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Top 25 most photographed spots in Arizona



Horseshoe Bend photo by John D, Yelp Elite

Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Spots in Arizona is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints, like Hideaway House tucked away in magical Sedona with its three open-air patios with sweeping views of Sedona’s red rocks. From national parks to casual eateries — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Spots in Arizona.

Did your favorite photogenic spot make it into the top 25? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if you take the time to review it. So share your thoughts on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list!

Topping this year’s list is a world famous spot that attracts an estimated of 5.9 million visitors annually – Grand Canyon National Park. One of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon itself is a mile deep, 277 miles long, and 18 miles wide.

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.


1. Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon)
Known for: Considered one of the finest examples of arid-land erosion in the world, the Grand Canyon offers sweeping views, trails, campgrounds, Colorado River activities, and more. Check out theses photography 101 tips: capturing Grand Canyon courtesy of the National Parks Service.
What Yelpers say: “Words and images don’t even come close to doing the Grand Canyon justice… I don’t think I’ll ever forget the feeling I had when I first laid eyes on the canyon at the South Rim. It is incredible. Amazing. Stunning. And yes, it made any worries seem rather insignificant at that moment.” –Jamie D., Richmond, Virginia

Grand Canyon National Park photo by Wendy W, Yelp Elite

2. Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)
Known for: Hosting a series of seasonal events, art exhibits, private events, photo shoots, a butterfly exhibit, and so many romantic spots to propose. Established in 1939, the Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees, and flowers from all around the world, spread across 55 acres.
What Yelpers say: “We so enjoy all of the ever-changing exhibits; take family, friends, and simply enjoy date nights there, especially during the luminaries in the wintertime! Music, wine, a desert night hike, or an early evening hike never cease to please the senses!” –Masha C., Scottsdale, Arizona

Desert Botanical Garden photo by Jane B, Yelp Elite

3. Bearizona (Williams)
Known for: A drive-thru wildlife park featuring North American mammals exhibited in natural environments. You can opt to drive it, hop on the “wild bus tour,” or stroll through a separate walk-thru area. Witness up-close animal encounters and a unique dining experience at the Canyonlands Restaurant.
What Yelpers say: “For an even more up close and personal adventure with the wildlife, hop aboard the wild ride. Sit back and relax while the tour guide takes you behind the scene in an open air vehicle. Get the cameras ready for this one of a kind tour.” –Mai F., Temecula, California

Bearizona

4. Bobby Q (Phoenix)
Known for: Slow cooking process over Tennessee hickory wood, paired with the perfect blend of spices found in the special dry rub for the meat, executed by Executive Chef Mark Hittle.
What Yelpers say: “If only this restaurant wasn’t so far from home. Because, wow. You can taste the love and craftsmanship that goes into their meats. Fall-off-the-bone ribs and buttery chicken. Even their sides are delicious.” –Michelle E., Phoenix, Arizona

Bobby Q photo by Ran C, Yelp Elite

5. Ken’s Tours – Lower Antelope Canyon – (Page)
Known for: Guided tours of Lower Antelope Canyon, a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world.
What Yelpers say: “The experience with Ken’s Tours was great. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our group had time to take all the pictures we wanted and our guide even helped us take pictures.” –Marcus L., San Gabriel, California

Ken’s Tours – Lower Antelope Canyon photo by Terrance C

6. Sumo Maya (Scottsdale)
7. Little Miss BBQ-University (Phoenix)
8. Cocina Madrigal (Phoenix)
9. The Hudson (Sedona)
10. Hideaway House (Sedona)
11. Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill (Sedona)
12. Horseshoe Bend (Page)
13. The Clever Koi (Phoenix)
14. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix)
15. Elote Café (Sedona)
16. Harumi Sushi & Sake – Downtown (Phoenix)
17. Rehab Burger Therapy (Scottsdale)
18. Chase Field (Phoenix)
19. Creekside Sedona (Sedona)
20. Taco Guild (Phoenix)
21. Prep & Pastry (Tucson)
22. Diego Pops (Scottsdale)
23. Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix)
24. OdySea Aquarium (Scottsdale)
25. Dixie Ellis Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (Page)

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the most photographed businesses in Arizona according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of May 1st, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of May 1st, 2022. If a business with more than one location appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location.

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