6 Must See Places in Arizona

Arizona is one of the best places in the country to adventure. Every weekend, hundreds of outdoor adventurers from near and far, venture out to experience all Arizona has to offer. Whether you’re venturing out for the day, three-days or longer, you can enjoy outdoor adventures and take in breathtaking scenery when you visit any one of the six following must see places. Just be sure to have a safe trip and avoid barricaded areas.

#1: Grand Canyon


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One of the biggest attractions in Arizona, and quite possibly, the nation is the spectacular Grand Canyon. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest. This incredible landscape reveals the power of nature and the wonder it can create. When visiting the Grand Canyon there are four main destinations for you to visit: South Rim, West Rim, East Rim, and North Rim.

Official Site: Grand Canyon

#2: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


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The Glen Canyon National Recreational Area provides visitors with more than 1.2 million acres of stunning scenic views, unique geology, and evidence of 10,000 years of human history. The area is also home to Lake Powell; one of the United States largest manmade lakes. The Glen Canyon Dam, a visitor favorite, was constructed between the years of 1956 and 1964 to block the Colorado River and create Lake Powell. The town of Page is a good base for exploring everything that the area has to offer.

Official Site: Glen Canyon

#3: Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam is a testimony to what our country is capable of, even in the face of adversity. As one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders, Hoover Dam was built during the Depression, and completed in 1935. The Dam is 726 feet high and 1,244 feet wide. It crosses the magnificent Colorado River, links Arizona and Nevada, and its views are truly breathtaking. The Hoover Dam Visitor Center is open every day of the year except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Official Site: Hoover Dam

#4: Sedona

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Located two hours north of Phoenix, and 30 miles south of Flagstaff, lies one of the most beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, Sedona provides visitors with instant access to recreational activities, such as: hiking, biking, off-roading. Multi-hued stone formations, in varying colors, create a mesmerizing scene that changes hourly. It’s the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts, visitors, and families alike. Sedona truly provides something for everyone.

Official Site: Sedona, AZ

#5: Havasu Falls

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Hidden in the Grand Canyon, on the Havasupai Indian Reservation (the people of the blue-green water), is the 100-foot Havasu Falls. The pools at the falls’ base have a bluish, green tint to the water, and the fall is forked so it gives the illusion that there are two falls when the river is flowing heavily. Havasu Falls is a premier destination for hikers – particularly experienced hikers as it requires a 10-mile hike each way in order to take in the breathtaking scenery.

Official Site: Havasupai Indian Reservation

#6: London Bridge

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Image courtesy of Flickr user fstorr

Lake Havasu’s main attraction is the 1831 London Bridge. It was relocated to Arizona in 1968, and officially rededicated in a ceremony in 1971, after it was discovered that the Bridge was sinking into the Thames (it hadn’t been designed to withstand 20th century traffic). The Lake Havasu City Visitor Center conducts a 90-minute walking tour of the London Bridge. The Bridge has consistently remained a favorite attraction in Arizona, drawing in thousands of visitors each year from around the world.

Official Site: The Iconic London Bridge


5 Gifts That Will Wow the Socks off the Travelers in Your Life

With less than 3 days to go, or just under 72 hours, it’s officially time to start jingling those bells especially for those of you that have yet to finish your holiday shopping.

Whether you procrastinated on your holiday shopping altogether or just forgot to purchase a few gifts, it is officially time to start cracking if you plan on getting everyone on your list a gift this holiday season.

The one nice thing about waiting is that you should be able to find some of the best deals at retailers across the state this week. But in order to get those deals you’ll have to fight your way through Black Friday like crowds.

But not to worry! You can still find quality gifts that won’t seem so last-minute. Here are some of our favorite last-minute gift ideas that we’re sure will wow the socks off the travelers in your life:

Gift Idea #1: GoPro Camera

Who doesn’t want to record their travel adventures? With an astounding array of features, you can pretty much never go wrong when gifting your loved one with a GoPro Camera.

Gift Idea #2: Gas Gift Cards

While not as personal as picking something out for him or her, the gift of gas gift cards is a great way to provide an adventurer with the means to travel to their next destination – wherever that may be.

Gift Idea #3: Adventure Tours

Give the gift of a great adventure when you purchase a gift certificate for one of the many great adventure tour companies located right here in Arizona. Just don’t book the recipient for a certain date.

Gift Idea #4: Scratch-Off World Map

Allow your recipient to track where they’ve gone with a handsome scratch-off world map. He or she can simply scratch off those areas they’ve already visited to reveal visually appealing pops of color.

Gift Idea #5: AAA Membership

For road travelers, it’s hard to go wrong with a yearly AAA membership, which provides them with emergency road side assistance should they ever have a flat tire or dead battery as well as numerous discounts on hotels and restaurants.

Happy Holidays!!!

~ From our family at Action Barricade to yours.

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  • Today and for generations to come NUCA of Arizona and its members are building a better Arizona through training, scholarships, and participation in the communities in which we live.

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  • Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. Over 1,600 ATSSA members provide the majority of features, services and devices used to make our nation’s roadways safer.

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ASA Launches Mobile Web Site for Subcontractors On the Go

American Subcontractors Association, Inc.
1004 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3588 • www.asaonline.com • (703) 836-3482 fax


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Subcontractors Association has launched a new mobile-friendly Web site, www.asaonline.mobi, for construction subcontractors and others who want immediate online access from their mobile devices to contracts and business management resources, and to the ASA social media groups they use to connect with other ASA members and prospective customers.

Subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, suppliers and others in the construction industry increasingly use mobile devices to connect to ASA. Now they can access many of the ASA resources they are used to accessing through www.asaonline.com in just a few easy clicks on their mobile device, including contract resources, chapter contact information, the latest public policy developments, and links to ASA’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube pages.

“Many traditional Web sites, designed with 15-inch or larger computer monitors in mind, look awkward and are cumbersome to navigate on smaller mobile devices,” explained 2011-12 ASA President Kerrick Whisenant, Cornerstone Detention Products Inc., Tanner, Ala. “ASA’s mobile site is better suited for small screens and offers scaled-down content and simplified navigation for easier viewing and quick action. For users who want the more traditional, non-mobile experience, ASA’s main Web site at www.asaonline.com still offers that.”

ASA’s Working Group on the ASA Web Site, chaired by R.J. Floco, Lifestyles Media Group, Phoenix, Ariz., developed the mobile site.

Founded in 1966, ASA amplifies the voice of, and leads, trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community. ASA’s vision is to be the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry. The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, and integrity and membership diversity.