15 Undeniable Reasons Why Arizona Will Always Be Home

Have you ever taken a few minutes to listen to “Arizona” by Rex Allen, Jr.? It was adopted as our alternate state song in 1981 and for good reason. The sleepy-sounding song somehow manages to capture our state’s culture, landscapes, and history in its three-minute tune. It presents an idyllic view of Arizona but it also depicts the sentimentality that we feel for home whenever we’re away. Whether you’re away from Arizona for the summer—or for a much longer duration—you might relate to some of these reasons as to why this land will always feel like home.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

We live in one incredible state! Looking for other reasons to think about your home state? Check out this article on things you can only experience right here in Arizona.