The state of Arizona is one of the ultimate tourist destinations in the United States. Talk about the iconic Grand Canyon and beautiful landscape carved out by the Colorado River. Arizona has a lot to offer for first-time tourists. So if you want to enjoy this beautiful country, here are some of the tips that you can follow.
1. Know when and where to go
The best time to visit Arizona is from January to March when the temperature is average. Aside from the Grand Canyon, there are many other places you can go. These include Phoenix, Glendale, and Mesa. Don’t just tour around the place. Try to learn history and immerse into the wonderful culture of the locals.
2. Choose a suitable accommodation
There are many cheap hotels around Arizona like the Hilton Hotel or Marriott Hotel. However, if you really want to save a lot of money, you can go camping. Arizona has a lot of camping sites where you can lay down your tent and enjoy stargazing at night.
3. Experience the local culture
Did you there are 22 Native American tribes in Arizona? Fortunately, you can take your vacation to the next level and immerse yourself in their wonderful culture by personally visiting each of these sites. You can book a guided tour to visit these sites. Just make sure that you follow rules and respect the natives.
4. Try some local food
The cuisine in Arizona is a fusion of delicious Mexican dishes. Expect the southwestern flavor to dominate the taste especially the burritos and nacho chips from popular street stalls. You must also try the popular Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana and Rusconi’s American Kitchen. These are some of the popular restaurants that offer delicious food in Arizona.
5. Get ready for the weather
Like most places in the United States, Arizona has unpredictable weather conditions. A sunny day can eventually turn into a chilly day so you better be ready with your jacket and umbrella. Nevertheless, the spring and fall months usually have mild weather. If you want to go for some sightseeing activities, you can visit around these seasons.
6. Learn a little Spanish language
The locals in Arizona speak English fluently because it is the primary language. However, since it is a border between Mexico and America, you can hear other people talking with their own dialects. Some also speak Spanish. So if you are planning to stay longer in Arizona, it is best to learn the most commonly used words and phrases in Spanish or Mexican to talk to some locals.
We recommend you travel with friends. We toured the Grand Canyon area with some friends who helped us start our small company almost 10 years ago (Chandler Painters). Take time to have a blast in Arizona!