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explore around the world. In 1967, the Lake Havasu city founder bought the bridge from London for a cool $2.46 million and had it shipped from England brick-by-brick via the Panama Canal. While the Grand Canyon is the state's largest attraction, nature lovers will also want to experience the White mountains, boasting a "peak season" year-round. An elevation of 8,500 feet makes the area ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and camping amid pine forests and alpine lakes. Keep a watchful eye on the surrounding scenery and you Arizona Story From beginning to end, it promises to be a grand adventure. ★ 38 december 2013 you cAn feel the mAgnitude of the cAnyon from heAd to toe, whether you're peering over the rim or rAfting on the colorAdo river. photos courtesy of ArizonA office of tourism Clockwise from above: the "Nuns" of Sedona, biking the trails of the Superstition mountains, and a sweeping view of the Grand canyon Arizona's vibrant landscape sets the scene for adventure of all kinds. Its most identifiable landmark - the Grand canyon - carves through nearly 300 miles in the northwest corner of the state. At a depth of more than a mile, you can feel the magnitude of the canyon from head to toe, whether you're peering over the rim or rafting on the Colorado River. Travel south to see the red rocks of Sedona, hike its many trails, and explore the area's mysterious vortexes. Arizona is home to major vortex sites, like boynton canyon, where energy is believed to spiral and promote inspiration and healing. The popular six-mile Boynton Canyon hike also affords great red-rock views. Not an outdoorsman? Then check out Sedona's art galleries (more than 80!) and eclectic shops (think cactus jellies and Western boots). The southern part of the state is home to the Wild West. In Tombstone, visitors can watch daily reenactments of the showdown that inspired Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. But you can easily turn rough and rowdy into relaxed and refined at Tucson's world-class destination spas including canyon ranch and miraval. Head to Arizona's western border and dive into fun at Lake Havasu, the "Jet Ski Capital of the World." Its sparkling waters offer legendary watersports - and a history lesson. You'll find the original London Bridge here, imported from halfway

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Vacation Memories
Hub Crawl: Miami International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Fizz
Diversions: Going Whole Hog
Diversions: Time Travel
Style Spotlight: Holiday Bling
Adventure: North Carolina's High Country
Adventure: Arizona Story
Adventure: Sled Dog Racing
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Great Escapes: Charleston Place Hotel
Great Escapes: Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC
Travel Feature: Costa Rica
US Airways: Tower Talk
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Health Matters: Miami Foot and Ankle Surgery
Charlotte, USA
Must Read: I Got Schooled
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2013