Arizona’s most distinguished landmark is almost certainly the Grand Canyon. Stretching 277 miles, steep, with rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon floor and the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon has to be seen to be believed.

However, there is much more to the Grand Canyon state which, like its most famous natural landmark, is vast – at 113,990 square miles, Arizona is the 6th largest state in the US – and ancient, with a history defined by American Indian culture and awe-inspiring geological landscapes. There are also 21 other national parks and monuments in Arizona and as well as the Grand Canyon, a second UNESCO World Heritage site, Taliesin West.

Arizona has many more temptations not least of which are its warm winter days and 313 days of sunshine annually. There’s a wealth of Old West history, great shopping and cuisine to enjoy in the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson as well as a taste of adventure with desert glamping and float trips on the Colorado river – definitely a state well worth exploring.

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