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Travel and Culture - Arizona

The Grand Canyon State

Arizona's most famous nickname "The Grand Canyon State" celebrates its most famous natural feature, the Grand Canyon. Arizona's other nickname "Copper State" celebrates its fabulous mineral wealth.


There is no place on earth quite like the Grand Canyon State. It's not just the landscapes, which take in tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes and cactus forests. It's not just the storied past, which reaches back thousands of years. It's not just the people, a vibrant blend of cultures and tradition. It's all of these things, and the way they come together, that make a visit to Arizona a truly unforgettable experience.

With a number of internationally-renowned spas, Arizona is truly one of the world's spa capitals. Whether you're busy, stressed, or just need some time to unwind, Arizona offers some of the most unique and sensational treatments around. Go solo, share your spa experience with a partner, or even enroll your little one in a spa treatment! Discover Arizona's amazing range of unique therapies that'll pamper you to perfection, whether you're a 'newbie' or a seasoned veteran of the spa circuit. Go to for more.

With more than 300 golf courses to choose from statewide, golfers of all abilities are enjoying the sunny days and endless options Arizona golf has to offer. Dozens of sun-drenched resorts in the Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson areas often come to mind when visitors think of Arizona golf.
More than 100,000 golfers tee-off on their precisely manicured courses each year and enjoy their fully stocked pro shops, clubhouses and golfing schools. But all of Arizona, from Nogales and Rio Rico to the south along the Mexican border to Page and Lake Powell in the north, enjoys great courses. For additional information, go to


Arizona is blessed with abundant sunshine and spectacular natural beauty. But many residents know the best secret about Arizona - there is no better place to eat in America than the Grand Canyon State. Cuisine of every kind, much of it by award-winning chefs can be found in every corner of Arizona. As well, travelers seeking authentic native or Mexican food will not be disappointed. Food selections are so diverse and consistently good that the only thing you might need to worry about would be whether or not you gain a few pounds during your visit! In the past, Arizona has not been recognized as a leading culinary destination.
However, in recent years, the culinary scene has been rising rapidly, from innovative cuisine concepts to award-winning chefs and restaurants.
In fact, it's becoming increasingly popular to plan a vacation around the Grand Canyon State's innovative and exciting cuisine. Go to for more

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