Welcome to Arizona
Known as the “Grand Canyon State,” Arizona is brimming with adventure. Warm red sands, towering cacti, and outstanding geological formations draw folks from all over to experience the desert firsthand. A perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, this Southwestern state greets visitors with a combination of stunning world wonders and rich culture. Whether you’re looking to take in outstanding sunset views on a scenic highway or challenge your strength on a strenuous hike, you’re guaranteed the vacation of a lifetime. You’ll understand why people love it here when you book your stay in one of Select Registry’s bed and breakfasts
Things to See & Do in Arizona
From canyon excursions and scenic horseback rides to white water rafting and helicopter tours, Arizona is a hot spot for outdoor activities. Of course, visiting the Grand Canyon should be on the top of your list to check off. The phenomenal panoramic views are enough to take your breath away! For intimate views of Arizona’s gorgeous canyons, check out Horseshoe Bend, the South Kaibab Trail, or Lower Antelope Canyon. Catch stellar views of the Red Rocks if you travel down to Arizona’s Red Rock State Park. While escapades through nature are an Arizona must, there are more things to do that don’t involve hiking trails. Escape the heat and visit the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix or the Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale. Both museums are held in high regard and will keep you cool during Arizona’s hot summer months. Check the calendar of events before you book your trip to Arizona to see if there are any special events going on during that time. With three different wine regions in Arizona, you should definitely take the time to stop by one of the many different wineries to take a tour or just to have a glass of wine. Most wineries are nestled on many acres offering serene views of Arizona’s best landscapes.
Where to Eat & Drink in Arizona
The local cuisine certainly reflects the fact that Arizona shares a border with Mexico. With authentic Mexican traditions and unique Southwestern takes, Arizona is home to delicious food. You’ll find homemade tamales, sweet paletas, chimichangas, and more. Tucson is famous for their Sonoran hot dog, a delectable bean and bacon-smothered dish served with jalapeños, mayo, and onion. If you’ve ever wanted to try a buffalo burger, you’re in the right place! This leaner beef alternative is widely available throughout the state.
Arizona’s climate is perfect for growing grapes. Wine Country includes the Verde Valley Region, the Sonoita Region, and the Willcox Region. Visitors can tour desert wineries and taste quality wines all over the state. Arizona Stronghold Vineyards is a popular stop with an authentic tasting room and live music every Friday night! If wine isn’t your thing, Arizona boasts over 70 craft breweries. Whether you’re in Sedona
, Flagstaff, Tucson
, Phoenix, or elsewhere, you’ll surely find a spot for brews nearby. A local favorite is Arizona Wilderness Gilbert Brewpub offering a variety of craft beers accompanied by awesome outdoor seating and unique American cuisine.
Best Time to Visit in Arizona
The hot desert climate makes Arizona a perfect winter getaway. With daytime temperatures in the 70s, Northerners love to escape their chilly homes for the desert heat. Also, at this time of the year, December through February, you will usually experience the smallest crowds of the year. Travelers also flock to the Grand Canyon come summertime. The summer months are hot, to say the least. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors, be sure to bring water and sunscreen along with you. This is also a popular time for festivals to take place in Arizona. The fall season brings on beautiful backdrops in Arizona with the leaves beginning to change colors with the average temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
Where to stay: Arizona Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
When you’re scouting out the best bed and breakfasts in Arizona
, be sure to check out Select Registry’s luxurious properties. Situated in front of remarkable backdrops, our Arizona B&Bs
serve as a desert oasis that also includes gourmet breakfasts served each morning to guests. Lay out by the pool and take in the wondrous geological landscapes or get some much-deserved relaxation. We look forward to being the final touch on your dream vacation plans!