I love Arizona because its an all in one package. You have the beach 4-6 hours away depending on your choice of Mexico or Cali. We have beautiful green pine trees and snow in the winter 2 hours away. We have amazing red rock and spiritual destinations 3 hours away in Sedona. Plus we have amazing national parks like the Grand Canyon and Havasupai. You can catch a nature trail and have lunch in the city without trying too hard. Its the best.