Ari­zona

De­cid­ing where to go in Ari­zona is an ad­ven­ture in it­self, so find out about the state's unique and di­verse cities to help you plan your trip

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Over 5,000 miles from the UK, the south­west­ern state of Ari­zona borders New Mex­ico, Utah, Ne­vada, Cal­i­for­nia and Mex­ico and also shares a short stretch of bor­der with Colorado to the north­east.

Due to Ari­zona’s size and el­e­va­tion, it has a di­verse land­scape and cli­mate. The north­ern parts of the state and the moun­tain­ous ar­eas tend to be cooler, while the south­ern parts of the state stay warm all year­round, and vis­i­tors will also be happy to know the state re­ceives lit­tle pre­cip­i­ta­tion – you can ex­pect clear blue skies in this warm cli­mate.

EASY AC­CESS

Ari­zona will be even eas­ier to reach for UK vis­i­tors from March 2018, with Bri­tish Air­ways bring­ing back an ad­di­tional ser­vice three days a week from Lon­don Heathrow to Phoenix Sky Har­bor In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The av­er­age Bri­tish Air­ways flight time to Phoenix is 10 hours and 30 min­utes and, with a whole ar­ray of new ho­tels and ad­ven­tures to be had across the state, there’s no bet­ter time to visit Ari­zona.

NAT­U­RAL WON­DERS

Ari­zona is home to one of the Seven Won­ders of the Nat­u­ral World – the spec­tac­u­lar Grand Canyon – but that’s only the begin­ning of its wide-rang­ing ap­peal among vis­i­tors.

Of­fi­cially nick­named the Grand Canyon State, nearly six mil­lion peo­ple visit the Grand Canyon Na­tional Park each year, and the Grand Canyon it­self can be ex­plored with a guided tour on a bike, on foot or on a mule. You can even see the fa­mous land­mark from high above on a he­li­copter or air­plane tour.

A lit­tle bit of trivia: you could pile four 1,300-foot sky­scrapers on top of each other on the Grand Canyon's floor and they still would not reach its rim.

From big ad­ven­tures to quiet mo­ments and an­cient sto­ries to fam­ily mem­o­ries, Ari­zona is a place that in­spires, in­vig­o­rates and ex­hil­a­rates.

Sports nuts can get their fill at nu­mer­ous venues, and so can the foodie or craft beer en­thu­si­ast. Here, the jour­ney is as ex­cit­ing as the des­ti­na­tion.

The Grand Canyon, Mon­u­ment Val­ley with its tow­er­ing sand­stone rock for­ma­tions, his­toric Route

66, the Hoover Dam, and Glen Canyon and Lake Pow­ell, on the bor­der with Utah, are just a hand­ful of iconic land­marks and breath­tak­ing sights that await vis­i­tors to Ari­zona.

Fused with Amer­i­can In­dian tra­di­tion, Ari­zona ticks the boxes whether you want to em­brace your in­ner cow­boy, lose your­self in one of the vast na­tional parks or en­joy some well-de­served rest and re­lax­ation in a world-class re­sort and spa.

“Ari­zona ticks all the boxes, whether you

want to em­brace your in­ner cow­boy, lose your­self in one of the vast na­tional parks or en­joy some well-de­served

rest and re­lax­ation in a

world-class re­sort and spa”

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