10 Amazing Arizona Experiences From A to Z: Features Article by 10Best.com

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It’s fitting that Arizona is abbreviated “AZ” because it’s got it all, from A to Z.

Here are five A’s and five Z’s that represent the best of the state. And that’s without even mentioning the zoos.

Architecture

Taliesin West — Photo courtesy of Foskett Creative, for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright was so ahead of his time that Taliesin West, his breathtaking residence and studio out in the desert, is as fascinating and relevant today as it was when he and his apprentices built it – by hand! – back in 1937. 

The 90-minute tour gives you an up-close and personal look at this passion project, including Wright’s own bed partitioned in half to let his staff distinguish between naps from which they could wake him up and serious sleep from which he was not to be disturbed.

This is not a “look, don’t touch” kind of place. In fact, you’re encouraged to sit down wherever there’s a chair and make yourself at home. The only place you’re asked not to take photos is in the working studio of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, where students are continuing his legacy. 

Thanks to Wright’s vision and intentional placement of every wall, every column, every ceiling, Taliesin West warrants repeat visits at different times of the day and during different seasons to really appreciate the astonishing way he used nature itself to create human masterpieces.

Zen

Sami Zen Treatment at Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa — Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Arizona has become the unofficial spa capital of the world, and it would be sinful not to experience a treatment or two – or five – while you’re there. 

You can spend a week in your robe…

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