Travel guide to Southwest

Facts

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Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit the area is in the spring and in the fall. Summers get very hot, and violent storms with subsequent tidal waves can occur. Winters are very cold with lots of snow.

Literature

Lonely Planet Southwest

Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 04.00 in Nevada and Arizona. When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 05.00 in Utah and New Mexico.

Culture and entertainment

There are several festivals in the area throughout the year. Nevada has the Living Traditions Festival and the Scandinavian Festival in May. The Utah Arts Festival, the Paiute Pow Wow, the Mormon Miracle Pageant and the Butch Cassidy Outlaw Trail Festival and Trail Ride take place in June. Arizona has the Navajo Nation Fair in September, and New Mexico has the American Indian Week and the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in April and the St. Philips Feast Day in May.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are large mountain and desert areas in the region, where it can be hard to find accommodation, but this is no problem in the cities. There are large numbers of hotels in all price levels, motels, guesthouses and lots of hostels. It is generally quite easy to find a room, but in Las Vegas it can be a good idea to book in advance. Book your hotel in Southwest here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in all the cities in the area. They can easily be hailed in the street and all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect most towns, but because of the mountains it is easier to fly between the bigger cities.
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