Most flights to Arizona land at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The airport receives international Arizona flights from more than a hundred cities around the world. The other international airport is in Tucson and it can be an alternative destination for cheap flights to Arizona.
Most visitors to Arizona hire a car on arrival and the international airports have car rental services. Public transport options are very limited, and driving is the easiest way to get out of the airport and into the city. When looking for airfare to Arizona, visitors can also book a rental car online.
Driving is the most popular way to travel in the cities and across Arizona. Important highways include the Interstate 17, which links Phoenix, Sedona and Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. US 89, takes you to the Grand Canyon's South Rim, and Alt-US 89, takes you to the North Rim.
Greyhound buses stop in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson. Arizona has just two train lines. The Southwest Chief from Los Angeles to Chicago follows the legendary Route 66 in Arizona and stops include Flagstaff. The "Sunset Limited,' runs between Los Angeles and New Orleans and stops in Tucson.
Highlights of any trip to Arizona always include the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Canyon can be accessed via the North Rim or the South Rim. The South Rim is open throughout the year. Sedona is a town surrounded by the unique landscapes of Red Rocks and stunning red sandstone formations. Flagstaff is a small but attractive city on the way to the Grand Canyon. The Canyon de Chelly is another natural wonder. In South Arizona, the areas around Tucson are characterized by the deserts. The culture here is affected by the proximity to Mexico.
Cuisine in Arizona is Southwestern-style, and in the Southern parts of the state the cuisine is influenced by Mexican food. Eating out is a good value and restaurant portions are big. The bigger cities, including Phoenix and Tucson, have a wide variety of restaurants that serve international foods as well as local delicacies. The cities also offer good bars and wine bars, night-clubs, cinemas and other forms of entertainment. There are a lot of good shopping opportunities in the cities and all the major cities have several huge shopping centres. Native American arts and crafts are popular souvenirs.