Vacation Stories

Southwest

Sure, there's plenty of desert to go around, but the southwestern U.S. offers vacationers so much more than cacti. A tapestry of diverse landscapes, art, culture and cuisine awaits you in the American Southwest. Explore these guides to learn more.

  • What to See and Do in and Around Phoenix

    From delicious food to desert blooms, Phoenix has a lot to offer! Use our travel guide to create your own adventure in this bustling Southwestern city. Read More...

  • Next Stop: Adventures in Albuquerque

    Planning a trip to the Southwest? Albuquerque, the most populous city in New Mexico, has plenty of family activities to choose from. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Amazing Southwest Drives and Day Trips

    With vast stretches of desert, majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking Pacific coast, families will find the sights and activities of the southwestern United States as diverse as the region’s exceptional landscapes. Read More...

  • How to Tour Route 66 Arizona Like a Local

    Meet Jim Hinckley: He’s a writer, photographer and tour guide with a passion for sharing the history of the American Southwest. Read More...

  • How to Spend 3, 5 or 7 Days in New Mexico

    Whether you're planning a New Mexico road trip for 3, 5 or 7 days, use this travel guide to find the sites to see to maximize your time and have fun too! Read More...

  • Must-See Attractions in Santa Fe and Beyond

    From the hip galleries and hot eats of Santa Fe’s Railyard district to the thrilling views at Tent Rocks National Monument, our guide shares how to make the most of your family trip to New Mexico. Read More...