If you’re looking for sun, heat or lettuce, look no further! Yuma is the sunniest city in the U.S., boasting sunny days roughly 90% of the year. It’s also the hottest – seeing about 175 days annually above 90 degrees. In the summer months, temps are in the 100s almost daily. The hottest day on record there in 124 degrees, set in July 1995.
From cities and towns to national parks and lesser-known landscapes, this inaugural special section has your 2022 travel through the West covered! We’ve curated a list of 52 places to visit this year – four in each of the 13 states we cover. If you travel at a breakneck pace, that’s one a week. Let this guide serve as inspiration and enjoy the West!