The Best of the Grand Canyon in One Week

A week provides enough time to sample some of the best the Grand Canyon has to offer. This itinerary covers sightseeing on both the North and South Rims, plus hiking a corridor trail or taking a mule trip into the heart of the canyon.

Explore the Grand Canyon at Night

Sunsets at Grand Canyon National Park are gorgeous, but you don’t have to call it a day when the sun goes down. The canyon’s high elevation, dry air, and dark skies make for spectacular stargazing. Learn more about the best spots and times for viewing the beautiful night sky.

Horseback Riding in Tucson

Horses are an important part of Tucson history, and riding is the best way to get out and see the desert. Here are two stables in the Tucson area that offer trail rides as well as specialty tours, such as a “campfire ride” or “moonlight ride.”

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is the best place to learn about both the general structure and the minute details of the surrounding desert, and probably your only realistic chance to see all of the unique creatures that call it home. Discover more about this world-famous museum and zoo.

Take a 10-Day Family Road Trip in Arizona

Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona offer a diverse range of activities for the whole family. Start in the Valley of the Sun and explore downtown Phoenix’s museums and parks, then head north to Sedona for a series of outdoor adventures. Finally, make your way back to Scottsdale for some Old West fun. Here’s some more information to help you plan a family-friendly road trip in Arizona.

Discover Tucson: A True Southwestern Experience

Tucson has grown from an adobe-hut village on the far edge of the Spanish frontier into a major Sunbelt city, and yet Old Pueblo has held on to the disparate cultural ingredients that have made it one of North America’s most unique destinations. Local Tim Hull shares how to find the true Southwestern experience in Tucson, as well as information on where and when to go.

Signs of Spring: Arizona’s Cactus League

The satisfying crack of a wooden bat. The scent of hot dogs wafting by on a warm breeze. Spring arrives mid-February in Arizona, when 15 Cactus League teams take the field at 10 ballparks across the Phoenix area.

Five Phoenix Area Hikes to De-stress During the Holidays

When counting to ten or taking a series of deep breaths proves useless against holiday-related stress, Phoenix-area trails can offer a much-needed respite. So instead of ripping your hair out or overdosing on chocolate to cope, consider strapping on those hiking shoes and hitting the dirt on one of these refreshing hikes.