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Top 5 Vacation Spots in Arizona

June 14th, 2012 11:10 am

Outlined below is a list of the biggest attractions that the state of Arizona has to offer. It’s a must that you are prepared when you plan a road trip through this beautiful state. The demands of American life usually only afford us so many annual vacations, you’re going to get short changed anyway during your stay. But if for some reason you have a couple of weeks to work with, there will be no shortage of things to do during your travels through Arizona.

1. Grand Canyon National Park – The Grand Canyon speaks for itself; this is Arizona’s pride and joy. The Grand Canyon is located in the northwest part of the state. Carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years. One of America’s natural wonders and first National Parks, its one thing you must see during your lifetime; it’s also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. River rafting, hiking and the skywalk on the West Rim are good starters…just to name a few. While in the Grand Canyon area, be sure to check out the Reindeer Farm west of Flagstaff.

2. Hoover Dam – A lot more than just a big stack of concrete, the mere size of Hoover Dam is awe-inspiring. Constructed in the 1930’s, Hoover Dam is located in northwest Arizona sharing a border with Nevada. Named after former president Herbert Hoover, Hoover Dam was one of the biggest projects of it’s time. During your visit to Hoover Dam make sure that you visit Lake Mead.

3. Sedona AZ- Located south of Flagstaff, in Red Rock country, is another one of Arizona’s not so best kept secrets. Sedona is home to some of Arizona’s and Hollywood’s elite; Sharon Stone and Al Pacino have homes in Sedona, so does John Travolta. Sedona also has some of the most beautiful sunsets and scenic drives in the country. Numerous hiking and biking trails dominate the colorful red rock sandstone landscape. Must-sees when you travel to Sedona include the Solid Rock church and Slide Rock Park. Kill an entire day sliding down natural rock formations. While in the Sedona area make sure that you check out Jerome and Prescott as well.

4. Monument Valley Park – Located in the northeastern part of the state, Monument Valley is famous for the legendary battles between the Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote (Warner Brothers cartoons), and the popular desert scene in National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ movies. Dominated by colorful plateaus and mesas, in some respects Monument valley is the face of the Southwest. The most popular landmarks of Monument Valley are located on the Navaho Tribal Park on the Utah border. While in the area, make sure that you check out the Utah side of Monument Valley.

5. Lake Havasu, AZ – Lake Havasu City is home of the London Bridge. Brought over from England in the 1960’s, the London Bridge put Lake Havasu on the map. The English Village surrounding the bridge, and is just one of the oddities you’ll find in this desert paradise. Water sports, lake tours, off road driving, spring break and enjoying sunsets, to name a few, are very popular in this desert oasis. While in Lake Havasu City make sure that you check out Parker Dam, which is located about 30 miles south.

Golf Locations In Arizona

May 24th, 2012 3:44 am

Arizona has become one of the most popular vacation spots for of a number of reasons. One of these reasons is that Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful sites, which include the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and the Meteor Crater. Apart from the sites, there are also other reasons why Arizona has become one of the more popular tourist destinations. One of these is that there are a number of exciting activities that visitors can do during their stay in Arizona, which include rafting, hiking, and camping.

However, among the different activities that Arizona offers, perhaps the most popular is the type of golf game that people can play in the state because Arizona is home to some of the best golf courses in the United States.

Scottsdale golf

Among the different golf locations in Arizona, one of the most popular is Scottsdale, which is home to some 174 golf courses, some of which are the most beautiful golf courses in Arizona. However, apart from being home to beautiful golf courses, Scottsdale also hosts a number of golf tournaments that are sanctioned by the Arizona Golf Association (AGA).One of these tournaments is the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, which is part of the PGA Tour, drawing very large crowds and some of the best professional golf players in the world. This tournament is usually staged in January in the Tournament Players Golf Club of Scottsdale and the ticket prices for this tournament are usually about $20 per day.

Another popular golf tournament held in Scottsdale is the Scottsdale Swing Canadian Tour Golf Tournament, which is held during March in the Palm Course at McCormick Ranch Golf Club. This tournament is a result of the collaboration between the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau with the Golf Channel and the Canada Tour, which is also an internationally recognized golf tournament.

Apart from being home to some of the most breathtaking sites in the United States, Arizona is also known for being home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. However, apart from the courses, Arizona is also host to some of the most prestigious golf tournaments that are sanctioned by international golf organizations, which makes Scottsdale very popular among tourists and golf enthusiasts.

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