Adventure in the American Southwest

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Lauren Martin

  • USA

  • Arizona

  • Sedona

  • Nevada

  • Las Vegas

  • Utah

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Domestic Travel

  • Insta-Worthy

  • Multi-Destination

  • National Parks

Red rock with green foliage on a cloudy day in Arizona
Curator’s statement

The American Southwest is brimming with adventure, expansive landscapes and delicious food. There is nothing I love more than a jaw dropping sunset after a day of red rock adventures with a mouth full of green chiles. This guide is catered to those who want to see, experience, eat and soak up the majesty that is the American Southwest.

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Where to stay across the American Southwest

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Things to do across the American Southwest

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National and State Parks in the American Southwest

Visit Valley of Fire outside of Vegas. Easy drive and amazing sites.

Zion National Park. Hike the Narrows and Angels Landing. Not for the faint of heart! Pro tip: Angels Landing now requires a permit ahead of time.

Visit Kanab, Utah and take an ATV sand buggy tour with Kanab Tour Company. Visit a slot canyon and try sand boarding!

Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. Spend the day cruising through the park, some light hiking trails and plenty of pull overs for great photo ops

Grand Canyon — speaks for itself.

Sedona. Enjoy the 2 most popular and scenic hikes, Devils Bridge and Cathedral Rock. Then, enjoy a spa day at Sedona's New Day Spa, yoga or visit an energy vortex!

Places to eat & drink across the American Southwest

Burger with fries on a white plate with a glass of beer

Places to eat in Sedona, Arizona

Mole best green chile margarita.

Elote best restaurant in Sedona. Make a reservation well in advance, they can book up to 60 days prior!

Smoothie bowls at Berry Divine Acai Bowls.

Places to eat near Zion National Park in Utah

Oscars Cafe best breakfast options and amazing green chile smothered burritos.

Zion Canyon Brew Pub great place for a burger and a beer after a long day of hiking!

Feel Love Coffee great coffee spot with vegan baked goods and snacks! Right outside the park!

Where to eat in Page, Arizona (near Horseshoe Bend)

Sunset 89 there are very few restaurants options in this area, but this place had the most amazing cocktails, clever appetizers and an amazing view!

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