Best time to visit Arizona

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Best time of year to visit Arizona

It's not easy to distinguish the best time to visit Arizona as incredible conditions for tourists can be found all year round. March through May can be a fantastic period with its pleasant temperatures and unbelievable blooms. This is when the number of visitors slowly starts to rise, but you can still make it to peaceful Antelope Canyon to catch a sunset. Summer in Arizona is hot and crowded, and many attractions are packed shoulder to shoulder with visitors. So it's better to inhale the fresh air by Cibecue, Havasu, or Tanque Verde Falls. Just like spring, fall is a joyful time to head to Arizona with warm weather and plenty to do. Don't miss witnessing a solar spotlight at the Anthem Veterans Memorial on Veteran’s Day in November. Choose winter if you’d prefer to save some money or can't stand messing with crowds. Numerous light parades and festivals will happily welcome you.

9 THINGS TO DO IN ARIZONA (OCTOBER 11 - OCTOBER 20)

Arizona State Fair

Arizona State Fair

October 08–November 01, 2020 • event

Cowboy hats and country music are a must at this traditional entertainment event of the American West

Wildcat Trail & Monument Valley

Wildcat Trail & Monument Valley

April–June | September–October • activity

One of those places in Utah that make your heart beat faster due to its breathtaking scenery

Blood-Shooting Lizards

Blood-Shooting Lizards

March–November • nature

Usually, it protects itself by the means of camouflage, but when business is serious, it puffs up to double-size and shoots blood from its eyes

Havasu & Navajo Falls

Havasu & Navajo Falls

March–November • nature

Welcome to the most dramatic waterfalls of the Grand Canyon

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

October–April • activity

The best preserved pueblo ruins in America

Tanque Verde Falls

Tanque Verde Falls

March–October • nature

A secluded waterfall with an easy access not far from Tucson

Oatman Ghost Town

Oatman Ghost Town

year round • activity

An abandoned mining town in Arizona is now overrun by donkeys

The Crack at Wet Beaver Creek

The Crack at Wet Beaver Creek

April–October • activity

An awesome hiking destination and a swimming hole

Weavers Needle

Weavers Needle

September–May • nature

A beautiful ascent for experienced climbers

15 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

November 06–08, 2020 • event

Join the huge procession and colorful celebration together with tens of thousands, who have come to remember the dead

Tucson Parade of Lights & Festival

Tucson Parade of Lights & Festival

November 30, 2019 • event

Downtown Tucson draws together the entirety of the local community to celebrate the winter season and unique culture of the Tucson community

Chandler Parade of Lights

Chandler Parade of Lights

December 05, 2020 • event

See the iconic Tumbleweed Tree sparkle with colorful lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

December 14–29, 2019 • event

A favourite Christmas tradition in the community of Tucson

APS Electric Light Parade

APS Electric Light Parade

December 05, 2020 • event

An annual event that lights up Phoenix for the holidays

4th of July

4th of July

July 04 • event

The most dazzling day of the year in Arizona

Solar Spotlight at the Anthem Veterans Memorial

Solar Spotlight at the Anthem Veterans Memorial

November 11 • event

Once a year, on Veterans' Day, the sun shines perfectly on this spot

Antelope Canyon Light Beams Season

Antelope Canyon Light Beams Season

April–September • nature

A place where the photo for your screensaver was made

Fantasy of Lights

Fantasy of Lights

November 27, 2020 • event

One of the best holiday events in Tempe, Phoenix

El Tour de Tucson

El Tour de Tucson

November 23, 2019 • event

Visit one of the largest biking events in the United States

Grand to Grand Ultra

Grand to Grand Ultra

September 20–26, 2020 • event

Are you up for a seven-day race in one of the remotest parts of America?

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

February 11–14, 2021 • event

The biggest and most famous gem and mineral show in the world

Cibecue Falls

Cibecue Falls

May–September • activity

Enjoy a refreshing pool by a secluded waterfall

Reebok Ragnar Del Sol

Reebok Ragnar Del Sol

January 31–February 01, 2020 • event

An inspiring sunset chase in a beautiful Sonora desert

Arizona Balloon Classic

Arizona Balloon Classic

January 23–25, 2021 • event

The premier hot air balloon race and festival in the state

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