Boasting everything from beautiful deserts and silent mountains to bustling cities with sophisticated shops and galleries, The Grand Canyon state is an unforgettable destination. Many people also head to Sedona for stargazing due to it’s clear skies and low-light-level.
Arizona may be home to one of the Seven Wonders of the natural world, but going beyond the Grand Canyon is a must- with adult or family adventure, wellness, heritage, cuisine and culture all awaiting your discovery.
Identified as the world’s first-ever “International Dark Sky City,” Flagstaff, Arizona is a true stargazing paradise. A little-known fact is that every Apollo 11 astronaut was trained in Flagstaff and that the moon was mapped in Lowell Observatory, ahead of the journey.
In 2019 the Grand Canyon National Park earned its International Day Sky status; the park has 67% of its lighting compliant with lighting standards and hopes to reach 90% by 2022.
Surrounded by towering red rocks and wide desert-scapes, Sedona is a spectacular Dark Sky Community. For those looking for a relaxing getaway paired with stargazing opportunities, Enchantment Resort is the ideal retreat.
Mount Lemmon Sky Center is home to the largest dedicated series of public telescopes in the United States, making it the ultimate stargazing destination for astronomers of all levels.
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