Where to Go in Arizona

Updated 02/17/2021.

Arizona offers plenty to do for the active boomer traveler. And there’s so much to see and do beyond the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley. From Tucson’s Sonoran Desert to the San Francisco mountains near Flagstaff, discover ideas for your next trip. Our first-person articles will take you there!

When readers ask the best books to bring on an Arizona trip, I recommend Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark and Hiking Arizona by Falcon Guide.

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Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon's North Rim

While hiking and admiring the view are must-dos at the Grand Canyon, don’t rule out a scenic drive. I’ll show you just where to go for a beautiful half day on the North Rim.

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