Planning a trip to Arizona?

While we haven’t explored nearly as much as all the incredible Arizona attractions, we have visited quite a few and spent more than 4 weeks exploring the region slowly. .

Arizona is one of our favorite states for it’s rugged, desert beauty, iconic attractions, and outdoor adventures.

Here are some of our favorite things to do for your Arizona Bucket List.

In this post, you’ll find links to our content on each region of Arizona that includes things to do, best tips, recommended hotels, tours and deals.

Arizona bucket list

What are the best things to do in Arizona and places to see? We help you plan your Arizona travels with a list of don't miss attractions. We have a free printable checklist for you as well. 

Airport Mesa Vortex

29 Best things to Do in Arizona Bucket List

The count down is on until we start our 2 year USA road trip and we want you to help shape our journey. Today we want you to help us create our things to do in Arizona bucket list.

Arizona Road Trip Itineraries

Here are a few itinerary ideas that include many destinations in Arizona including national parks and USA wonders. Free printable itinerary guides included!

Our favorite region for exploring national parks in the American Southwest. Think vast canyons, stunning vistas, giant arches and mesas, Native American culture, and the spectacular Colorado River helping to shape the land.


The most well known Arizona attraction around the world, the Grand Canyon is a must for any visit to the USA. Here are some of our best tips.

The Grand Canyon in winter

7 Helpful Tips for Visiting The Grand Canyon in Winter

Visiting the Grand Canyon in winter is not something many people would consider. But as we discovered on our RV road trip across the USA, […]

Grand Canyon South Rim

8 Helpful Tips for Planning a Trip to the Grand Canyon With Kids

If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon with kids, you are in the right place! We enjoyed an unforgettable three day Grand […]

Grand Canyon Vacation

Our Epic 4 Day Grand Canyon Trip – North & South Rim

Our four day Grand Canyon Vacation was one of many mini-vacations all rolled into one during our three month road trip across the USA. I […]

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Sedona is one of our favorite destinations in the USA. It is absolutely stunning and full of great hikes, outdoor adventures and vortexes!

Boynton Canyon Sedona best place to visit in Arizona

Guide to the Powerful Sedona Vortex Sites (+ my experiences)

If you’re new to this concept of vortexes and feeling energy, you may struggle to have an experience at the Sedona Vortexes – well at […]

Sedona Pink Jeep Tours

Don’t Miss The Spectacular and Thrilling Sedona Pink Jeep Tours

Savannah sat a little slouched on the seat, one elbow resting on the side of the pink jeep. “Well, if we’ve done it once, we […]

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad - a Top USA Attraction

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad – a Top USA Attraction

I found it strange that no one from our community had recommended the Verde Canyon Railroad as one of the top things to do in […]

Bell Rock Path - one of the best things to do in Sedona with kids

18 Amazing Things to do in Sedona with Kids

Our trip to Sedona in September was part of our four-week USA road trip with visiting family from Australia. Arizona featured heavily in that itinerary, […]


When you hear about Arizona, these are some of the attractions that come to mind. They are outstanding and not to be missed. 

Tips for visiting Horseshoe Bend

Tips For Visiting Horseshoe Bend, Arizona’s Famous Bend in the Colorado River

If you’ve seen pictures of Arizona, or even advertising USA travel in general, I’m almost certain you have seen the famous Horseshoe Bend. Know what […]

Lower Antelope Canyon

The Unique and Extraordinary Lower Antelope Canyon Tour, Arizona (+ What to Expect)

I can’t believe we even debated about visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona. We had many people tell us it was unmissable, but then we had […]

southwest usa road trip

14 Epic Adventures in the American Southwest Not To Miss On Your USA Travels!

Dreaming of visiting the American Southwest? We spent several months exploring on our Southwest USA road trip so have plenty of tips and insights to […]

15 Amazing Things To Do In Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – Don’t Miss This Place!

Dreaming of visiting Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park? One of our bucket list destinations on our USA road trip in the American Southwest was taking […]


Tuscon, Arizona is a fantastic city and destination in Arizona, mostly for the spectacular scenery that surrounds it. Here are some of things we enjoyed from our multiple trips to Tucson. 

Sabino Canyon, Tucson

36 Hour Itinerary – What to Do in Tucson, Arizona (+ where to eat, drink, and stay!

Is a getaway to America’s Southwest calling you? Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city, and if you don’t know what to do in Tucson, let me […]

Best things to do in Tucson Arizona

18 Amazing Things to do in Tucson, Arizona with kids or without!

Tucson, Arizona is a big little city. Although it’s spread out with over 1 million people, it still has that feel of a small town […]

Things to do in Tombstone Arizona

Welcome to the Land of Lawlessness – Tombstone Arizona

Welcome to Tombstone Arizona, the Land of Lawlessness. A place where drinking shots at the saloon bar, followed by trips to the service room to […]

Sabino Canyon Tucson

A Day in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Tucson

Welcome to a magical world of creek crossings, cactus forests, desert foothills and rocky gorges of the Santa Catalina Mountains. To your children, it will […]

Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

8 Amazing Things to Do in Saguaro National Park Tucson, Arizona

The Saguaro cactus are captivating. Their presence commands your attention and musings. It’s almost as if they are watching you, standing guard protecting you and […]


Here's where you'll find accommodation reviews for places to stay in Arizona. 

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The 10+ Best AIRBNB Tucson Rentals for your Next Vacation

Are you getting tired of staring at the walls in your home? It’s time to get out and experience something new. Exploring a brand new […]

12 Awesome Airbnb Sedona Vacation Rentals For Your Arizona Vacation

Looking for amazing Airbnb Sedona vacation rentals for your upcoming Sedona vacation? Look no further, we’ve done the research for you! Down below we have […]

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale

6 Reasons to Stay at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale

If you follow us on social media, or on the blog, you might have seen that our stay at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Verde Canyon Railroad

Check out this unique top attraction in Arizona. The Verde Canyon Railroad in Sedona is superb and not many know about it!


There is much debate over what states are in the American Southwest. For geographic and road trip ease and convenience of how we organize content on this site we're including the states of Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.


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