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Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas offer an irresistible combination of Southwestern culture, spectacular resorts and spas, world-class golf, stunning natural wonders, and almost endless sunny skies.

ARIZONA Stunning natural desert beauty, Southwestern ambiance, and a sun-kissed climate make Arizona a top vacation destination. Tee off on legendary golf courses, rejuvenate at deluxe spas, and retreat to luxurious resorts in Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale. Sedona’s magnificent Red Rock scenery is the gateway to the Grand Canyon. • Check out the latest art-world buzz at more than 590 galleries and museums in Downtown Tucson. • Head to Phoenix for exciting sports action, including the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Suns, and Coyotes, plus NASCAR, Indy Car, PGA, and LPGA.

• Pick up some beautiful handcrafted wares made by the Taos Pueblo community using techniques passed down through generations. • Showcasing the artist’s definitive collection, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is the only museum in the world dedicated to an American woman artist. • Shop for authentic Native American jewelry and pottery at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, a designated UNESCO Creative City. • Visit Albuquerque’s Old Town, which hosts more than 130 shops, art galleries, and restaurants.

• Drive the fairways on more than 400 golf courses across the state. Some of the country’s greatest Tex-Mex restaurants can be found in Phoenix as well as authentic Mexican and contemporary southwest cuisine. Tucson fancies itself the Mexican food capital of the US, and you can find numerous purveyors of simple street tacos and tamales that easily support the claim.

NEW MEXICO The Land of Enchantment is a landscape of desert and wide-open sky, punctuated by Santa Fe. This magnetic city is home to more than 300 art galleries, historic architecture, and a distinct spiritual aura. An hour south is Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. Its multiculturalism, natural beauty, ancient attractions, spectacular climate, museums, galleries, and shops make it a great destination.

Santa Fe, New Mexico