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Arizona: HubTrail Capstone

Updated on May 12, 2010
Grand Canyon State
Grand Canyon State

Nestled in the Southwest part of the United States known for its magnificent sunsets and beautiful sunrises , most recently placed in the spotlight for its controversial illegal-immigration law, Arizona is a wonderful place to visit and a great place to live. Population estimated in 2008 at Apr. 1,567, 924, many migrate to Arizona in the winter from all over the United States for the seasonally warm temperatures and sunny skies. A mutli-cultural state Arizona has The Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum that always has many exhibitions according to the time of year.

Home to the Phoenix Suns , youngest team to win the World series our famous Arizona Diamondbacks along with the Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Coyotes, our state boasts some of the best teams in the Country. If you are an avid antique collector we have many antique shops , vintage clothing shops, and restaurants just North of Phoenix in the heart of Glendale. Scottsdale is host to Barett-Jackson where avid car collector's or fans come to mingle, look , purchase or reminisce about many of the beautiful vehicles that are presented each year for many sightseers to look at or scoop up and take home to add to there own collection. Are you a collector of Art? Scottsdale is home to many art exhibitions from September through December where many famous artists including unknowns exhibit there work for the world to appreciate, admire and enjoy.


Summer in Arizona is not for the person who is not used to unusual high-temperatures along with dry air. If you travel here in the summer and are not a tadpole or pool bunny take a trip up north to get away from the scorching heat. Sedona, Arizona has beautiful red rock, great resorts and restaurants to tantalize every taste bud. Venture up to Flagstaff before you travel to the Grand Canyon stop by The Cottage Place Restaurant open from 5:00pm until 9:30 pm the restaurant was built in 1909 it was originally a home , housing a few families before it was purchased in 1980 and converted the The Cottage Place. The Award of Excellence has been given to The Cottage Place since 1996, the service is excellent and the food is superb, when it comes to fine dining in Flagstaff they are the cream of the crop.

If you are looking for romantic evenings, northern getaways, southern ghost towns, art museums, wishing to take in a few games or just hang out by the pool Arizona is the place to be when you plan your next vacation.

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    • frogyfish profile image


      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      I just returned from two weeks in AZ, north of Phoenix. It rained a bit every day I was there except one - very spotty monsoon showers, but the weather was absolutely delightful. And nothing beats the blue of those puff-filled AZ skies! Nor the cool desert nights and beautiful sunrises...

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We actually have several pieces of art purchased while on vacation in Scottsdale. We love Arizona...all its grandeur and beauty.

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Steele Fields: What an awesome memory of the Grand Canyon and the next time you visit I know you will enjoy the hike into the canyon to the Havasupi Falls. :)

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      susan beck 

      8 years ago from drexel hill,pa

      The Grand Canyon gave me an appreciation for beauty, a sense of fragility, an awe of nature and a fear of God like nothing else could. Next time I visit, I want to hike into the canyon to the Havasupai Falls. Thanks for the article and memories.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Don: It has grown but is still a wonderful place to visit, not necessarily in the middle of July the fall is the best time. When you come I bet you will enjoy it just like you did before.:)

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      Don Simkovich 

      8 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      It's been so long since I've been to Arizona. We used to fly out from Penn in Feb or March to visit my grandparents after they moved to Mesa. I loved the air at that time of year and golfing at the Camelot golf course. I used to drive over after moving to So Cal. Hope to get there again soon.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      prettydarkhorse: Thank you so much for the Happy Mother's Day and I hope you had a great mom's day too! If you come to visit look us up, we would be happy to be a tour guide. :)

      Dave Matthews: The summers can be excruciating not good for the weak hearted. lololol I also enjoy where it is cooler but love the winters witout snow. :)

      loriamoore: It is beautiful I love Sedona, Scottsdale and many places in our beautiful state. I am also glad that you enjoyed Arizona too! :

      John Cain: Thank you! :)

      theirishobserver: It is so nice and I wish I was where you are absolutely beautiful Country that I would love to visit one day. :)

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      8 years ago from Ireland

      Excellent Hub....I wish I was there....Irish

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      John Cain 

      8 years ago from Dayton, Texas

      A very beautiful hub.Thanks

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      8 years ago

      Arizona is a wonderful place. I've been to Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. The desert is so pretty.

