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Flagstaff

Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizonas location amongst the ponderosa pines near the Coconino National Forest, a mere 90 minutes from the Grand Canyo...

Phoenix

Phoenix

Founded in 1871, Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona & the 5th largest city in US.The metro area, called The Vall...

Sedona

Sedona

There is no denying the fact that Sedona Arizona is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the world. More than 4 m...

Tucson

Tucson

Tucson is the second largest city of Arizona and while it offers nearly as much to see and do as its larger cousin, Tucson is t...

Facts

When to visit

Most people think of Arizona’s deserts and assume there’s not much in the way of seasons there, but there are indeed seasons, and some are better for visiting than others.

The White Mountains in particular see all four seasons, with a good deal of climate change and attendant activities. Winter is the peak there thanks to snowy slopes, but visitors to the White Mountains in the less crowded autumn months can see foliage to rival New England.

The Grand Canyon is most often visited in the summer.   Summer in Arizona is also the prime time to visit the state’s forests. 

Arizona’s largest city, Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis set smack in the center of the Sonoran Desert.  The Sonoran Desert is the only place in the world where the Saguaro cactus grows naturally.  Being in the middle of the desert, Phoenix is hot, and sunny, averaging far more than 300 days of sunshine per year. 

 

The weather in March is often considered ideal, and as a bonus, Major League Baseball conducts Spring Training in the area in March, making for a lively atmosphere and an ideal time to visit.

Arizona Facts: 

State Abbreviation: AZ 

State Capital: Phoenix 

Largest City: Phoenix 

Area: 114,006 square miles (6th biggest state in the USA)

Arizona Population: 6.7 million as of 2014 (estimated)

Major Industries: mining, manufacturing, and tourism 

Arizona Rivers: Colorado River, Little Colorado River, Gila River 

Arizona Lakes: Lake Mead, Lake Havasu, Roosevelt Lake 

Highest Point: Humphreys Peak - 12,633 feet above sea level 

State Nickname: Grand Canyon State 

State Motto: "Ditat Deus," God Enriches 

Origin of the Name: O'odham Indian word "Aleh-zone" which means "small spring".