Synopses & Reviews
Travelers continue to flock to Arizona to explore the outdoors and the state's three national parks, visit the outstanding museums and galleries, play golf, relax at world-class spa resorts, learn about Navajo and Hopi culture, eat Mexican food, and sample the tequila.
Expanded Coverage: The 2013 edition features expanded coverage on spas and golf courses, highlighting features and amenities at these properties. There is also coverage of new restaurants and hotels in Phoenix and Tucson.
Illustrated Features: Illustrated anchor features advise travelers how to experience some of Arizona’s top outdoor activities, from star-gazing to exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna to the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure: rafting the Colorado River. Top Attractions and Top Experiences help you choose activities based on your interests. Spotlights highlight spas, Phoenix-area golf and cuisine, Scottsdale shopping, visiting Native American reservations, the Wild West, Route 66, Tucson “south of the border” cuisine, and shopping in Tucson and Southern AZ.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: This book has a pull-out map that covers the whole state as well as Phoenix and the Grand Canyon in more detail. Restaurant and Hotel Best Bets sections plus Dining and Lodging atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating your hotel or next meal simple. A “Top Picks” chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps you choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Arizona & the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Arizona stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
- Full-color guide - Make your trip to Arizona unforgettable with 46 maps, illustrated features, and 132 color photos
- Customize your trip with simple planning tools - Convenient overview of each region and its highlights - Ideas for making the most of your time - Easy-to-read color regional maps
- Explore Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, Tucson, and beyond - Discerning Fodor's Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more - Word of
Mouth tips from fellow Fodor's travelers - Illustrated features on the Grand Canyon and Outdoor Adventures - Best golf, hiking, and spa-going
- Opinions from destination experts - Fodor's writers reveal their favorite local haunts - Revised annually to provide the most up-to-date information