The Southwestern area of the United States has so much to offer visitors.
Its warm weather is something that calls people all year, especially during those chilly winter months in the Midwest and Northeast. It also has some incredibly beautiful landscapes.
The deserts, rock formations, and colors are unlike anything else you’ll see in any other part of the country. There are also amazing National Parks to visit.
And, of course, you can’t forget about delicious Southwestern fare.
All in all, the Southwest is a prime vacation spot. So, in this post, we wanted to celebrate the region. You’ll find some of the best budget-friendly cities to visit in the Southwest. That way, you can go all out on vacation, without feeling a dent in your wallet.
Let’s take a look!
Las Vegas, Nevada
It shouldn’t feel like a big internationally known city like Las Vegas is budget friendly, right? But that couldn’t be further from the truth. With dozens of affordable hotels both on and off the strip, plus five star, all you can eat buffets, you can’t go wrong. And, if you need entertainment, all you need to do is wander in and out of The Strip and the Freemont Street Experience.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
When most people consider ‘old’ places, New England usually comes to mind. But, the Southwest is right up there with Albuquerque leading the way. It was founded in the early 1700s, and you can still get a feel of that in it’s Old Town region. If you’re in town in October, be sure to take in the world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
San Antonio, Texas
Once you spend some time in San Antonio, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave. It’s got the perfect mix of history, culture, and fun. Start by spending time wandering around the famous River Walk area where you’ll always find plenty of entertainment at the ready. And then explore the history of The Alamo and learn about one of the most consequential events in American History.
Scottsdale is another city where you can find something fun to do for everyone. As part of the sprawling metro Phoenix area, it has everything you could want from big city living but also plenty of activities for nature lovers. And, if you’re a fan of golf, well this might just be one of the very best cities in America to bring your clubs.
Taos, New Mexico
It’s often said that Taos beats to its own drummer, which is all the more reason to visit. This smaller city is tucked away in the high desert peaks of New Mexico. Here, you’ll find people from all walks of life who are deeply invested in their local art, music, and nature. The Taos Pueblo is a wonderful spot to visit to learn more about Native American culture.
The Southwest is full of surprises, and it’s one part of the country you absolutely don’t want to miss. So, when you’re planning your next vacation, consider this area at the top of the list.