Arizona is an amazing state full of sensational desert landscapes, unspoiled natural beauty, fascinating Native American History, and one of the seven wonders of the world – The Grand Canyon. 

From the Sonora Desert, you’ll be met with unlimited beauty and outdoor adventures that will keep you entertained for days. In fact, there are so many things to do in Arizona, you might just stay for weeks, even a month!

Do a Monument Valley Guided tour

Monument Valley is one of our favorite places to visit in the USA, and one of the top Southwest landmarks in North America. We recommend going deeper on a guided tour with a Navajo guide. 

Admire the View at Horseshoe Bend

You can walk to certain viewpoints along the rim, but there is only a small section that is actually fenced. Standing on the edge of the high cliffs was quite scary. I was amazed at how many people would risk toppling off the edge just to take that coveted Instagram-worthy photo.

Tour the Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a magical slot canyon near the Utah border. It’s one of Arizona’s top attractions. The canyon has been created by water splitting and polishing rock crevasses over time into incredible shapes, colors, and textures.

Hike the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon

If there is one hike to do in the Grand Canyon, it is the Bright Angel Trail. It’s manageable with kids and will give you an appreciation of the inner canyon without going too far. 

Desert View Watchtower Viewpoint

I loved getting a great view of the Colorado River snaking through the valley, watched over by the jagged cliffs of the rim. It was dramatic and bright and colorful, made all the better with a rainbow bursting out of the clouds and over the river.