The Valley of the Sun is a premier resort destination featuring world-class resorts and spas, over 325 golf courses, and critically acclaimed dining. In addition, Scottsdale is home to an internationally renowned art community with more than 125 art galleries and museums, a unique cultural heritage, a plethora of shopping experiences and trendy nightlife options.
The natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert with its sparse, yet distinct, wildlife and vegetation combined with incredible year-round temperatures serve as the “canvas” for the Valley of the Sun. The aroma or orange-blossoms drifts heavily on the evening air as bougainvillea climb majestically up the sides of white-washed stucco buildings. Fantastic sunsets can be viewed nightly. Even the native desert landscapes with their majestic Saguaros are inspiring.
Nestled within five spectacular purple-hued mountain ranges, this 500 square mile valley is home to a surprising variety of outdoor adventures, including cycling, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, caving and numerous other activities and attractions – only enhanced by its nearly perfect weather. Boasting of over 350 days each year, Tucson enjoys more sunshine than any other city in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, Tucson is very different from Phoenix or Scottsdale. It has a personality all its own.
The city is culturally rich with unlimited resources, as well as being blessed with an abundance of history, legends and lore. Tucson’s diverse heritage of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and pioneer influences are actively supported through architecture, education, special events, museums, attractions, recreation, and entertainment.
Sedona is Arizona’s second most popular visitor destination, behind only the Grand Canyon, and for good reason. Surrounded by magnificent, natural red rock sculptures and pristine National Forests, it stands about 4300 feet above sea level. With breathtaking views, a mild climate, and a very diverse and eclectic array of art galleries and unique shops Sedona enchants everyone who visits.
The surreal blend of red rocks, cool waters, and wildflower colors compose a sensory invoking symphony of Nature. The cool mountain nights in the summer, the soft autumn gold drifting down the oasis of Oak Creek, the occasional frosting of snow on the majestic red rocks, and the soft blooms of spring draws visitors from all over the world.