Learn the A to Z of Arizona this month with the Arizona Office of Tourism, and you could WIN one of four $100 gift cards, plus an Arizona-themed hamper! Take a virtual journey through Arizona to be in it to win it.
We love how Destination Webinars brings our favourite places to our desktop. This month’s inspiration comes from the Grand Canyon State, in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism.
Learn & Win
Over four parts, local Arizona representative Jack Curtis from Linkd Tourism will take you through the A to Z of the State. You’ll discover the best activities, places of cultural significance, how to find the best culinary delights and all the hidden gems.
Each part runs for less than 15 minutes and offers a $100 gift card per episode. Four digital dashes across Arizona means four chances to win!
Plus, one lucky agent who watches the entire series will WIN an exclusive hamper full of goodies from the Arizona Office of Tourism!
You’ll drop your deets before each video, and you have until 3 December if you’re keen to get your paws on those prizes.
The A to Z of Arizona
Like any good binge-watch sesh, the series begins and ends with wine. No, you don’t need to swill some while you’re watching; it’s A for American Viticultural Areas through to Z for Zarpara Vineyards! That said if it’ll get you in the Ari-zone-a (groan, we’ll stop now), fill a glass of your favourite vino and click play.
Part 1: Introducing Arizona, A to Z
Jack is kicking off the series in style with a short intro to Arizona. You’ll discover how to get to the Grand Canyon State, as well as the top reasons to visit. There really is something for everyone within the themes of Culinary, Adventure, Heritage and Culture, and Wellness.
Next, the alphabet journey begins from A to F, including an introduction to Arizona’s wine regions, Bearizona’s wildlife and soothing soaks at the famous Castle Hot Springs.
If you’ve ever wanted to know about the charm and cowboy culture at Arizona’s Dude Ranches, this is the place to discover more. The webinar ends with historic Flagstaff where laid-back cafés, lively bars and restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene all impress.
Pairs perfectly with Seyval blanc.
Part 2: Grand Canyon to Musical Icons
Part two takes you on a jaw-dropping journey around the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon’s immense magnitude can be experienced high above aboard a helicopter tour.
You’ll also learn how there are 19 international dark sky communities across Arizona, and where the ‘wickedest town in the west’ is.
Jack continues your adventure underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park and aboveground with the unexpected lighthouse collection at Lake Havasu. There’ll be more surprises when you tune in, too.
For music lovers, the session ends at the 6000-piece collection at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Jack will reveal which mega-stars have instruments there (we’ll leave a clue: T. S.).
Pairs perfectly with chardonnay.
Part 3: Navajo Nation to Tucson
Experience First Nations history, art, and culture in the Navajo Nation. Expect to be amazed by Oak Creek’s red rocks, the state’s natural waterslides, and the spiritual town of Sedona.
Arizona’s sunny capital and gateway city, Phoenix, has its own surprises. This includes having the greatest concentration of 4 and 5-star resorts in North America!
Did you know that the iconic Route 66 winds through Arizona’s desert and mountains? The road trip through the state is dotted with classic American roadside culture.
Discover Scottsdale’s luxurious resorts and spa and vibrant arts against a backdrop of stunning desert scenery.
You’ll wind up exploring Tucson’s rich cultural heritage, historic architecture and outdoor adventures. And how Tucson became the US’s first city to be designated a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy!
Pairs perfectly with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Part 4: UNESCO to Zarpara Vineyards
Fill your glass to the brim for the final Arizona instalment. Jack kicks part four off with the state’s UNESCO destinations, followed by the Verde Canyon Railroad, one of America’s most historic train journeys.
Find out how charming Williams has two claims to fame: as the gateway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and as the winter home of the magical Polar Express train.
Conclude with the thrills for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts with Arizona’s best X-treme adventures. Think whitewater rafting, hiking desert trails, Pink Jeep Tours, sandboarding and more.
Lettuce rejoice as Yuma is the winter capital of, well, lettuce. And while lettuce and wine don’t pair well, ending the series with a nice glass from Zarpara Vineyards does!
Pairs perfectly with dessert rosé.
In it to win it
Watch this four-part A-Z road trip through Arizona now in the Destination Webinars’ library. Remember, you have until 3 December to watch them all to be in it to win it.
For more information to design the ultimate Arizona itinerary, visit the Australia and New Zealand Arizona Trade Site.
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