New Mexico

New Mexico is one of the most visited states in the U.S. because of its stunning scenery, boundless outdoor activities, dining, shopping, casinos, events and other things to do. The state boats a temperate climate through most of the year making outdoor activities making it popular for New Mexico vacations. The state is defined by its beautiful lakes and rivers, stunning mountain geography and southwestern hospitality that keeps tourists returning for New Mexico vacations year after year.

New Mexico
New Mexico

New Mexico vacations can easily be multi-themed getaways or revolve around one in particular such as golfing, river rafting, dining and shopping, archaeological exploration, architectural tours or some well needed relaxation at one of New Mexico's many resorts and spas or abundance of hot springs.

New Mexico travel will likely first take you directly into Albuquerque where the most major airlines fly to. When in Albuquerque there are several attractions to see in and around the city. A tour of Old town will envelope you in the city's interesting history and culture. There are several petroglyphs to see at the Petroglyph National Monument. A trip along the Rio Grande will also lead visitors to many unique attractions and be sure not to miss the breathtaking sight of Mass Ascension at the Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta.

After exploring Albuquerque there are several New Mexico travel options. Santa Fe lies a short drive away from Albuquerque and is definitely worth a visit during your New Mexico travel. When in Santa Fe visit the historic Santa Fe Railroad, San Miguel Mission and Loretto Chapel. Many people visit Santa Fe during the winter for incredible skiing conditions with picturesque backdrops surrounding the area or try Red River, New Mexico for more great skiing. Los Alamos is a good base from which to explore the archaeological remnants of Bandelier National Monument.

During your New Mexico travel Taos is another town not to be overlooked. The town is charming and quaint and is home to many New Mexico festivals throughout the year. The Rio Grande Gorge in Taos reveals the perfect opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride over the plummeting area and see Taos from a completely different angle. Taos Ski Valley is another famed winter destination for skiers alike providing a combination of numerous multi-level runs and stunning mountain scenery. Some of the more popular New Mexico casinos can also be found in Taos, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

A New Mexico travel guide is a good accomplice to have when touring the state and can help locate the different attractions in the region. It's possible to hire a New Mexico travel guide in pretty much all of the major cities to help with comprehension of the regions history and to explain New Mexico's blend of cultural diversity. A New Mexico travel guide will also point out other cities of interest that might not stand out at first. While in the southwest of New Mexico Las Cruces is a good base for visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Mesilla Village and is home to The Whole Enchilada Fiesta where the town creates the biggest enchilada in the world!

Moving Southeast there are many points of interest in the region. Roswell is the site of the famous UFO crash of 1947 and evidence of the famed crash can still be seen in the city with all kinds of alien paraphernalia dotted in restaurants and shops to date. The Carlsbad Caverns are a major attraction in Southwest New Mexico and feature some 3000 plus ancient limestone caves.

Ruidoso is a nature-lovers paradise where many visitors go to enjoy beautiful vistas and mountain scenery while enjoying all of the outdoor activities the are has to offer.

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