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Sunset in Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix. (Photo via tonda / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Sunset in Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix. (Photo via tonda / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Arizona's desert climate provides hot summers and mild winters, perfect for snow birds looking to make an escape from the blistering cold. One of the state's biggest attractions is the Grand Canyon, which is also one of the world's seven natural wonders. Take part in the many activities available at the Grand Canyon such as hiking through the landscape or rafting down the Canyon while taking in the stunning views of Northern Arizona. Want to revisit the Wild West? Hit up Tombstone where historic buildings and saloons welcome tourists and don't forget to see a gunfight show!

Phoenix, Arizona's state capital and largest city, is the perfect place to take in a performance at the Phoenix Symphony Hall or Orpheum Theater, or sample Mexican food that rivals authentic Mexican cuisine. The Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix gives a history of the city's Native American period and children will enjoy the Phoenix Zoo.

Adjacent to Phoenix lies Scottsdale, an upscale city known for its shopping and partying. Those seeking luxury will revel in its high-end hotels and spas. Whether you're hitting the golf courses, having a five-course meal, or visiting one of the cities many art galleries, you'll be sure to feel pampered by what Scottsdale has to offer.