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I could never survive the hot climate, no matter the fact that it is a dry heat. I need the coolness.

      Brother Dave.

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      8 years ago from US

      Arizona is a must place visit for me, I dropped by here to gret you Happy Mothers Day, I know you're a great MOM, Maita

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      samboiam: I know where Wilcox is ,we have driven through there so much to see here as you know it all depends on what you would like to see and what you would like to do. :)

      DzyMsLizzy: There are so many wonderful antique shops a person acan always find something charming. In the Winter they have Glendale glitters which is so much fun and absolutely amazing, it brngs yester-year back for a little while. :)

      heart4theword: The Art exhibitions in Scottsdale are fantastic it is nice to browse, have lunch and get to meet the artists while appreciating there work. If you get a chance you should chec it out sometime. Sedona also has wonderful exhibitions we have also driven up and enjoyed those too! :)

      "Quill" : The flowers will begin to bloom, the frost will disappear and soon enough you will be running the A/C get ready! :)

      Hello, hello: I am sending some sunshine and heat your way, here it comes. :)

      billyaustindillon: Thank you ! Even though over a million of us live in this beautiful state getting off a plane when it is 110 degrees is something all of us still have to get used to. :)

      Sandyspider: I am so glad that you enjoyed it here, there are so many wonderful things I bet you miss it! :)

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I lived in Phoenix while going to school. Loved it.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      A great hub that captures the essence of Arizona - though it still gets me that 110 degree heat when you first step off the plane in summer.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Can you offload some to England and you won't so much. Thank you for a lovely tour of beautifly country.

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      8 years ago

      As he sits and looks at the frost forming on the windshield of the vehicles sitting in his driveway.

      It helps to look as well at the A/C I installed in the window to get ready for what is to come.

      Great Hub and a blessing to read about.

      Hugs as always

    • heart4theword profile image


      8 years ago from hub

      Have heard of some Art Shows in Sedona, yet not Scottsdale? Maybe if I was involved in the Art Community, I would know more about that:) Thanks for the share!

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      Liz Elias 

      8 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I've not seen a great deal of AZ outside of Grand Canyon, which is spectacular. I'm not much into resorts and the like, but antique shops sound like fun.

      Thanks for putting up this interesting read! ;-)

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      8 years ago from Texas

      I love Arizona. I have a friend that lives in Wilcox. We went a few years back for a visit. Beautiful country and excellent hub.

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Cagsil: Thank you! I have a few more and I thank you for your opinion it is a nice place to live and a beautiful place to be, when we wish to get away we travel up North where it is cooler, Tombstone is also nice and a great place to see so much to do , so little time to do it. :)

    • Cagsil profile image


      8 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Julianna, way to go on the hub. Looks great and sounds like a place I would want to live. Actually, almost moved to Arizona to live, but other factors prevented it from happening. Thank you for sharing. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      katiem2: It is beautiful here and the sunsets are fantastic! A/C is used constantly so when you come be prepared it gets pretty hot in AZ in the summer. :)

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Oh this sounds just perfect, I love it sunny, hot and dry! I think I must see the Arizona Hubtrails. Thanks for a wonderful escape. Peace :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Joni Douglas: It is scorching here in the summer but overall it is a beautiful place to live. There is so much to do here and it all depends on what you would actually like to do as both of us know. lolol I agree Sedona is absolutely beautiful! :)

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      Joni Douglas 

      8 years ago

      It sounds wonderful. Lived in Phoenix back in the early 80s. It is hot in the summer. Had to try it too, fried an egg right on the side walk. And Sedona is just beautiful.


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