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
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.
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.
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”