5 Southwestern Spring Escapes
Dive into the natural wonders of the region this season
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Behold local flora
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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
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Get up close to cacti
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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.
More: Best garden shopping in Phoenix, AZ
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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.
More: Reno's Riverwalk District