Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Arizona contains some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of the USA. The Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert National Park and Petrified Forest National Park (comprising the Painted Desert in the north and Rainbow Forest in the south) are just some of the highlights.The north of the state is criss-crossed with canyons, mountain streams, ponderosa pineforests, alpine meadows and snow-capped volcanoes. In the south and west are red deserts with stunning rock formations, Native American tribes, ghost towns from gold- and silver-mining days, and deep blue skies.Phoenix, the largest city in the state, shares borders with Scottsdale, the primary resort destination in Arizona. Both cities have a variety of accommodations and attractions, unique shopping, fine art galleries and many cultural events. The fifth-largest city in the USA, Phoenix boasts over 200 spectacular golf courses and a climate that attracts people from across the country.