Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon.
1. Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift
You can get the opportunity to see the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird’s eye view by riding Snowbowl’s Scenic Chairlift. From the top, you can enjoy glimpses of the Grand Canyon, the panoramic scenery of the Red Rocks in Sedona, and the impressive volcanic field around Flagstaff.
2. Catch an Arizona Cardinals football game at State Farm Stadium
Head to State Farm Stadium in Glendale to cheer on the Grand Canyon State’s NFL team: the Cardinals. The fan-approved stadium is known for its innovative architectural design, including modern exterior metal panels and the first retractable natural grass playing field in North America.
3. Arizona Science Center
You will learn many new things after visiting the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix. The center offers permanent exhibits like “Making Sense of Dollars and Cents” which teaches children how to save money, “Flight Zone” which details the science of flight, and “Forces of Nature” which explores natural events like tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanoes.
4. Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu State Park is a state park located on Lake Havasu in Mohave County, Arizona, US. The park provides outdoor recreation opportunities such as camping, boating, and fishing. Lake Havasu City is a popular tourist destination due to its warm climate, outdoor activities, and unique attractions.
5. Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States. Lowell Observatory was established in 1894, placing it among the oldest observatories in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. Visitors love seeing the original 1896 telescope and recommend taking a guided tour of the observatory.