The thought of Arizona’s scorching heat is enough to make your blood boil, but once you accept the unforgiving sun’s constant presence, you won’t even notice all the sweat soaking through your shirt. The Grand Canyon State is jam-packed with cultural and entertainment options, many of which take place in the great outdoors. Hydration is key as you explore the state’s killer music scene, numerous outdoor recreation activities, and its exceptional Native American artwork. The Arizona Sun Corridor--made up of capital Phoenix, Tuscon, and Mesa--hosts a wealth of exciting festivals including Summer Ends Music Festival, Phoenix Comicon, and the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention. It’s this kind of staggering variety that makes Arizona’s festival scene one of the most exciting around.