If the great outdoors is your thing, it will be love at first sight on Arizona holidays. Find out more about the Grand Canyon State...
The nickname gives it away... The Grand Canyon snakes through nearly 300 miles of forest, mountain and sacred tribal land in the northwest corner of Arizona. One of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon really lives up to its reputation for raw beauty, dramatic depths and majestic vistas. In fact, no words can adequately capture its visual power. So you will simply have to book package holidays to Arizona and visit this amazing place for yourself.
Of course, when you book cheap holidays to Arizona with TravelSupermarket, you can look forward to a lot more than the Grand Canyon. Mother Nature carved the stunning Monument Valley, while man created the beauty spot that is Lake Powell, along with cities such as Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Lake Havasu City. A few days in any of them will treat you to a glimpse of the Old West, while simultaneously offering up the art and exquisite cuisine you would expect of a hip, modern city. The country's most diverse American Indian population provides a window into their past and present lives in Arizona, and sports fans can whoop and holler with city locals at one of the state's packed stadiums.
Best suited to active families, couples and groups, Arizona will pick you up and put you on a horse, send you whizzing across a lake, guide you on a hiking trail and then, when your muscles are tired and aching, drop you at a sumptuous spa hotel.
Talking of hotels, you can take your pick from five-star city pads, good-value motels, desert resorts, rustic cabins, guest ranches and family-run B&Bs. Those looking for the ultimate holiday package can check in at one of the excellent all-inclusive Arizona resort hotels, where activities, entertainment, drinks and world-class dining are all taken care of. The best of these are located on the edges of cities such as Phoenix and Tucson and are usually replete with swimming pools, golf courses, spa facilities and views worth splashing out on.
Get your American adventure underway in beautiful Arizona by looking for great-value holidays with TravelSupermarket. Using our search tool is the best way to find cheap holidays and low-cost car hire in Arizona, which is essential if you plan to explore the state at your leisure.
Figure out when to travel to Arizona with our handy climate guide...
Arizona is a large, mountainous state with a variable climate. Generally, Arizona is hot - very hot - in summer, with temperatures that can exceed 40C. Spring and autumn are also toasty, while daytime temperatures even in winter hover at around 20C, though nights are cold. It's a very dry state and you are unlikely to experience rainfall; one reason why Arizona holidays are popular all year round.
If your holiday to Arizona coincides with any of these annual events, you'll get the chance to see the state in a whole new light...
Grand Canyon Star Party; June: Visitors are usually encouraged to look down while visiting the North Rim of the mighty canyon. But in early summer, all eyes are on the skies as astronomers set up giant telescopes for visitors to gaze at the wonders above our heads.
World's Oldest Rodeo; June/July: It was 1888 when the first cowboy tournament arrived in the city of Prescott. Fast forward nearly a century and a half and the event, also known as Prescott Frontier Days, is still going strong. Crowds gather to see thrilling rodeos, dancing and parades.
Arizona State Fair; October: Head to Phoenix in autumn for a taste of life in Arizona in one neatly packaged feast of rodeo, racing, funfairs and food.
Having a good time is easy in the adventure playground of the Wild West - there's an experience for every type of visitor to Arizona...
Kids and teens: Arizona is like a natural adventure park for visitors of all ages. Check out the state's zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and child-friendly museums. Or fire young imaginations with a trip to Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet.
Grown-up families: Don't just stand and stare, see the Grand Canyon on a hike, in a helicopter, on a mule or from below on a raft. The glass-bottomed Skywalk, on the West Rim, is another heart-thumping alternative.
Relaxing: The Grand Canyon State is home to some of the finest spa resorts in the United States; unpack your holiday wardrobe and luxuriate in a series of sensational treatments.
Active types: Surrounded by rock monuments and kissed by endless sunshine, Lake Powell is a cherished holiday hotspot for those who like to get active on the water. Have a go at jet skiing, wake-boarding or kayaking - or simply zoom around on a powerboat.
Nightlife: There are lots of opportunities to enjoy an authentic American night out in Arizona. Pitch up at a sports bar in Phoenix, pop along to a comedy club in Tucson, or dance the night way in Scottsdale... just don't forget your ID, however many wrinkles you have, as you will need to prove your age in the US.