visit to North Arizona will take you to some of the best natural wonders in all of the USA.  Flagstaff is a laid-back mountain town on iconic Route 66 with an outdoors focus and plenty of charm.  It’s also the gateway to one of nature’s most captivating creations, the Grand Canyon National Park, which forms a colourful chasm more than 487 stories deep and 445 km long.  If you follow the Colorado River further, you’ll end up at picturesque Lake Powell and the city of Page which stands sentry to the sprawling Glen Canyon National Recreation area.  And along the way, don’t forget to stop at iconic stops including Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend as well. 

https://www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/explore-northern-arizona/

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Tombstone © Arizona Office of Tourism

Tucson is the first UNESCO city of Gastronomy and is an oasis for foodies with a rich history, from the ancient Hohokam people to Mission San Xavier del Bac.  It’s also a great stop for nature lovers as it is bordered by Saguaro National Park and Catalina State Park.  In nearby Bisbee you’ll discover a former mining town, that’s downtown area now consists of shops, restaurants, and inns maintaining a turn-of-the-century feel.  Or you can explore the past in Tombstone, home to celebrated Old Westerners such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clanton and McLaury families – infamous for their legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.  Follow the Sonoita/Elgin & Wilcox wine trails which include over a dozen vineyards and tasting rooms. 

https://www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/how-to-vacation-like-a-local-in-southern-arizona/

Western Arizona

Yuma © Yuma Visitors Bureau

Experience Western Arizona, with a visit to Yuma.  Yuma features extraordinary outdoor activities from tubing on the Colorado River to off-roading at the Buttercup Sand Dunes.  Soak in the blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities.  Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County made famous for being the home of the 1831 London Bridge.  And finally, don’t forget to take a trip down Route 66.  Kingman and surrounding cities of Seligman and Peach Springs make up the longest historic section of Route 66 still in use today.  Here you can enjoy frequent classic car events, glowing neon signs, and an overall retro vibe that embraces the city’s vibrant past. 

https://www.visitarizona.com/like-a-local/explore-west-coast-arizona-for-outdoors-food-and-nostalgia/

Recommended Road Trips

Route 66Winslow © Judy Sullens

Arizona is home to dozens of noteworthy roads, byways, and historic loops that make your window feel like a movie screen.  Whether you have a few days or a few weeks to holiday in Arizona, we have the perfect itinerary for you.  Follow some of these multi-day Arizona road trips and choose your own adventure! 

Small Towns – Route 66 

Arizona Wine Country

Southern AZ Cochise County

Northern Arizona – Bucket List

And to view more Arizona road-trip recommendations, visit  https://www.visitarizona.com/plan/road-trips/.  Most Australian and New Zealand based wholesalers and tour providers have great Arizona touring and self-guided packages available.  Or they can help you create any of the options found on the link above. 

Agent Resources

Download the comprehensive Arizona Travel Guide:  

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Discover more Arizona Itinerary Recommendations:  https://www.visitarizona.com/travel-trade/itineraries/  

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Contact Us

For further information please contact

Carolyn Nightingale – Account Manager, Australia and New Zealand:

P: 61 423 707 540
E: [email protected]