There's an abundance of places to visit in the Grand Canyon State, and that makes it hard to choose our next adventure. Summer is an ideal time to explore the desert and enjoy the breathtaking views. Below, we've compiled a list of beautiful places in Arizona that you should explore. 

From red rock formations and waterfalls to infinite mesas, the state offers a variety of terrains made for any adventurer. Before you hit the road, you can plan a BFF getaway too.

Whether you're into wildflower views or water ones, there is surely no shortage of beauty in the desert. 

Monument Valley

Price: $20 per vehicle for up to four people

Address: Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: The sandstone rock formations can reach between 400 to 1000 feet tall.


Cibecue Falls

Price: $30 per person for one day

Address: Whiteriver, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: Although you can't swim in these falls they make for the most beautiful backdrop for photos.


Havasupai Falls 

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

Address: Supai, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: From falls that'll make you feel like you're in Tuscany to towering ones, this spot is known for its beautiful blue-green water.


The Little Colorado River 

Price: $12 per person permit fee

Address: Sw Corner Highway 89 And 64, Cameron, Arizona (Check with the Cameron Visitor Center for detailed directions.)

Why You Need To Go: There's a challenging hike that'll lead you to red rock cliffs and clear blue water.


Kaibab National Forest via Sycamore Rim Trail

Price: Free

Address: Williams, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: The surrounding area is filled with beautiful wildflowers. Plus, you'll get to see a waterfall fed by rain and snowmelt.


Cathedral Rock

Price: $5 Red Rock Pass per person

Address: Sedona, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: Known as one of the best spots to feel Arizona's healing vortexes, you'll get amazing views along the way.


Saguaro National Park

Price: $25 per vehicle

Address: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to see some of the world's largest cacti here. They can reach up to 60-feet tall.


Arizona Snowbowl

Price: Varies

Address: 9300 N Snow Bowl Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: There's a ski lift and an abundance of hiking trails around. After the rain, meadows are filled with vibrant flowers.


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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.