You cannot live the American dream entirely without taking a stroll to Southwestern USA. Rich in culture, landscapes and impressive institutions and concrete jungles you admire in American movies, this part of the USA is worth paying a visit. The variety of the places that you can see from the Mojave Desert in California to Carlsbad, New Mexico is impressive and will provide you with unforgettable experiences.
For those eager to visit this amazing part of the world, we provide you the unique essay of the most interesting places in Southwestern US.
- El Paso
If you want to visit two places at once, El Paso will prove great, as it is the point where Texas ends, and Mexico begins. From free wonderful museums such as El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Holocaust Museum to outdoor activities you can experience here, in the amazing urban parks, El Paso is one of the places where hospitality is a natural skill of local people.
As Arizona’s cultural and economic powerhouse, Phoenix is definitely worth visiting if you decide to embark on a journey in this part of the US. This metropolis will offer you the best mix of Southwestern and Mexican culture, with its amazing food and impressive places. Fine museums such as the Heard, Phoenix Art, and Musical Instrument Museums will make you fall in love with this city.
- Arizona Mountain Forest
Nature lovers out there will love it! Arizona Mountain Forest is one of the pristine ecoregions that can be found in the Southwestern US, with impressive woodlands habitats and wildlife. You get the chance to sightsee wonderful views of steep mountains and stony plateaus that will take your breath away.
- The Colorado Plateau
Another chance to connect with nature and feel its soft touch is by paying a visit to the Colorado Plateau. Composed of six sections, this natural beauty is a mixture of unique views that you will be eager to visit again.
- Grand Canyon National Park
As one of the landmarks of the USA, Grand Canyon National Park cannot be missed. Situated in northern Arizona, this national park offers its visitors unique combinations of erosional forms that combine into breathtaking views, not to mention the rich fauna and flora that’s really worth admiring…
- White Sands National Park
White Sands National Park is one of the few world’s great natural wonders: the white sands of New Mexico. The landscapes of the white sand dunes are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.
- Death Valley National Park
Even if you have to keep an eye on the news in order to stay safe in this area, Death Valley National Park is amazing in its best seasons. This amazing basin situated below sea-level is the land of extremes: record summer heats and frosty peaks make this place a nice experience for each nature lover.
If you’re in search of a southwestern adventure, this city has them all. Sandia Mountains, Rio Grande and Route 66 are some of the best-known places here. Beneath its urban façade, Albuquerque is home to wildlife landscapes as well, with dusty deserts, coyotes and wild sunsets. Do not miss the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the American International Rattlesnake Museum.
Daredevils and dreamers are the ones Nevada waits for, as a land of contrasts and contradiction. From the South Lake Tahoe and the Valley of Fire State Park to Las Vegas and its fanciness, Nevada is definitely worth paying a visit, as it is a combination of desires and wishes- all into a big city in the heart of Southwestern USA. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
- New Mexico
Your Southwestern journey is not complete unless you visit the so-called “Land of Enchantment”. You might want to check out Santa Fe, Taos, the White Sand Monument mentioned above, as well as Lincoln and El Santuario de Chimayo- deadly combinations for those willing to experience new and exciting adventures.
- The Mojave Desert
The driest desert in the US is not to be missed. With its remote areas and ghost towns, this desert depicts scenes of the famous American movies you like to watch. One of the most interesting landmarks here is Route 66 – which traverses the Mojave Desert, offering its adventurers wonderful views that are also breathtaking.
With such a long list of wonderful places Southwestern US offers to its visitors, how could you not embark on an adventure and cross them all off your list? Pack your bag, make sure you’re equipped with the proper safety travel tips and don’t miss any chance to experience everything Southwestern USA has to show you – a diversity which will amaze you and your travel companions at every step of your journey.