Arizona: Go Grand

We all know Arizona for the grandest natural attraction of them all, the Grand Canyon. But there are so many other opportunities to go grand in the state: under-the-radar artist enclaves, situated deep in the desert or high in rugged mountains; a culture that’s as welcoming as it is quirky and diverse; a full range of outdoor activities, including some you definitely wouldn’t have guessed; and, of course, limitless landscapes that expand far beyond the rims of that famous canyon.

Matador, in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism, invites you to learn what going grand in Arizona really means. Scroll down and see for yourself.

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12 white-hot chefs and restaurants to check out in Arizona NOW

The food in Arizona has been recognized by none other than the U.N.! You've gotta check this out.

9 amazing landmarks you probably had no idea were in Arizona

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12 food experiences to have in Arizona before you die

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9 awesome experiences to have in Arizona before you die

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Nature as architect: 14 stunning vistas in Arizona

The beauty, grandeur, and natural architecture of Arizona is on a completely different level. #VisitArizona #LetYourselfGo🌵

Beginner’s guide to Arizona’s incredible wine trails

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7 places to see incredible live music in Arizona

Arizona’s music scene can't be summed up by any single genre or venue. That said, there are some spots that deserve special notice. This list is a start. #VisitArizona #LetYourselfGo

10 of the raddest outdoor adventures in Arizona

Is whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon on your bucket list?

9 outdoor adventures you can only have in Arizona

American adventurers, take note: Whatever you're into, you can get into it in Arizona. #VisitArizona #LetYourselfGo

8 reasons you should visit Arizona for MLB Spring Training

Baseball’s Spring Training is of course the main draw, but that’s not the only reason a March trip to Phoenix makes sense.

15 stunning natural features that define Arizona

No wonder the world's most expensive photo was shot in Arizona—this is one ridiculously photogenic state.

20 things you didn’t know about Arizona

Did you know you can be fined $5000 for cutting down a saguaro?

13 experiences you can only have in Arizona

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Travel guide to Arizona's coolest small towns

If you're looking for uniquely Arizona, this is it.

8 incredible natural areas in Arizona you've probably never heard of

Nothing compares to being inside the landscape itself, in person, surrounded by the miracles of erosion and light.

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