Best for: active adventurers
The lowdown: While downtown Scottsdale is packed with some of the state’s most delicious, and vibrant bars and restaurants, the city is surrounded by a stunning desert- and mountain-drenched landscape – enough to tempt Beyoncé and Jay-Z for their honeymoon. Take on Camelback Mountain, one of the coolest hikes in the region, complete with an 824m summit, and unforgettable sunset vistas over the Sonoran desert. For something extra special try an early-morning hot air balloon with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloons, and get those views all to yourselves.
Fly to: Phoenix