The Big Arizona Bucket List: 25 Places to Visit in Arizona

Arizona is one of the most beautiful and diverse states in the entire country.

You have several of the most iconic landmarks of America in one relatively compact state: from the Grand Canyon to Horseshoe Bend to Antelope Canyon, there’s no shortage of Arizona bucket list musts.

But Arizona is more diverse than canyons and red rocks: it’s also home to vibrant cities, lots of important sites to indigenous culture, and even mountains and forests which break up the desert scenery.

Here is a list of the best things to do in Arizona before you die — most of which I’ve done, but some still remaining on my Arizona bucket list.

These are some of the best places to visit in Arizona I can think of — including some Arizona hidden gems — but if there are any I’ve missed that you think need to be added to any Arizona bucket list, please let me know in the comments!

The Arizona Bucket List: Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Arizona

See the Grand Canyon, the largest canyon in the world, at its South Rim

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Visit the lesser-known North Rim of the Grand Canyon

See the sunrise from the Toroweap overlook in Grand Canyon National Park

See the magnificent Horseshoe Bend

Explore both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon

Photograph the iconic Four Peaks in the deserts near Phoenix

See the iconic Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona

See Sedona’s very own Cathedral Rock by sunset

See the many-toned landscapes of Red Rock State Park near Sedona

Hike the Devil’s Bridge trail near Sedona

Explore the volcanic landscapes of Sunset Crater National Monument

Try to get an elusive permit for The Wave

Reserve a camping spot and do the epic hike to Havasu Falls on Havasupai indigenous land

Hike with saguaros near sunset in the Sonoran Desert

Spot the Elephant Arch in Sonoran Desert 

See the exquisite landscapes in Hunts Mesa Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Enjoy a relaxing spa getaway in Scottsdale

Visit Watson Lake in the Granite Dells near Prescott

Hike in the gorgeous Prescot Valley

See the Hole-in-the-Rock in Papago Park, Phoenix

See a massive crater left by a meteor

Cross the exquisite Midgely Bridge between Sedona and Flagstaff

Visit the film sets of Tombstone, Arizona

Be spooked by the charming ghost town of Youngsberg

Visit the eerie Oatman Ghost Town

Pin These Amazing Arizona Bucket List: Full of the Best Things to Do in Arizona and Places to Visit in Arizona

Wondering the best places to visit in Arizona? This Arizona bucket list is full of great things to do in Arizona to add to your Arizona itinerary or Arizona road trip. Use this as your ultimate Arizona travel inspiration!

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