Arizona Adventures: Boredom is Not an Option


If you’re looking for a location that’s going to keep the whole family entertained throughout your entire trip, where better than Arizona? With so many things to do, see, and visit, Arizona features some of the most distinguished landmarks in the world.

So, once you’ve checked into a luxury hotel like the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, here’s what fabulous adventures you’ll find around every corner:

Grand Canyon

No visit to Arizona would be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon. As one of America’s biggest attractions, it’s quite simply spectacular. Carved out by the Colorado River, this stunning landscape is somewhere you can marvel at Mother Nature and the beautiful things she can create.

There are a number of lookout areas on the South Rim, which is where most visitors head. However, if you want to see this natural wonder from a different perspective, the North Rim is well worth a visit. This road does close in winter but if you do want to get a closer look at the Grand Canyon, you could hike along the river or take an organized helicopter flight through and over it.

Monument Valley

Straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park offers a breathtaking sight. Featuring sand dunes, dramatic buttes, and jagged rock formations, this is a Wild West landscape that you won’t want to miss out on. There are self-drive tours available to visitors but you can view the jaw-dropping vista from the passing highway. Or, if you’re a budding photographer, you might want to take part in a photography tour or one of the guided tours that’s available.

Hoover Dam

Crossing the Colorado River, linking Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is a feat of engineering. At 1,244 feet long and 726 feet high, it holds back Lake Mead, which is the United States’ largest artificial lake. Spanning 110 miles, it holds two years’ worth of flow from the Colorado River.


Situated an hour and a half away from Phoenix, the town of Sedona boasts an unbeatable setting. Surrounded by buttes and red rock mountains, which can be viewed from the highway and at almost every point in the town, this area is perfect for mountain biking or hiking. However, if you want to get around the landscape with greater ease, there are jeep tours available. The town’s also deemed a highly spiritual place and is renowned for its energy vortexes.


As an old mining town, Jerome allows you to take a step back in time. Located high up above the desert floor, it’s a fabulous tourist attraction, with many visiting the area to see its interesting restaurants, stores, and the town that once was.

Some of the views you get from the streets are incredible, and even though many of the buildings have been renovated others remain largely untouched, which adds to the atmosphere. Day trips are available from Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, and Sedona. If you are interested in parting on a bus, then you should definitely check

Unfortunately, we don’t have room to talk about all of the fabulous and exhilarating tourist attractions on offer in Arizona (the list is almost endless!). However, hopefully, the above gives you a great insight into just how much the area has to offer in landscapes, exquisite towns, and historic places.