Fodor's Essential Southwest: The Best of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah (Full-Color Travel Guide) (Paperback)

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Whether you want to take in the views from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, explore Salt Lake City, or buy something at an art gallery in Santa Fe, the local Fodor's travel experts in the Southwest are here to help Fodor's Essential Southwest guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time.

This brand new title has been designed with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos.

Fodor's "Essential" guides have been named by Booklist as the Best Travel Guide Series of 2020

Fodor's Essential Southwest travel guide includes:

  • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do
  • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time
  • MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently
  • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust
  • HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more
  • PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on "The Best Hikes in Arizona," "The Best Outdoor Adventures in Colorado," "Best Art Experiences in Santa Fe," "Utah's Best Ski Resorts and Lodges," and more
  • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money
  • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more
  • SPECIAL FEATURES on "Aurora Borealis 101," "What to Watch and Read Before You Visit," and "What to Eat and Drink"
  • LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Favorite destinations in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah

Planning on visiting other places in the western U.S.? Check out Fodor's California and Fodor's National Parks of the West.

*Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781640974555
ISBN-10: 1640974555
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Full-Color Travel Guide