Things to do in Arizona

Arizona – sports-loving state in the U.S.A.

Arizona is an American state that is blessed with fascinating land formations and man-made attractions. It is also a popular venue of local and international sports events such as basketball, football, and volleyball. When planning a holiday in Arizona, consider visiting the amazing national parks that define the great landscape of the state.  The capital of Arizona is Phoenix, a city definitely worth a visit when you are traveling through Arizona.


Things to do in Arizona

For tourists there are many fun things to do in Arizona and we’ve listed some of our favorite tourist attractions in the sunny state for you.


Arizona National Parks

A huge portion of the Arizona territory is composed of amazing land formations, forests, and deserts, most of which are conserved as national parks. The most famous are the Grand Canyon National Park and the Saguaro National Park.


Arizona Opera Chorus

One cultural and musical attraction in the state is the Arizona Opera Chorus, a small organization of professional singers and opera performers from Tucson and Phoenix.




Sport Lovers

If you are a sports lover, you won’t have any problem finding things to do in Arizona to keep you busy. Arizona hosts various sporting events and activities throughout the year.


Arizona Football

College football is a major sports interest among the locals and it is apparent in the different football cups like The Fiesta Bowl, Super Bowl, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.


Arizona Basketball & Volleyball

College and professional basketball and volleyball are also popular in the state. If you travel to Arizona, you might have the chance to watch a national basketball or volleyball game at one of the stadiums in Phoenix or other major city.



When to go to Arizona

Arizona has a range of localized climate conditions because of the variety in elevations and the vastness of the region. In desert areas like Phoenix and Tucson, the months of January to April are the most crowded times. At the Grand Canyon, the influx of travelers and holiday makers increase in summer.

If you prefer it a bit ”cooler” the best time to visit Arizona is in spring or fall because the temperatures are mild and moderate – warm in the desert and cool in the mountains. It is also less crowded in Arizona’s tourist attractions and hotel rates are generally cheaper.

Arizona Facts

Population6 626 624
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportTucson Intl, United States (TUS)

Arizona average temperatures

5~16 °C 6~18 °C 21 °C 26 °C 19~31 °C 24~37 °C 26~39 °C 24~37 °C 21~35 °C 16~29 °C 10~21 °C 5~16 °C


The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will take you from the Fulton Center past the ASU Karsten Golf Course, over the Salt River through the city center and the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden finishing at the Tempe Beach Park. If you like marathons and rock 'n' roll, this is something you have to experience!

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Arizona ski vacations - 65 runs spread over three mountains

The most popular ski area in Arizona is located on the scenic San Francisco Peaks and is called Arizona Snowbowl. It offers 5 lifts and 32 different trails. Although that is the most popular resort, it isn’t the largest. Sunrise Park, located in McNary in the Arizona White Mountains, is bigger. With its and 8 lifts and 65 runs spread over three mountains the resort is very popular amongst families. If you want to go somewhere close to Tucson instead, you can visit Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley with its 3 lifts and 22 trails. And if you are looking for something a little smaller and suitable for beginners/ intermediates you should head out to Elk Ridge. It is a family oriented resort, only minutes away from Williams, Arizona, with 2 lifts and 12 trails.

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