Favorites from the Southwest

Favorites from the Southwest

The Southwest is unique for its distinctive landscapes and mix of various cultural influences. The states in this region are Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. It was difficult narrowing my favorites down for this region and there are some fun cities and natural wonders that did not make the list. At the bottom are links to my photo galleries for the Southwest states.

 

 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

At over 18 miles wide and 277 miles long the canyon is an incredible site that, while slightly anticlimactic, should still be seen at least once. Like the ocean, the Grand Canyon is a friendly reminder of how small we are.

Location of Grand Canyon
Location of Grand Canyon

Monument Valley, Arizona

Located along the Arizona-Utah border, Monument Valley was the backdrop for many western films and TV shows. As a result the scenery, defined by towering sandstone buttes, has long been associated with the American Frontier. Officially known as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, it is the Navajo equivalent of a National Park.

Location of Monument Valley
Location of Monument Valley

San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The heart of San Antonio is the Riverwalk which is a network of pedestrian walkways, shops, bars and restaurants along the San Antonio River. There are connections to other notable points of interest such as The Alamo and HemisFair Park. The Tex-Mex food is delicious, although its best to go outside of the Riverwalk to find more authentic restaurants.

Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Cathedral of San Fernando
Cathedral of San Fernando
HemisFair Park
Location of San Antonio
Location of San Antonio

Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Miguel Mission

With its Pueblo style architecture and vibrant mix of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American culture, Santa Fe is unlike any city in America. The historic district, centered around Santa Fe Plaza, is lined with shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The city is also home to the Loretto Chapel and the San Miguel Mission, the oldest known church in the continental United States.

Santa Fe Plaza
New Mexico State Capitol
Historic District
Miraculous Staircase, Loretto Chapel
Location of Santa Fe
Location of Santa Fe

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