Book Description

The Southwest USA is a state of unmissable national parks, cities and sights.

Whether you want to unleash your inner cowboy on the ranches, take in the truly spectacular sight of the Grand Canyon or test your luck in Las Vegas, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that the Southwest USA and National Parks has to offer.

Distinguished by its red sandstone mesas, cactus-studded deserts and towering rock arches, the Southwest USA's dramatic landscape evokes frontier legends. As rich in history and culture as natural beauty, the region's cities offer endless opportunities to experience the state's multicultural heritage.

Our newly updated guide brings the Southwest USA and National Parks to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography and our trademark illustrations.

You'll discover:

- our pick of the Southwest USA's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the state easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of the Southwest USA, from the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona to Phoenix and Southern Arizona, Southern Utah to the Four Corners

Travelling around the country? Try our DK Eyewitness USA.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
    1. Welcome to Southwest USA
    2. Reasons to Love Southwest USA
    3. Explore Southwest USA
    4. Getting to Know Southwest USA
    5. Southwest USA Itineraries
    6. 2 Weeks touring the Southwest
    7. 7 Days in New Mexico
    8. 3 Days on Route 66
    9. 3 Days in Las Vegas
    10. Southwest USA’s Amazing Landscapes
    11. Southwest USA on the Town
    12. Southwest USA for the Wild West
    13. Southwest USA for Art Lovers
    14. Southwest USA for Foodies
    15. Southwest USA by the Glass
    16. Southwest USA’s Architecture
    17. Southwest USA’s Native Cultures
    18. Southwest USA on Screen
    19. Southwest USA for the Great Outdoors
    20. Southwest USA’ Hispanic Culture
    21. A Year in Southwest USA
    22. A Brief History
    1. Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona
    2. Phoenix and Southern Arizona
    3. Southern Utah
    4. The Four Corners
    5. Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
    6. Albuquerque and Southern New Mexico
    7. Las Vegas
    1. Before You Go
    2. Getting Around
    3. Practical Information
    4. Acknowledgments