Arizona Holidays

The South West’s desert hotspot

Arizona is a place that’s sure to capture your heart with its awe-inspiring desert vistas and cool downtown city vibes. Where huge open skies contrast against rugged outlines of mountains and silhouettes of the Saguaro cacti. Whether you’re seeking adventure in the great american outdoors or looking for relaxation -  you’ll find it all here.

Luxury Holidays in Arizona

From sunsets over the Sonoran Desert to towering cacti in the blazing sun, rugged mountain trails to modern city life in Phoenix, and the red rocks of the Grand Canyon to vast, still lakes - Arizona is unforgettable.

Things to do in Arizona

  • Lose yourself in culture and cuisine in Phoenix The state capital and the USA’s fifth largest city. Head Downtown for art galleries, live music, museums, coffee shops, and hundreds of indie restaurants. Or take a hike on one of the trails up Camelback Mountain, aptly named for its distinctive shape, with extraordinary Instagrammable views of the sprawling desert city from the summit. 
  • Luxury spas and shopping in Scottsdale A hotspot for spa-lovers, the luxury wellness resorts here are some of the best in the world, the perfect place to relax and indulge.  If shopping is more your thing then Scottsdale will certainly fill your cup (and probably your suitcase) with its Old Town boutiques, outdoor shopping malls and vintage markets. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained too with covered park areas and splash pads perfect for cooling down, and impressive museums offering solace from the heat of the sun.
  • Foodies head South to Tucson A UNESCO City of Gastronomy, where you’ll find exceptional Sonoran-style Mexican food that celebrates the rich heritage of the area with authentic flavours and ingredients. A Spanish-influenced city with views of the mountains on every corner, visit one of the famous towering Sky Islands to experience dense, cool forests just an hour away from the heat of the desert.  Or imagine yourself on the set of an Old Western at the O.K Corrall in nearby Tombstone.

5 great reasons to holiday in Arizona

  • An outdoor playground - Arizona is a haven for outdoor lovers. From river rafting to paddleboarding, hiking to hot air ballooning, horse-riding to biking, it's a place to enjoy everything the great American outdoors has to offer. 
  • The ultimate USA road trip - Home to Route 66, the long straight roads of Monument Valley, the Apache Trail, and California to the west. A road trip through Arizona is like driving through a movie set. 
  • Dark skies - Great weather, clear night skies and minimal light pollution make Arizona one of the best places on earth for stargazing. Home to multiple Dark Sky Parks and Communities that are internationally recognised for their commitment to preserving and protecting the night skies.
  • Tribal history - Arizona is home to 22 American Indian Tribes, including the Navajo, Hopi, and Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Visit indigenous communities that have lived in this part of the world for over 20,000 years and learn about their traditions, history and spiritual connection to the land.
  • Luxury resorts -  Arizona gets it right when it comes to luxury. With spa resorts, wellness retreats, and contemporary luxury hotels, alongside wineries and golf courses. Choose from a list of handpicked hotels with competitive rates and peerless recommendations based on our travel experts’ own experience. 

Weather in Arizona

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Arizona is a year-round holiday destination. And whilst images of barren red rock desert and cacti might lead you to believe otherwise, Arizona’s weather enjoys a mix of both hot and cold, with four defined seasons that match those in the UK. The summer sun is intense in desert regions, where temperatures can easily reach 40c or more during the day. But further North you’ll find more comfortable milder days and cooler nights. In the winter things get cold enough for snow up in the mountainous North, whereas the Southern cities enjoy sunny short-sleeve weather right through into the spring. 

Arizona Holidays 2023 / 2024

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Top Picks

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

5* out of 5 stars

A desert paradise, with six pools, world-class dining, a championship golf course and a wealth of family-friendly activities. Indulge yourself at this luxury Scottsdale resort.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

5* out of 5 stars

Experience unparalleled luxury and desert beauty at Four Seasons Scottsdale - a serene, upscale resort set amidst the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Sonoran Desert.

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort

5* out of 5 stars

Contemporary and elegant, The Phoenician is an unforgettable Arizona luxury resort, designed for relaxation and recreation. Home to a championship golf course, world-class spa, and fine dining. 


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-7)
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location Southwestern USA
  • Flying time 10 hours & 55 minutes

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