Three Terrific Southwest Winter Destinations
Escape the Chill of Winter While Experiencing Culture and History
Rewritten by Joseph Garnett, Jr. - From the Archives
Sep. 22, 2015
With winter just around the corner, the blasts of cold air will convince you the shorts and sandals season is finished. So, it’s time to make plans trips down south or out west, depending on where you’re located. If you are tired of the beaches in Florida and want wish to see the grandeur of the Southwest, then here are three great places to log into your GPS.
1.Visit the Grand Canyon
See one of the greatest wonders in the world should be on everyone’s bucket list. The Grand Canyon will not disappoint. Experiencing the Grand Canyon ranks as high as visiting Mt. Everest and the Great Barrier Reefs. Winter is the best time to go, if you have not seen this great wonder.
The Colorado River has helped formed the Grand Canyon over millions of years ago through erosion. The canyon is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. And, what’s even more
breath-taking is that it is more that a mile deep in some places.
Winter time is a slow season in the Grand Canyon National Park. This means you will have more peace and quiet with fewer visitors. The park does offer hiking trails, plenty of viewing stations and camping. Experiencing the Grand Canyon in your RV or luxury motorhome is perhaps the best way to visit the park.
Despite the chilly temperatures, the breath-taking scenery is definitely worth bundling up in a few more layers.
2. Santa Fe
New Mexico’s capital city was founded in 1610. It is the oldest city in the state and also the oldest capital city in the United States. The city’s “Spanish Pueblo Revival” look and feel is mandated in its construction code for all buildings. The Pueblo look comes from the oldest building in the city, the Palace of the Governors, which was used as the seat of government for centuries.
Santa Fe also has an incredible historic downtown area that dates back to the Spanish colonial time period. Visitors can still visit museums and art galleries. If you love food, trying the New Mexican cuisine will certainly be a delight.
3. Enjoy Tucson's Warm Weather
With average highs in the mid 60s, even during the coldest month, Tucson has become a haven to those who want to escape the chill of winter.
But, Tucson is more than a winter refuge. The city boasts a long list of museums, historical neighborhoods, performing arts, and natural parks. Tucson is guaranteed to fill your schedule with lots of fun when you’re in town.
The city is in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Nearby is the Saguaro National Park. The park has the iconic Saguaro cacti, which can grow to 66 feet (20 m) in height and have branches that are shaped like a candelabra.
Visit our Lazydays Resort
When you decide to visit Tucson this winter, please stop by our Lazydays Tucson location for any RV needs. Whether you getting maintenance service or just want to peruse the luxurious inventory, Lazydays has it all and welcomes your visit.
Oh, by the way, if you are a person that loves the beaches and Florida in the wintertime, then check out our Lazydays Tampa location, too!
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