Attractions April 28, 2016
Guest Contributor Here Are 12 Incredible Things To Do In Arizona That Won’t Cost You A Dime
If you have visited or live in Arizona, you know you have been ruined for life as there is no other state that offers such a wide variety of sights, smells, tastes and activities. But, did you know that many of the most wonderful things to do in AZ are free? Yep. Here are just a few of our favorite activities that won’t cost you a dime.
Please note, Monument Valley is temporarily closed.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. See Where All The Outlaws Rest In Peace
Check out Boothill Cemetery in Tombstone for a glimpse into the crazy chaos and violence that was the Wild West's most notorious town. Cost: $0.00
2. Take a Hike
Whether you are in the North, South, Eastern portion or Western part of AZ, there are hiking trails all over the place. One of the most beautiful hikes is outside Phoenix at Camelback Mountian. Relatively moderate trails lead way to beautiful scenery, overlooks that expose the city's center, and caves reveal ancient history. Cost: $0.00
3. Go Cardinal Watching
Throughout the month of August, football fans can take a sneak peak at what their hometown team is going to offer them throughout the season. The training camp lasts for most of the month and is open for the public. Cost: $0.00
4. Take A Peak At Art
DeGrazia wasknown for his impressionist style of painting, sculpting, and designing, this now deceased artist's work is displayed at his studio in Tucson, AZ. Brightly colored metal flowers adorn the archways into the DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Many go to look around, many go to paint. Even if you do not buy any of his works, the sight is worth the trip. Cost $0.00
5. Surround Yourself With Rocks
Heading southeast on 10 and you will notice your travels take you from flat desert to monstrous rocks. these are the Dragoon Mountains, and there is no sight quite like it. Each side of the highway has a convenient pull off and offers wonderful views. Make sure to go at sundown as the lights cast the most beautiful colors on the rocks. Cost: $0.00
6. Witness The Mighty Colorado
Page, AZ has some of the most beautiful sights in the world. However, Horseshoe Bend is one you must go to first. Located up a hill, then down a sandy hill, the Colorado has carved out a perfect horseshoe for all to admire. Find a rock, pop a squat, and admire nature's magnificence. Cost: $0.00
7. Find Your Mission Statement
Located south of Tucson is the Mission San Xavier del Bac. This beautifully ornate mission is surrounded by lovely grounds. You can tour the church and be awestruck at the lavishly decorated walls. Your eyes will thank you. Cost: $0.00
8. Make A Monumental Decision
Located at the border between Arizona and Utah is one of the most famously filmed parts of our county, Monument Valley. Follow the road through the monuments. There are several pull offs allowing the opportunity to take magical images, paint or just see. Cost:$0.00
9. Find Inner Peace
Sedona is known for its alternative views of healing, shakras and lifestyle. However, no spot in Sedona is more peaceful or serene as the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Travel the mountain to walk inside this one of a kind designed-with-nature-in-mind chapel that offers a peaceful place for all faiths to get in touch with your inner self. Cost:$0.00
10. Go Nuts
Near Flagstaff, off 40, one can find the Walnut Canyon exit. not only is this a beautiful canyon to see, but the National Monument offers an inside glimpse into the cliff dwellings of Arizona's earliest settlers. Cost: $0.00
11. Just Standing On A Corner
The Eagles made it famous, you will make it infamous when you stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona. It is such a fine place to see. Cost:$0.00
12. Explore the Little Colorado
These Grand Falls of the Little Colorado are a beautiful cascade of water. Located near Flagstaff, take your SUV to get close to the falls or hike the relatively easy journey to the bottom. Either way, a waterfall in the desert is always a unique site to see. Cost: $0.00
G out there and explore it all and just leave your cash and cards at home! What are your other favorite free activities in AZ?