Andrea Gómez Romero
Behold local flora
Browse Southwestern nurseries full of succulents and Arizona flowers at the Tucson Botanical Garden.
Explore a foodie paradise
Spring is the best time for a stroll through Albuquerque’s food-loving neighborhood, just east of downtown (EDo, get it?).
More: Eat your way through EDo
Get up close to cacti
Explore Phoenix’s cutting-edge gardens and open spaces before summer heat sends you indoors.
Thomas J. Story
Stock up on native plants
Spring in Phoenix is prime time for nursery shopping. Pick your plants, then either follow your nose to the heavenly scent of citrus groves in bloom, or head for a hike with breathtaking city views.
Cool off in the water
Stroll along Reno’s Truckee River Walk with a view of the cool Sierra Nevada peaks in the distance. Better yet, get in the water for a cool-off, a mellow drift, or an adrenaline-pumping ride. In the spring, all the action is on the river.