Sports and Activities

Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year and a variety of activities, sports and thrilling adventure for the whole family to enjoy then look no further than Arizona. 


With more than 300 to choose from, Arizona is considered one of the world's best golfing destinations. Scottsdale is a golfers dream; top-rated courses including Longbow Golf Club, The Boulders Golf Club and Las Sendas Golf Club. Or, why not head to Phoenix to play a few rounds on the 18-hole Raven Golf Club green? You can also play in Tucson, where you'll find Arnold Palmer's Starr Pass Signature and Jack Nicklaus' La Paloma courses.

Horseback riding

One of the best ways to see Arizona's natural beauty is on horseback at a leisurely, relaxed pace. Take a guided trail through Sedona, or take riding lessons at a cattle ranch in Gold Canyon; there's a horseback experience for every Arizona visitor.


Arizona might bring to mind desert lands and balmy temperatures, but the state also offers alpine conditions that are perfect for skiing. Four ski resorts are found across Arizona; Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, Sunrise Park Resort, Arizona Snowbowl and Elf Ridge Ski Area. Each with beautiful slopes and challenging runs that make for the perfect winter sports retreat.


From NFL to NASCAR there is plenty of action in Arizona. American football, Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey all have professional teams but college sports are equally as fun to watch; so grab your foam fingers and head to a game.