The Grand Canyon State is coined for its popular national park, but you might be wondering if there's anything else to see besides the massive gorge. Well, you're in luck because we've compiled a list of unique things to do in Arizona. Don't take our word for it, you'll have to see it for yourself!

If you're an adventurer and want to explore all of the beautiful spots in the state, this checklist includes some of our favorites. TBH, everything is our favorite even the ones that didn't make this list. 

Whether you're up for a moderate hike with waterfall views or prefer to get right to the fun at a clear water swimming hole, there's something for everyone. 

The best part? Many of these locations are pet-friendly. We're sure your pooch will love them as much as you. 

Grab your friends, your pupper, and get ready to go on the ultimate journey. The views are a bonus.  


Price: $300 - $375 per person, reservations can be made here

Address: Supai, AZ

Why You Need To Go: If you get a chance to visit, you'll be able to explore the 6 blue-green waterfalls.


Emerald Cave Tour 

Price: From $139 per person

Address: Willow Beach, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This cavern is one of the state's best-kept secrets. At certain times of the day, it even glows a beautiful emerald color.



Price: Free

Address: Oatman, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This quirky western town is filled with roaming burros. Opt to buy a bag of food and feed them at your own risk.


Lava River Cave

Price: Free

Address: 171B Forest Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Go on a 1-mile underground hike through an actual lava tube formed some 700,000 years ago.


Salt River Tubing

Price: $19 plus tax per person

When: Reopens April to May

Address: 9200 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Cruise down the cool river for hours and relax the day away.


Water to Wine Kayak Tour

Price: From $108.50 per person

Address: 3445 S Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Start your day out on the Verde River and literally "wine" down at Alcantara Vineyards.


Tonto National Monument 

Price: $10 per person

When: Seasonal hours for The Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail

Address: 26260 AZ-188, Roosevelt, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Opt for a guided tour of these ruins. You'll learn some interesting facts about the history of the dwelling.


Fossil Creek 

Price: No permit needed from October 2, 2019 - March 31, 2020 (Parking available on a first come first serve basis during this time.) $6 permit needed April 1 through October 1

Address: Camp Verde, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can swim in the crystal clear water and get major waterfall views.


Cibecue Falls

Price: $30 per person permit

Address: Whiteriver, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This 80-foot waterfall is a sweet reward after a moderate hike. The water may look tempting to take a dip, but there's no swimming allowed here. The falls are sacred to the area's tribe.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.