Discover Arizona with these four destinations

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Jul 7, 2017, 11:16 AM | Updated: Jul 10, 2017, 4:26 pm


Arizona is a state of unparalleled natural beauty and fun destinations for vacation getaways.

From experiencing Wild West history to boating on Lake Powell in the heart of the unique desert landscape, here are four activities and places in this versatile state you can’t afford to miss.

Taste the Brewing History of Bisbee

In southern Arizona, about 92 miles southeast of Tucson, sits the historic town of Bisbee.

Bisbee was founded in 1880 after gold, copper and silver were discovered in the nearby Mule Mountains and a large influx of people poured in eager to make their fortunes.

As part of westward expansion and Manifest Destiny legacy, the town is a pure example of Americana you can experience best with a two-day visit.

Booking a two-night stay at the Bisbee Grand Hotel will provide you with the opportunity to be transported back to the turn of the 19th century.

You can hear about the old town’s most infamous ghosts and how the mining operation in Queen Mine worked by booking the Bisbee Town Tour for two. You’ll hear from Wild West historical experts and see the genuine buildings and tools used at the time.

After an exciting day of touring, you’ll want to cool off at the Contessa Cantina with a cold Pacifico on draft and Sonoran-style cooking such as homemade tamales and pozole.

Haunted vacation in Jerome

Locals know Jerome as a great spot for a fun and exciting historical getaway.

Nicknamed the “Largest Ghost Town in America,” it was founded as a mining settlement in 1876. Jerome is one of Arizona’s finest examples of Western history.

When you book a two-night stay at the Grand Hotel and plan to have dinner for two at the acclaimed Haunted Hamburger, you’ll be off to a spooky start to your tour of the haunted main street.

The Grand Hotel is a large Spanish Mission Style building that has breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

You’ll get chills learning about the gangsters who are rumored to still inhabit the buildings of Jerome after going on the Ghost Adventure Night Tour for two. With a ghost guide, you’ll learn about the exciting details that made Jerome one of the infamous areas in the region.

Cruising on Lake Powell

Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon Dam recreation area. The area provides many opportunities for family fun and new experiences.

For enough time to see the world-famous beauty of Lake Powell, book a two-night stay at the beautiful Lake Powell Resort, located in the Wahweap Marina.

The resort is situated on the water with views of the sparkling water and desert stone that makes the nationally protected area so famous.

You’ll discover spectacular natural landscape features while cruising around the lake at dinner time, enjoying the sunset over the water and a few frosty cold Pacificos.

The Rainbow Bridge Tour will bring you to “one of the largest known natural bridges in the world,” which is brilliantly colorful and “extends 290′ into the sky and 275′ across Bridge Canyon,” according to Lake Powell tourism office.

Jeep Adventure in Sedona

Last but not least, if you want to get some adrenaline pumping through your veins but also have time to relax in a luxury resort, you can get the best of both worlds in Sedona.

To have enough time to see all the area, you can book a three-day and two-night resort stay in Sedona.

During the day, check out one of the most exciting opportunities to explore the desert — the Broken Arrow Jeep Tour for two.

Broken Arrow is an awesome gem of an area in northern Arizona. There are slick rocks and lots of desolate desert to see from the open cab of a Jeep.

When you get hungry, locals recommend scheduling a dinner for two at the delicious Elota Cafe.

After all of these adventures, spend some time relaxing wherever in the state you decide to spend your vacation with one of Arizona’s favorite beers — the mild and delicious Pacifico pilsner.

Discover the ‘Pacifico State of Mind’ and enter to win one of four great Arizona weekend getaways.  Brought to you by Pacifico, the authentic pilsner-style Mexican beer.

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Hannah McBeth, BrandForge

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