The top must-do activities in Arizona.

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The Northern Arizona National Park, situated in the 48th state, is a marvel of the world and has become closely associated with Arizona over time. Encompassing 1.2 million acres, the stunning natural beauty of the gorge is truly exceptional.

Unsurprisingly, Arizonans prioritize visits to Grand Canyon National Park above other notable experiences such as scuba diving, getting married, and traveling to Paris, making it the most sought-after activity for residents of the Grand Canyon State.

To celebrate National Bucket List Day on April 24th, BetArizona paused its coverage of Arizona sports betting news to delve into the aspirations of Arizona locals. By examining a list of popular bucket list ideas from, we used Google Trends to identify the activities that attracted the most search interest.

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Top Bucket List Items in Arizona

Please be aware that the search period ranged from 2004 to April 15, 2024. The search interest score is being evaluated in relation to other searched topics.

Rank Item Search Interest Score
1 Visit the Grand Canyon65
2 Go SCUBA Diving27
3 Get Married24
4 Go to Paris22
T-5 Run a Marathon12
T-5 Buy a House12
7 Go Skydiving7
8 Go Ziplining6
9 Donate Blood5
10 Get a Tattoo4

What are the most desired bucket list items for Arizonans?

The number one bucket list item for residents of Arizona was visiting the Grand Canyon, the 15th national park in the country, with a search interest score of 65. This far exceeded the second most popular activity of scuba diving, which had a score of 27.

The top bucket list items in the state include getting married (search volume score of 24), visiting Paris (search interest score of 22), running a marathon, and purchasing a house.

Lower on the ranking, other popular activities in Arizona include skydiving with a search interest score of seven, ziplining with a score of six, donating blood with a score of five, and getting a tattoo with a score of four. This highlights the wide variety of experiences that residents of Arizona see as worthy of being on their bucket list.

Grand Canyon National Park was the second most visited NPS facility in the nation with 4.73 million visitors, following Great Smoky National Park with 13.29 million visitors. It is no wonder that the 105-year-old national park is the top bucket list item in the state for 2024.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, who has spent over seven years covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for publications including, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, has now taken on the role of lead writer at

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