Southwest Vacations are unique because of the awesome natural sights and interesting cultural heritage of this large region of the United States.
Images of enormous Saguaro cactus, deep canyons and high mesas come to mind along with the colorful art of Georgia O'Keefe.
Native American hunters inhabited the region between 10,000 and 8000 BC. The Spanish came looking for gold in the 1500's and established a colony called "New Mexico", which included many of the present Southwestern states.
The Southwest is well-known for the Grand Canyon, its many geological wonders and high concentration of National Parks. This rich cultural heritage plus the interesting landscape make this area of the country a popular choice for a weekend or longer vacation.
When to go?
The summers are very hot, so Fall through Spring is the best time for Southwest travel. What a perfect winter vacation getaway!
Here are some Southwest vacation ideas....
This popular winter getaway has much to offer with its beautiful resorts, excellent restaurants, great shopping, many activities and wonderful climate.
Another great winter destination, there is plenty to do and see in this city and the surrounding area. Its' proximity to Mexico and Native American influence give it a cultural richness.
Famous for its art galleries, adobe buildings and Native American/Hispanic culture, Santa Fe makes for an interesting and unique vacation destination.
Have you been to this part of the country before? Please share with us here your favorite place and what makes it so special!
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