Lonely Planet’s best spring break destinations
Finally, spring. And after months of blizzards, snow days and record-breaking bad weather, it’s about time. But where to go? Shake off those memories of winter and last bits of snow with one of our spring getaways...
Places in Arizona
The Southwest's most populous city isn't great with first impressions, but give this desert metropolis a chance. Just when you've dismissed the place as a faux-dobe wasteland of cookie-cutter subdivisions, bland shopping malls and water-gobbling golf courses, you're pulled short by a golden sunset setting the urban peaks aglow.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon warrants any hyperbolic language it inspires. Its vastness and staggering beauty are amazing, astounding and awesome – and its many-layered splendor isn’t mere metaphor. Sublime Vistas Although the Grand Canyon is infinitely more than the sum of its iconic views, they are truly sublime.
Sedona's a stunner, but it's intensely spiritual as well – some even say sacred. Nestled amid striking red sandstone formations at the south end of the 16-mile gorge that is Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona attracts spiritual seekers, artists and healers, as well as day-trippers from Phoenix trying to escape the oppressive heat.
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Flagstaff: Northern Arizona's capital of cool
On New Year’s Eve, a giant pine cone drops three stories in front of the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff...
The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time
Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West...
Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US
Think wine in the US only comes from the west coast? Intrepid and weather-defying vintners are beating the odds and producing wines across this diverse land, from the bucolic shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain to the ...
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Image by franckreporter / Getty Images. The current Grand Canyon is just six million years old...