Travelers continue to flock to Arizona to explore the outdoors and the state's three national parks, visit the outstanding museums and galleries, play golf, relax at world-class spa resorts, learn about Navajo and Hopi culture, eat Mexican food, and sample the tequila.
Expanded Coverage: The 2014 edition features new easy-to-follow itineraries of the state, and expanded information on Route 66 attractions. There is also coverage of new restaurants and hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
Illustrated Features: Illustrated anchor features advise travelers on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities, from star-gazing to exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna to the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure: rafting the Colorado River. "Top Attractions" and "Top Experiences" help travelers choose activities based on their interests. Spotlights highlight spas, Phoenix-area golf and cuisine, Scottsdale shopping, visiting Native American reservations, the Wild West, Tucson "south of the border" cuisine, and shopping in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: This book has a pull-out map covering the whole state as well as Phoenix and the Grand Canyon in more detail. Restaurant and hotel" Best Bets" sections plus "Dining and Lodging" atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating your hotel or next meal simple. A "Top Picks" chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps you choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.