25 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Arizona 2021

Travel | 2020-12-13 21:55:38.0 | By Sunita Pathak

Laying in the heart of South Western USA, Arizona is the center of attraction for many visitors. If you are thinking of places to visit in 2021 then, Arizona is one of the best places to visit. Getting out of the busy day to day headache and having a fun time with family is extremely necessary and Arizona is out there waiting for you!!

Arizona is one of the driest states in the USA. Full of trees like cactuses, Arizona has its own beauty that allures people worldwide. Saguaro Cactus Blossom is the state flower of Arizona and Palo Verde is the state tree of Arizona. In Arizona, one can expect to see tons of Saguaro cactuses everywhere. Most of these cactuses are taller than 50 ft and are tempting to watch. On the way to Arizona from New Mexico or Texas, you will be welcomed by all these Saguaro cactuses which give you the true feeling of being in dry Arizona.

It might sound like you'll only get to see cactuses in Arizona but, there are lots of tempting coconut trees welcoming you in many cities of Arizona. Entering Arizona, one will not get bored as there are as many things to do and places to visit in Arizona as you want. Also, known as Grand Canyon State, Arizona is famous for Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Hoover Dam, London Bridge, and many other attractive things.

Below we have listed the best places to visit in Arizona to make your trip worth cherishing.

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Arizona - The best place to Visit In 2021

1.Grand Canyon

No wonder the endless ridges of colorful cliffs of Grand Canyon is captivating and holds a separate place in peoples' heart. When the late setting sun falls upon these ridges, the contrasting color blend of red, orange, and yellow colors is beyond paradise.

Grand Canyon is not only a famous place in the USA and Arizona but is famous worldwide. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon shows eye-catchy views of roadways and the North Rim shows varied views but, it is usually closed in the winter season.

Things to do in Grand Canon:

Visitor Center & Mather Point Overlook

Rim Trail

Geological Museum

Bright Angel Hiking Trail

View Desert on Drive

If you are wondering where to stay when you visit Grand Canyon then, there are a lot of big hotels where you can enjoy your beautiful nights.

Accommodation: The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon, Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel.


Phoenix being the capital city of Arizona state, is one of the great places in Arizona to spend your vacation at. If you are a golf lover or a sun lover then, it is a place to stay during the winter season.

Scottsdale and Mesa are the hub city in Phoenix. One can find plenty of shopping centers, hiking trails, good foods, golfing, and some prominent attractions in Scottdale and Mesa. If you are planning to spend a couple of days in Phoenix then, you can find day trip packages that will roam you all around Phoenix.

Things to do in Phoenix:

2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV

Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Phoenix

Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Pottery Making Class in Phoenix

RoRo Street Art Tour

Musical Instrument Museum

Desert Botanical Garden

Full-Day Guided Trip to The Grand Canyon from Phoenix

3.Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a great place to observe a close view of the Saguaro cactuses. The pride of Arizona, Saguaro cactuses, have surrounded Arizona from all sides and everywhere. If you visit the Saguaro National Park then, do not miss out on the opportunity to take 150 miles of hiking trails for granted.

Did you know that the Arizona State license plate has Saguaro cactus and mountain ranges on it?

The Saguaro National Park has two portions, the east portion, and the west portion. These sections of the Saguaro National Park are extended on the east and west side of Tucson. These sections are approximately 30 minutes apart.


Tuscon is a fascinating city encompassed by mountain trails. Tucson is the second-largest city after Phoenix. Tucson is full of natural beauties and artistic attractions. IF you are a nature lover then, you must visit Tucson.

Things to do in Tuscon:

Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

Sonoran Desert- Wild Foods and Traditional Skills

Tucson Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Mural Bike Tour

Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Catalina State Park


Sedona is a desert town in Arizona surrounded by red rock mountains. Sedona is around one and half hours drive from Phoenix and is a great place for day trips. If you want to buy some gifts from Arizona then, Sedona has a lot of art and gallery shops, spas, and many other centers for shopping.

Things to do in Sedona

400+ miles of trails for hiking or biking

Take a pottery class at Sedona Arts Center.

Bike Skills Park

Tuzigoot National Monument

Sky Watching Tour

Trolley Tour

Hot Air balloon

Chapel Of The Holy Cross

Hillside Sedona

Mary D. Fisher Theater

6.Sonoran Desert

Expanding out to 100,000 miles, the Sonoran Desert is a center of attraction in Arizona. IT is one of the driest places in North America but due to the extreme rainfalls, plant life is alive in the Sonoran Desert.

Things to do in the Sonoran Desert:

Offroad Desert Tour

Horseback Riding

Hot Air Baloon Adventure

Water Sports


7.Havasu Creek

The soothing sound of water falling off the middle of the canon is alluring and it drags people towards it. The water runs almost fifty miles before it enters the canyon. The bluish and greenish mixed color of the water is charming and it is because of the high levels of calcium carbonate. The high calcium carbonate has created limestone around it giving it a mixed color.

Things to do near Havasu Creek

Havasupai Falls

Navajo Falls

Mooney Falls

Supai Indian Village

Havasu Canyon

Havasupai Indian Reservation

Thunder River Trail

Hualapai Hilltop to Supai Trail

Some other major centers of attraction in Arizona are listed below:

8.Hoover Dam

9.Beaver Falls in Havasu Creek

10.Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction

11.Hunts Mesa, Monument Valley

12.Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


14.Canyon De Chelly National Monument

15.Lake Mead National Recreation Area



18.London Bridge - Lake Havasu

19.Montezuma Castle near Camp Verde

20.Petrified Forest National Park

21.White House Ruins at Canyon De Chelly

22.Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

23.Antelope Canyon at Page


25.Tumacacori National Historical Park

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