Grand Teton in September

12 Best National Parks to Visit in September (USA)

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September is one of the best months of the year to visit the national parks. The weather is fantastic across much of the USA, the busy summer season is coming to an end, and, in some parks, you can see the first of the fall colors. In this guide, we list 12 of the best national parks to visit in …

Best US National Parks July

15 Best National Parks to Visit in July (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in July? In this guide, we list 15 great parks to visit in the USA. Go hiking in Mount Rainier and Glacier National Parks, go whale watching in the Channel Islands, and venture into Alaska for some amazing adventures. About this National Park Series This article is part of a series about …

Best Things to do in Las Vegas

Best of Las Vegas: Things to Do, Day Trip Ideas & Sample Itineraries

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Las Vegas…also known as Sin City, Lost Wages, the Gambling Capital of the World, the City that Never Sleeps, and the Entertainment Capital of the World, is one of the top vacation destinations in the USA. Las Vegas makes a great weekend getaway destination but it is also the perfect place to start and/or end a road trip through the …

Best USA Road Trips

Best USA Road Trips: 18 Ideas for Your Next Big Adventure

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One of the best ways to explore the USA is on a good old-fashioned road trip. Cruise along Route 66, road trip through the Florida Keys, explore the American Southwest, or even drive from coast to coast. In this guide, we share 18 of the best USA road trips…18 great ideas for your next big adventure. About these USA Road …

American Southwest Itinerary 14 days

Two Week American Southwest Road Trip: Grand Canyon & Utah’s Mighty 5

Julie Itinerary, United States 36 Comments

This is one of the best road trips in the USA. On this American Southwest road trip, you will visit Utah’s Mighty 5, the Grand Canyon, and a handful of wonderful state parks and national monuments. This is the itinerary I wish we had when we planned our first road trip to the American Southwest. The sights you will see …

Grand Canyon Road Trip Itinerary

Grand Canyon Road Trip: 5 Itineraries from Las Vegas

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Are you planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? There are many different ways to plan your perfect road trip, depending on how much time you have and your interests. The American Southwest is packed with stunning parks and landscapes, and it is easy to add on places like Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, and Sedona to your Grand Canyon …

Death Valley Day Trip

How to Plan Your Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the United States. But don’t let its mysterious name and seemingly barren landscape discourage you from planning a trip here. This park is full of wonderful surprises. In this article, get the details on how to plan a Death Valley day trip from Las Vegas. About this Death Valley Day …

Red Rock Canyon

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

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Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock …

Valley of Fire

15 Best Things to do in the Valley of Fire, Nevada

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The Valley of Fire State Park is a brilliant, colorful outdoor destination located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, scenic drives, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the …

American Southwest Itinerary

10 Days in the American Southwest: The Ultimate Road Trip

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The American southwest is one of the USA’s best road trip destinations. It’s unbelievable how much there is to see and do here. There are the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon, thrilling hiking trails in Zion National Park, and millions of hoodoos to photograph in Bryce Canyon. Are you getting excited yet? The list keeps going, with the sweeping …

Antelope Canyon

10 Amazing Slot Canyons to Explore in the American Southwest

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The American Southwest is a playground for hikers, photographers, and adventurers. Fun to explore and extremely photogenic, slot canyons provide a unique hiking experience. We have assembled a short list of some of the best slot canyons in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. This is not an all-inclusive list, because there are tons of slot canyons in this area, but listed …