- Where to Go
- The Best of the Valley of the Sun
- Wild West Adventure
- Let Scottsdale Rock Your World
- Finding Water in the Sonoran Desert
- Spring Training
- Arizona Family Road Trip
- Phoenix Points of Pride
- Southwestern Culture and Heritage
- Nocturnal Scottsdale
- Exploring Phoenix’s Architecture
- Unexpected Arizona
- Desert Chic
- Chilly Drinks and Cool Eats in Scottsdale
- Arizona Office of Tourism
- Featuring video tours, itinerary options, travel deals, and a calendar of events, the AOT website is a valuable resource and great place to start planning your visit.
- Arizona State Parks
- A guide to the Grand Canyon State’s myriad parks, plus volunteer programs, junior ranger activities, and a Green Guide to Arizona. Also, weather forecast information and directions on how to obtain an annual parks pass.
- Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
- With its “Shine On” logo, the Greater Phoenix CVB provides news and information on everything from golf to accommodations to assistance in relocating to Arizona. The site also hosts a blog called The Hot Sheet, which is “written for Phoenix locals and visitors alike.”
- Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
- A comprehensive website for all things Scottsdale: attractions, shopping, resorts, and hotels, as well as special packages available year-round. Visitors can book their entire trip at this one-stop shop.
- Sedona Chamber of Commerce
- The definitive site for visiting Red Rock Country, it also provides information and assistance for planning your Sedona wedding. Something you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere is its spiritual/personal enrichment webpage.
- Sedona Verde Valley Travel Council
- This visitor guide and information center covers the area surrounding Sedona, including Jerome and Camp Verde, and provides suggestions for arts and cultural activities, along with news on events and festivals, hotels, dining, shopping, and tours.
News and Culture
- The Arizona Guardian
- Started by a group of former newspaper reporters, this in-depth news site explores Arizona politics and government, with regular coverage of both sides of the aisle. The site can be a little esoteric for visitors, but it’s a terrific resource if you want to dive head first into the state’s political scene.
- Arizona’s Family
- Local television station 3TV’s website features news, entertainment, and weather and traffic information, as well as stories on real estate, airport news, and flight maps. Slideshows and readers’ photos make this hometown site a real Arizona “family” affair.
- The website for The Arizona Republic newspaper, azcentral bills itself as “Arizona’s Home Page.” It covers news in the nation and the world, along with the latest in sports, food, and the weather, plus a “Things to Do” link that serves as an essential resource for tourists.
- Phoenix’s National Public Radio station offers this multimedia website, a great resource to learn more about the city’s news, politics, people, and culture.
© Jeff Ficker from Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona, 1st edition