Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, is also the land of painted deserts, spiritual vortexes and majestic mountains. Its spectacular canyons, raging rivers, petrified forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes draw lovers of the outdoors in pursuit of hiking, biking, rafting, and picture-perfect sunsets.
There is more to Arizona than beautiful vistas, though. The 48th state boasts man-made luxuries, including world-class golf courses, spas and nightlife. Visitors also get a look at the different cultures that have shaped the state, from Native Americans to Spanish explorers to the cowboys of the Wild West.
Worldwide vacation exchange leader DAE has luxurious resorts available now that offer outstanding settings from which to explore. Members will find a wide selection at DAElive.com. The online inventory displays roughly half of what is actually available. If members do not find what they want, they should put in a request. DAE works with a huge global network of trading partners to make members’ vacation dreams come true.
This fall is a great time to visit, when temperatures are mild, and DAE offers excellent value at leading resorts in vacation hot spots. The exchange provider shares these tips below for members who want to experience Arizona’s amazing landmarks.
What Not To Miss in Arizona
Hiking – Take in the varied landscapes, while hiking into canyons, up mountains or along meandering trails through deserts or forests. The Grand Canyon, of course, is a must-see, with trails for hikers of all fitness levels.
River Rafting – Thrill seekers take river rafting tours down the mighty Colorado River.
Jeep Tours – Guided jeep tours also abound, from afternoon adventures to weeklong excursions. Some tour companies have permits that provide up-close views of Native American communities.
Thriving Native American Culture – On reservations, watch artisans demonstrate their crafts. Or, view first-rate Native American exhibits at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
Rodeos – Rodeos are serious business here and a great way to get a taste of Arizona’s cowboy culture. Extravaganzas in Prescott draw top cowboy talent from around the country.
Golf – Arizona’s year-round sunny skies and breathtaking vistas make it a mecca for golfers. Few states can outdo Arizona for its many courses, yielding numerous opportunities to secure tee times. The state is home to world-renowned courses, many of them in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, including the golf clubs at Troon North, Grayhawk, TPC Scottsdale, Camelback, Talking Stick and the Arizona Biltmore.
Spaaaah! – Scottsdale is also one of the world’s great spa destinations. Some spas mix Native American traditions with the Southwestern desert landscape for one-of-a-kind treatments. Many of these shrines to relaxation offer pleasing extras like serene gardens, saunas, waterfalls, mineral pools, lotus ponds and Zen-like views.
Leaf Peeping – Arizona’s White Mountains offer a change of colors to rival any in the country but without the crowds. Here, in the eastern part of the state, the Pinetop-Lakeside area is noted for its natural beauty. The abundant wildlife, history, culture, lakes and groomed trails draw outdoor enthusiasts for hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Water Adventures – In the northwest region, Lake Havasu, also known as the Arizona Riviera, has 60 miles of pristine navigable waterways. Not a lake at all, it is actually a dammed section of the Colorado River. Arizona’s warm, sunny weather along with the pristine beaches and tranquil waters make Lake Havasu ideal for year-round jetskiing, boating, fishing, water skiing and parasailing.
London Bridge – Remember the nursery rhyme “London Bridge Is Falling Down”? Well, it was true. The original 1831 bridge was sinking into the Thames River, and so it was moved 5,400 miles to Lake Havasu and reassembled brick by brick. Today, the city is centered on this unique attraction. Walking tours are offered daily from October through April.
Painted Desert – Stretching across northern Arizona, the Painted Desert spans more than 93,500 acres from Grand Canyon National Park to the Petrified Forest National Park, and much of it lies within the Navajo Nation. This region features rocks in every hue – from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges and pinks.
Hot-Air Ballooning – Discover these and other natural wonders from high above aboard a hot-air balloon showcasing Arizona’s striking desert, mountain and canyon landscapes.
For information on DAE’s free worldwide exchange membership, visit www.daelive.com
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE is the world’s leading independently-owned vacation exchange provider. With an established network of resort partners, DAE offers exchange availability at thousands of resorts in the most exciting destinations around the globe.
DAE’s approach to exchange is simple – a platform that is easy to use and puts members’ needs first. No hidden fees, complicated rules or trading powers. It’s why DAE has grown to become the largest privately owned exchange provider since opening its doors in 1997 – now servicing over 1.5 million timeshare owners worldwide, including 550,000 direct members.
Through innovation and value-added service, DAE has changed exchange. DAE helps owners to easily understand how to use their exchange services to get more out of their vacation ownership investment. Their low-cost business model offers a value proposition second to none whilst generating lead opportunities for Developers, HOA’s, Resorts and industry partners alike.
With 10 global offices located across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the Middle East, DAE delivers a range of products and services to businesses in the timeshare industry to achieve their goals and objectives – providing local solutions with a global outlook.
For more information, visit www.daelive.com
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