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Southwest Region

From food to festivals to architecture, the blend of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures encompasses many different landscapes and lifestyles in the Southwest.

From the Gulf of Mexico to the Grand Canyon, in high deserts and on sprawling prairies, the Southwest is simply enormous. Drive across this region on a classic American road trip - you can even follow old Route 66 for some of the way. Discover down-home hospitality in small farming and ranching towns, or superb restaurants, fine arts and nightlife in glittering cities. Try your luck in the casinos of Nevada and on many Native American reservations. The borderlands of the Southwest have a vibrant mix of Mexican, cowboy and Native American culture – ancient pueblos, fiery cuisine, rodeos, powwows, historic adobe buildings – all set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes and magnificent sunsets.

List of States: Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma

Major cities: Las Vegas, Dallas, Huston, San Antonio, Phoenix, Austin

Southwest Region Hotels

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Grand Canyon - Yavapai West Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges’ largest facility and is surrounded by Pinyon and Juniper woodlands, about 1/2 mile from the rim. With modern rooms and many services within a few steps, this is a convenient choice for families. Most rooms offer two queen beds and there are also rooms with one king bed at Yavapai East. All rooms are non-smoking rooms and have television and telephone.

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Las Vegas - Circus Circus

Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Circus Circus has been a family favorite for years. With circus acts at the midway, thrilling rides in the Adventuredome and gourmet dining at The Steak House, this hotel has something for everyone. Besides 3 casinos and an indoor theme park with roller coaster and Ferris wheel, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino guests enjoy 2 large outdoor pools. Amenities include in-room safes.

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Page/Lake Powell - BW Inn at Lake Powell

The Best Western at Lake Powell is your ideal lodging choice in the Page-Lake Powell area. The hotel is located just minutes from beautiful Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona. The Lake Powell Hotel offers boaters and vacationers the convenience of a central location in the heart of Page surrounded by shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and tour outfitters, with ample parking for boats and RVs. The Best Western at Lake Powell is the perfect base camp for visits to surrounding Grand Circle destinations: Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Canyon De Chelly, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon!

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Reno - Sparks - John Ascuaga's Nugget

As the premier resort casino in Reno/Sparks, the hotel offers you the best in food, fun, live entertainment, and world-class events. John Ascuaga’s Nugget features over 1,500 hotel rooms in two luxurious hotel towers – East and West, and the Nugget Courtyard. It is conveniently located adjacent to I-80 less than five minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Downtown Reno and in the heart of the Victorian Square, home of many fun regional special events. The views of the Reno city lights and magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains are spectacular.

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Scottsdale - Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites is a peaceful, green 25 acre retreat tucked into the Sonoran Desert. Secluded yet convenient, just 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), the luxury resort is surrounded by everything that makes Scottsdale world-renowned, from the neighboring Borgata Shopping Village to Old Town’s captivating variety of arts, dining and entertainment choices. Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain and drenched in sunshine an astonishing 300 days a year, the luxury desert resort is an inviting oasis in Scottsdale featuring exotic desert flora, clean crisp air, and breathtaking mountain views.

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Williams - Fairfield Inn Williams By Marriott

Williams Fairfield Inn by Marriott is convenient for travel to the Grand Canyon and the Red Rocks of Sedona. Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Indian ruins are also a must see. A free deluxe continental breakfast is provided each morning so all guests get off to a great start. Plenty of parking is available for buses and larger vehicles. The pleasant staff is always willing to help you plan your day trip to the Grand Canyon or simply refer you to a good local restaurant. They take pride in the services and amenities provided to you during your stay at the Fairfield Inn.

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Williams - Flagstaff - Hotel Aspen

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and rugged desert canyons, this Flagstaff, Arizona hotel offers convenient, complimentary amenities just minutes from year around recreational activities and historic national monuments. In the afternoon swim in the outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy the walking and jogging trails of the Urban Trail System and San Francisco Peak Mountains just steps from Hotel Aspen Flagstaff. Within a short drive, explore the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon or Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.