North-Central Arizona Travel Guide


Plan Your North-Central Arizona Vacation

Red-rock buttes ablaze in the slanting light of late afternoon, majestic mountains tipped white from a fresh snowfall, pine forests clad in dark green needles—north-central Arizona is rich in natural beauty, a landscape of vast plateaus punctuated by steep ridges and canyons. North-central Arizona is also rich in artifacts from its earliest inhabitants—well-preserved cliff dwellings and petroglyphs provide glimpses into Native American cultures dating back over a thousand years. Geological wonders, like huge craters formed by meteorites and volcanoes, add yet another layer to exploring in the region.


North-Central Arizona Hotels

Flagstaff and Prescott have the more affordable lodging options, with lots of comfortable motels and B&Bs, but no real luxury.... read more


North-Central Arizona Restaurants

You'll find lots of American comfort food in this part of the country: barbecue restaurants, steak houses, and burger joints... read more


North-Central Arizona Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Mother Nature: Stunning red rocks, snowcapped mountains, and crisp country air rejuvenate the most cynical city dwellers. Nature... Read more

  • Sedona Vortex Tour

    What is a vortex? The word "vortex" comes from the Latin vertere, which means "to turn or whirl." In Sedona, a vortex is a funnel... Read more

  • Red-Rock Geology

    It's hard to imagine that the landlocked desert surrounding Sedona was, for much of prehistoric time, an area of dunes and swamps on the... Read more


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