Arizona Expedition Will Inspire Your Next Getaway
Ready for your next getaway? Look no further than Arizona.
With more than 325 days of sunshine each year, luxurious spas and resorts, award-winning restaurants, and numerous golf courses, it’s easy to see why the state is often synonymous with relaxing retreats. Within short driving distances of Arizona’s bustling urban areas, there are also plenty of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.
From cooler temperatures, towering pine-tree views, and heart-pumping water sports, to Wild West culture, 22 National Parks and Monuments, and one incredible natural wonder—the Grand Canyon—the state’s five regions offer unique experiences that are sure to make your Arizona getaway one to remember.
To serve as a source of inspiration, the Arizona Office of Tourism invites you to follow along as Matt Simons, rising singer songwriter and the voice of the “Arizona Expedition: Let Yourself Go” season one theme song “Catch and Release”; Emily Elyse Miller, a Brooklyn-based travel and food writer; Cody Ross, a former professional baseball player, along with the Ross family; and Robin Arzón, a corporate lawyer who left her practice behind to embark on health and wellness adventures, embark on the journey of a lifetime to learn more about the diverse and unexpected adventures to be found in the 48th state.
Now in its second season, the “Arizona Expedition” campaign takes viewers behind-the-scenes of four different getaway opportunities:
Heritage and Culture
If you’re looking for a vacation that immerses you in Arizona’s American Indian culture and thriving creative neighborhoods, follow Matt’s journey. Get an insider’s view of artists’ enclaves such as Cosanti and Roosevelt Row, and the bustling Phoenix area’s trendiest restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. Sneak peek: Matt even plays an exclusive, impromptu set at the Musical Instrument Museum, a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
With an emphasis on farm-to-table dining, award-winning restaurants and a thriving maker culture, Arizona’s culinary scene is booming. Emily Elyse takes a special journey to meet, cook, and eat with local tastemakers in Central and Southern Arizona, while learning about the state’s agriculture heritage by exploring family-run farms.
Health and Wellness
If you’re looking to come back from vacation refreshed, check out Robin Arzón’s journey through Arizona’s most relaxing destinations. Explore the therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments at some of the state’s renowned spas, spend time in the natural beauty of Sedona’s red rocks, and experience the healing powers of the region.
Cody Ross and his family will take you on a different kind of adventure as they tour the Northern region of Arizona, perfect for travellers of all ages. See bears, wolves, bison, and more up close at Bearizona, take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railway or learn something new about astronomy at Lowell Observatory.
For more vacation ideas, visit AZExpedition.com to check out the full webisodes. You can take photo tours, download custom trip itineraries, and access exclusive content. Make sure to follow along on social as well using the hashtag #AZExpedition and start planning your Arizona getaway today.