GET SET FOR SUN, SAND, AND SIGHTSEEING
As the days get shorter, the nights get cooler, and the leaves begin to fall, people start hankering for the sun. And where better to find it than the nation's many deserts? Here are 15 great desert locales — and some deals and tips for getting and staying there. Note that many of the cities in and around the desert are a few hours' drive from one another, so the best strategy may be to fly to the city where you find the best deal on a plane ticket, and then rent a car and drive to the others nearby.