Arizona Tourism

Arizona Tourism
Arizona is one of the most beautiful states in the United States of America, and is most suited for a vacation. The beauty of the place and the romance in the nature has always attracted a lot of people from different part of the nation and from around the world. The so called Grand Canyon State offers one of the best vacation in the lifetime of any tourist as it has something for everyone wishing to get the best. The place is an exotic blend of excitement, nature, adventure and night life which will make the people want more of the place and come back to it every other time. Each year a number of tourist visits, honeymoon couples, hikers and retired couples come to this beautiful state to enjoy and relax out a few days in the hot and dry Arizona. The natural beauty of the place and the dry climate is the main attraction for foreigners and tourism has indeed become one of the best sources of Arizonan economy in the recent decades. More than 50 million dollars flow into the Arizonan economy each day from tourist, sightseers and their activities.
The Main Tourist Attractions in the Arizona State
The main and the best tourist attraction in Arizona is the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the earth. It is a must see if anyone plans to visit the place. The breath taking beauty of the Canyon will attract every person, a nature lover or not. Other nature attraction includes the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest, Lake Powell, and the Havasu falls. There are also a lot of other must sees including the Monument Valley, The Air Museums, the Meteor Crater, Casinos, golf spots, Simon Valley, spas and a lot more and don’t forget the places like Phoenix, Flagstaff and Sedona.
When to Plan the Arizona Tour
Planning a tour to Arizona should be done weeks before the actual date and the things you would like to see should be decided beforehand as the place is really vast and if you would like to enjoy every thing of the place, it is going to take a lot of time as the place is fully packed with the very best spots on earth and the best casinos and spas. So take your time and plan the tour properly so as to enjoy the place to its fullest. Concentrate on one or two nearby areas and decide how much time you would like to spent there. Try to plan the trip in the months of April, May or during September or October when the climate is not at the extremes and will be rather pleasant and dry.
What to do at Arizona

Arizona is the best place for sightseeing. A Grand Canyon tour could be taken to see the most wonderful masterpiece of nature, a vast set of Canyon traced beautifully by the Colorado River flowing along it. Those of who would like to hike can explore the canyon on their own or in groups of few. Heli tour, rafting and luxury bus tour are also available to explore the canyon in your best loved way; from air, along the river or in the bus. Many companies also offers Arizona sightseeing tours which includes a visit to the best  places in Arizona so if you wish a no tension tour, sign up with one you feel better in terms of the days of the tour, the places it visits and the cost.  Try hiking your way through the Mexico trail enjoying the beauty of nature as it is, through this non-motor Mexico to Utah trail.

Try visiting Phoenix, the capital city of the state, here you can enjoy the life of Arizonan City, Phoenix offers the best resorts, casinos and night club to enjoy. You can also visit the Arcosanthi project at Phoenix, which is a unique blend of architecture and ecology. You can also visit the 18 roomed Mystery Castle at Phoenix. And if you plan a trip to Tucson you can visit the Rosemont Copper Mine and see the copper mine just outside Tucson.  Museum, Wildlife refuge, and golf clubs are other place to visit and there are a lot more you can do in Arizona; enjoy the nature, adventure, or the nightlife, gambling and fun at Arizona.

