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Southwest

13319854_10153618668481546_8127998465510591297_nThe Southwest corner of the country is one of its fastest growing and is largely defined by its location in the desert. From huge cities like Phoenix to small towns like Taos, you’re sure to find excellent Mexican-inspired cuisine, alluring artwork, and cool areas to explore.

Photo: Loretto Chapel Store, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Arizona Cities

Phoenix: This fast-growing desert city colored by cacti and earth tones has become the country’s 6th largest. Read more.

Sedona: This stunning town sits amongst a series of beautiful red rock formations and is one of the best stargazing cities in the country. Read more.

Nevada Cities

Las Vegas: One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Vegas has some of the country’s most exciting entertainment and nightlife. Read more.

New Mexico Cities

Albuquerque: New Mexico’s largest city reflects all of the best aspects of the state – the unique architectural style, their wonderful twist on Mexican food, and the quiet beauty and serenity of its desert landscape. Read more.

Santa Fe & Taos: This pair of small cities hosts more of the state’s beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and tons of unique art galleries. Read more.

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