Arizona has been getting some great national press lately! One example is Lonely Planet, the world's most successful travel publisher, posting its list of the Top 10 US Travel Destinations for 2013, which included the Verde Valley. And we agree--the Verde Valley has become one of the top in-state travel destinations in Arizona. Here is what Lonely Planet had to say:
"Between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, the Verde Valley is taking off as Arizona’s go-to destination, and not just among the spa and crystal Sedona-fans of years past. The Verde Valley region is beautiful, with green canyons rimmed by red rocks, and towns like Cottonwood, Jerome and Sedona that have long drawn visitors for good food, art and mining lore. But the Verde boost is all about the wine. The new Verde Valley Wine Trail links four new vineyards clustered around Cornville, near Sedona. Most fun is reaching the Alcantara Vineyards… by kayak. Less fun is being the designated kayaker."
Thank you, Lonely Planet, for the great recognition of the Verde Valley! The options are endless for the kind of trip you can put together for the Verde Valley region. If you're thinking of heading to the area any time soon, WeekendZona does a great job of recommending some top ideas in their video below:
Additionally, you can check out our Small Wonders map for the Verde Valley region, and our online local business directory for even more recommendations for shops, restaurants, and B&Bs to check out on your travels!
We are so lucky that Arizona has an endless array of unique travel destinations in all corners of the state. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring!