Arizona Destinations

Arizona Destinations

Arizona is the southwest state of America. This is considered to be the ideal vacation destination for all the tourists. There are many natural beauties which you can afford to go to. You name it you have it. The state holds all kinds of terrains all you need to do is pick up the best. National parks, sports, adventure, amusements parks you name it you have it. There is loads of entertainment for you. Phoenix is the biggest city of the state and also it is the capital of the state. The other big cities of the state are Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Yuma and Gilbert are the other areas you are going to find your Arizona destinations. Here is a list of Arizona destinations which will help you plan your itinerary to visit Arizona.

Phoenix

The biggest city of Arizona and the capital has a lot to offer to the visitors to this state. The city is filled with many types of entertainments which you can joyfully enjoy. The perfect blend of the culture and the modern era gives you the versatile choices to choose from. There is wildlife, hotels and amusement parks where you can spend a day happily with your family. People who are interested in art and theater also will get their share of entertainment in the Arizona Theater company. The downtown is the place where most of the people spend maximum time.

Phoenix Arizona Information

Phoenix Arizona Coordinates: 33°27′N 112°4′W
Phoenix Arizona Country United States
Phoenix Arizona State Arizona
Phoenix Arizona County Maricopa
Phoenix Arizona Incorporated February 5, 1881
Phoenix Arizona Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Phil Gordon (D)
Phoenix Arizona Area
 - City 519 sq mi (1,344.2 km2)
 - Land 518.8 sq mi (1,343.7 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Phoenix Arizona Elevation 1,117 ft (340 m)
Phoenix Arizona Population (2009)
 - City 1,601,587 ( 5th)
 - Density 2,937.8/sq mi (1,188.4/km2)
 - Metro 4,364,034
 - Demonym Phoenician
Phoenix Arizona Time Zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) no DST (UTC-7)
Phoenix Arizona Area Code(s) 602, 480, 623, 520
Phoenix Arizona FIPS Code 04-55000
Phoenix Arizona Major Airport Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport- PHX (Major/International)
Phoenix Arizona Website http://www.phoenix.gov/

Tucson

Museums is the theme of the city. You are bound to visit many museums in this city. The city is rich in heritage and culture which will compel you to marvel the beauty of the infrastructure of the city. There are some classic hotels in the downtown which will give you a breather from the nostalgia the city has to offer. In the south-west of the city you have a sentinel park which you can go to have an adventurous evening.

Tucson, Arizona Information

Tucson Coordinates: 32°13′18″N 110°55′35″W
Tucson Country United States
Tucson County Pima
Tucson Government
 - Type Mayor-council government
 - Mayor Bob Walkup (R)
Tucson Area
 - City 195.1 sq mi (505.3 km2)
 - Land 194.7 sq mi (504.2 km2)
 - Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Tucson Elevation 2,389 ft (728 m)
Tucson Population (2008)
 - City 541,811 (32nd)
 - Density 2,782.8/sq mi (1,074.6/km2)
 - Urban 720,425
 - Metro 1,023,320
 - Demonym Tucsonan
Tucson Time Zone MST (UTC-7)
Tucson Area Code(s) 520
Tucson FIPS Code 04-77000
Tucson Website www.tucsonaz.gov
1 Urban = 2000 Census

Yuma

The place closest to the natural habitat is one of the best places in state for you to go around and have some fun in the wild. The speedways around the city are also very beautiful giving you a picture perfect view while you are on the move. The Imperial and Kofa national wildlife refuge are the must watch in this places. You will take back good memories once you visit the wildlife and watch the animals roam around freely in their habitat.

Yuma, Arizona Information

Yuma Coordinates: 32°41′32″N 114°36′55″W
Yuma Country United States
Yuma State Arizona
Yuma County Yuma
Yuma Incorporated 1914
Yuma Government
 - Mayor Alan L. Krieger (R)
Yuma Area
 - Total 106.7 sq mi (276.4 km2)
 - Land 106.7 sq mi (276.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.07%
Yuma Elevation 138 ft (43 m)
Yuma Population (2008)
 - Total 90,041
 - Density 726.8/sq mi (280.6/km2)
Yuma Time Zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
Yuma Area Code(s) 928
Yuma FIPS Code 04-85540
Yuma Website http://www.YumaAZ.gov/

Grand Canyon

The northern west region of Arizona is filled with some of the finest beauties of the Arizona destinations. The place is filled with a beautiful range of mountains which stretch a long way into the state. You will be passing by the Colorado River which used to pass in this canyon is considered to be a breathtaking site. Although the distance between both the banks is 16 kms, you need to travel a total of 346kms to reach the other side of the canyon. The depth of the canyon is simply amazing and it sure to make you dig out your cameras to click some snaps. You can go for many activities like horseback riding, rock climbing and hiking. This is a dream land for people who are inclined to doing adventurous activities.

Grand Canyon Floor Elevation approx. 2,600 feet (800 m)
Grand Canyon Long-axis Length 277 miles (446 km)
Grand Canyon Width 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km)
Grand Canyon Coordinates 36°06′N 112°06′W