14 Must See Places You Need To Visit If You're New To Arizona

Some of the best must-sees in the state.
14 Must See Places To Visit In Arizona If You're New To The State

If you just moved to the area and are stumped on where to go, we've got some suggestions. From well-know places to hidden gems, below is a list of must-see places to visit in Arizona.

The Grand Canyon State is filled with countless beautiful places that you should see if you're new to the state. If you're looking for suggestions for your next road trip, we've got some maps for you to try. From a Phoenix to Las Vegas trip and one that takes you through Utah, these maps include spots that should be on your bucket list. 

Desert Botanical Gardens

Price: $24.95 - $29.95 per adult

Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Why You Need To Go: There are over 50,000 types of plants in the garden. It's like the beauty of the desert in one place.


Buffalo Park

Price: Free

Address: 2400 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

Why You Need To Go: This 215-acre park has a wide-open space perfect for stargazing and watching the sunset.


Hopi Salt Trail 

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: Approx. 12-miles roundtrip

Address: Cameron Visitor Center | Sw Corner Highway 89 And 64, Cameron, Arizona 86020 (detailed directions obtained from here)

Why You Need To Go: This challenging hike will be well worth it. You'll get views of red rock cliffs and clear blue water.


Historic Downtown Glendale

Price: Free

Address: Historic Downtown Glendale, N 58th Ave & W Glendale Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85301

Why You Need To Go: This November the town of Glendale transforms into a real-life Christmas town.


Little Painted Desert

Price: $7 per vehicle up to four people

Address: Painted Desert Rim Dr, Winslow, Arizona 86047

Why You Need To Go: You can take a scenic drive and see miles of pastel-colored desert. It's like a little slice of paradise.


Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Price: Free

Address: 2701 E. Squaw Peak Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Why You Need To Go: There are many trails you can hike that will give you breathtaking sunset views.


Hideaway House

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Italian

Address: 231 AZ-179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Why You Need To Go: You will get treetop views while dining at this Italian eatery.


El Dorado Hot Springs

Price: $15 an hour per person

Address: 41225 W. Indian School Rd., Tonopah, Arizona 85354

Why You Need To Go: There are five different springs you can relax and unwind in.


Desert Belle Cruise

Price: $20 - $28 per person

Address: 14011 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, Arizona 85215

Why You Need To Go: There's a scenic boat ride tour you and your friends can go on with beautiful views.


Horseshoe Bend

Price: $10 per vehicle fee

Address: Page, Arizona 86040

Why You Need To Go: This is a must-see spot if you're new to the area. The views are stunning.


Seven Sacred Pools

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 2-miles roundtrip

Address: Sedona, Arizona 86336

Why You Need To Go: This easy hike will lead you to seven natural pools.


Antelope Canyon

Price: Tour prices vary

Address: Antelope Canyon, Arizona 86040

Why You Need To Go: This stunning slot canyon is the perfect backdrop for pictures.


Lava River Cave

Difficulty: Easy

Length: Approx. 2-miles roundtrip

Address: 171B Forest Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Why You Need To Go: There's an underground hike that will take you through an actual lava tube.


Sky Islands

Price: Free

Address: Tucson, Arizona 85701

Why You Need To Go: These isolated mountains offer views of the famous Arizona sunsets.


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