Arizona Resorts and Hotels
Arizona offers a large number of comfortable and good resorts and hotels for its tourists. The resort comes in every range and budget to suit everyone's pocket. Many of the resort also offer a chance to relax yourselves with their soothing spa treatment and massages. Casinos and nightclubs are also available with the lodging facility of some hotels. The hotels or the resort should be booked much before the visit depending on the budget, the place the person plan to visit and the facilities they like to avail so as to avoid a last minute tension. A number of cheap and luxury hotels are there in every destination, so that anyone can enjoy a great vacation.
Arizona Hotels and Resorts
Arizona Hotel Name Address Rent / Night
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort 11111 North 7th Street , Phoenix, AZ From $89
Hyatt Place Phoenix -north 10838 North 25th Avenue , Phoenix, AZ From $63
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort 7677 North 16th Street , Phoenix, AZ From $79
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport North 427 North 44th Street , Phoenix, AZ From $79
Four Points By Sheraton Barcelo Metro Center 10220 North Metro Parkway East , Phoenix, AZ From $54
Hilton Phoenix Airport 2435 South 47th Street , Phoenix, AZ From $79
Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix 320 North 44th Street , Phoenix, AZ From $89
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix - Airport At 24th Str 2333 East Thomas Road , Phoenix, AZ From $89
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix-biltmore 2630 East Camelback , Phoenix, AZ From $99
Courtyard By Marriott Camelback 2101 East Camelback Road , Phoenix, AZ From $79
Arizona Grand Resort 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway , Tempe, AZ From $111
Hyatt Place Tempe/phoenix Airport 1413 West Rio Salado Parkway , Tempe, AZ From $71
La Quinta Inn Tempe Sky Harbor 911 South 48th Street , Tempe, AZ From $39
Comfort Inn And Suites At Asu 1031 East Apache Blvd , Tempe, AZ From $55
Ramada West Grand Canyon 2755 Woodlands Village Boulevard , Flagstaff, AZ From $56
Days Inn Flagstaff I-40 2735 S Woodlands Village Blvd , Flagstaff, AZ From $56
Hotel Aspen Innsuites Flagstaff/grand Canyon 1008 East Route 66 , Flagstaff, AZ From $59
Sleep Inn Flagstaff 2765 South Woodlands Village Boulevard , Flagstaff, AZ From $57
Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff 2320 East Lucky Lane , Flagstaff, AZ From $102
Arizona Tourism Statistics
Total Number of Domestic Visitors (Millions)
   Year  Domestic Visitors
2005 29.1
2004 27.8
2003 27.8
2002 26.9
2001 27.1
2000 26.8
Highlights-Domestic Visitors 2005 
# of Visitors 29.1 million
Average Length of Stay 3.9 nights
Per person/per day Spending $ 111.03
Average Party Size 2.3
Average Age 49 years
Average Annual HH Income $ 70,380
 Tourism Highlights 2005 
  Top Activities, Domestic Non-resident Visitors 2005
Touring/Sightseeing 37%
Dining 34%
Shopping 29%
Entertainment 27%
Parks (state/national) 19%
Historic Sites 14%
Museums/Art Exhibits 9%
National Park Visitation- Recreational Visits
Park 2004 2005
Arizona- All Parks 11,746,651 11,594,161
Canyon de Chelly NM 936,007 830,253
Casa Grande NM 93,933 97,214
Chiricahua NM 54,155 60,224
Coronado NM 89,591 86,618
Fort Bowie NHS 9,483 9,656
Glen Canyon NRA (AZ Areas) 1,527,806 1,552,826
Grand Canyon NP 4,326,234 4,401,522
Hubbell Trading Post NHS 130,411 95,676
Lake Mead NRA (AZ Areas) 1,619,263 1,456,310
Montezuma Castle NM 644,452 622,320
Navajo NM 67,778 54,688
Organ Pipe Cactus NM 230,626 139,512
Petrified Forest NP 580,000 598,378
Pipe Spring NM 57,569 54,704
Saguaro NP 651,325 729,168
Sunset Crater Volcano NM 126,911 229,913
Tonto NM 63,217 75,140
Tumacacori NHP 48,502 44,022
Tuzigoot NM 114,486 108,262
Walnut Canyon NM 126,931 128,275
Wupatki NM 247,971 219,480
Arizona State Park Visitation
Park 2004 2005
Total All Parks 2,264,237 2,267,246
Alamo Lake 30,080 42,139
Boyce Thompson 70,900 81,887
Buckskin Mountain 85,733 86,587
Catalina 125,495 130,088
Cattail Cove 113,820 99,309
Dead Horse Ranch 99,234 91,174
Fool Hollow Lake 67,936 85,161
Fort Verde 15,665 17,958
Homolovi  17,403 14,905
Jerome 52,949 57,366
Kartchner Caverns 203,464 179,129
Lake Havasu 384,928 316,684
Lost Dutchman 68,241 91,198
Lyman Lake 32,304 45,355
McFarland 3,346 3,594
Oracle 8,304 7,871
Patagonia Lake 204,636 184,715
Picacho Peak 61,681 107,649
Red Rock 76,279 74,532
Riordan Mansion 24,932 22,613
Roper Lake 39,902 59,310
San Rafael 0 0
Slide Rock 254,584 243,489
Tombstone Courthouse 50,124 50,232
Tonto Natural Bridge 88,174 88,597
Tubac Presidio 15,770 16,516
Yuma Crossing 11,954 12,618
Yuma Prison 56,399 56,570