The Many Wonders Of Arizona

By: Cecilia Valenzuela

If you have not traveled to the desert southwest, Arizona wonders are not hard to find and you will likely be amazed at all the choices that you will have for your outdoor as well as indoor fun.

Why do so many people travel to Arizona and why do so many people continue to move there? Other reasons such as employment and entrepreneur opportunities, school, health related issues, and family are also contributing reasons why people move to the state. Certainly many of these folks who have made the permanent move will tell you that the weather was a big reason why they chose the desert.

No one can deny that the weather is a big reason why people are so attracted to the valley of the sun. Just about any daily activity is possible with more than 300 days of sun every year. The Arizona winters draw mostly Canadians, Midwesterners, as well as other people from other states and countries.

While there may be many who really do not enjoy the extreme heat in the summer months, many of those same people will tell you that they would much rather deal with heat than the long bitterly cold weather that they have had to live with for so long.

I heard someone say once that there are three different types of seasons in Arizona: "cool, perfect, and really, really hot," which likely explains why many of the winter visitors scurry back home to avoid the intense summer heat of the desert.

So, just what are the wonders of Arizona anyway? Many people consider Northern Arizona, namely the Grand Canyon and the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona, reason enough to consider this the Arizona wonders.

This area is considered sacred to many, especially the Native Americans who truly treasure the red rocks that include Flagstaff's forested mountains.

And if you think that lakes do not exist in Arizona, guess again, because the state has plenty of lakes and rivers.

If water sports are of interest to you, one of the more popular lakes is known as Lake Powell.

You will find fishing, boating, and jet-skiing, just to name a few activities that are available to the lake's visitors.

The scenery is beyond breathtaking and it never seems to end. It encompasses the northern Arizona region where there is also a very famous historic route known as the Mother Road, more commonly referred to as Route 66.

While passing through the northern region you will take in and hopefully will be able to have the opportunity to explore the Native American cultures and mountainous areas that are so prominent throughout the entire state. Pottery, jewelery, blankets, and so much more are available to anyone as you will find many shops and special events that display these and many other Native American gems.

If you plan on traveling to the Tucson or other southern areas within the state, you will certainly discover many more Arizona wonders, too.

Once you see the mountains and beautiful sunsets, you will know you have discovered the natural wonders. No doubt about it, the Native American and cowboy culture compliment the beauty of this state. In fact, many famous actors have made their mark in Arizona filming some of the most famous old-western movies. If you would like to cowboy or cowgirl up, many fine rodeos are a big part of the desert southwest's lineup of fun.

Within the Tucson area, you will find that there are many Arizona attractions that offer not only the wild, wild, west scene, but plenty of luxurious golf courses and resorts to choose from.

This region is very popular to the many winter visitors who love to take in a spring-time cactus league baseball game as many teams travel to the desert for spring training.

If you enjoy the stars or birds, this state is a great choice for those who like to experience the astronomical observatories and the long list of birds that make Arizona their home. This state is also quite famous for those who enjoy the many birding sites that exist.

The capital is Phoenix and it is a very popular city to not only the visitors, but also to the residents who make this city their home. The beautiful mountains and golf courses that surround the Sonoran desert along with museums and resorts make the state a very popular tourist hot spot. In fact, if you like hiking, hiking Camelback Mountain is a favorite activity for both visitors and residents alike.

The central part of Arizona which includes Phoenix, is constantly growing in numbers. There are more than three-million residents. You will not feel too cramped as there is more than two-thousand square miles to roam around in with a wide variety of events that attract people from everywhere.

Plenty of malls, including swap meets, or what many call flea markets, are loved by many because of the great deals that can be found.

Whether it is the night life, spas, hiking, fine dining, or the boating or golfing experienceArticle Search, the desert southwest seems to be the area that offers so many choices to everyone.

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