The Southwest: The Bucket List
The Southwest: Travel Facts
Main International Airports: Dallas-Forth Worth, Phoneix, Albuquerque
Currency: U.S. dollars
Capitals: Austin, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Phoneix, Arizona; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Climate: Warm arid or desert; Mountain climate in northern New Mexico and in sky islands of southern Arizona. Very hot summers (unpleasant for outdoor activities); mild winters (depending on latitude and elevation).
Languages: English. Spanish is also widely spoken.
More facts: U.S. immigration and tourism visas are explained by the U.S. Department of State.
Time zone: Arizona and New Mexico are UTC – 7. Oklahoma and some parts of Texas are on Central time (UTC – 6) Arizona does not observe daylight savings time. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.