Enjoy the scenery and ambiance that this region provides. Perfect for the nature lover as well as the adventure seeker!
*Grand Canyon, Arizona: See nature at it’s finest. Take a helicopter tour, hike or ride a mule around the canyon. If you are particularly adventurous, consider a white-water rafting tour.
*Phoenix, Arizona: See a rodeo, dance at a hoedown, and cheer for one of their professional sports teams or go on a steamboat excursion at Canyon Lake.
*Tucson, Arizona: Watch a ballet or theater production, tour the Biosphere 2, where 8 people tried to live for 2 years, or take a short trip to the Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
*Padre Island National Seashore, Texas: Seventy miles of undeveloped, pristine beaches. Camp at designated spots along the water; watch the 350 species of birds, fish or swim along the beach.
*San Antonio, Texas: Shop at Market Square, tour the natural bridge caverns, and watch an outdoor play at the Arneson River Theatre or stroll through the Blue Star Art Complex.
*New Orleans, Louisiana: Go on a swamp tour or take a riverboat cruise. If you are looking for some crazy fun, plan on coming during Mardi Gras festivities!
*Albuquerque, New Mexico: Visit the Albuquerque Biological Park or travel to nearby Manzano Mountains State Park to hike and fish. If you go in October, be sure to check out the Balloon Fiesta!